Discipleship Videos
What does it means to become a disciple of Jesus Christ? Each week, we explore the disciplines of discipleship so that we may go into the world and make disciples! Our Discipleship Program centers around a weekly video lead by Pastor Brady along with suggested discussion questions or prompts. You can watch the video by yourself and reflect on the questions, call a friend  or even watch with your family and discuss it together. New videos are posted each Monday. 
Jesus’ Practices
Week 1 – “Jesus & Scripture”

Question – Share about your practices with scripture. Are you currently reading regularly? What does it look like for you?
Question we will be asking – How might scripture be speaking into your life today?
Read Matthew 4:1-4 together and discuss.
Question – I wonder what it means for you to not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God?
Question – I wonder what steps you can take to grow in your life with God thru the scriptures?
Week 2 – “Jesus & Prayer”, Mark 1:35-37 & John 17

Share about your current practice of prayer. Do you pray regularly? What do you pray about mostly?
Jesus’ Prayer Life – Mark 1:35
Jesus’ Prayer – John 17
Instructions – Divide into 3 sections (v 1-5, 6-19, 20-26). Read a section. I want you to ask: Why do you think Jesus prayed this? What grabbed your attention and why?
Question – How might the Spirit and scriptures speak into your life?
Week 3 – “Jesus’ Spiritual Disciplines”

Am I enjoying prayer?
Do I give the bible time to speak to me every day?
How did the Bible live in me today?
“Discipleship 2021”
 “Spiritual Inventory”

Spiritual Diagnostic Test:
1 How is your life with God? What is your heart toward the Lord right now? Are you excited to know more of Him or apathetic? Are you growing or stagnant?
2 Are you in a place right now where you want to grow in your relationship with Christ? Explain. Be honest.
3 What are you going to do about it (what is your next step) and how can your group encourage you? For groups, I want you each to take turns praying over someone in the group until everyone has prayed and been prayed over.
“The Sermon on the Mount”
Week 1 – Matthew 5:1-12 “A Christian’s Attitude”

Read Matthew 5:1-12
I wonder what does it mean to be blessed or happy?
I wonder what is the impact of understanding blessedness as a divine act declared on us rather than the way we feel?
I want you to look at the list one more time. Which one do you need to prayerfully pursue this week? Is it mercy? Peacemaker? Hunger and thirst for righteousness? Poor in spirit or pure in heart?
Week 2 – Matthew 5:13-16 “A Christian’s Influence”

Read Matthew 5: 13-16
Thinking of this passage in these terms, I wonder…what you think Jesus means by us being the salt of the earth? I wonder what this says about our mission to the world around us?
I wonder…are you actively seeking to be transformed, to be shaped into likeness of Christ…or if you’re just going thru the motions?
Week 3 – Matthew 5:17-37 “Righteousness”

Matthew 5:20
I wonder what is both compelling about Jesus’ righteousness and most challenging about it?
Matthew 5:21-26
Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it? … What can you do to better deal with our anger towards others?
Matthew 5:27-30
I wonder what we can do to root out the seeds of sin in us? Also, what can we do to cultivate a heart where God’s grace flourishes?
Week 4 – Matthew 5:38-48  “A Christian’s Love”

Matthew 5:38-48
Read Matthew 5:38-42 and discuss together
How do we live with God’s Kingdom values in this earthly kingdom?
Read Matthew 5:43-48
What can we do to grow in our ability to love?
Week 5 – Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18  “A Christian’s Authenticity”

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
Read Matthew 6:1-6
What is the motivation behind what we do? In our practices, are we trying to win approval from God or others?
Matthew 6:2-6
Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?
Read Matthew 6:16-18
How is it with your soul? How is you life with God?
Week 6 – Matthew 6:7-15  “A Christian’s Prayer”

Read Matthew 6:7-8
Share what your practice of prayer looks like. What do you pray about most often…and how can you become more intentional?
Read Matthew 6:9-15
Spend some time looking at it from both the perspective of the whole and each of its parts. What is Jesus trying to say with the entire prayer, and what is He saying thru each statement?
What can you take away from the model Jesus gave us to practice in your own prayer life? To ask it a different way, what is the biggest takeaway for you in the Lord’s Prayer?
Week 7 – Matthew 6:19-24  “Money”

Read Matthew 6:19-24 and discuss.
What are you storing up? Are you using your money to invest in this life or the next?
What does using 99% of our resources to prop up this life have to say about what we treasure most?
I want you to respond to that and discuss your thoughts in light of what Jesus says in verses 19-21.
Where are you looking?
I wonder…what is your focus today and why?
Who are you serving? Do you love and serve God or do you love and serve money?
Now, rather than asking that question. I want us to try a new practice this week. It comes out of one of the questions Wesley’s groups used to ask each week: do I pray about the money I spend? I have a friend who asks it this way: “Lord, should I use Your money on this?” Before you spend money I want you to pray and ask. Sometimes it means you get the latte and other times it doesn’t.
Week 8 – Matthew 6:25-34  “Worry”

Read Matthew 25-30
Discuss how Jesus is calling us to think about worry…about our lives.
Read Matthew 6:19-30
What does Jesus say here that can give you greater confidence in God’s care for you?
Read Matthew 6:31-34 (As you read verses 31-34, note what Jesus says about our desires and direction.)
Jesus charges us to know who we are in the Lord and to chase after knowing Him.
I want you to discuss that together. What does this look like?
Week 9 – Matthew 7:1-27 “Life’s Foundation”

Read Matthew 7:1-5
I wonder what you need to hear Jesus saying to you here? What are you going to do with it?
Read Mattewh 7:13-27
There are decisions that determine the trajectory of our life (earthly and eternal). Jesus shares those decisions so that those who listen to Him won’t miss them. I want you to listen to each of them. I wonder which one stands out to you today. Why do you think you needed to hear that one?
You can view videos from previous Discipleship series by clicking on our Discipleship Youtube Playlist.

What is a Disciple?

We believe the defining marks of a disciple of Jesus Christ is best seen in three critical relationships modeled by Jesus. Our love for God, our love for the church and our love for the world. Jesus modeled how we live faithfully concerning each of these relationships. Each relationship is unique and our investment in each may look different at different times. We challenge one another to invest in each of these relationships as Jesus did as we:
 
Quick Tips for groups:
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Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Teach the new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.
And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of age.
~Matthew 28:19-20