Following Jesus – Making Disciples – Changing the World

 “For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13

At Journey we talk a lot about discipleship. In the ancient world, a disciple was a “learner”—one who apprenticed under a teacher until they had mastered the teacher’s trade or instruction. As disciples of Jesus, we follow a simple model:

Be with Jesus (prayer, solitude, scripture, fellowship)
Become Like Jesus (teaching, listening, receiving the Holy Spirit)
Do What Jesus Did (radical acts of service, evangelism, discipleship) 

Engaging our community and culture is part of how we live out our faith and practice the teachings of Jesus. As Paul says in Galatians 6:2, “Bear each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

This summer we frequently visited our friends at Network Tacoma to engage in “Service Through Play.” Later this month, we’ll join Fox Island Alliance to serve our neighbors in the Hilltop community.

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