Our Practice Is…

Discipleship

Jesus said “Go make disciples.” This is the ultimate mission of the church. If we fail at making disciples, it doesn’t matter how many buildings we build, sermons we preach, or songs that we sing; we will have failed at God’s primary calling to his people. We never want Jesus’ last command to become our least concern.

Becoming a disciple is a lifelong journey that looks different for everyone. However, there are two things that are necessary for every disciple.

Baptism

When we begin following Jesus, when we become a disciple, we identify with His death, burial and resurrection through baptism in water. Baptism in water is a public declaration that we belong to the family of God.

Why should I be baptized
For two thousand years , baptism has been the defining mark of every follower of Christ. It is a step of obedience in our faith journey in which we declare to the world who we are and, most important, whose we are. We declare that we are no longer who we were, but that we are people who are free from the past and filled with hope for the future. It is the affirmation that we are no longer clinging to edges of an old life, but that we are going all-in in new life with Christ.

Baptism immerses us into the story of Jesus. We die to all that is old and bury it under water. Then we are raised in the power of His resurrection to the new life we can experience in Him. This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun (2 Corinthians 5:17;)

Baptism is also a sacred marker of your decision to follow Jesus. It is a reminder of the forgiveness, freedom, and relationship He initiated with you. On some days, it is hard to believe we are still forgiven. Some days, we find ourselves wrestling with old hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Some days, we just don’t feel like Jesus is very close. Those are the days when we cling to that moment of baptism to remember that it is not all about what we have done for Jesus, but what Jesus has done for us.

If you have given your Yes to follow Jesus and have not yet been bartered, we would love to be part of that step in your faith journey.

Community

This is what the Church is, God’s family intent on living out his mission on earth. You cannot be a go it alone follower of Jesus. To follow him is to be part of his family, to invest what God has given you into others and to allow others to invest in you, as we become more like Jesus together. That is the meaning of discipleship, and at ElimCamborne we facilitate discipleship through the time we spend together sharing our lives with one another.

The essence of community life is that we…

Make friends
We were meant to do life together, and we believe that community happens best around shared interests and passions. We love to share meals together, grab a coffee, encourage one another and have fun together so it is important to become part of the activities within our faith community. Make sure you keep your eye on what’s on as this is where we post what we are doing week to week.

Make disciples
Our time together regardless of what it is we are doing is top create a place where we can grow to become more like Jesus: to model His character, ways, and mission to the world. We are his representatives to those around us.

Make a difference
Jesus came with a mission to reconcile the world to God the Father, to restore the creation to its intended state, and He charged his followers with continuing that mission. The church is not meant to be an insular community but rather scattered servants, bringing the light and love of Christ to those around them.

In this house…

We put Jesus first
We accept people as they are
We are encouraging and enthusiastic
We choose to forgive
We say sorry
We are generous
We are faithful
We have fun
We love
We are family
This is home
ElimCamborne