Every day we are being shaped into a certain kind of person. What we spend our efforts, money, and time on actually form our desires. The chief end of discipleship is that we be conformed to the image of Christ—that our utmost devotion and affection would be directed to God and God alone. Yet, we find ourselves at war (Galatians 5:16-17), not always following the path that we know will bring us the most joy, but instead doing the very things we know will destroy us. Our problem is not simply that we make bad decisions, it's that our love is driven by disordered desires (James 1:14). Jesus taught that the heart determines our speech (Matthew 15:18), that our treasure reveals what we truly love (Matthew 6:21), and that all sin flows from a wayward heart (Matthew 15:19).
Discipleship is about practicing the Christian life in such a way that it begins to order and shape our love. The ministries below are meant to help you in your fight for faith as we seek to love the Lord with all of our heart, soul and strength.
MENS | WOMENS MINISTRY
We are committed to raising up men and women to go and make disciples of their family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Our desire is to give men and women a place to connect with others for the purpose of growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Do you desire to know your Bible better? Do you ever wonder what the story of Israel in the wilderness has to do with you? Have you ever read something in the Bible that made you think, "Now why is that there?" If so, Coggin U is for you! This is a one year discipleship training program that focuses on the aspects of Christian Story, Christian Belief, and Christian Formation. The intent of Coggin U is to gather participants from different areas of ministry and then release them more equipped to make disciples where the Lord has placed them.
Fight clubs are small, simple groups of two or three (men with men, women with women) who meet regularly to help one another fight for faith and against sin. The enemy would have us believe that there are other things in this world that will make us happy, bring us fulfillment, and give us joy. Every day we are faced with opportunities to say no to sin and yes to Jesus—to proclaim with our lives that Jesus is better. Jesus said in Luke 9:23, "If anyone would come after me he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me." The fight for faith and against sin is a constant battle and the enemy doesn't take days off. Will you?