The Five Pathways of Discipleship
John Wesley the founder of Methodism believed that prayer is “the grand means of drawing closer to God.” Prayer deepens our relationship with God and raises our awareness of God’s presence in our lives.
Attending worship is a way to draw ourselves away from the nitty gritty of life and into the presence of God. Where two or three are gathered, God will be present.
Christian Education is an essential ministry of the church because to be a disciple of Jesus is to be a learner. Learning is essential to discipleship formation and growth.
Like the Jesus we follow, Christians are willing to give their lives for the sake of others and are willing to become agents of change and reconciliation. We are the hands and feet of Jesus.
All we have is a gift from God. We are called upon to give our financial resources, our time and our talents to further the Kingdom of God.
Measuring your Progress
On any journey it is important to periodically stop and check the map (or GPS) and see where you are. Ask yourself:
Am I regularly attending worship?
Am I living a life of generosity?
Am I continuing to read and study God’s word?
Am I daily spending time in prayer?
Am I being a doer of the word by serving others?