Discipleship Ministries
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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'For Freedom' worship series

Independence Day is not on the liturgical calendar for lots of reasons – mainly it is a holiday for only one country even though countries besides the United States have an independence celebration or national day of some sort. The Book of Worship has suggestions about how to mark this occasion in worship.

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Statement to the Church

The board of directors recommits Discipleship Ministries to create resources, initiatives, and events that help form disciples of Jesus Christ who will work to dismantle systematic racism and to actively participate in United Methodist efforts to actively dismantle structures of systemic racism.

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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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Contact Information

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

Email: [email protected]