The Ministry of Nurture and Discipleship is all that we do as a congregation to stimulate lifelong learning and lasting spiritual growth and Christian commitment. It includes everything that we do as a congregation to provide, promote, and pay for a ministry of sound spiritual learning. It is our commitment to Christian discipleship development.
Discipleship is taking on the character and nature of Jesus Christ and becoming a learner of His ways, words, and will. Christian nurture is the process of helping persons to grow in such a way that they are formed in the very image of Jesus Christ.
Nurturing in the Word of God enables us to bear fruit for the Kingdom. Jesus said, “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it, that it may bear more fruit” (John 15:2).
Biblical References: Matthew 4:19; 6:9-13, 24, 33; 28:18-20; Mark 8:34-38; John 6:60-66; 8:31; 13:13; Acts 2:37-44; 1 Corinthians 16:1-3; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 4: 11-16; 2 Timothy 3:14-17.
Ministry of Nurture and Discipleship
Sister Talitha Parker, Co-Elder (757) 581-7345
Sister Debbie Boney, Co-Elder (757) 372-2114