Weekend Focus on Discipleship

Weekend Focus on Discipleship graphicOn October 6–8, 2017, Newark United Methodist Church will be engaged in a “Focus on Discipleship” weekend. This three-day event will highlight the importance of intentionality in one’s walk with Christ and doing so within community, as well as the need for training disciples so that they can disciple others.

  • On Friday, October 6, at 6:30 p.m., Newark United Methodist Church participants in Covenant Discipleship and Disciples TREE will gather in Heritage Hall for an evening pot-luck dinner and social with the Rev. Steven Manskar (Director of Wesleyan Leadership for Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church). There will be a unique opportunity during the evening for Rev. Manskar to address specific questions participants have about these Wesleyan practices.
  • image of workshop flyerOn Saturday, October 7, from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Newark United Methodist Church will host a Focus on Discipleship Workshop, led by the Rev. Steven Manskar (Director of Wesleyan Leadership for Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church). Manskar’s teaching will focus on “disciples making disciples” and will include discussion of both Covenant Discipleship groups and Class Leaders. This workshop is open to all within the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference who have an interest in learning more about Wesleyan practices and how to infuse those within the life of one’s church. Online registration is required and includes lunch and workshop materials. The cost is $30 per person, and the deadline for registration was September 30, 2017. Those who registered by September 23 receive Rev. Manskar’s new book, Disciples Making Disciples: A Guide for Covenant Discipleship Groups & Class Leaders. Registration is now closed.
  • On Sunday morning, October 8, Rev. Manskar will be preaching at Newark United Methodist Church’s 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 services. Liturgists will be members of the church’s Discipleship Leadership team.

We are called as followers of Jesus Christ to spread the good news (“the gospel”) and “make disciples.” More precisely, we are to do what is necessary to grow followers of Jesus into mature disciples of Christ, as Jesus instructed, as recorded in Matthew 28:19-20 (“The Great Commission”).

“Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”  (Eugene Peterson’s The Message)

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