What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? It means modeling our lives after His, doing the works He did, praying the prayers He prayed, serving others as He served. In Following Jesus: Invitation to Discipleship, we will explore several aspects of discipleship so that we can learn to model, work, pray and serve as Christ did.
Following Jesus: Invitation to Discipleship begins on February 24, 2014, and continues for eight weeks through Lent and Holy Week 2014. Each week of the study focuses on a different aspect of discipleship modeled upon Christ and his teachings: follower, worshiper, witness, neighbor, forgiver/healer, prophet, and steward (the topics are derived from the book Introducing the Practice of Ministry by Kathleen Cahalan, Professor of Pastoral Theology at St. John’s University).
For six days each week (Monday through Saturday) there will be a short reading of scripture addressing that aspect of discipleship, followed by brief commentary on the reading, reflection questions, and a prayer. Each week’s study will also include a short, recorded interview with a person who models the aspect of discipleship we are studying that week.
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