Inspiring Discipleship

Jesus is the one who calls us ‘come follow me’. The call to be a disciple of Jesus demands a wholehearted, whole life response, which identifies Jesus Christ as Lord.

What would Jesus look like in your shoes and situation? From the very first disciples until now, Jesus has been shaping and forming disciples to follow him in every place. Seventy-two recognises the nature of being life-long followers of Jesus gets tough for all of us, in different seasons of life. We aim to be a community of like-minded Jesus followers and invite all who recognise the Lordship of Jesus Christ to share in our journey of mutual discovery and encouragement. We follow as individuals, but if you have a leadership role within the church you will want to do your very best to cultivate an environment in which other disciples can grow and thrive. Today, personal discipleship is the most crucial issue for the church across the UK and we are calling everyone to this priority.

Inspiring Discipleship Articles and Resources

Wellbeing – where do you start?

Wellbeing – where do you start?

Wellbeing is such a buzz word isn’t it? Everyone is talking about it but I’m not convinced we are all speaking the same language.  My husband works for a city council as an I.T manager and every Wednesday they are reminded by email that it’s Wellbeing Wednesday. When...

No ‘wow’ without the ‘how’

No ‘wow’ without the ‘how’

If less than 10% of the people I preach to in church on a typical Sunday morning go beyond their apparent listening, what can I do to help? That was my particular question and the challenge which has led Seventy-two to produce The Discipleship Cycle App. What can you...

Opening our doors to God – Revival

Opening our doors to God – Revival

“Hello I’m looking for a Donald John Smith. I don’t know if you can help me, but he’ll be quite elderly now and may not even still be alive, but I understand he lived here in Shader.” “Do you mind me asking why you’d like to meet him?” “It’s in connection with the...

Opening our doors to God – Revelation

Opening our doors to God – Revelation

The Bible passage which has provided a key focus in fuelling our praying this month has been the letter ‘to the angel of the church in Laodicea’ in Revelation 3:14-21. As I’ve read and re-read this passage, listening for the heart of God, I’m struck again how this...

The Discipleship Cycle App

The Discipleship Cycle App

I’m super-excited the launching of the Discipleship Cycle App is finally here! Am I allowed to say that? At the risk of sounding American that’s how I feel; super-excited! I’m under no illusions a digital application (I think that’s what ‘App’ is short for) will not,...

Covenant with God

Covenant with God

What might the Methodist Covenant Prayer mean to you this new year? Numerous church communities have recently chosen to pray this prayer together. In doing so we celebrate our relationship with God and affirm that we give over our day to day lives and choices to him....

Revive us Lord

Revive us Lord

It is not difficult to see the need for the church to be revived across the UK. The numerical strength of the church has continued to decline to a point where there are currently great swathes of the countryside without any meaningful Christian presence. This is not...

Hope: it’s good to see you again

Hope: it’s good to see you again

If you like cricket, you’ll probably have been following the England men’s team attempting to regain the Ashes from Australia ‘down under’. Even if you don’t, you’ll probably know it hasn’t been going too well. Yet there have been moments of encouragement. The third...