Discipleship Pathway

Discipleship doesn't happen by accident. We have an intentional process that is intended to guide believers into maturity in Christ by following four simple steps: Celebration, Community, Connection, and Commission. These are the four C's of First Baptist Charlestown.

Celebration

We gather together to celebrate Jesus through corporate worship each week. This is a time for us seek God together through the preaching of the Word of God, prayer, songs of praise, and the ordinances of baptism and communion. We believe that participation in the weekly gathering of believers is vital for Christian faithfulness.

Community

God has designed us to live in community with one another. We are called to love one another (John 13:34), bear one another’s burdens (Gal 6:2), encourage one another (1 Thess 5:11), and forgive one another (Eph 4:32). At First Baptist, we apply these commands in our Community Groups throughout the week. 

Connection

We believe God has called us to not just be consumers but to be mature disciples of Jesus Christ that are making disciples of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:16-20). To do this, we gather in Discipleship Groups, which are gender-based groups of 3 to 5 people that meet together for Bible study, prayer, and personal accountability. These groups are designed to multiply at the end of each year, such that each participant that has been discipled can now make disciples.

Commission

We believe that God has commissioned us to go and make disciples (Matt 28:16-20). To that end, we are intentional and active in engaging our community in Charlestown and organizing mission trips to serve the Church accross our nation and all around our planet. God calls and equips common people to be used for His glory and for the spread of the gospel throughout our city and the world.

This is not a one time pathway. It is a circle. We are all works in progress and we constantly need celebration, community, connection and commission until we all reach full maturity in Christ, which won’t happen until we get to heaven.