EFCCL Vision Frame: Disciplemaking

EFCCL Vision Frame: Disciplemaking

At EFCCL, we are seeking to the live the mission of “transforming people to impact their world through Christ.” Together, we are called to live lifestyles that live Jesus’ mission as disciplemakers. We build relationships with the purpose of spurring one another on as we follow Jesus together.

How do we live this value as a church?

Encouraging Growth: We will live in community as disciples who passionately follow Jesus and multiply themselves in the lives of others. (See Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:42-47, and 2 Peter 3:18.)

How do we fulfill this as part of our church strategy?

Invest: Our church has been trusted with the divine responsibility to invest in people’s lives. In the context of nurturing relationships, we help them to go deeper into God’s Word so that they better understand their God-given uniqueness, and we equip them for fruitful and fulfilling ministry in alignment with their spiritual gifts, passions, and talents. The ultimate goal is to make disciples who make disciples.

How do we know if we are producing fruit as a church?

We measure according to the Missional Marks. This is what we are looking for in relationships that we invest our lives in as disciplemakers. Here at EFCCL, we believe that the life of a Christ-follower thrives in the context of several significant relationships, which serve as our unique Missional Marks:

  • A relationship with God through prayer that is personal and dependent.
  • A relationship with God through Scripture that is vital and growing.
  • A relationship with one another that is connected and loving.
  • A relationship with the church that is expressed through serving and giving.
  • A relationship with the world that engages neighbors and nations.

God has called all of us to be disciplemakers for His mission to reach the world.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
— Matthew 28:19-20

by Ron Kirkeeng, Pastor of Student Ministries