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We live in a culture where right and wrong are subjective. As Christians, we need a clear path to follow. Our prayer is that we would equip the people of God to live a life passionately pursuing Christ and modeling this to those that come after us.
At The Village, our Discipleship Pathway uses seven markers that we call Milestones. These Milestones are like signs along the highway, marking the defining points along the journey as we follow Jesus.

The Milestones help families to identify and prepare for the decisive moments and discipleship opportunities along the journey. The milestones are not just for children or parents with children, they are for everyone: young and old, single and married. The seventh milestone, “Life in Christ,” is the target for everyone in our church.

DISCIPLESHIP PATHWAY SEMINAR: NOVEMBER 29 

Discipleship Pathway Milestone Seminars will be held on Sunday, November 29 at McPherson Campus. These helpful seminars are designed to guide you as you lead a child from one milestone to the next, or as you yourself work to fulfill Milestone 7 - Life in Christ. 
  • Parent/Child Dedication with Robyn Nolette in room 108 on the preschool hall during both 9:30 and 11:00 services
  • Preparing for Adolescence with Allen Burnette in gymnasium room 2 during both 9:30 and 11:00 services
  • Pathway to Purity with Tyler Mock in the Fellowship Hall during 9:30 service only
  • Making Disciples with Kevin Duffy in the Connection Cafe during both 9:30 and 11:00 services

Milestone 1

Parents grasp the meaning of dedicating their child, accepting the responsibility of being the primary faith influencer, and living it out.

Milestone 2

Parents are given resources and equipped to lead their children through family devotions in their home and to teach their children about faith in Jesus Christ.

Milestone 3

Parents talk with their children about relevant issues of the day including physical changes, their identity in Christ, and sex.

Milestone 4

Pathway to Purity helps students understand the necessity of accountability in living a pure lifestyle and assists parents in guiding their children.

Milestone 5

Parents are equipped to lead their children to become men and women of God, and all that it entails, before leaving the home

Milestone 6

This is the final preparation for parents to launch their child out into the world where they will truly begin their own life in Christ.

Milestone 7

The Life in Christ milestone focuses on seven core aspects of the Christian life that Jesus repeatedly taught and modeled.

About Milestone 7

Life in Christ is a journey. It is about relationship. With seven core competencies, the tendency is to see Milestone 7 as a checklist of skills to master.  Actually, Milestone 7 is about a relationship with Jesus. Growing in each of these competencies is a means for growing closer to Christ.

Three supporting lines of effort help facilitate our goal of making followers of Jesus and living a healthy life in Christ. These lines of effort are illustrated with a home, gym, and hospital. Most of the daily activities required for a healthy life takes place in the home—brushing teeth, eating, sleeping, etc.—the same is true for living a healthy life in Christ. The home is the primary place for learning, developing, and implementing the seven core competencies. Our Life Groups and smaller discipleship groups are where we learn to grow through obeying Christ’s command to love Christ and to love one another. But just like you need a gym to grow in strength and fitness, we see our preaching ministry, seminars and classes as essential for equipping the Village for spiritual strength and fitness. The hospital is where we seek intensive and sometimes on-going care for physical health needs. Similarly, we have several classes and ministries aimed to provide that intensive spiritual care and a place for recovery. But the end goal is to get you back home.

7 Core Competencies:

Prayer
Scripture
Authentic Faith
Obediently Follow
Make Disciples
Live Generously
Live in Community

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