Where We Are Headed

Where we are headed...

Discipleship is a significant component of the spiritual growth of our unhoused community. S.O.U.L. Church is a melting pot of brokenness. We come together as the body of Christ, bringing the Good News to our downtown family, and we celebrate their newfound life in Jesus. Jesus said: "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to follow all that I commanded you." Our direction is to stand side by side and walk the walk with our family, to teach the scriptures, encourage, and listen. In the New Testament, Paul had a spiritual son, Timothy, and a friend who encouraged him, Barnabas. Everyone needs (1) a Paul investing in them, (2) a Barnabas to walk with, and (3) a Timothy you are investing in. Discipleship is saying yes to Jesus and following Him, no matter the cost. It's not about qualifications but about surrender. The Disciples had no clue what was in store for them or how they would change the world, yet they dropped everything and said yes! Through prayer, Jesus learned the will of God and was led by the Holy Spirit to follow it. Jesus built intentional long-term relationships with a few. They lived with him, they journeyed with him and became more like him. Jesus equipped them to be disciple-making disciples through a mentoring process, and the Kingdom of God grew exponentially. As his disciples these days, we obey his command to make disciples and follow his pattern, to seek the will of God, build intentional relationships, and mentor others to become disciple-makers. Jesus made this our responsibility.
"Fortunately, God made various people with various interests and abilities. He has called people of every race and color who have been hurt by life in every manner imaginable. Even the scars of past abuse and injury can be the means of bringing healing to another. What wonderful opportunities to make disciples!"
-Charles R. Swindoll