The Great Commission
In what we refer to as The Great Commission, Jesus’ command is clear. We are called to “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you.” To be faithful to God’s Word, we must take part in His mission to make disciples. Making disciples is the mission
of Christ’s church.
SUNDAY MORNING SMALL GROUPS
The core program for GROWING IN CHRIST is our Sunday morning small group Bible study called Sunday School. Sunday School provides us the first of two levels of small group interaction. Sunday School classes are groups of 10-15 people that meet consistently for the purpose of Bible study, community building, ministry, and evangelism. In an effort to multiply and keep the groups small, we encourage our classes to plant new classes when the group gets larger than 15-20 people.
AUTHENTIC WORSHIP SERVICES
The core program for Knowing God is our Sunday morning worship service. The goal of this worship experience is to help people KNOW GOD in an authentic relationship. We try to do this by first making sure that our focus is on Almighty God, not a style of worship or a platform personality. Today, people bow their knee to career, family, money, sports, etc. God alone must be the object
of our worship. Secondly, we seek to worship God in Spirit and Truth. This is accomplished by the faithful proclamation of His Word and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The core program for GO MULTIPLY is our “Go Teams.” A Go Team is a group of disciples who have partnered together as part of the ministry of Arab FBC to make disciples of a targeted group through evangelistic outreach. Go Teams are commissioned by the church to reach a specific target group with a specific event or strategy. A target group can either be defined by a geographic area (neighborhood, community, multi-housing complex) or by an a inity group (teams, age groups, gender specific ministry). The Go Teams are responsible for thinking beyond individual evangelistic events to long-term strategies for connecting people with the church’s disciple-making process: KNOW GOD, GROW IN CHRIST, and GO MULTIPLY.