The disciples were left in no doubt by Jesus that they had been chosen for a purpose. He called them to be 'fishers of men' when he first met them, and then taught in many different ways that they were meant to be fruitful. Jesus wanted his followers to be left in no doubt that he expected them to impact the world.
Jesus said that he came to serve and not to be served, he then lived a life modelling that service and instructed his followers to do the same. To truly be his disciples we all have to willing to serve others, that is how the church truly becomes the body of Christ. At Riverside our discipleship pathway, 'The Riverside Walk', will help everyone discover their gifts, their passions, their purpose and their place. We intentionally want people to find and use their servant identity.
Spiritually healthy people are disciplined people, they engage in activities that go above and beyond their own appetites and desires in order to grow their relationship with God who in turn is spiritually transforming them into the likeness of his son Jesus Christ. If Riverside is going to be a disciple making church then spiritual disciplines are crucial to our health and effectiveness. Listen today as Darren explains why spiritual disciplines are so important.