• Discipleship Toolkits
    Discipleship Toolkits

    Collection of training resources and small group discussion guides centered on the nature of discipleship. Use these toolkits however best fits your need - as sermon starters, a one-time group study, or as a group study series.

  • Freed-2-Lead
    Freed-2-Lead

    The church needs leaders rooted in Christ, who have a vision for changing the world. Today’s young people have fearless hearts, vibrant ideas and a passion for ministry. Their talents should be nurtured to shape the church’s path into the future. The church must invite young people – including women and people of color the world over – into ministry, equip them to be effective leaders and be open to where they want to lead us. We also must strengthen lay persons, who are ministering at every level of the church.

  • KidsMin Volunteer Training Guide
    KidsMin Volunteer Training Guide

    The best way to retain children's ministry volunteers is to equip and excite them for their ministries! This guide from the Great Plains Conference provides ideas for recruitment, a training outline, and handouts to set your volunteers up for success.

  • ONE - Unity in a Divided World - Group Study
    ONE - Unity in a Divided World - Group Study

    These videos (aprrox. 10 min. each) and study guides are based on the book ONE - Unity in a Divided World by Deidra Riggs. These resources were created by Southwood Lutheran Church for a sermon series and churchwide Small Group study. It was so well received, we want to share the resources with others! Deidra helps us think differently about unity, first examining our own hearts and how we are ONE with God, then examining how we interact with others as ONE Body in Christ. She tackles topics such as racial division in the Church, political convictions that ruin relationships and life experiences that shape us. How do we celebrate our differences rather than allowing them to divide us? This study is an eye-opening first step. Appropriate for youth as well as adults, feel free to add your own logo to front and back cover of the study guide.

  • Radical Hospitality
    Radical Hospitality

    Many of us who do not have the Spiritual Gift of Hospitality might tend to only think about it as an attempt to change our behavior toward others. But God does not desire to simply change our behavior. Instead, God desires to change our character through the practice of spiritual disciplines and an obedient desire to know the heart of God. Here you will find tools to plan a 4-week series on “Radical Hospitality," including weekly themes, key scriptures, sermon building points and weekly sample worship order.

  • Remarkable
    Remarkable

    “Remarkable: A Wesleyan Way of Discipleship” explores how we can live as handcrafted children of God who are identified by the extraordinary way we love God, rejoice in God, give thanks, pray constantly and love others. When we call ourselves Methodists, we seek to exhibit these marks.  This material draws from a variety of resources, including Steve Harper’s book, Five Marks of a Methodist: The Fruit of a Living Faith. Here you will find tools to plan a 5-week sermon series on “Remarkable: A Wesleyan Way of Discipleship” including weekly themes, key scriptures, sermon building points and weekly sample worship order.

  • Small Group Discussion Guide
    Small Group Discussion Guide

    Small groups don't have to purchase fancy and expensive curriculum with videos to engage in meaningful discussion and spiritual formation. This guide outlines a step-by-step small group (or even indivudal devotion) time, including ice breaker questions, scripture engagement and reflection, and prayer. Small Group Leader simply chooses a passage (maybe your favorite, or something that's challenging you lately) and follows the guide! This can be adapted for children, youth, and adults.

  • Superhero Family Serve Day
    Superhero Family Serve Day

    Family Serve Days are intergenerational discipleship opportunities for churches. Gather families - people of all ages - into one room, to learn the same thing and participate in the same activities. In this resource, you'll find everything you need to host your very own Superhero Family Serve Day, where you and your crew will train to defeat the Hunger Villain! Enjoy!

  • The Art of Awkward Conversation
    The Art of Awkward Conversation

    Awkward conversations. We’ve all had them, and most of us cringe just thinking about them. Whether it's politics or family or social media, conversations can go south quickly. Thankfully, the Bible has something to say about this. Jesus found himself in quite a few awkward conversations, so we can learn how to navigate them with grace and humility by studying Jesus' tactics.

    In our current sociopolitical climate, it's obvious that we need to learn to talk to each other again. This six-session small group curriculum is designed to help you talk about awkward conversations - how to have them, how to move past them, and what God can teach us about grace in the midst of them. So, come on, let's talk.

  • The Climb Discipleship Pathway
    The Climb Discipleship Pathway

    Not everyone’s route toward growth will look the same. Your path will look different from others because your life experiences have brought you to your unique position. That doesn’t mean we can’t climb together, and it doesn’t mean we won’t have check points and opportunities for growth along the way. That’s what the Discipleship Pathway provides - basic check points that aid you in charting your own growth. Our prayer is that you utilize the Discipleship Pathway as a tool in your faith climb, and that you will encounter God in new and exciting ways as you reach new heights of love for God and others.

    This is the Discipleship Pathway for Tonganoxie United Methodist Church in Tonganoxie, KS.