About Discipleship Ministries:
Our discipleship ministries at Gashland EPC seek to foster spiritual growth and development by “Teaching these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you” (Matthew 28:20, NLT). As you will discover below our discipleship ministries include Adult Sunday School, WISE Mentor Program, Library Ministries, Church-Wide Discipleship Emphasis, Bible Studies, and Conversations among other things.
Adult Sunday School:
Men & Women: Offered from 9:45-10:45am join a number of Sunday School classes for an opportunity to dig deeper into the Bible. You can find the Sunday school descriptions below of by clicking the following link: Winter 2019 – Adult Sunday School Classes
W.I.S.E. Mentor Program
Purpose Statement: “To equip and disciple God’s flock by providing mentoring relationships where God’s people can grow in grace and godliness from generation to generation.”
Overview: If you are looking to be a mentor or if you are looking to be mentored, we can help! The W.I.S.E. Mentor seeks to help connect the Gashland Family so that they can mentor and be mentored by others.
Equip: If you are interested in being a mentor, we provide a short training seminar that will help equip you to mentor!
Commitment: The W.I.S.E. Mentor is a three month commitment where we ask the mentor and mentee to meet at least 5-6 times (approximately twice a month). People are more than welcome to meet more than that if both parties desire to do so! The W.I.S.E. Mentor Program takes place in the Fall from September-November and in the Spring from March-May.
Sign Up: You can sign up online at gashland.org/mentor
Questions: Send an email to Michael Morefield at firstname.lastname@example.org or come find us at the table after one of the services on Sunday Morning.
The Discipleship Team at Gashland EPC has spent a lot of time updating our library with great resources to help you grow in your walk with the Lord. We would encourage you to check it out the next time you are at church. Among a great variety of books for Christian living we also have resources for community groups, children books, commentaries, and bible studies.
2019 Discipleship Emphasis: Scripture Memory
In 2019 one area we would like to grow in as a church is scripture memory. In order to accomplish this goal we are using the 52 week Fighter Verse program through Desiring God Ministries for our scripture memorization. Our goal is to memorize one verse per week (52 verses total). If this task feels too daunting for you to tackle, we would encourage you to try and memorize 2 per month (26 verses total) or one per month (12 verses total). To download a list of the verses that we will be memorizing or to find more information go to: https://www.gashland.org/scripturememory2019/
We have a variety of Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies that are offered throughout the year. Please go the Men’s Ministry Page or the Women’s Ministry Page for more information.
Join us Wednesdays for Conversations from January 23rd to May 1st! We have a church wide meal from 6:00pm – 6:30pm. Children and Students have a Wednesday Night Program from 6:30pm-7:45pm and the Adults have Conversations from 6:45-7:45pm. This Spring Semester for Conversations we will be going through a series called “Gospel Shaped Mercy.” The world we live in is a broken, fractured world that is hungry for the love and grace of Jesus. And while many churches are committed to worship, evangelism, and Bible ministry, we can be at times hesitant to engage in works of mercy and compassion. Yet, the gospel clearly calls us to works of mercy and compassion. It’s an integral part of our witness to the world and an integral part of following Jesus. In this series we will wrestle and learn how we as a church can do better in showing mercy and compassion to our neighborhood, community, city, nation, and world.