Being a disciple of Jesus is simple: just be like him. That sounds easy enough. But where in the world do you start? Too often we keep our heads in the clouds when we talk about discipleship and fail to do the hard work of connecting it to real life. We need a “pathway” to give us concrete steps so that we can move towards maturity.
We developed this pathway to help illuminate the different stages of discipleship. They build on each other, but someone might be in more than one stage at a time. We hope that this pathway will guide our discipleship and give us handles to hold onto when we move forward as disciples.
Read more about the Discipleship Pathway at the OPISO blog.
What is Exploring Christianity?
To explore Christianity is to enter into a season of honest inquiry. We understand that people need time, space and a process to consider what it means to follow Christ and we know that not everyone will come to believe. As a local congregation, however, we want to do everything in our power to provide an opportunity for anyone who desires to explore what it means to be a Christian.
Exploring Christianity is a discussion group that meets to share a meal, hear a presentation on the basic tenets of the faith and then discuss openly the topics at hand. Exploring Christianity is purposely tailored to allow for doubts, honest questions and open conversation. If you are interested in the next offering, please contact Andrew Franklin for more information.
Starting with the three primary uses of the term "gospel" in the New Testament, develop a comprehensive understanding of the power of the gospel to bring about salvation in the fullest sense. Move from understanding the gospel as a “beginners only” doctrine to grasping how it touches all facets of life in Christ.
Increase your command of scripture by exploring how the Bible came together, the overarching story it tells, how to study it and why it is fully trustworthy as the word of God. This course will leave you with greater confidence as a student of the word.
A comprehensive understanding of biblical theology is critical to spiritual health. Become familiar with the primary pillars of Christian theology and explore how these truths can be applied in daily life. In this course, theological depth is matched with personal application.
As we follow Christ, he leads us into mission. Learn how to work individually and with your Home Group to salt the workplace, the neighborhood and the city with the gospel. This course will help you to make “mission” a natural part of your daily life.
"So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith."
Do you have a financial, emotional, or physical need? Our Benevolence Ministry seeks to respond to the practical needs of those in our church community as an expression of and a response to God's love for us.
If you would like to inquire about benevolence assistance, please read our Benevolence Guidelines and follow the instructions on this document.
Questions? Contact our Benevolence Director.
Would you like to volunteer your skills to help those in need? Apply here.
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-Draw Near: Wanting to draw near to God? Listen to this summary of the gospel.
-Gospel Roots: A series about the five themes of the gospel and their Old Testament roots as well as New Testament applications.
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The Gospel Academy offers a series of lectures on important topics that will deepen your understanding of Scripture, your knowledge of God, and your devotion to Christ. Listed below are recent lecture topics and links to the audio or video of these events.
Wheeler Hall, U.C. Berkeley - November 16, 2014
Solano Community Church - November 3, 2012
Wheeler Hall, U.C. Berkeley - November 4, 2012
Video Interview with Dr. Carson by The Daily Californian
WDEFC, Leadership Development Seminar - November 5, 2012
Bio for Dr. D.A. Carson
D. A. Carson (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author or coauthor of over 45 books, including the Gold Medallion Award-winning book The Gagging of God and An Introduction to the New Testament, and is general editor of Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns and Worship by the Book. He is a member of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, and the Institute for Biblical Research. He is also a co-founder of The Gospel Coalition. Dr. Carson has served as a pastor and is an active guest lecturer in church and academic settings around the world.
Click here to access lectures.