Discipleship Resources

Theology is defined as the study of the nature of God and your beliefs about Him. What you believe about God is important, because it effects how you live. How you live influences the world around you. We hope these resources will help you on your journey to know God and live like Jesus. 

Follow the Rabbi

Following Jesus is the central focus of our theology. Phrases we use often: 


-Are you a Christian or a CHRISTian? 

-How far can you depart from the founder of the movement (Jesus) and still call it Christian?

-The goal of a disciple is to be just like the Rabbi.  

-We follow Jesus not out of obligation, but out of love. 


Definition of a Disciple: Know, Be, Do (document)

First Century Process of Discipleship (document) 

ReJesus by Alan Hirsch (book)

Discipled by Jesus: Your ongoing invitation to follow Christ by Robert Gelinas (book) 


Identity & knowing who you are

Learning Your Personality and Gifting

Identity in Jesus (document) 

Myers Briggs Test (free test) 

Spiritual Gifting #1 (free test) 

Spiritual Gifting #2 (free test) 

The Road Back to You (Enneagram) by Ian Cron

Enneagram Podcast by Suzzanne Stabile


The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning (book on understanding grace in the midst of our brokenness)  

The Gift of Being Yourself by David Benner (book)

Unseen: The gift of being hidden in a world that loves to be noticed by Sara Hagerty (book) 


leadership

Read the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John through the lens of Jesus' leadership style. Questions to ask: How does Jesus lead? What does he do under pressure? How does he interact with his 12 disciples? What does he care most about? Who does he seek to please? What does he delegate and what does he do himself? How does he empower people? What frustrated Jesus and what was he patient with? Is he task or people driven? 


Growing Up by Real Life Ministries (free document) 

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do by Amy Morin (free article) 

Successful People (free PDF)

10 Characteristics of Highly Successful People by Chris Hogan (free document)

Catalyst Leadership Podcast by Catalyst Conferences  

Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley (book) 

Small Cloud Rising by Dave Gibbons (book)