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About Growing Disciples and How to use this Site

Why do this course? Because we need a plan. Read more here.

GrowingDisciples is a year long self-paced program to help you grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ. It is a  step-by-step pathway towards Christian maturity, no matter whereabouts you are up to on your journey of following Jesus. It has four strands: (i) Bible Reading, (ii) Prayer, (iii) Practical Exercises, and (iv) Community. Together, like the four legs of a table, these form a solid foundation for growth. On this site you can navigate through each of these strands wherever you see the following menu.

An introduction to each of the strands is found by clicking on each of the following links: (i) Bible Reading, (ii) Prayer, (iii) Practical Exercises, and (iv) Community.

The Bible Reading strand is augmented by a short Daily Devotional video, published 5 or 6 days each week. These will appear on the front page of this site.

GrowingDisciples is described as a ‘self-paced program’ because you decide at what level you will engage with each part of the course. Since we are all unique, all starting from different places with differing capacities– and yet all on the same journey of following Jesus– GrowingDisciples offers the freedom to tailor the course to our own needs.


What’s New?

Click on the titles below for the latest resources

1 Kings 17-18: Elijah and Ahab

In the biblical narrative, as we observe the movement from Monarchy to Exile, from blessing to slavery, God’s people decline further and further away from him. Central to Israel’s decline is the interaction between God’s prophets and the Kings, to whom they were sent with God’s word. Even as God sends Elijah to confront King […]

1 Kings 12-13: Jeroboam

In the biblical narrative, as we observe the movement from Monarchy to Exile, from blessing to slavery, God’s people decline further and further away from him. In the case of King Jeroboam of Israel, we see his outrageous attempt to ‘use’ God to fortify his own power. In response, we consider our own ‘use’ of […]

1 Kings 11-12: Rehoboam

In the latter part of King Solomon’s reign, things turn sour as he gives his heart to many foreign wives, and as he mixes his worship of God with the worship of the many foreign gods of his many foreign wives. In the biblical narrative, this begins the movement from Monarchy to Exile, from blessing […]

Ecclesiastes, pt 5

The wisdom of Solomon is captured, in part, in the book of Ecclesiastes. He is framed as the great Teacher of Jerusalem who offers wisdom to those who will ponder his experience and reflections on life. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotions as part of the GrowingDisciples course.

Ecclesiastes, pt 4

The wisdom of Solomon is captured, in part, in the book of Ecclesiastes. He is framed as the great Teacher of Jerusalem who offers wisdom to those who will ponder his experience and reflections on life. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotions as part of the GrowingDisciples course.

Ecclesiastes, pt 3

The wisdom of Solomon is captured, in part, in the book of Ecclesiastes. He is framed as the great Teacher of Jerusalem who offers wisdom to those who will ponder his experience and reflections on life. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotions as part of the GrowingDisciples course.


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Acknowledgement

The basic framework of this course, and some of the material, have come from The Hare And The Tortoise– learning to pace ourselves in a world gone mad, by Andrew Shamy, Sam Bloore and Roshan Allpress. Buy a copy here. Download the first chapter here for free.

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