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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

Genesis 2-3

Why are things as they are? What kind of world do we live in? Who are we? The answers to these fundamental questions are answered in Genesis by the God who calls his people to himself in order to bestow his blessing. Stuart Holman hosts this series of short devotionals as part of the Bible […]

Genesis 1

Why are things as they are? What kind of world do we live in? Who are we? The answers to these fundamental questions are answered in Genesis by the God who calls his people to himself in order to bestow his blessing. Stuart Holman hosts this series of short devotionals as part of the Bible […]

Introducing our Daily Devotionals

What are Daily Devotionals, how do they fit in with the rest of the Bible Reading strand, and how can we make the most of them? Stuart Holman answers these questions in preparation for the launch of our Daily Devotionals next Monday.

January: Week 3

A Regula Vitae In his essay, “We Live by Rhythms“, Chris Webb explains that most of us would benefit from the Christian tradition of intentionally structuring our lives through a Regula Vitae—a “Rule of Life.” Don’t panic, this is not a legalistic set of rules to follow. Rather, it’s an invitation to write down some […]

Structure and Genesis

As we read our way through the book of Genesis one of the key questions we ponder is, ‘What kind of literature is this?’ Our answer to this question of literary genre will determine our understanding of the book. Is it a scientific treatise, a dispassionate eye-witness account, a fairytale, a ‘dreaming’ narrative,… the options […]


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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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