There are many different faith-based approaches to dealing with patterns of sin and addiction. So why is Veritas using Steps? Because, at its core, Steps is a discipleship program. It aligns perfectly with Veritas’ mission to “Raise up mature disciples. Send out everyday missionaries. Glorify God.”
As disclosed in the Steps Leader Guide:
The mission of Steps fits into the church’s greater mission of bringing glory to God by making disciples through gospel-centered worship, gospel-centered community, gospel-centered-service, and gospel-centered multiplication. Steps is an intensive discipleship program that consists of daily Bible study and reflection, one-on-one mentoring, sharing in small groups, and a large-group teaching time.
Missional Disciple Making
A big motivation for starting Steps at Veritas is to help people struggling with sin which includes addiction. The program isn’t designed to simply deal with addiction. It is designed to examine brokenness. As Matt Chandler points out in the introductory video, Steps is for anyone who struggles with sin... which means it is for everyone. Addiction, anger, immorality, lust, lying, pride, anxiety, perfectionism, and more are the symptoms.
Sin is the disease. The cure for the disease is Jesus.
In a previous message at Veritas, Jake Each summarized our main mission in the church. “It is about telling people about Jesus and helping people follow Jesus.” That is at the heart of discipleship. Through participation in Steps, participants will be paired with a mentor who will disciple them throughout the program duration.
Our mentors are people who have a passion for Christ and who are committed to the mission of Veritas to invest in this transformative discipleship program. We invite you to join us as we journey through 14 weeks of intensive discipleship on Tuesday evenings this fall, starting September 8.