“Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.”
Powered by God’s transformational grace, you are characterized by one major development beyond the previous stage – the degree of your surrender to Christ. At this stage, you give Christ the keys and allow him to be the “driver” of your life. From the church, you are looking for continued help with discernment of God’s will, you are serving others on your own, and inviting others to join you. You are deeply self-giving and generous.
NEXT STEPS FOR PEOPLE AT THE "ABIDE IN ME" STAGE
1) Seek Guidance
Meet with a Next Step Guide
Go Deeper in Prayer
2) Serve Others
3) Live Generously
To live generously as United Methodists, we commit to five actions in our covenant of membership:
If you would like to talk with someone about developing your own personal discipleship pathway, Teresa Rossy, or Chris Ferguson would be happy to help you.