The most important journey anyone can take is a spiritual journey with Jesus. He said in Matthew 7:14, “But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Like any other journey, it can be perplexing. We, the church, can assist in pointing to the Way, the Truth, and the Life - Jesus Christ Himself. Becoming a disciple of Jesus is a life-long journey with the triune God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - that offers real relationship, salvation, meaning and purpose to life, satisfaction of the soul, and restoration into the likeness and image of Christ in which we were originally created. The Pathway to Discipleship is an intentional plan developed to help the church welcome, build, and deepen discipleship. It is centered on Wesley’s understanding of discipleship as a journey of grace. As with any journey, it is important to determine where you are now and where you desire to be. For
Once your starting point has been determined, the Pathway has been constructed to point you to practical ways to grow and live out your faith. That part of the Pathway is based on our church’s vision statement to connect in small groups, grow as disciples, serve others locally and/or globally and lead others to do the same. It certainly is not an all-inclusive list. Invite God to lead as you make decisions that will determine your individual-specific plan. But know you won’t be going alone! As we map out the route, our hope is to help guide you, along with other sojourners, on a path that leads to an intimate relationship with Jesus, transformation of the heart, and a life lived in the likeness of Christ. Let’s get packing!!
On the Journey with You,
Rev. Stephanie Kidd
Director of Discipleship