Eastside’s vision is….Disciples Making Disciples! That’s it. Period.
If “making disciples” is our target or goal then the questions becomes what is our definition of a disciple? In other words, if we are going to be a disciple-making church we must agree on what a disciple is. Wouldn’t you agree?
A common definition of what a disciple is allows us to evaluate if we are disciples, and it helps us to understand what it means to be a disciple.
Our definition of what a disciple is, is not new to us. In fact, it has been around for a couple thousand years. The definition of a disciple comes from Matthew 4:19 (ESV) – “And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
A disciples is one who…
- Knows and follows Christ (Follow me)
- Being changed by Christ (I will make you)
- Committed to the mission of Christ (Fishers of men)