Discipleship Pathway

At GEBC our mission is to Love God, love one another and serve the world.  We believe that for this mission to be a reality discipleship must be a primary focus of the Church.  To that end we have created a Discipleship Pathway to assist you to strengthen and grow your faith and to help you to disciple others too.

What is a Discipleship pathway?   A way of ensuring that we are providing the right support at the right level for the purpose of growing dynamic disciples.

What it isn’t?  A cloning device, a straight line, a way of boxing people, a program to complete.

Why?    People take a long time to learn and develop, disciples don’t just happen, so we need intentionality and an ongoing pathway.

What steps can you take?    

Possible steps include:

  • A consultation with one of the Pastoral staff.
  • Joining a Life group.
  • Serving on one of our teams or volunteering in some capacity.
  • Participating in courses when they come up.
  • Making use of the resources available at GEBC on the Discipleship Pathway Display.
  • Above all, make time for God and for His Word, both corporately and individually.

Listed below are some possible resources that you may like to make direct use of:

(Websites not ‘endorsed’ by GEBC but suggested as a possible resource)

www.alltogether.co.nz    Information and resources around evangelism and the Hope Project.

www.10daychallenge.co.nz     A user friendly site for those interested in finding out more about the Christian faith – Linking to the Hope Project.

www.reasonablefaith.org     Reasonable Faith aims to provide in the public arena an intelligent, articulate, and uncompromising yet gracious Christian perspective on the most important issues concerning the truth of the Christian faith today.

www.bible.org   Bible study tools and resources so Christians in every culture can be equipped for global impact.

www.biblicaltraining.org   A Christian, non-profit ministry that has a passion to equip people to become biblically trained and fully devoted disciples of Jesus.

www.theopedia.com Theopedia is a growing online evangelical encyclopedia of biblical Christianity, a network of interconnected pages, constantly being refined and updated.

www.blueletterbible.org    Powerful tools for an in-depth study of God’s Word through a free online reference library, with study tools that are grounded in the historical, conservative Christian faith.

www.stjohnadulted.org    An educational website with a number of handouts and power-points on a variety of relevant topics relating to the Christian worldview.

(Books and media not ‘endorsed’ by GEBC but suggested as a possible resource)

The Cost of Discipleship,                                                    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Celebration of Discipline,                                                    Richard Foster

The Pursuit of God,                                                             A.W.Tozer

The Ragamuffin Gospel,                                                      Brennan Manning

Sex, Men & God,                                                                  Douglas Weiss

Wild at heart,                                                                       John Eldredge

Captivating,                                                                         Staci Eldredge

The power of a praying wife/parent/husband,                     Stormie O’Martin

The Essential Guide to Healing,                                            Bill Johnson and Randy Clark

The Practice of the Presence of God,                                    Brother Lawrence

What’s so amazing about Grace, Disillusioned by God, The Bible Jesus read,    Philip Yancey

The case for Christ…faith….creation…Christmas…the real Jesus…etc) Lee Strobel’s books & DVD’s

Evidence for a creator and intelligent design,    Illustria Media—DVD’s & youtube