Disciples making disciples in their Community
The term “disciple” is the word Jesus used to describe a person who is being trained for God’s mission. We believe that God has a specific mission for each and every person and our goal as a church is to help prepare each person to live on mission. Even though our church meets every Sunday morning, our goal is for it to be a time to prepare you to live out your mission Monday-Saturday. Each Sunday we take time out of each service to hear from our church on how God has used them that week to love and serve their community.
Finding your purpose in life, or what we call your Monday-Saturday mission, is more than living a God-blessed life. It is teaching others the lessons that God has taught you.
You may have noticed that the word “church” is not in our name. The term that is used in the Bible for church described a group of people that were all from a specific community who found a place to belong (community) because of who Jesus was and what He had done for them. Hence the name, Three Trails Community. We are a diverse community in every way you can imagine, yet we are united by one thing-Jesus Christ! We want anyone in the South Kansas City community to be able to feel that they belong here regardless of their background.
Have you noticed that there seems to be a lack of love, unity, and peace in our world? Most people are trying to find a way to fix it, either through government, religion, or being a good person. When Jesus was on the earth, He declared that He was the way and He showed it by serving others and ultimately by dying on the cross and resurrecting so that we could all have a relationship with God. It is out of our relationship with God that we can begin to love people which will in turn bring peace and unity back to our community.
If disciples will humbly obey Jesus by making more disciples that will love people, there will be more peace and unity in our community.
John 13:34-35 “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Matthew 5:9 “The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons of God.”
John 17:21 “May they all be one as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You. May they also be one in Us, so the world may believe You sent Me.”
John 14:21,23 “The one who has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me. And the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father. I also will love him and will reveal Myself to him…Jesus answered, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.”
Philippians 2:3-5 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Adopt the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus.”
John 15:8 “My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be my disciples.”