Life Bible Study remains a relevant tool for discipleship in the 21st century. As a part of the Grow Strategy, Life Bible Study is a vital and necessary
tool for developing disciples and growing believers. Life Bible Study is where discipleship begins, and for many, it is where a lifelong foundation of discipleship is nourished.
This foundational tool offers regular and systematic studies of the Bible. Regular attendees gain an understanding of God’s love and purpose for His followers while developing relationships with others in the church. Life Bible Study is the only organization of the local church where everybody in the church is a member. Others can join in the fellowship and study together even before becoming members of the church.
Life Bible Study draws its mission from the same Scripture passage as the church finds its mission:
“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always to the end of the age.”
— Matthew 28:18–20
Milestones is a framework for adult discipleship that extends beyond Life Bible Studies to equip people in a particular stage of life, crisis, or in general discipleship. This is accomplished through semester-long courses, one-time classes, and special events.
Grow Group Friendly – Classes that can accommodate Life Bible Study Grow Groups, with built-in discussion time and breakout space.
Grow@Home – A churchwide commitment to encourage spiritual growth at home — personal devotions, Bible study, personal or family worship, etc.
MidLink (event) – Wednesday night gathering event to link Sunday to Sunday. Programming varies by campus, but could include Milestones courses, NextGen programming, worship rehearsals, fitness classes and dinner.
Milestones (courses) – A framework for adult discipleship that extends beyond Life Bible Studies to equip people in a particular stage of life, crisis or in general discipleship.
NextGen – Next Generations Ministry encompassing ages Birth–age 18.
Spotlight Class – A one-night only event reaching those outside our church, designed to highlight a special situation or a specific crisis.