I've had a couple people ask me why they keep hearing the word 'discipleship' in conversations around the church. So I thought that could be the topic of my 1st post.
Discipleship is really just a $5 word for being intentional about your relationship with God. Every relationship we have requires attention from us - even the ones we neglect. If you don't call your mother, guess who's going to hear about it?!?
A Discipleship Journey or Pathway is simply a way for a church to make it easier for people to grow in their relationship with God. It means helping them learn to pray, read their Bible, understand what they read, and to listen for what God has for them as a result.
Followers of Christ have found certain things help them know God better. Certain practices (called spiritual disciplines) help us become more like Christ.
The underlying idea of a discipleship pathway is that we are not all we are going to be. God is going to speak to us, change us, use us to help others. We have not arrived, we are still on the path to being more like Christ.
You will be hearing more about this is in the future, but I'm excited that people are already talking about it in our church.