Discipleship

Gloria Dei believes in intentional discipleship. That intentional discipleship is focused on you, and how we can encourage and equip you in your walk of faith, no matter your starting point, age, previous church experience, or choice of favorite coffee shop in town. For us, it is about how Jesus is growing and transforming you in and through the journey of life, by His Spirit. It’s not perfect, we all struggle along the way. But, as we seek to grow disciples of Jesus at Gloria Dei, we believe it’s the moments of failure and triumph, of struggle and joy, of disruption and peace, that our Savior uses to transform us in His truth and grace.

A disciple at Gloria Dei is one who seeks Christ first in all things. When we seek Christ first, we are:

devoted and obedient to God’s Word

A disciple at Gloria Dei sees God’s Word, the Bible, as the primary truth in their lives. They seek to grow in understanding it and living it out. They turn to it every day and let it permeate throughout their life. While other experiences and resources may help a disciple understand different aspects of life, God’s Word, the Bible, is the over-arching truth they live by.

Loving and serving others

Serving others is a great thing, and there are plenty of opportunities to do so in our society today. But, it is the love of Jesus pouring through us as His disciples that sets apart our service of others. We don’t serve to receive the accolades, or to make ourselves feel good. We love and serve others because that is the command of Jesus to His disciples, and as we seek Christ first, we are devoted and obedient to His Word, and His commands.

being discipled while discipling others

In our lives as Jesus' disciples, we don’t believe we ever reach the end until we enter eternal life or Jesus returns on the last day. Our life as His disciples is a continuing process of others speaking His truth and grace in our lives and experiences (being discipled) while we are doing the same with other people (discipling others). This is the primary way we seek Christ first, remain devoted and obedient to His Word, and love and serve one another – by being discipled and discipling others. It happens simultaneously and throughout our lives.

Sunday Discipleship Hour

9:45-10:45am

In order to encourage and equip you to grow and live out your faith as a disciple in EVERY aspect of your life, we have dedicated time on Sunday mornings for devotion and obedience to God's Word with age-appropriate discipleship for kids, students and adults between services from 9:45-10:45am. A life of discipleship is about the journey along the way with those God has placed in our life, so that together, we grow as His loved, redeemed people in Jesus Christ. We’d love to have you join us on this journey of discipleship, and together we can continue Jesus’ Kingdom work in and through Gloria Dei!

Digital Discipleship

We also have digital discipleship resources to use during this time of disruption to grow deeper as followers of Jesus. We've gathered ideas, practices, and studies designed to help kids, students and adults grow in their love for God and people in the midst of this pandemic. Find out more here.

Devoted and Obedient

Take this opportunity to dig deeper into God's Word and grow as a disciple.

Kids Jr

Infants-Kinder

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Kids

1st-5th grade

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Students

6th-12th grade

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adults

18 and older

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Loving and Serving

As disciples of Christ with a mission of helping more people live life with Jesus every day, we are compelled to love and serve others within and beyond Gloria Dei.

Serve at Gloria Dei

We can help you to identify the best place for you to serve, considering your schedule and availability, your interests and what the current needs are at Gloria Dei.

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Missions

From multiple international trips each year to partnerships with local ministries, we are always striving to fulfill the Great Commission.

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Being Discipled

Our life as His disciples is a continuing process of others speaking His truth and grace in our lives and experiences (being discipled) while we are doing the same with other people (discipling others).

membership

If you are new to the Gloria Dei family, membership is a great step to take with us to learn about what a life with Christ looks like and make connections.

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Small groups

We believe in the power of community and the way it shapes and impacts the lives of disciples. Small groups are a unique way to experience biblical community on a regular basis.

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