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Discipleship at HP Pres

Published On August 3, 2023

Our hope for discipleship at HP Pres is that we would be a church where everything we do is about helping people find and follow Jesus. What does that mean?

Every environment, every community, and every ministry provides the space and opportunity for anyone to grow in their relationship with Jesus. We seek to do this in a holistic way as Jesus teaches, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30).

This means bringing our minds to learn from God. We do not just read his Word, we study it, meditate on it, and let it guide the way we think.

This also means we bring our hearts to experience a loving relationship. In other words, we get honest before God and one another to let him shape and heal our interior life, our emotions, our hurts, and struggles.

This also means bringing even our bodies to take literal steps of faith. Embodying our faith could include spiritual practices, serving, mission trips, worship, and more.

To be a church that “equips the saints for ministry” means we equip our people to bring their entire selves before our God who shapes, molds, and transforms them to go out into the world as disciples who make disciples because of the way they now live, speak, work, and live life with others.

We invite you to grow with us by finding a community here that’s the right fit for you. Taking this step, you will find not only are we made to grow together, but God has been waiting and wanting to grow us… if we will just bring ourselves, our whole selves, before him. 

Emily Scates, Pastor of Discipleship

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