Discipleship

Third Reformed Church in Pella, Iowa, blesses God for many gifts.

An Arizona couple recognized the value of spiritual renewal, and wanted to help others care for their spiritual lives. But following God’s call for this ministry took a lot of sacrifice—and a lot of faith.

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After a planned closing and revamp, Grace Ann Arbor has emerged as a diverse and growing congregation, driven by interest from young professionals in the university city of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Todd Billings was in a fog after finding out he had incurable cancer. In the darkness, he came to understand lament—and God—in new ways.

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To Jess Shults it was a matter of laying a solid foundation. She and her congregation found it through Ridder Church Renewal, and now members are living out their faith in personal discipleship and church mission.

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Our Lord’s Community Church (RCA) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is making discipleship a group effort. Through its “D-groups” (D for discipleship), which typically spring from “C-groups” (C for community), the church is challenging members to deepen their faith and reach out to others.

And there’s been enough fruit in the experience that the church is now working with other congregations in Central Plains Classis to help them improve disciple-making.

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Faithwalking creates the possibility for real transformation, says Drew Poppleton.

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A pastor is now leading others through a discipleship process that was transformative in his own life.

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These three short words describe a long, deep transformation under way at The Journey, an RCA church in San Jose, California.

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It's 7:30 on a Thursday morning. The usual suspects are getting their coffee and a pastry and settling in around a table in a conference room at First Reformed Church of Schenectady, New York.

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