Tag: discipleship

Better Discipleship Means Better Catechesis

Catechisms are not about mere information transfer, but holistic transformation: reaching the will and affections through the intellect.

Open-Ended Questions for Catechumens

After the catechumen (the person being prepared for baptism/membership) has been instructed in the Creed, the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and the sacraments...

The Westminster Shorter Catechism: Revised for Methodists

The following text is from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, with several omissions and revisions in keeping with the spirit of John Wesley’s Revision of...

Discipleship 101: Three Stages of Spiritual Growth

Christians are called to “grow up”; that is, we are to “grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ”...

Helping Others Read the Bible for the First Time

Many struggle to persevere in reading God’s word; the church is responsible to help them be successful.

Three Common Errors Disciplers Make

The Church has been given a risky mission; or rather, Christians have been invited to partner with God to accomplish a divine mission. Jesus...

A Disciple-Making Church

Is your church effectively making disciples of Jesus? I once gave a presentation titled “Creating a Culture of Discipleship in your Local Church.” After...

The History and Significance of the Wesleyan Class Meeting

The Class Meeting served as a place where people could be honest about their condition and receive loving exhortation and encouragement in their battles.

What if a Believer Sins? Restoration and the Church’s Role in...

“A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” (Psalm 51:17) God’s Plan of Restoration All is well on the earth for a short...

Go and Make Disciples: Being Jesus’ Disciple

When we’re saved, we enter into a master-disciple relationship with Jesus.