THE DISCIPLE-MAKING LIFE
At Immanuel Baptist, we want to help you learn about God and develop a personal relationship with Him. From your first visit as a guest you will have the opportunity to engage in a one-on-one or small-group study of the Bible with a spiritual mentor. We are increasingly developing a culture of learning about Jesus Christ for everyone, according to Matthew 28:19-20. We offer opportunities for genuine saints to become committed followers of Jesus Christ through personal, spiritual mentoring. In addition to the blessing of having a personal mentor, we provide many other opportunities to learn and grow.
Study Foundations, twelve lessons teaching basic Scriptural truth, in a one-on-one or small group Bible study. Contact Pastor Jon Dillon to be set up with a discipler.
Your Devotional Life
Develop a Bible reading and prayer habit. You can find a Bible reading plan in our Free IBC Richmond App.
Your Church Family
God has given each believer a spiritual gift, which the church needs to function. See where you can get involved.
Your Deeper Learning
Watch past sermons for better understanding.
Become a more effective disciple-maker and leader through theology classes. Free online classes are available at: Great Lakes Bible Institute, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, The Bible Project.
SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES OF A MATURE DISCIPLE
Maturing disciples of Christ will progressively grow in these life-long habits personally and corporately.
Learning and applying God’s truth. We study, memorize, and seek to live out the Bible personally and corporately.
Practically living out God’s instructions in everyday life, developing a lifestyle of holiness that brings glory to God and shows a testimony to others.
Growing in the fruit of the Spirit and humility.
Fully engaging in the “one another” imperatives of Scripture.
Learning our spiritual gifts and being involved in a ministry at our local church.
Building redemptive relationships that result in genuine, life-transforming conversions. Leading others along the path of growth.
Developing daily habits of Bible reading and prayer. Growing in stewardship of time, talents, and resources.
Presenting ourselves as “living sacrifices” to our triune God in prayer, praise, and proclamation of God’s Word.
WIN ONE, LEAD ONE, FOLLOW ONE, TAKE ONE
May every member seek to fulfill the Great Commission, not just corporately as a church, but also individually:
- Win One
Pray to see one friend come to Christ.
- Lead One
Every believer can disciple another!
- Follow One
Always have an older believer whose example you are following.
- Take One
- Grow in your knowledge with one bible class per year