What is Discipleship?

Discipleship is the process of enabling a person to trust and to follow Jesus Christ. At Restoration, we believe that discipleship is not a journey from start to finish, where one arrives and it ends. Instead, we believe discipleship is a lifelong journey of growth, comfort, and challenge. Each day we are becoming more and more, people who are growing in our trusting and our following of Christ.

At Restoration, we compare it to a tent with four poles, each one holding up a vital part of what it means to be a disciple. If each person lives under the shadow of this tent, connecting with at least one pole, then discipleship is taking place. We are becoming more and more, people learning to trust and to follow Jesus Christ.

At the 101 Pole, we learn to grow in our knowledge of God and what it means to be a gospel-centered Christian. This pole includes introductory classes (e.g. “Alpha Course” and “Restoration 101”) and future topical, theological and biblical classes. It is also the home for books, resources and information about what it means to grow in faith as a Christian in today’s world.

Learn more about this by contacting Mary-Ann Kral at maryannkral@gmail.com.

The Life Groups Pole is the hub of the life group ministry at Restoration where you can connect with other members of the church. Groups are varied based on theme and/or length and duration. Each group meets regularly (weekly, biweekly or monthly) to gather and discuss both real life and practical faith.

Learn more about Life Groups.

At the Serve Pole, we move to activate our faith through opportunities to serve inside the doors of the church through various volunteering roles. And, to serve outside the doors of the church through work in the community and mission outreaches abroad.

Learn more about Serve or contact Kathy Bowes or Megan Groves.

The One-to-Two Pole is where we move toward intentional relational discipleship. One person commits to discipling two people intentionally for the course of one year.

Learn more about this by contacting Matt Na at mna@restorationreston.org.