DISCIPLES WHO WITNESS, SERVE AND DUPLICATE THEMSELVES
The word disciple means “follower or student” and discipleship is the process of us becoming more like Christ. Once we become saved, we should strive to listen to and act upon God’s Word in order to know God better, and live lives that will be pleasing to the Lord and effective in the world!
In the 21st century, many aspects of our lives and the world in which we live are greatly influenced by the media, social media, cultural prejudices, etc. Believing the world is counter-cultural or in opposition to the biblical text. However, believing in and acting upon what Jesus shared with His audiences will help those who have acknowledged Him as their Lord and Savior to navigate through this world and to witness to others.
Disciples of Jesus Christ witness to others because they have come to the realization that Jesus' teachings helps them to live in a world that they would want for themselves, their children and others; a world where we love one another and promote the betterment of all people.
Disciples of Jesus Christ have a heart to serve others, which equates to leaving the four walls of a church building, and to make a positive difference in the lives of others; for example, discipleship “looks like” volunteering in the community, visiting the sick and shut-in, etc.
Disciples of Jesus Christ believe that the entire word of God in the Bible is needful in living the Christian life and impacting the world for Him.
A disciple’s ultimate goal should be to duplicate themselves through witnessing to others. Just as duplication is important for the manufacturer that wants its product to reach the masses, at Liberty Baptist Church their mission is “disciple duplication” in order that the teachings of Jesus Christ reach the masses. At Liberty Baptist Church, the teachings of Jesus Christ do not change in the biblical text, but like a manufacturer that improves its product, they're always enhancing “disciple duplication” for example through the use of technology and other media, as they continue to move toward a more digitally-driven society.