Discipleship starts with the gospel:

you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world…among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Short answer? Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

Longer answer? People mean a lot of things with this question. If you’re trying to figure out if you’re going to agree with everything you hear, answer is: definitely not. Have two people in the history of the Church ever agreed on everything? We are all sinful and broken people. We are going to offend you, upset you, and, above all else, seek to love you earnestly, because love covers a multitude of sins. Come take part.

If you’re trying to figure out if we’re crazy or heretical: we believe in historic Christian orthodoxy and orthopraxy, which depending on who you ask, might make us crazy.

If you’re afraid you may not be welcome, read the next tab.

Yes. Really. This is on the internet: I don’t know who you are, I just know who Jesus is, and that he came to seek and to save all who are lost. God loves you, so we will try our best to love you as he does.

Now, if you believe yourself to be perfect, without sin, and therefore have no reason to change anything about your life, I pray you’ll soon find that we are all sinful and in need of grace. You, me, everyone in the church. If you meet someone with a wound, and love them, do you keep reopening the wound, because you love them as they are? No, you bind and tend it, until the person you love is healthy and whole, because the wound is not the whole of who they are. Praise God that he doesn’t leave us as we are when we first come to him! So, no matter who you are, or how sinful you think you are (or how sinful you think we think you are) you’re welcome here, and no matter how good you think you are, we will ask you to confess and repent of sin.

Discipleship starts with exegetical preaching from the Bible, which is what we always strive to provide. From there, we offer two small groups, one on Sunday night and one on Wednesday. That gives us a chance to sit and pray for each other, to really get into the grit of the passage and of each others lives. Then, we also create opportunities for discipleship relationships, where people really get to know each other with all of their mess and glory, life on life. They read scripture together and pray for each other, serve together, call each other out, reconcile, hear confession, assure pardon, pursue worship and discipline.  You know, the Christian life.
Yes, Pastor Alex is certified as a ministry supervisor with the seminary and is willing to meet with seminary students one-on-one to help them grow in their ministries during their time serving at the Vieux.
Please! We’re going to be preaching Jesus from the Bible and asking you to put your faith in him, but if you’re not offended by that, or even if you are offended by that but still want to come and listen, come on. We have a lot of non-Christians who are a part of the church. You won’t be alone.
Join us at one of our services or small groups, and ask for a Bible. We’ll give you one if you’ll read it.

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