Season After Epiphany 2019, Worship Planning Series
As we began preparation for this series, we noticed that one element seemed apparent throughout all the scriptural narratives: people who were always present around Jesus because of his preaching, teaching, and healing. 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.
What is #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.
Your Disciple-Making Journey Starts Here
So . . . you downloaded Developing an Intentional Discipleship System: A Guide for Congregations, or picked one up at your annual conference session. Perhaps you set it on your coffee table or by your reading chair with best intentions. Now weeks have gone by. We have all been there; best intentions, busy lives . . .
The 3rd short film in the #SeeAllThePeople series
What if we stopped “fixing” our churches and started seeing the people Christ calls us to reach?
Discussion Starter | "Anna"
Video Discussion Guide [PDF]
Discussion Starter | "Let Me Show You"
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Intentional Discipleship Systems
The intentional discipleship movement is already happening across the connection. More and more churches and leaders are recognizing that we must have a relentless focus on making and growing disciples, and move away from fixing churches.
How Are You Engaging Your Community?
Engagement involves initiating and building relationships. Engagement seeks to ensure that outreach and evangelism efforts become a vital part of an intentional system of discipleship.
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