COR Congregations are committed to discipleship through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
COR congregations foster a deep experience with our Creator by helping young members grow in their relationship with Jesus and by training them to live for others as Jesus did. Leaders model authentic spirituality and members are led to grow in the Spirit as they follow Jesus. Members spend quiet time alone with God. In-home groups foster faith and community. Ministry opportunities match members’ spiritual gifts, passions, abilities and maturity.
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age. ~ Matthew 28:19-20 (NLT)
A true disciple of Christ will seek to imitate the Pattern. His love will lead to perfect obedience. He will study to do the will of God on earth, as it is done in Heaven.
~ The Faith I Live By, p. 19.
Discipleship requires real teaching and real learning. It requires conversation, modeling, encouragement, debriefing, and practice, all of which need to happen in the context of relationship. Without relationship between believers , there is no model to follow, no authenticity, no accountability, no application, and no support for the journey. These things come through personal contact. And because that relational context for learning is lacking, life change is rarer than it should be among Christians today.
~ Jim Putman in Real-Life Discipleship: Building Churches that Make Disciples, p. 22-23.
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