At Fourth, we desire to help people mature into fully devoted followers of Christ. Thus, we have identified four stages of Christian discipleship (1-4). This vision is implemented through a three-fold discipleship model, Reach, Teach, Train. We desire to strategically take people through four stages of spiritual maturity:
REACH people who are without a relationship with Jesus Christ.
TEACH new believers the fundamentals of the gospel.
Stage 2 disciples ought to REACH other Stage 1 people as they grow in their new faith.
TRAIN the growing Christian and help them press on to maturity.
Stage 3 disciples ought to REACH other Stage 1 people as they grow in their faith and TRAIN to become a DISCIPLEMAKER.
The Stage 4 disciples ought to REACH other Stage 1 people, TEACH new Christians, and TRAIN growing Christians in order to send out fully equipped disciples to do the work of the ministry.