1. Sign up for the Discipleship Website
Our new interactive member site, firstdiscipleship.org is now live! Sign up to develop a customizable and trackable intentional discipleship growth plan using surveys and suggested next steps for growth.
What to Expect:
Signing up takes 5-10 minutes and gives you several “Next Steps” to work on before taking your first survey. Surveys are offered on a monthly basis but you may return to the site as often as you wish to update your plan.
Each month you will receive a link to a survey highlighting a different area in which we live out our faith—discernment, relationships, wisdom, service and witness. In answering the questions, be prayerful and honest with your responses. Please be assured all responses are confidential. Our objective is your participation in this process of intentional discipleship growth, not to monitor or identify where you are in your journey.
2. Subscribe to the Discipleship Blog
You can get discipleship growth ideas right in your inbox! By going to firstdiscipleship.org/blog, you can enter your email address and join other subscribers in reading weekly devotionals designed to guide you through the journey.
Rev. Lisa Turnbull as well as various guest authors offer insight on such subjects as “Tackling Unfinished Business” and “The Struggle is Real.”
If you find you’ve gone through a situation that’s made you a stronger disciple, feel free to submit an article for review as well by emailing Rev. Turnbull at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Attend a Bible Study
First UMC, Shreveport hosts many bible studies throughout the year through Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, and Prayer Ministry, among others.
Take a look at the Event Calendar located at firstshreveport.org/calendar or check out the following individual ministry pages for options:
Some Sunday Schools are also set up in such a way to provide more study. For a list of classes you could be involved in on Sunday mornings at 9:45, visit firstshreveport.org/sundayschool.
There are also opportunities to lead a Bible study if you feel led. Contact Rev. Lisa Turnbull at email@example.com for more info.