This workbook is part of a two-course series that provides a solid foundation for individual spiritual growth and productive church membership. These courses will help your members explore their faith, get actively involved in church community, and build a circle of close friends. The two courses are:
- Following Jesus: Discipleship 101, and
- Thriving in Christian Community: Discipleship 102.
Both Student and Leader Guides are available for each course.
Are you ready to take your spiritual life to a new level? Do you want to be challenged and stretched? If so, this course is for you!
In Following Jesus: Discipleship 101, you will do something you may have never done before — engage the words of Jesus Christ (and other key scriptures) directly for yourself, in all their power and mystery. Instead of relying on somebody else to tell you what these holy words mean, you will be encouraged to form your own thoughtful conclusions, with the benefit of open discussion with your classmates.
You will focus on two major questions:
- What does it really mean to be a follower of Jesus?
- How can I deepen my personal relationship with God?
You may think you already know the answer to both questions, and maybe you do. But God always has something deeper for those who hunger and thirst. No matter how many years you’ve spent in church, this course will challenge you to take a fresh look at what Jesus said and evaluate where you stand.
You will be encouraged to make concrete decisions about next steps, but at your own pace, when it feels right. You will be offered options for putting what you learn into practice, so that the rhythms of your life increasingly reflect the faith of your heart.
After all, isn’t that what we all want? To have a faith that is our own, deeply personal and real, constantly calling us higher.