Way of Discipleship

In a time of great change, challenge and opportunity, the priority of making “more, and more confident disciples” is clearer than ever.

From January 2022, on Monday or Thursday evenings, 7.00-9.15pm you can join the second of the Way of Discipleship modules, "Becoming like Christ".

This module is six sessions, and shapes our understanding of Christ - His life, death, resurrection and ascension.  It also aims to shape our characters, and to grow as His disciples in our lived experience.

Way of Discipleship is a 24 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’s about developing confident understanding of discipleship, but more importantly shaping our lives around the habits and practices which help us grow.

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

Each session is about two hours.  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 please use this form: www.dio.org.uk/WofD21-22B.  If you need assistance please email the Learning and Development Team.

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 email Guy Donegan-Cross and he would be delighted to speak with you. 

What do I need?

You will need access to a computer. 

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.

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

What does it lead to?

By God’s grace, a life that is being transformed by the Spirit of Christ, and “more, and more".

This short video with Rev Guy Donegan-Cross, Director of Learning for Discipleship and Mission, and Mrs Maverney Kettle, opens up what discipleship means.