Do you remember what it was like?
You’d heard the word “Christian” before. Maybe you were a teenager, fighting the fact that your parents frequently brought you to church and you didn’t really see why. Maybe you were far along into adulthood, struggling with the purpose of what you did. Maybe you were yet a small child, hearing about concepts of Christ and the cross and trying to piece things together.
Whatever your story of coming to know and cherish Christ, we all began somewhere and had to then begin the next step in our journey: understanding more fully what we believe and how to follow Christ.
Where did you turn?
A specific person might have started to intentionally disciple you. Perhaps a book became pivotal in your spiritual formation. Maybe a church, through preaching and small groups, stepped into this foundational time.
Yet maybe the process of pursuing spiritual understanding and growth wasn’t so smooth. You could have floundered finding sure sources to teach you.
Now, you might be on the flip-side. Leading a small group, you might be surrounded with people new to the faith or asking how to rebuild their life on the foundation.
The need for accessible, direct, helpful, and deep discipleship resources for new believers cannot be understated. And, because of this need, we acted.
This is a six week Bible study which covers the basics of the Christian faith for new disciples of Christ. Each session contains sections that introduce you to scripture with a specific focus, provide questions to help you engage with the scripture, and give a prayer focus and journaling sections to conclude your weekly study.
What topics are covered?
- Week One: My New Life in Jesus
- Week Two: Understanding the Gospel
- Week Three: The God Who Made Us
- Week Four: Abiding in Jesus
- Week Five: The Importance of the Church
- Week Six: Joining God on Mission
You can engage with this study on our own, give it to those in your group to do individually, or go through the content with a group.
No matter the way you use the resource, it is our hope that it can serve as a go-to for early discipleship, centering new believers on the Word of God and the cross of Christ as we seek to be faithful to the Lord and as He transforms our hearts.
Here’s to growing in our walk with Christ. Here’s to intentional, practical discipleship. Here’s to more new believers in 2020.
Find out more about this recourse, access the first session for free, and find more additional church items at lifeway.com/mynewlife.
Deborah Spooner is a Minnesota-born analytical creative serving as a Marketing Strategist for Lifeway’s Groups Ministry. As a pastor’s daughter with a background in Digital Communications and Media and Biblical & Theological Studies, you can find her at her local church, in deep conversation, or with a book or pen in hand as she seeks to know Christ more and make Him known.