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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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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See All the People: After Epiphany Worship Planning Series, Part 2 (2019). Image courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

Season after Epiphany 2: Worship Planning Series

In all of the Scriptures for this season, Jesus truly saw all the people; and as a result, the people were always with him. As the church makes connections in the community to bring people to know Christ, we would do well to make note of the way Jesus responded to the crowds.

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Tools and tips for congregational leaders, both lay and clergy. Image courtesy Discipleship Ministries.

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