Why Should I Get Connected?
The simple reason is that we believe spiritual growth happens best in relational environments. At Kiokee, we desire to help people grow in their relationship with Jesus. This has traditionally been called discipleship. We believe that true discipleship is a dynamic, life-long process. While everyone’s journey with Jesus is unique, there are three key markers in the life of a disciple of Jesus. Jesus’ words recorded in Matthew 4 illustrate our three-part definition of what it means to be a disciple of His.
He (Jesus) said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 (ESV)
A disciple is someone who follows Jesus. He leads. We follow. We make a willful decision to change the direction of our lives and follow Him. (Head)
“I will make you”
A disciple is someone who is being changed by Jesus. This is the process of sanctification where Jesus transforms our character from the inside out to be more like Him (Heart)
“Fishers of men”
A disciple is someone committed to the mission of Jesus. A disciple has a desire to help others know about who Christ is and what it means to follow Him. (Hands)
At Kiokee, believers are equipped, encouraged, and supported in this process of discipleship through four primary discipleship environments: Worship, Sunday School, LIFE Classes, and K-Groups.
Four Primary Discipleship Environments
In Worship, We Give Glory
Our primary purpose in corporate worship is the same as our primary purpose as individuals: to ascribe glory to God (Psalm 29:2). We believe the Bible teaches that worship is something we offer to God, not what we hope to experience and that it is essential for the Body to join together to declare His greatness through song, Bible study, and testimony. Meeting corporately also creates an atmosphere in which we can encourage one another to live godly lives.
In Sunday School, We Get Connected
In Sunday School, our goal is to help you get connected to God’s Word, with others, and to life at Kiokee. The Bible is our source for understanding who God is and how we should live. Therefore, Bible study is central in our Sunday School classes. Since we believe that life change happens in relationships and through service. Sunday School is also the place where you begin to make connections with a small group of people and learn about ministry opportunities at Kiokee.