The General Rule of Discipleship is a contemporary restatement of the General Rules. It distills the General Rules down to a single, straightforward statement that can be easily memorized:
To witness to Jesus Christ in the world and to follow his teachings through acts of compassion, justice, worship, and devotion under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
The General Rule of Discipleship is a succinct description of discipleship. It begins by acknowledging that a disciple is one who is a witness to Jesus Christ. This tells us that he or she knows Jesus and can tell others who Jesus is and what he is doing in the world.Secondly, a disciple lives and witnesses in the world. This acknowledges that disciples, and the church, are to be for the world. Discipleship is not primarily about the enjoyment of personal blessings. It is much more about walking and serving with Christ who is at work in the world, particularly among the poor, the sick, the outcasts, and prisoners. When Christ calls us to follow him, he calls us to follow him into the world that he loves.
Disciples grow in loving God (the cross’ vertical axis) through practicing acts of worship and devotion. Disciples grow in loving God by loving those whom God loves, as God loves them through acts of compassion and justice (the cross’ horizontal axis). As disciples, the cross of obedience to Jesus’ commands they open themselves to grace and grow in holiness of heart and life.
Creating an environment where Jr. High and Sr. High students can find a place to Learn, Serve and Praise.
Whatever your interest or age, we have a place for you to connect with our community of faith.
Sunday mornings at 9:30am
Adult Sunday school classes gather to enrich their faith.
Newborns to 5th grade, the children at Putnam City are “raised up in the way children should go.