The path of authentic discipleship commands a lifetime of following.
Growing disciples go through a continual process—sanctification. Which simply means becoming more and more like the Lord. We like to describe that as Worshiping, Walking, and Working for Christ. And when we become intentional about seeking to honor God in these three ways, we can’t help but become “mature in Christ” (Colossians 1:28), growing deeper in our relationship with God and our relationships with others.
Disciple-making is to be worked out together in ministry to one another. We believe it’s not about one or a small number of pastors bearing the total responsibility to care for the entire congregation (Ephesians 4:11-12). Rather it’s about all disciples using their God-given spiritual gifts to provide mutual ministry, in the context of a vibrant and strong local church.
Our primary means to develop these gifts, and to build up and serve one another
is through our Small Group Ministry. Everyone who calls Vertical Church their church home is strongly encouraged to take part in a small group where the Scriptures are opened, lives are shared and prayer is upheld. Small group ministry even takes place within our Student and Children’s Ministries. Many types and demographics of Small Groups are available, and new groups are continually forming.