Friedens' Discipleship Process has two main parts: "Core Characteristics" of spiritual maturity, and a "Discipleship Pathway" that applies the Core Characteristics in age- and developmentally-appropriate ways. The Core Characteristics and Discipleship Pathway deeply influence the direction, content, and goals of Friedens' ministries. In Colossians 1:28-29, the apostle Paul said: "[Christ] is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me." Paul was passionately dedicated to developing spiritual maturity in the people to whom he ministered, and Friedens strives to apply this same level of dedication.
Core Characteristics of Spiritual Maturity
These are the primary characteristics that the ministry of Friedens Church is seeking to develop in the people of Friedens Church.