And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.”

What does discipleship at this stage look like?

Having embraced Christ and basic Christian beliefs, you are now committed to a deeper connection with God and are following Jesus. God’s grace is giving you a new and richer relationship with God and others.

 At this stage, you are learning from others in small groups and trying out personal spiritual practices, such as prayer, meditation, Bible study, accountability, and financial giving to deepen your connection with God. You may remain hesitant to connect deeply with or to share your new faith with others. In absorbing the real-life implications of your growing faith, you probably struggle to move from acknowledging God (head) to having a personal relationship with God (heart), even though you may be serving God (hands).

 This is a stage of “doing” for God - going to Bible study, serving others, attending worship. It is possible to get comfortable and “stuck” in this stage. Many people do.

NEXT STEPS FOR PEOPLE AT THE "COME, FOLLOW ME" STAGE

1) Explore your beliefs
Join a Bible study or other small group learning opportunity
Go on the "Walk to Emmaus" retreat

2) Join Chapelwood
Follow the "Easy as 1-2-3" steps 

3) Serve others
Serve with us - in the church, in the city, or across the world.

 

If you would like some assistance with developing your own personal discipleship pathway, Teresa Rossy, Ginny Itz, or Chris Ferguson would be happy to help you. Please feel free to contact any of them.