We believe all of life is learning, growing and responding to the love and leadership of Jesus

Did you know that you can go to church and never become a disciple?

The church thing (big Sunday gatherings) is a great expression of our collective connection to Jesus. But that is not the main thing, nor does it constitute ‘success’ for us. What Jesus expressly calls us to, is being, and making disciples.  Discipleship is a deliberate, whole of life and all of life journey of learning and change. A disciple is simply a ‘learner’; a person being formed into the likeness of their teacher, Jesus. This kind of life in Jesus’ kingdom will be worshipful, and purposeful.

At GRLC, this is core to our thinking. We are developing new pathways and opportunities for anyone to step into this lifelong adventure of walking with Jesus.

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Spiritual Retreat 1: “BEING PLANTED – thriving with God in His Kingdom”

This retreat is appropriate and applicable for every disciple of Jesus, whether you have been following Jesus for a short time or a long time. God’s desire is to take us deeper in our understanding and experience of Him over the course of our lifetime and indeed into eternity – we will never fully ‘know God’.

This retreat is foundational in that it forms a base from which everything else develops.
Nothing is more important than having a strong and accurate foundation. A life built on a faulty foundation will at best be limited and small and at worst will be hurtful to ourselves and possibly those around us. In short, if our foundation is off, even just a little, then we will never truly step into all that God has planned for us.

Unlike the foundation of a building though, the ‘foundation’ needs to be strengthened and deepened over the course of the disciple’s lifetime. Indeed, many times our old foundation may need to be dug up and re-laid.

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