Learn. Love. Live. These three important words provide the framework of what’s ahead in discipleship at Kossuth. They in fact serve as the guide for an upcoming curriculum to aid us as disciples who make disciples. Though curricula do not make disciples, they are a helpful resource in that pursuit. Let me unpack these words a bit.
Together, we will seek to learn. We will learn through personal Bible study and godly teaching. We will learn in Connection Groups and Care Groups, one-on-one in cells, and alone with God. We will search the Scriptures to understand all he wants us to know.
Together, we will seek to love. As God’s Word makes an impact on us, we will engage it on a heart level. We will see change through a growing love for God and people.
Together, we will seek to live for God’s glory. With understanding of God’s Word and subsequent affections stirred toward him, we will shift in how we live. We will obey him from a heart that wants to obey. And we will give ourselves to his mission as disciples who make disciples.
Within this framework, let me highlight a few things.
Mission. Mission is a high value in Learn, Love, Live. As a part of each Care Group time, those involved will be asked to step out in faith by reaching people who don’t know Christ. The goal will be for each Care Group member to offer the Gospel to at least one person every month (don’t freak out; the study guides you through a step-by-step process to get there). Imagine the impact on this community if over 100 people are offered the Gospel on a monthly basis. Incredible. That’s something to get excited about!
The Gospel Project. At times, Learn, Love, Live incorporates a guided study called The Gospel Project. It will offer various studies and topics, but the goal each time is to reinforce what the Gospel is. Sometimes this is done through a Bible overview and sometimes simply through selected passages of Scripture. I believe we will all know the Gospel more clearly by using The Gospel Project. Learn, Love, Live will kick off with The Gospel Project this Fall. You can learn more about it here.
Resources. Learn, Love, Live also encourages two resources: A three year Bible reading plan and a five year Scripture memory plan. You may already have a plan for Bible reading and Scripture memory, but if not, I think these are outstanding resources. The Bible reading plan unfolds over three years by reading approximately a chapter a day. The Scripture memory plan can be followed topically or in larger chunks, upon completion of which you will have memorized Philippians, James, Romans 5-8, the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) and a few other large passages.
We have exciting years ahead together and I believe Learn, Love, Live will help us on that journey.