Get Your Spirit in Shape: Everyday Disciples
When we become Christians, we begin a lifelong journey of following Jesus every day. John Wesley taught the early Methodists to meet together in small groups called classes, to help one another along the way. The United Methodist Church continues to encourage Christians to gather in discipleship groups that will help us grow in our love of God and neighbor.
In this episode, we talk about discipleship with three leaders at Discipleship Ministries who have each authored books about leading Covenant Discipleship groups with adults, youth, and children. Their work will inspire you to enter into covenant with fellow disciples of Jesus Christ for your own spiritual growth and the benefit of your church.
Get Your Spirit in Shape
Steve Mansakr, Director Wesleyan Leadership
- Disciples Making Disciples: A Guide for Covenant Discipleship Groups and Class Leaders by Steve Manskar
- A Disciple's Journal: A Guide for Daily Prayer, Bible Reading, and Discipleship - Steve's recommended spiritual exercise
- Contact Steve Manskar
Chris Wilterdink, Director Young People's Ministries
- Everyday Disciples: Covenant Discipleship with Youth by Chris Wilterdink
- Devozine - Chris recommended this devotional magazine by teens for teens
- Contact Chris Wilterdink
Melanie Gordon, Director Ministry with Children
- Growing Everyday Disciples: Covenant Discipleship with Children by Melanie Gordon, Susan Groseclose, & Gayle Quay
- Pockets - Melanie recommended this devotional magazine for children and their families
- Contact Melanie Gordon
- Covenant Discipleship: Changing lives, transforming communities on UMC.org
- Disciples making disciples: Life-transforming small groups on UMC.org
- Covenant Discipleship and Wesleyan Leadership resources at DiscipleshipMinistries.org
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