Discipleship Pathway

No two disciples will journey with Jesus in the exact same way.

However, there are some common seasons of personal spiritual development that together create a personal growth map. We’ve compiled these seasons into four categories we call the Discipleship Pathway. Together with a spiritual mentor or friend discuss the season of growth that best describes you currently. Once you know where you are engage the waypoints, personal spiritual practices, and resources which are most relevant for your season of growth.

Consideration

Investigation and Exploration who God is and what the Bible says about truth.

I don’t know where I stand or what I think about God. I want to know if the Bible is reliable source of truth. I want real talk with real people.

Resources for Consideration

Connection

Discovery and Delight in all God makes available for you as a Christ follower.

I have placed my faith in Jesus alone. I am eager to live my life in a way that honors God.  I am learning what God desires for me personally and as part of a faith community.

Resources for Connection

Commitment

Obedience and Influence flow from your relationship with God and with your local church.

I am committed to follow God and serve others in my family, church, & community. I am ready to disciple and develop spiritual children. I remain connected to Christ as I join in His work.


Resources for Commitment

Commission

Leadership & Legacy which come from faithfulness to God’s will & way over time. We do not commission ourselves. Instead, over time, God develops our passions and focus so that we know how & why He aims to do through us.

I am giving and receiving spiritual direction. I am making every effort to leverage the unique gifts God has given me to build the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4).

Resources for Commission

*Important note: A Disciples Path is not linear. God will cause us to Re-Consider, Re-Connect, Re-Commit, and be Re-Commissioned throughout our lives. Our faith is never static “He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Phil. 1:6