Discipleship -> Disciplemaking
In our second message in the series called “Spliced,” Lead Pastor Casey Scott brings today's message, 'Discipleship -> Disciplemaking.' It’s amazing what has been done in recent years with our DNA. But Jesus has been doing it with the DNA of His church for a long time! Scripture has shown there are times that the Lord would like to do a little spiritual DNA editing on His people. There are four elements that comprise a church’s DNA – (1) Theology (Doctrine), (2) Philosophy of Ministry, (3) Size, and (4) Local Context. Each week in this series, we’re going to look at one of those in turn. Today, we’re talking about the Ministry Philosophy of the church.
Locations & Times
  • Chapel Rock Christian Church
    2020 N Girls School Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46214, USA
    Sunday 9:15 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

Welcome to Chapel Rock!

Our vision is to see "the whole community, whole in Christ!" To that end, if you would like more information about our ministries or want to sign-up for an activity you’ve seen in the bulletin, please stop by the Information Center in the Foyer or add a note to your Connection Card. You can also find additional information on our website.
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Please complete the Connection Card attached in this bulletin and leave it in your pew. If you have the Realm Connect app, you can check-in on your phone! Thank you!

New Here?
If you are new to Chapel Rock and would like to learn more about us, please join us for our Welcome to the Rock luncheon on Sunday, April 23, at 12:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. This is a chance to meet Lead Pastor Casey Scott and listen as he shares the vision for our church and our community. Register online at or call the church office 317-247-9739.

Easter Greeters
Many greeters are needed for Easter! (Sunday, April 9) If you’d like to serve in this way, please contact Julie Van Duzer at or 317-247-9739.

Women’s Spring Retreat - Filling up fast!
Café Chocolat, the March 31 to April 1, retreat at Camp Jameson is $55. Add $20 for optional Friday night lodging. For more details visit the kiosk today, or register online. Questions? Contact Jan Brown at 317-523-5488.

Our sympathy to:
Dave Buehner and family upon the passing of his wife, Martha.

Congratulations to:
Brett and Kelsey Michael on the birth of their son, Orion David. Proud grandparents are Al and Katrina Michael.

Volunteer for the Golden Ticket Party
Help celebrate the Chapelwood elementary students who worked hard all year to earn a Golden Ticket to the party here at Chapel Rock on Friday, April 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed for set-up, tear-down, class hosts, helping with activity stations and more. To volunteer email Daniel Brown at or call the church office at 317-247-9739.

Creation Museum Trip for Families
This shared experience between and among families is Saturday, April 15. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Families are welcome to take the church bus or drive separately. The bus will leave promptly at 8 a.m. and head home around 4 p.m. (approx. two-hour trip) Sack lunch will be provided. You will pay your admission at the door. Register at General admission prices:
Adult (ages 18–59). . . . . . . .$44.95
Senior (ages 60+). . . . . . . . .$39.95
Youth (ages 11–17) . . . . . . . $24.95
Children (10 and under). . . . FREE

Chapel Rockets Seniors Ministry Bible Study
A Bible study for men and women will begin Monday, April 3, at 10 a.m. in the Family Room. Carl Newton will teach this six-week study about heaven. Enter at door #3 or #12.

Food Pantry Requests
The need to feed families in our community becomes greater every month. Your food and monetary donations are crucial! Canned food, peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, pasta, spaghetti sauce, diapers of all sizes and personal hygiene items are much needed. The drive-thru Food Pantry operates the first and third Thursday of each month from 3 to 6 p.m. Donations may be placed in the bin in the DropZone in the Foyer.

Family Ministry Events
We have summer camps, activities and trips lined up for every age group. Go to for dates and details or call the church office at 317-247-9739.

Love Where You Are
Looking for an opportunity to love on your neighborhood and serve your community? Love Where You Are is a community clean up in west Indianapolis during April 14 and 15. This is an opportunity for your life group or family to serve together, and even invite your neighbor to serve alongside you. For FAQs, or if you want to register your group, go to
Chapel Rock practices an 'open communion' meaning that if you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are welcome to participate in the communion service. The elder/staff member giving the devotion will provide instructions.
Chapel Rock’s Vision:
To See the Whole Community
Whole in Christ

Casey Scott
Lead Pastor

Series: Spliced
Sermon: Discipleship -> Disciplemaking
Text: Matthew 4:18-20
2 Timothy 2:2

Model of the DNA double helix

Last week, we talked about how Jesus is “unmutating” his church from a focus on attractional theology to incarnational theology. Today we’re talking about how Jesus wants to edit His church from focusing on discipleship to disciple-making.

Some churches have mutated ‘disciplemaking’ into other forms of spiritual development, ‎called it discipleship, and lost a measure of our effectiveness in engaging in the Great Commission. What we have seen in the last few generations is that the pace of ‎spiritual replication has slowed because we have focused on spiritual formation ‎practices and substituted them for ‘disciplemaking’, all the while ‎telling ourselves we’re doing exactly what Jesus said to do.‎
The more you zoom in on what it means to follow Jesus, the more you realize you’re not the only one in the picture.

There are two aspects of Jesus’ editing process that he wants us to see.
What does it mean to be formed in the image of Christ? That’s typically what we’re talking about when we use the word “discipleship.” Which is why we tend to think in terms of the church’s programs. We think that Bible studies, and small groups, and classes, and religious experiences, and going to conferences and concerts are supposed to make us like Jesus.

This “divine DNA edit” of our ministry philosophy unmutates the church from looking at ministry as “programs in a place” to being “people in a process.”

> 2 Timothy 2:1–2: “You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”

“There's nothing more exciting than helping another person become a Christian - except helping that person into an exhilarating experience of discipleship.”
In the literature of the ancient Romans, nowhere do we have written instructions on the proper way to crucify someone. Roman historians documented everything, but not that. It’s called institutional knowledge. It got handed down from soldier to soldier.

Thankfully, God did not want to take that chance! He preserved this process of discipleship for us a couple ways. One is in the passage 2 Timothy 2:1-2, we are to pass on, generation after generation, the lifestyle and teaching of the Apostles. The second way actually predates that, because it’s seen in Jesus’ call of his disciples.

> Matthew 4:18–20: “As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.

The process of disciplemaking really is clear - It has to be these three:
~ Simple – it must be simple to understand, participate in, and lead others to do. It can be a missional community, small group, micro-group or even a one-on-one system. Just make sure it is simple, make it easy.
~ Effective – some disciple-making models sound great in theory, but they were ineffective in practice. Some models work with certain groups but not with other groups. Some models work well in one part of the country, but not in another.
~ Reproducible – we want to raise up disciples who make disciples. That means that we also want our personal disciple-making model to be easy for people who have been discipled by us to repeat the same process with others.
Chapel Rock should be the kind of church that is committed to seeking and saving the lost by making disciples that make disciples.
We BRING our brokenness to Jesus because a CHANGE to wholeness is the story we SHARE.