We grow as learners through corporate Bible teaching and small group Bible study and fellowship to lead grace-filled lives of genuine significance for the glory of God with other believers.
Before the Gospel changes us, we are enslaved to the desires of the flesh and of the mind (Ephesians 2:1-3). We act as our own gods, pursuing our own desires and committed to our own independence. But through the Gospel, our hearts and minds are transformed to become obedient to Jesus’ teaching (Romans 6:17-18). We are changed into disciples, or learners – people who want to come under Jesus’ teaching, obey His ways, and learn what it means to live life for His glory.
As learners, we study the Bible to understand what God has said. We practice the disciplines of prayer and Biblical meditation so that we can discern the leading of the Holy Spirit. We learn from the teaching, training, and wisdom of spiritual leaders and teachers as they teach the Word. We learn from each others as we speak the truth in love in community. And we are to grow in engaging the world around us so that we can relate the life-changing power of the Gospel to our neighbors.