'Way of Discipleship'

How can I book onto, or run, a Way of Discipleship module?  How can I see some sample materials?

Way of Discipleship is a 22 session journey with others, growing in: 

  • Walking with God each day
  • Changing in my character
  • Living out my calling
  • Being confident with the Bible.

It starts this October, online.  It’s free.

We will be “learning as we follow” through four modules:

Being with God (Module 1 – seven sessions).  Growing in a daily relationship of love with God.

Becoming like Christ (Module 2 – five sessions) Being changed in our characters to be more and more the people God calls us to be.

Joining in with the Spirit (Module 3 – five sessions) Living out our life purpose by joining in with God’s plan for the restoration of all things.

Knowing the Story and Bible confidence (5 sessions) Knowing the story of the Bible and having confidence in reading it.

Each session is about two hours with a group of 6-8 people.  You can do all the modules one after another or split up over a longer period.

If you are interested in joining a Zoom group from October 7th you can register with this form

If you are interested in facilitating a group or running one in your own parish/church there are three training sessions in September beginning on Monday 7th. 

You can find out more, and see some sample materials, at the bottom of this page.

Who is it for?

It aims to be flexible, and so suitable for many people. It’s the next step on from a basic foundation, but it has lots of extra options to stretch those who want to dig deeper.

It’s about being transformed – and so may be helpful for lots of people at different stages of their Christian journey.

You don’t need lots of knowledge, or to be a “confident Christian”.  You just need a desire to grow..

How does it work?

It’s about developing confident understanding of discipleship, but more importantly shaping our lives around the habits and practices which help us grow.

In each session there is worship, some core content, modelling by other local, ordinary Christians of discipleship in their everyday experience, and a chance to reflect on, “What is God saying to me?”  and, “How may I respond?” 

Further material at various levels is offered for those who want more to explore between sessions.

How do I find out more?

Please contact Guy Donegan-Cross at [email protected] and he would be delighted to speak with you. 

Or, for more practical queries, Peter Cozens at [email protected] will be delighted to help.

What do I need?

You will need access to a computer (for the first term).  All the resources are online on the Pathways learning platform – you will be given access to this before the first module in October.

What does it lead to?

By God’s grace, a life that is being transformed by the Spirit of Christ, and “more, and more confident disciples” across our area.

Doing the four Way of Discipleship modules is our essential preparation for anyone considering any licensed ministry in Church of England Birmingham.   

There will be a commissioning service every year in which anyone who has done any module will receive a certificate of recognition and be sent out as a disciple.

How do I run a module?

You don't need to be an expert to use the materials - they are flexible and easy to use.

They will be running on Zoom from this October.  If you want to train to be a facilitator for these (and future sessions) and to use the materials there will be three Zoom sessions in September:

1. On the morning of Monday 7th September OR the evening of Tuesday 8th September

2. On the morning of Monday 14th September OR the evening of Tuesday 15th September

3. On the morning of Tuesday 22nd September OR the evening of Tuesday 22nd September

You can book in for the training as a Way of Discipleship facilitator using this form.

Sample materials

Facilitator's Notes for Session 1

Content magazine for Session 1

Powerpoint presentation for session 1

Sample extra material: Leadership in the Bible Magazine