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A Disciple's Path: Companion Reader: Deepening Your Relationship with Christ and the Church [Paperback]

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Present a unique and engaging approach to the study of discipleship within the context of the Wesleyan/United Methodist heritage and tradition. Written and tested by James A. Harnish and Justin LaRosa with the discipleship team of Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida, and shared with congregations of a variety of sizes and demographics, this dynamic and engaging study serves as the perfect introduction for new member classes or a refresher course for seasoned church members desiring to take the next step in discipleship. It also may be used by groups in a church-wide emphasis on discipleship. Combining a Wesleyan understanding of our growth in God's love and grace with the time-tested practices of spiritual discipline as expressed in the membership vows to uphold the church with our presence, prayers, gifts, service, and witness, participants will discover the difference it makes to live out their commitment to Christ through membership in the United Methodist Church. They will learn that being a disciple means loving God and loving others, and they will be equipped to do that by discovering their unique gifts and becoming engaged in ministry that also brings transformation in their own hearts and lives through the love and grace of Jesus Christ. The Companion Reader contains deeper insight in an engaging and readable style that enables both participants and leaders to dig deeper into the life of discipleship. Each of the six chapters provides biblical and theological content on the week's theme from a distinctively Wesleyan perspective. Perfect for enhancing personal study and reflection, answering questions-whether an individual's or those of the group-it also can be used by ongoing classes as a resource or reference or in preparation for worship during a congregation-wide emphasis.

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A Disciple s Path is an engaging approach to discipleship from a distinctly Wesleyan perspective. Whether used as an introduction for new members or a renewal course for existing members, the program guides individuals to take the next step in discipleship and become dynamic, engaged followers of Jesus Christ. The study combines a Wesleyan understanding of our growth in God s love and grace with the time-tested practices of spiritual discipline expressed in the membership vows to uphold the church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Participants will develop spiritual practices, discover their unique gifts, and become engaged in ministry that brings transformation in their own lives, the lives of others, and the world. This Companion Reader provides invaluable insights that enable both participants and leaders to dig deeper into the spiritual practices essential to the life of discipleship. Each chapter corresponds to a week in the Daily Workbook, providing biblical and theological background on the week s theme from a distinctively Wesleyan perspective. Perfect for enhancing personal or group study and reflection, answering questions, and providing material for worship planning during a congregation-wide emphasis. A very useful explanation of the traditional Wesleyan view of Christian discipleship, strengthened in particular by its stress on the balanced approach of the Methodist way. Dr. Richard P. Heitzenrater, Duke University Divinity School A Disciple s Path resonates with the spirit of John Wesley, whose guidance applies to fledgling twenty-first century disciples. David Brownlee, Lead Pastor, Christ United Methodist Church, Jackson, Mississippi "

Item Specifications...

Pages   80
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2012
Publisher   ABINGDON PRESS #19
ISBN  1426743505  
EAN  9781426743504  


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