The Purpose of Rosewood is to be a “Disciple-Making Church”
Jesus said, 19 “As you are going, make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20, NLT)
Rosewood’s Mission: “Make Disciples”
Rosewood’s Vision: “Making Disciples who Make Disciples”
A “disciple” is a person who desires to both please the Lord and reach the world; to be a disciple and make disciples.
Discipling is the intentional training of disciples, with accountability, on the basis of loving relationships to please the Lord and reach the world. Discipling is not an event; it is a life-long process.
A “Disciple Making Church”:
- is committed to developing an intentional mentoring system to reproduce the best beliefs and methods so that healthy growth and reproduction remain consistent
- is committed to being a healthy church at home to facilitate strong missions in the community and around the world
In summary, Jesus came to seek and save the lost and left us with the Great Commission. God chose to create people, rescue them from their plight, and use them to rescue other people. The discipling process seeks to deliver people from their sin, develop them as committed followers of Jesus Christ, and deploy them into the harvest field.