First and for most, we are disciples of Christ. We believe the mission for all Christians and their churches, including Holy Trinity, comes from Jesus’ command in Scripture “to be and make disciples” of all nations.


“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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 all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20 ESV)


What is a disciple?

Jesus plainly tells us what he means by the term disciple: those who are baptized into God’s Triune Name and go into the world telling others about God’s love, His commandments, His teaching and the promises revealed through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (Mt. 28:19-20)


What makes you a disciple of Jesus?

It is nothing we do that makes us disciples. It is Jesus who calls us in our baptism to “follow me,” and through His Spirit gives us faith and confidence to fulfill His command to “love others as I have loved you.”  (Mark 1:17) (John 13:34)


What qualifications do I need to be a disciple?

No one is qualified to be a disciple of Jesus. Period. Instead, Jesus’ gracious work for us on the cross and His call through the Holy Spirit in our baptism qualifies us. (Colossians 1:12)


So what does a disciple do?

Quite simply, a disciple ‘disciples’ others. This is a journey of coming to know the Lord through His Word, sacraments, and prayer. In response to what Jesus has first done for us, we give our life in obedience to His call to “go and make disciples,” sharing what we’ve been given so that others may know Jesus’ light and love.


How do I participate in being a disciple?

Discipleship happens where Jesus is: in worship, Sunday School and Bible studies; in family devotions, conversations around the table, at work, and in community activities with family and friends. Disciples stay in God’s Word, support one another, pray together, participate in the sacraments of baptism and holy communion, and grow in their faith. Through our relationships, we pass on the Good News of our God in Christ Jesus: spouse to spouse, parent to child, disciple to disciple, friend to friend.