Discipleship: Deep, Rich, & Rooted

Jesus' disciples are like trees planted by streams of water (Psalm 1:3).

Rooted in the source of all life—in Jesus—we are empowered to grow and produce fruit: love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, and self control. Even through times of drought, pruning, or winter cold, God's word and power—like deep, rich earth and life-giving water—sustain and renew us.

Discipleship: Deep, Rich, and Rooted can help you:

  • become more like Jesus
  • guide someone on a discipleship journey
  • connect with discipleship resources
  • grow a sermon series
  • enrich a study group
  • nurture discipleship in your church

For each topic, you'll find related scriptures, a mini sermon or devotional, ways to dig deeper, best practices, resources, and ways to connect with others. 

Begin by choosing a topic:

The Discipleship, Deep Rich and Rooted Task Force was comprised of Nancy NcNiven (Synod of Albany), Mark Veldt (Synod of the Great Lakes), Lois Fiegel (Commission on Christian Discipleship and Education), Arlene Sorce (now Romaine; Synod of the Mid-Atlantics), Deb Swanson (Synod of the Great Lakes), Jane Schuyler (GSC staff), James Steward (Synod of New York), and Kirsty DePree (GSC staff).

Discipleship Deep, Rich, & Rooted: Baptism

"Discipleship: Deep, Rich, and Rooted" can help you grow as a disciple, or equip you to help others grow. Discover Scriptures, devotionals, and best practices about baptism.

Discipleship Deep, Rich, & Rooted: The Bible

"Discipleship: Deep, Rich, and Rooted" can help you grow as a disciple, or equip you to help others grow. Discover Scriptures, devotionals, and best practices about the Bible.

Discipleship Deep, Rich, & Rooted: Belonging

"Discipleship: Deep, Rich, and Rooted" can help you grow as a disciple, or equip you to help others grow. Discover Scriptures, devotionals, and best practices about belonging.

Discipleship Deep, Rich, & Rooted: Belief

"Discipleship: Deep, Rich, and Rooted" can help you grow as a disciple, or equip you to help others grow. Discover Scriptures, devotionals, and best practices about belief.

Discipleship Deep, Rich, & Rooted: Being

"Discipleship: Deep, Rich, and Rooted" can help you grow as a disciple, or equip you to help others grow. Discover Scriptures, devotionals, and best practices about being.

Discipleship Deep, Rich, & Rooted: Building

"Discipleship: Deep, Rich, and Rooted" can help you grow as a disciple, or equip you to help others grow. Discover Scriptures, devotionals, and best practices about building.

Discipleship Deep, Rich, & Rooted: Bringing

"Discipleship: Deep, Rich, and Rooted" can help you grow as a disciple, or equip you to help others grow. Discover Scriptures, devotionals, and best practices about bringing.