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The Mount Pisgah Roadmap

Before Class:

Study these teaching points covered in the teaching video.

(Notice the time for both the teaching video and testimony video and plan the use of your time accordingly to allow good discussion.)

When asked “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”  Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.   All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36-40  

 

God’s greatest commandments are for us to love Him and love others. These commandments are the pinnacle of our roadmap and undergird everything we do as a church. Love God, love people.  

 

Our Mission is the great commission, the last words Jesus spoke before ascending into heaven. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20  

 

How and where do we fulfill this commission? “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we take the Good News of the Gospel Here (Jerusalem), There (Judea and Samaria), and to the ends of the earth (Everywhere).

Mount Pisgah's Vision

Proverbs 29:18 tells us, “Where there is no vision the people perish.” Mount Pisgah’s vision, “A Vital Church, Transforming Lives, Growing God’s Kingdom,” challenges us to be a growing and passionate church body that are His hands and feet for a broken world.

Mount Pisgah's Values

Our CORE VALUES define our identity. The things we hold sacred and indisputable. The heart and soul of Who We Are as a church body. Our DNA.  

 

  • A People Focused on the Good News - We believe in the authenticity of the Bible, and that scripture is the highest source of authority for God’s plan for His People. 

  • A Place to Call Home - We are a unique family of believers embracing and loving people of all ages, races, backgrounds, marital status, and spiritual maturity, united by the redemption Jesus Christ has given us.   

  • A Partner for Spiritual Growth - Mount Pisgah equips the called to spread the Good News of the Gospel to whomever, whenever, and wherever. Sundays are just the beginning. 

  • A Platform that Launches Us to Serve - We engage the community at the point of their  need and share Christ’s love with them in practical ways.  

Mount Pisgah's Discipleship Approach

The engine that drives us is our focus on Discipleship. What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ?  

 

  • Personal Relationship with Christ - Developing a personal relationship that puts Christ at the center of your life  

  • Small Group Support & Accountability - Providing / receiving support and encouragement from others to further your Christian walk 

  • Serving Others - Understanding and using your unique spiritual gifts in order to glorify God  

  • A Life of Stewardship - Acknowledging and responding to the principle that God calls each of us to be faithful stewards of the time, talents, resources and relationships that He provides  

  • Sharing the Gospel with Others - Sharing the Gospel, modeling a Christ-centered life, and expanding God’s Kingdom by bringing others to Christ 

Introduce the content and video for this class (in your own words):

Today we’ll dive into the tenants that shape everything we do at Mount Pisgah. Collectively called the Roadmap, they include the Mission, Vision, Values, and Discipleship approach of the church. Let’s watch Senior Pastor Steve Wood as he walks through this roadmap, which is on page 3 of the class book.

Play the teaching video:

Discussion questions (pages 10 and 11):

  1. How does knowing these tenants are commandments from God revealed in Scripture change your thinking about them?   

  2. What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? Are you a disciple of Jesus Christ? What areas of your life or thinking do you need to align with His?  

  3. Our second core value is, “A place to call home.” Do you feel at home in Mount Pisgah? What exactly makes you feel this is a place to call home? Are you replicating this for others visiting Mount Pisgah so they, too, feel this is a place to call home?

Tough questions prep:   

The idea of every Christian as a disciple maker is often foreign to Christians. Some see it as a spiritual gift or something only missionaries do. Be prepared to make the case through Scripture.

Play the short personal testimony video:

Discuss, if time remains, by asking them what they believe the mission of the Church should be? Or what they value in a Church?

Closing/Takeaways in your own words: 

God has commanded us to love Him and others and to make disciples here, there, and everywhere. It’s so simple, yet we sometimes feel we aren’t Christian enough or doing it right. Realize it is a process and as we make effort to grow, we begin to do the same things Jesus did.

Invite them back next week to learn about all the places to serve and how to identify your spiritual gifts for serving.

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pisgah
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678.336.3000

info@mountpisgah.org

2850 Old Alabama Rd

Johns Creek, GA 30022

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