Discipleship is the most important job of the Church as commanded by Jesus to the disciples in Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV), “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

Unfortunately, it is also more often than not one of the things churches don’t do very well.

Discipleship is an intentional process of forming peoples’ character to become like Jesus’. It’s a lifelong journey for Christians and, in the Wesleyan tradition, can also be referred to as the process of sanctification, or becoming more holy.

Discipleship occurs through several methods:

  • Regularly participating in corporate worship with a church in order to receive spiritual means of grace through Communion.
  • Personally developing regular habits of praying to God and reading scripture.
  • Committing to belonging to a smaller group of fellow Christians to share life and hold one another accountable.
  • Committing to learning and challenging ourselves to be open to being shown by God and others how some of our opinions and beliefs might not be correct.

To this end, Redeemer has a Discipleship Program for everyone to begin and participate in to assist our formation in Christ.

Redeemer Discipleship Program
  1. Being Human: Who Am I, and What Do I Do with Myself? by David Wisener – a 3-week group study
  2. Epic: The Story God is Telling by John Eldredge – a 6-week group study
  3. Waking the Dead by John Eldredge – a 12-week group study
  4. The Story of God, the Story of Us by Sean Gladding – a 12-week group study

More coming soon!

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