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

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...

What Really Matters

What Really Matters

‘Do not take a purse or bag or sandals’ Luke 10:4 My followership is what really matters. Certainly way more than my leadership. That’s where I’ve landed following a couple of months sabbatical recently. I’ve preached a few times since re-starting and whilst I’ve...

Moving Beyond Tribal Boundaries: Part 2

Moving Beyond Tribal Boundaries: Part 2

I start this blog at the place I finished part one, ‘The Failings of Tribes’: Here’s where I’m at… I am done with tribal boundaries and the exclusion they foster. I am done with tribal boundaries and the small god they defend. I worship an immeasurable, untethered,...

Old Wine

Old Wine

I am writing this from a new café. Someone described it recently as the new “destination” café. To be honest, it is so new, they only have filter coffee, as the new coffee machine is not working, but everything else is all carefully designed to be a destination. I...