DMLN Regional Team Discipleship Specialist –
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Follow me! The adventure of Christian discipleship began with these two simple yet life-changing, world-changing words. Ordinary people in the midst of their everyday lives were captivated by the person of Jesus and set out on a journey that would change both them and the course of human history.
On this page you will find resources to help you, and those you share with, explore and live the adventure of discipleship today. If you have helpful resources to recommend please let me know.
I plan to do;
- Regular updates on events designed to help nurture discipleship.
- A book of the month feature.
- The latest news on Holy Habits.
So please keep checking these pages for updates.
To start things off a reminder that the Methodist Church website has some really helpful reflections on the nature of discipleship and a wealth of resources and recommended resources too. To browse these please go to http://www.methodist.org.uk/deepening-discipleship
Engaging with the Bible and seeking to live by its teaching has long been at the heart of Christian discipleship.
In June 2017, the Methodist Church is encouraging churches and circuits across the Connexion to run a ‘Bible Month’, 30 days focused on the letter of James. The Bible Month will involve two key elements
- Preachers preparing and preaching a series of sermons on James over the four Sundays of June.
- Small group leaders running a ‘Bible Month’ group that focuses on James, but which also helps those attending engage the Bible in fresh and innovative ways.
By focusing on a single biblical book, the aim of the Bible Month is to help all in church engage more deeply with Scripture. A pilot project showed that the Bible Month model could be effective in raising biblical literacy, and the majority of those who took part were keen to hold another Bible Month in the future!
For much more on this helpful way of intentionally reconnecting with Scripture please visit:
Holiness and Justice
The Bristol and West Midlands DMLN team have produced some additional resources to support groups seeking to explore the Holiness and Justice booklet produced by 2016/17 President of Conference Revd Dr Roger Walton and Vice President of Conference Rachel Lampard. These can be downloaded from these hyperlinks:
HJ Cover and Session 1 – Making a Difference: HERE
HJ Session 2 – Wonder and Amazement: HERE
HJ Session 3 – A Sense of Holiness: HERE
HJ Session 4 – A gift of Holiness: HERE
HJ Session 5 – Holiness and Justice: HERE
HJ Session 6 –Walking the path together: HERE
HJ Session 7 Holy Living: HERE
HOLINESS & JUSTICE | A Reflection on Seven Images – PowerPoint: HERE
Copies of the Holiness and Justice booklet can be ordered from Methodist Publishing by telephoning 0845 017 8220 or online via:
pdf. copies of the booklet can be downloaded from:
The materials can be used at any time of the year. For those seeking to use the materials in Lent or another period of less than seven weeks we recommend that you simply select which of the seven pictures you work with. We do recommend that you start with the first picture Making a difference and the accompanying material as this sets the tone for the other sessions.
The images are all used by kind permission of the Methodist Pioneer, Presbyter and Artist, Ric Stott. For more about the pictures please visit Ric’s website: www.iaskforwonder.com The additional bible study and prayer material has been prepared by Revd Dr Caroline Wickens.