Real Disciples Survey:
Pastors can claim their church login by following the link to this page: https://www.discipleshipsurvey.com/churchclaimwestvirginia.html.
You simply choose your church, hit claim, then edit profile and add your email address and a password. This gives you access to your church level administration.
Churches login here once you have claimed your account: http://discipleshipsurvey.com/church.html
Individuals signup for an account here: http://discipleshipsurvey.com/member.html
When signing up, please enter the West Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church code: WESTVIRGINIALOVE
Once you do, you will be given a dropdown to choose district and church.
Individuals login here once registered: http://discipleshipsurvey.com/memberlogin.html
Resources from the Membership to Discipleship Workshop
Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples, Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger, B&H Books, 2011.
Foundations: An Introduction to Spiritual Practices, Phil Maynard, EMC3Coaching, 2013.
Deepening Your Effectiveness: Restructuring the Local Church for Life Transformation, Dan Glover and Claudia Lavy, Discipleship Resources, 2006.
Growing True Disciples: New Strategies for Producing Genuine Followers of Christ, George Barna, Waterbrook Press, 2001.
Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time, Greg Ogden, IVP Books, 2003.
Discipler: Intentional, Relational, Accountable Discipleship, Phil Maynard, Market Square Books, 2017.
Connect: Creating a Culture of Relationships That Matter, Phil Maynard, EMC3Coaching, 2016.
Video clips for Membership to Discipleship Workshop
How Not to Make Disciples, Francis Chan, Youtube video
Personal Trainer, the movie Blindside
50 Anniversary (rock climbing video), Youtube video
Dust (Nooma Video Series), Youtube video
Additional resources for the local church:
Recommended reading for creating Discipleship Systems:
Building A Discipling Culture by Mike Breen
Charting a Course of Discipleship: A Workbook on Christian Discipleship by Teresa Gilbert
Praises for WVUMC Confirmation Curriculum:
After many years in youth ministry before entering the pulpit in 2016, I had developed a fairly healthy cynicism around the various confirmation curricula on the market. So when I began preparations for my first confirmation class as pastor at Sand Hill (Little Kanawha District) this fall, my first instinct was to dust off and adapt some of the resources I had developed on my own over the past decade.
Luckily, in a meeting with Conference Congregational Development Director Amy Shanholtzer, I became aware of After the Altar Call, a free confirmation curriculum written by and for West Virginia United Methodists and available under Youth Resources on the wvumc.org conference website. I downloaded the PDF from the conference website, and as soon as I read it, I was sold.
Based on a student-mentor model, After the Altar Call is an 11-week curriculum based on a progressive walk through Creation, Crisis, Covenant, Christ, Church, Calling, and Completion. It takes participants through the entire gospel of Mark and includes weekly introductions to various spiritual practices. It is highly adaptable to local contexts, allowing leaders to adjust content to their specific needs.
Proof of the curriculum’s success came Dec. 3 when we confirmed four new students into membership at Sand Hill.
Rev. Joe Webb may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Disciples of Christ
Seeallthepeople.org for free videos and downloadable resources from Discipleship Ministries about creating a discipleship system for your church.
for free videos and downloadable resources from Discipleship Ministries about creating a discipleship system for your church.
Covenant Discipleship Resources:
for creating accountable discipleship groups in your congregation in keeping with our Wesleyan tradition. Click below for a downloadable brochure. Covenant_Discipleship_Brochure
2400 + Professions of Faith
Watch the Chuck Knows Church Confirmation video series on YouTube.
Dr. Ken Ramsey’s “Sharing a Vital Faith” series assists your church form small groups.
Note the video below and the study guide here.