This page includes resources to facilitate the discipleship of individuals. Click on the blue links to access the resources.
Holy Habitus Video Blog
Phil, our associate minister, has a weekly video blog on discipleship called Holy Habitus. The blogs are 3 minutes long and share some thoughts about how we can cultivate a deeper walk of discipleship with Jesus. Click here to visit the blog, enter your email address, and click ‘follow’ and you’ll get an email each week when a new blog is posted – simples!
- Forming a New Habit – a worksheet to help you think through how to implement a new Christlike habit / behaviour into your ‘habitus’
- Building Lessons from Jesus
Resources for Passionate Spirituality
Bible in One Year – 2016
In 2016 we’re seeking to Build for Eternity and in order to do this we desire to be more deeply nourished by God’s word. To this end, 100+ of us are setting out to read the Bible in One Year. We want to grow and flourish in ministry and mission as we root ourselves in the Bible, excited about the prospect of doing this together. On the same page. Every day of the year! So why not join us?!
During the year to help us to stay the course as well as occasional posts on Phil’s Holy Habitus blog, and a living conversation on the CBC One Year Bible facebook group, we’ll also occasionally publish an episode of CBC One Year Bible Question Time. Listen below, or click on the hyper link, right click, and choose ‘save as’ to download.
Is Genesis outdated and untrue? Did Methuselah really live that long? And what’s the deal with those Nephilites? Alex and Phil tackle some questions from our OYB readings in Genesis.
Was Jacob’s wrestling match with God literal or metaphorical? Why don’t we call the Lord’s appearance to Abraham in Genesis the ‘coming’ like we do with Jesus’ arrival? How are Abraham and Isaac the good guys when then they risk their wives’ lives? And what on earth is the deal with mass pig drownings? All this and more in this episode of OYB Question Time!
What is a biblical response to the question of divorce? And what on earth are we to make of the book of Leviticus?
Was it fair of God to harden Pharaoh’s heart? What can we learn from that for our own spiritual walk? And how can we cultivate a soft heart?
What on earth are we to make of what looks like divinely sanctioned genocide in the Old Testament?
What do we know about ‘the 72’ in Luke 10?
‘I’m sorry – HOW many wives?!’ In this episode of Question Time we look at the question: What’s with all this polygamy in the Old Testament?
‘Where did all the shields go, long time passing? Where did all the gold stuff go, long time ago?’ In this episode of Question Time we look at the question: What happened to the gold shields made by Solomon mentioned in 1 Kings 10:17?
Dangerous Communion?! In this episode of Question Time, Antony talks to Alex about 1 Corinthians 11 and Paul’s sombre warning about the consequences of dishonouring the body of Christ and not taking the Lord’s Supper seriously.
The ‘Quiet Time’
The old song goes ‘read your Bible, pray every day, and you’ll grow grow grow!’ Whatever stage you’re at in your walk, reflection on scripture and a regular rhythm of prayer are essential for spiritual growth. Click here for some basic tips for getting ‘into the word’ and building a rhythm of prayer in your life.
Resources for Discerning ‘Next Steps’
- The Personal Discipleship MOT – A resource to help you discern what your ‘next step’ as a disciple of Jesus might be.
- Listening for God – tips for discerning God’s voice from some sermon slides on 1 Sam 3.
- The MAP Course – A resource based on passages in the book of Acts for discerning what your next steps might be in terms of personal evangelism. Can be used on your own, in one-to-ones, or in small groups.
Resources for Exploring Gifting
In addition to the SHAPE Course available in the home group resources library in the church foyer, here are links to just five of the many ‘spiritual gifts surveys / questionnaires’ which a quick internet search can yield (some will be more useful than others):
- LifeWay Spiritual Gifts Survey,
- CPAS: Exploring Spiritual Gifts
- Gifted2Serve (online tool)
- Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts Inventory (online tool)
- Fivefold Ministries Questionnaire – from the book The Passionate Church: The Art of Life-Changing Discipleship, by Breen & Kallestad (Kingsway, 2005)).
For more opportunities to get involved keep an eye out for the volunteers board in the church foyer, or the volunteer opportunities section of the church members meeting papers. Alternatively you could get in touch with a leader in the ministry area you are interested in serving in by checking out the ‘who’s who?’ page and getting in touch.