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Painting of Jesus and his Disciples on the Sea of Galilee dated 1833 by Carl Wilhelm Friedrich Oesterley courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. German art historian, painter and university teacher. Private collection. Wikimedia Commons.

Discipleship Ministries

Discipleship Ministries connects laity and clergy around the world with contextually-appropriate resourcing and materials, training, consulting and networking to support spiritual formation, new church development and revitalization of local churches. Its newest initiative, See All The People, encourages and supports congregations in developing discipleship systems that begin with being in authentic, organic and consistent relationship with those around their churches.
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Upper Room author the Rev. Beth A. Richardson offers an online course to help participants use the Season of Advent to slow down and reflect quietly on miracle of Christ’s coming. Image courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.
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‘Child of the Light’: Advent e-course

Upper Room author the Rev. Beth A. Richardson offers an online course to help participants use the Season of Advent to slow down and reflect quietly on miracle of Christ’s coming.

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This series is about claiming the gifts of living in this life and yet fully participating in the reign of God, or what has been traditionally called the kingdom of God. Image courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.
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Abiding in the Reign: Lectionary planning notes

This resource is a companion to the worship resources for the Season after Pentecost. The underlying question for this series is “How do disciples live in light of the coming reign of God?”

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Discipleship Ministries produced the official faith-based discussion guide in collaboration with Sony Entertainment. The guide is designed to help groups learn to process feelings, understand forgiveness, talk about hard things, seek reconciliation, and practice positive spiritual discipline. Image courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.
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‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ study guide

The faith-based discussion guide for the movie, produced by Discipleship Ministries, will help groups learn to process feelings, understand forgiveness, talk about hard things, seek reconciliation, and practice positive spiritual discipline.

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The most essential step for making disciples of Jesus Christ is to immerse ourselves in the lives of the people who are right outside our doors, acknowledging that God calls us to have meaningful relationships in authentic, organic and consistent ways. Image courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

#SeeAllthePeople

For too long, The United Methodist Church has searched for a quick fix to help guide our discipleship efforts. We have been busy sending postcards, producing PowerPoint presentations and studying community demographics. While efforts like those may be important, they alone do not lead to disciple-making. The most essential step for making disciples of Jesus Christ is to immerse ourselves in the lives of the people who are right outside our doors, acknowledging that God calls us to have meaningful relationships in authentic, organic and consistent ways.
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Find resources to help equip your members for their journey of discipleship. Image by Forgiven Photography, Lightstock.

Equipping Disciples:
A Discipleship Ministry blog

Find resources that support spiritual formation, new church development, revitalization of local churches, and materials for use in Central Conferences. 

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Leadership resources for making disciples

Leadership is an extension of discipleship. It calls for Christians who are committed to increasing their leadership skills and deepening their spiritual practices. Here are tips and tools for congregational leaders, both lay and clergy.

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Location: 1908 Grand Avenue Nashville, TN 37212  |  Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340003, Nashville, TN 37203-0003  |  Phone: 877-899-2780 (toll free)

Email: info@UMCdiscipleship.org