it's about FAMILY...
"But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called "Today,"
so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness"
Hebrews 3:13 (NIV)
God made us to need one another. And we all feel it — we desperately require human connection. The problem is, even in the midst of a world (and a church!) full of people, we can still be lonely and isolated. God’s plan is that his church will be a place of love, warmth, acceptance and friendship – the very best place of all to find the connection we so deeply need. In the Toledo Church each member is attached to a small group of fellow believers – a group that provides the intimate friendship and fellowship God intends each of his children to enjoy.
These groups not only provide FRIENDSHIP and FELLOWSHIP, but places where we can GROW SPIRITUALLY as we practice the “one another” passages in Scripture that make our faith come alive:
ENCOURAGE one another // SERVE one another
BEAR one another’s BURDENS // ADMONISH one another
CONFESS to one another // HONOR one another // BUILD up one another
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come
that they may have life, and have it to the full."
John 10:10 (NIV)
We are all about family! We strive to thrive in our smaller life groups. Whether you are married, single, mature, campus or a teen; there is a place for you. The life groups are designed to meet the needs of individuals on a more intimate level. Each group meets on a consistent basis according to their season of life. These groups provide an environment of openness and connection, are focused on God's Word and building close relationships as we spur one another on towards love and good deeds.
"Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example
for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."
Hebrews 3:13 (NIV)
As Disciples on Campus, we want to help people to make the most important decision of their lives, one which will influence other choices they will make: the decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ.
We are a ministry devoted to laying down our lives for Christ and reaching out to as many as possible. We believe that a life in Christ is both fulfilling and life changing. At the same time, being a devoted follower of Christ is also difficult. Therefore, we are devoted to helping each other grow in our faith by developing deep convictions firmly rooted in the Word of God. As we do this, we build great relationships which are both encouraging and strengthening. Our purpose is for each student to develop a deep relationship with God.
Our mission is to boldly bring the inspiring, yet challenging, teachings of Christ to this generation as well as loving those in need. Whether through group or personal bible studies, worship, community outreach, and leadership training, we strive to honor God with everything.
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Romans 12:2 (NIV)
The Teen Ministry is a group of individuals that love God, their families and their neighbors. This ministry is a place where our teens can come together to have a great time, while learning how to be the people God has them to be. We, as a church, believe that it is a team effort to raise our children.
This ministry aims not only to help the teens, but to be a resource for parents as well as they strive to teach and love their children as best they can. That is what makes us the Youth and Family ministry. As a ministry and as individuals, we strive to demonstrate Jesus' example in our daily lives in order to have an impact on the world around us. Our youth activities and events [parent/teen devotionals, fun events, etc.] allow us to build deeper faith, more meaningful relationships and a greater understanding of God and the Bible.
Train up a child in the way he should go,
Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)
Our Kingdom Kids program is designed to teach and care for children ages six months through sixth grade during our church services.
Children are precious to God, so they are precious to us! While you enjoy the teaching and encouragement of the adult service you can be confident that your children will participate in age-appropriate, scripture-based lessons, songs, crafts, and games designed to bring bible stories and teachings alive in a fun and memorable way. Our dynamic curriculum provides unique lessons for every age group. Your children will never be bored with a repeated lesson! Additional overarching themes are often used to highlight core Christian values and motivate the children to integrate those ideas into their daily lives.
Our coordinators and teachers are church members who have volunteered to serve
in a rotation. They have been interviewed received background checks and are trained, in an effort to create a secure, safe and positive class environment. Appropriate teacher-child ratios are maintained, and an open-door policy is followed.
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We currently meet at the Discovery Academy Building, in the Chapel
located at 2740 West Central Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43606