A vital congregation is one that has disciples who make other disciples. The goal is to increase the number of these congregations in the East Ohio Conference.
As we seek to make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, it is important to have an understanding of what a disciple is. A simple way to say this is that a disciple is a follower of Jesus Christ for life who is committed to:
As people live into this vision of discipleship they go through five discernible phases of growth which are:
Dr. Phil Maynard has developed a Real Discipleship Survey to help churches and individuals understand where they are on their discipleship journey. All churches in the East Ohio Conference now have access to this Real Discipleship Survey online. This system, offers a way for churches to survey their maturity on the six dimensions of the discipleship journey. This service is offered to all EOC churches free of charge.
The survey measures: a life of worship, a life of hospitality, a life open to Jesus, a life of obeying Jesus, a life of service, and a life of generosity. Upon taking the survey, participants discover if they are exploring, beginning, growing, or maturing in each of those categories.
Individuals can sign-up and take the survey anytime. In order for a church to participate and receive the summary results information your pastor or administrator must claim and setup a church account. Be assured that each individual’s detailed survey results are kept confidential and anonymous.
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH.
near the Akron-Canton airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Toll Free: 800-831-3972
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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