Discipleship: a life-long journey
As Christians, the goal is continual progress on a path towards being more like Christ.
This lifelong journey may have begun with classes as a young child that walked you
through confirmation, of your journey may have just begun as an adult just beginning
to walk on this new discipleship pathway. Regardless of where you are on your
faith journey, we are each called to progress on this path throughout each stage of
our lives. Our goal at GUMC is to provide opportunities for growth for all ages and for
all stages. We strive for opportunities that inspire and challenge people of all ages to
open themselves to God’s transforming grace in a livelong growth process that moves us
to become more like Christ every day.
What is a Disciple?
A disciple is a follower of Jesus Christ who is committed to:
Being part of the body of Christ
Continual progress towards becoming more like Jesus
Joining in ministry to be the hands of Christ in the world
There are three keys to growing spiritually:
Stay connected to God: Have daily time with God. Develop foundational spiritual practices.
Stay connected with others: Invest in Christian friendships. Regularly attend worship. Connect in an accountable relationship (small group, pastor, mentor, etc.)
Serve others: Find a way to serve in the church. Explore ways to serve in the community.