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after Wide Consultation  Methodist Council  Holiness & Risk event  GS report to conference  Numerous discussions. Discipleship…. ...in line with Our Calling and Our Priorities not a ‘new initiative’ but an extension of focus and prioritising. Discipleship….

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discipleship
after

Wide Consultation

 Methodist Council

 Holiness & Risk event

 GS report to conference

 Numerous discussions...

Discipleship…
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...in line with Our Calling

and Our Priorities

not a ‘new initiative’

but an extension of focus and prioritising...

Discipleship…
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 less ‘another top down initiative’

 more about ‘getting in step’ than ‘banging a drum’

Discipleship…
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recognition that making and nurturing disciples of Jesus Christ is an essential call and ministry of the local churchDiscipleship…
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So making disciples of Jesus Christ is an essential call and ministry of the local church – evangelism matters

Making Disciples Matters

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recognition that nurturing disciples of Jesus Christ is an essential ministry of the local church

Making Disciples Matters

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Discipleship…

 Whole-life

 Life-long

 World-changing

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Whole-Life Discipleship…

connected, authentic discipleship

 The Martha effect – in the home

 The Nicanor effect – in the Church

 The Obadiah effect – in the workplace

 The Solomon effect – in the public square

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Life-Long Discipleship…

 The Martha effect – in the home

 The Nicanor effect – in the Church

 The Obadiah effect – in the workplace

 The Solomon effect – in the public square

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World-Changing Discipleship…

Because Christian discipleship is not primarily about self improvement

 The Martha effect – in the home

 The Nicanor effect – in the Church

 The Obadiah effect – in the workplace

 The Solomon effect – in the public square

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Together these themes/strands re-express and support a focus on personal and social holiness deep in the heart of Methodism... Discipleship…
personal discipleship
they challenge individuals to be good disciples...Personal Discipleship…

through means of grace, and spiritual disciplines...

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belonging to the people of God, accountability, service, witness etc...

for the glory of God and the sake of the World

Corporate Discipleship…

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 building on what’s happening

 learning from each other

 offering a greater mission rationale and focus

 going on the ‘road’

Discipleship…and Mapping a Way Forward

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Discipleship…and Mapping a Way Forward

The intentional making and nurturing of Christian disciples will be offered as the desired outcome and clear intention of the Mapping a Way Forward: Regrouping for Mission process.

So that Methodism – at every level of its being – becomes a more useful tool in the hands of a missionary God....

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Our task today...

 “Are the Connexional Team in step … with

God, Church, Society?”

 “What might our ‘uniquely and best be?’”

Discipleship…

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