Markers of a Healthy Disciple
Discipleship begins with our mission. At Westbrook Christian Church our mission is to know Christ fully and to make Him known. We believe that there are four essential markers that allow us to accomplish this mission: Worship, Practices, Action, and Connection. These four markers are ways that we believe every followers of Christ should express and exercise their faith. We consider them to be the foundational expectations we have for people at Westbrook. Worship and practice allow us to fulfill the part of our mission of knowing Christ fully, while action and connection help us to fulfill the part of our mission of making Him known.
worship: putting god first in your life.
Worship is more than just our weekend gatherings as a church. While our gatherings are a crucial part of our worship, what we are talking about is a fundamental orientation of your heart, or, in other words, a life marked by the worship of God. When we say that a disciple’s life is marked by Worship, we mean that worship is a lifestyle that requires us to put God first in everything that we do. This includes everything from our everyday work decisions to our personal decisions.
practices: rhythmic spiritual discipline
Practices are spiritual disciplines that we engage with daily that build our spiritual relationship with the Lord. These activities help us to train our souls for the Love of God and Love of others. They are the vehicle or means of transformation that God uses to reshape our lives. Spiritual practices consist of (but are not limited to): Bible reading, prayer, fasting, silence, solitude, journaling, and taking sabbath.
connection: being in relationship with others
As believers we were not intended to walk this journey alone. Instead, the Bible calls us to live in community and to share a common life. This comes through being a part of relationships within a church community. We learn and grow in our relationship with the Lord walking with a community of believers. Some of the ways that we develop connections include joining small groups and attending various community events.
action: living the gospel by adopting the habits of jesus.
We believe that Jesus’s ministry was not limited to one specific region or group. Therefore, as believers we are called to adopt Christ’s habits of sharing the gospel in our various spheres of influence. Just as Jesus came not to be served, but to serve, living out the Gospel means that we too live a life of service. Each of us has a unique set of skills, gifting, and personality that can be used in our workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods.
Welcome to Westbrook
Who are we as a church? Where are we going? How are we going to get there? These questions and more are answered in this informative “new to Westbrook” session.
Join a few other folks new to Westbrook + others in the Westbrook community for a meal. Then, a Westbrook Pastor will go through some of our church history and our basics beliefs.
Most importantly, we will also use this as an opportunity to get to know you!
Have you recently given your life to Christ? Have you recently been Baptized? If so, we challenge you to join us for this IMPORTANT foundational session as you begin to grow in your walk with Jesus.
The goal of the ROOTED experience is for you to deepen your connection with God, His Church, and your purpose in the story God is writing through your life.
ROOTED will inspire questions, conversations, and beyond-what-is-comfortable group experiences which are designed to help you find yourself in God’s story. Every adult who attends Westbrook is challenged to be a part of this life transforming experience.
Are you newer to the process of faith? Do you have questions about Christ and the Church? Alpha is a place for honest, open, and judgment-free conversations for anyone to explore the Christian faith.
As one of the 4 Markers of a Healthy Disciple, Westbrook is committed to Action. We believe that Jesus’s ministry was not limited to one specific region or group. Therefore, as believers we are called to adopt Christ’s habits of sharing the gospel in our various spheres of influence. Each year we provide Community Impact to live out the gospel by adopting the habits of Jesus.
- Great Day of Service – May 20
- Backpack Drive – July 5
- Christmas Gift Mart – December 9
- Mexico Mission Trip – June 19-23
- Appalachia Mission Trip – July 22-28
Another one of our 4 Markers of a Healthy Disciple is Connection. Westbrook provides All Church / Men’s / Women’s events each year to not only provide connection with other people in our church family but which then seeks to funnel all people into relational Connect Groups. Be watching for additional discipleship growth seminars (dates and topics to be determined). If you are feeling disconnected at Westbrook, jump onto one of these “on ramps” for connection.
- Men’s Events
- No Regrets Conference – February 4
- Men’s Fellowship – February 24
- Grillfest – September 10
- Women’s Events :
- IF:Tables – January 14, February 11,
April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9
- IF:Gathering – March 3-4
- GNO – October 21
- International Feast – March 18
- Tailgate – June 25
- Splash Bash – August 6
- Bonfire Praise & Worship – September 29
It is our belief that people grow best when they live in community. Even though the worship services at Westbrook provide a great venue for worship, community, and growth, they don’t necessarily offer a means of close personal discipleship. We encourage people to get involved in connect groups because they offer the environment where we can build connect with God and connect with others. Click the button below to find a Group at Westbrook.