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Why Discipleship Ministries?

At the very heart of congregational life in the church, discipleship plays a vital role in fulfilling the mission of the Church of the Nazarene to make Christlike disciples in all the nations.

Mission:

The mission of Discipleship Ministries is to carry out the Great Commission to children, youth, and adults in preparation for a lifetime of being and making Christlike disciples in all the nations.

Purpose:

To be a people of prayer, engaged in the Word, making Christlike disciples. To intentionally develop relationships with unreached people so that they become Christlike disciples. To teach the Word of God to children, youth, and adults so that they are saved, sanctified, and maturing in Christian experience that results in a life of compassion, evangelism, Christian education, and disciple making. To encourage everyone to faithfully engage in ministry such as discipleship classes, Bible studies, small groups, and other disciple-making ministries.

Objectives:

To reach the largest number of people for Christ and the church, bringing them into fellowship, teaching the Word of God effectively, and encompassing their salvation; teaching the doctrines of the Christian faith and developing Christlike character, attitudes, and habits; helping to establish Christian homes; preparing believers for membership in the church and equipping them for appropriate Christian ministries.

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Discipleship Hour - Sundays, 10:15am

Children & Youth

Bright Beginnings: (ages birth-4) is a place where children begin their journey with Jesus. Our excellent MCN volunteers are available to play games, sing songs and encourage new friendships.

Ignite Children's Discipleship: (PreK-6th) is where children learn the basics about our wonderful God through song, Bible story, crafts and snack. Led by MCN volunteers who love children and love Jesus.

BLAZE Teen Discipleship:  (7th-12th) We are a Nazarene Youth International (NYI) community of believers seeking to glorify God by "Boldly Living A Zealous Existence" according to Titus 2:11-15.

Adults

The Gathering: a small discipleship group who meet to debrief the sermon and support each other in prayer and fellowship.

Faith Builders: a class for any adult who wants to learn more about God and the teachings found in His Word. Faith Builders is a perfect refresher for those who are long time Christians or those new to the faith.

Young at Heart: a group of brothers and sisters in Christ learning about the Lord, sharing in discussions, and supporting each other as we mature and develop a more intimate relationships with Christ.

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Small Groups

BLAZE Youth (grades 7-12) and BLAZE Young Adults (18-35)

We are a Nazarene Youth International (NYI) community of believers seeking to glorify God by "Boldly Living A Zealous Existence" according to Titus 2:11-15. Our desire is to:

1. CONNECT consistently with like-minded individuals in a safe, encouraging environment in ways that are relevant, meaningful and fun. Through regular teen activities, quarterly "Zone" fellowships with other church groups, and District events, we build each other up and create lasting bonds.

2. GROW into mature faith by learning, internalizing, and applying the Word together. We become genuine spiritual accountability for one another. Weekly discipleship includes:

BLAZE Youth

Wednesday 7-8pm Bible study & Hangout

BLAZE Young Adults

Monday 6-8pm Bible study & Hangout

3. GO into the world around them and influence it for God's Kingdom by living out the Great Commission (Matthee 28:18-20) and the Great Commandment (Mark 12:30-31). We are blessed to have regular opportunities to serve our church, community and world by partnering with others to meet spiritual and physical needs. With hearts "blazing" for God, we strive to shine our light in the way we love others, pointing people toward relationship with Jesus.

JOY (Just Older Youth)

Wednesdays @7:00 pm in the Journey Home: a group of adults who gather together to enjoy a Bible lesson and Christian fellowship.

Prayer and Share

Wednesdays @7:00 pm in the Sanctuary:

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Focused Discipleship & Small Group Ministries


Covered in Prayer

A quilting, crocheting, and knitting ministry.

GriefShare

A special weekly seminar and support group offering help and encouragement after the death of a loved one. Griefshare is designed to help you rebuild your life. We know it hurts, and we want to help.

Marriage Enrichment Couples Group

Senior Adults Living Triumphantly (SALT)

S.A.L.T meets every two months for Fellowship and to take part in a Ministry outreach project within the church or in the community.

S.A.L.T also joins the fellowship and supports the Ministries of the churches in the South Jersey Zone when their Senior Adult Ministries (S.A.M.s) meet throughout the year. All Adults 50 and beyond are welcome to join our fellowship and participate in the different ministries throughout the year!