2 Timothy 2:2 "And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also."
We believe that it is the obligation of the local church to provide the opportunity and environment for every believer to "grow up" in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. We have chosen to use multistage discipleship training to supplement the preaching and teaching ministries already in place.
Discipleship is key to the growth of every Christian.
JBC 101 Getting Started Right is the first step for those desiring to grow as a part of the Joy Family. This is an informative introduction to Joy's beliefs, ministries and methods for fulfilling our purpose.
Our discipleship process begins one-on-one and only when the individual is willing and desires to grow. The relationship that is built between the disciple and the discipler is an integral part of the growth process. That relationship is centered on the Lord Jesus Christ and the study of scripture.
The second phase training is in a group setting designed to instruct in discipling others.
The final phase of discipleship here at Joy Baptist is Leadership Training. A classroom setting learning to interpret scripture with scripture and to practically apply that knowledge to ministry.
The Discipleship Ministry is central to the future of Joy Baptist Church.