Christian Formation and Discipleship
A Missional Learning Community
Christian formation is the Spirit’s work of forming us into the person of Jesus Christ. As Christ is formed in us we are empowered to live missional lives characterized by “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (Gal 6: 22-23).
Christian formation is our destiny as God’s image bearers. Our vocation as the people of God is to come to the “unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ” (Eph 4:13). Living into the full stature of Christ is a lifelong journey.
Christian discipleship is also an indispensable part of our formation as Christians. St. Paul tells us that we are “transformed by the renewing of our minds” (Rom 12:2). Christian discipleship, therefore, is a commitment to a life where we learn from the Living Christ. The Resurrected Rabbi still invites us to sit at His feet. Jesus longs to equip us to live on this earth with his mercy, grace and compassion.
The Presbytery of Los Ranchos has always been a leader in the areas of Christian formation and Christian discipleship, which will continue as we build the Kingdom of God together. Please join us in our mission, and let us know how we can assist you. Please direct all questions and comments to Lissa Smith. Your prayers, thoughts and questions are most welcome. We look forwarding to serving you.