At it's most basic level, church is not a gathering place, nor is it a organization. The church is an organism. It's a living, breathing entity. In fact the Bible calls the church "The Body of Christ" with each one of us being an integral and needed part of the body. The Bible also says that Jesus is the head of this body. Just as a head directs everything the body does, so Jesus directs everything we do. We exist to carry out his will. We exist to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
At One Hope Church we invite you to go along with us on this journey of learning to become more and more like Jesus. We want to each learn to use our unique gifts, talents and personalities in such a way that the use of them fully reflects who Jesus is and what He is like. And we do it TOGETHER because we are ONE body - the Body of Jesus.
The pages in this DISCIPLESHIP section of the website are designed to assist each of us in this adventure of becoming more and more like Jesus. But it's even more than becoming like Him. As part of His body, we are actually CONNECTED to him. That is utlimately what discipleship is and what being the church is - it's all about being CONNECTED to Jesus. As we all seek together to be connected to Jesus we find that we are also connected to one another.
The resources in the following pages give us different ways to be connected to Jesus, but it's important to remember that none of the things that we DO as his disicples can give us LIFE. Only JESUS can give us life. The process and tools of discipleship presented in this section of the site are just that, tools and means that put us in a position where we can receive LIFE from the only source - JESUS!
"I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing." (John 15:5)