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Life of Discipleship Map

We’re on the journey to be more like Jesus and are so glad that you’ve joined our community! As we follow Jesus’ invitation to grow deeper in our relationship with him, we seek to live transformed.

As disciples of Jesus, we want to follow his teachings. Our faculty will guide you as you study and learn alongside your peers. We will look at the cost of discipleship–counting the cost of rejection, suffering and self-denial. As we share this journey with others in the community, you’ll have the opportunity to join a D.N.A. discipleship group, as well as engage in other occasions for worship and fellowship. 

We will learn ways to steward all that God has given us and examine how we can bring our minds, bodies, spirits and all that we are in full surrender to Jesus. As we abide in Christ, God gives us the fruit of his spirit–love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control–so that his presence becomes evident in our lives.

We have resources available to help you along the way. This includes a Life of Discipleship map with videos from our faculty to help you begin conversations with others as you go deeper in your journey. Formation takes a lifetime, but in your season at Asbury Seminary, our desire is to journey with you in a process of deep, abiding formation. We pray that each of us becomes more like Jesus as we journey together.

Asbury Seminary offers these courses that relate specifically to discipleship. These courses are designed to help you take the next step in your Christian journey alongside faculty members and classmates.

Courses on The Life of Discipleship

 CD501 – Vocation of Ministry

CD605 – Gospel Catechesis: Transformative Discipleship

CD/MF615 Family Development: Discipleship and the Home

CS/CD/MS676 Discipling for Evangelism and Social Justice

MS750/ME950 Missional Discipleship

MS714/ME914 Theology of Evangelism

MS735/ME935 Wesleyan Missiology

MM520, 620, 720 and various practicums 

SF502 The Spiritual Life of the Leader

SF625 Theology & Spiritual Formation

SF630 Wesleyan Tradition and Spiritual Formation

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