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Topical Study on Discipleship Discipleship refers to the lifelong commitment of Jesus's followers to go where the Master leads and to conduct themselves in ways consistent with what Jesus said and taught during his ministry as recorded in the gospels. Imitation of Christ is the hallmark of all true discipleship. Planning Notes for Laity Sunday Element of Worship by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/living-faith-in-the-everyday/nineteenth-sunday-after-pentecost-year-c-planning-notes Element of Worship by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Ministry , Worship , Worship Planning , Lectionary Source: Discipleship Ministries This resource will help plan a service for Laity Sunday in The United Methodist Church. The preaching notes for this week pose the following question: how are we living out our faith—embodying the light of God? Love God & Love Neighbor Service Outline by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/living-faith-in-the-everyday/eighteenth-sunday-after-pentecost-year-c-planning-notes/eighteenth-sunday-after-pentecost-year-c-faith-formation Service Outline by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Discipleship , Pentecost , Faith , Healing Source: Discipleship Ministries This small group Bible study on Luke 17: 11-19 is part of the Living Faith in the Everyday Worship Series of the United Methodist Church. The discussion questions encourage conversation about loving God and our neighbor. Chuck Knows Church: Things We Can Do Audio/Video by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/chuck-knows-church-things-we-can-do Audio/Video by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Church , Worship , Community , Fellowship Source: Discipleship Ministries In this collection of videos, Josh Childs returns as "Chuck Knows Church" to offer churches and individuals practical advice about how to stay connected and engaged with congregations and communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Habits of Hospitality (Welcoming All the People) Sermon (Complete) by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/habits-of-hospitality-series-overview/twentieth-sunday-after-pentecost-2017-planning-notes/twentieth-sunday-after-pentecost-2017-preaching-notes Sermon (Complete) by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Discipleship , Ministry , Evangelism , Hospitality Source: Discipleship Ministries This sermon from 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 encourages congregations to "show the (Holy) Spirit" by practicing hospitality to friends and neighbors. By doing so, Christians given evidence of their discipleship and sincerity of faith in Jesus. Offertory Prayers Element of Worship by Ken Sloane https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/offertory-prayers-and-invitation-for-january-2020 Element of Worship by Ken Sloane Topics: Discipleship , Epiphany , Ministry , Prayer Source: Discipleship Ministries This collection of offertory prayers is a helpful way to remind church members that their offering travels to many places to make a powerful difference in the lives of people they may never meet. Offertory Prayers Element of Worship by Ken Sloane https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/offertory-prayers-and-invitation-for-february-2020 Element of Worship by Ken Sloane Topics: Discipleship , Epiphany , Ministry , Prayer Source: Discipleship Ministries This collection of offertory prayers is a helpful way to remind church members that their offering travels to many places to make a powerful difference in the lives of people they may never meet. Home is Where We Meet - An Order of Worship for Advent Element of Worship by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/advent-through-christmas-season-2017-series-overview/second-sunday-of-advent-2017-planning-notes/second-sunday-of-advent-2017-order-of-worship Element of Worship by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Discipleship , Advent , Rejoicing , Thanksgiving Source: Discipleship Ministries This resource will help pastors and worship leaders plan an Advent worship service utilizing hymns, responsive readings, thanksgiving, and communion liturgies. Also included are suggested hymns and prayers to aid the congregation in worship. Preaching Notes for Planning a Worship Service Celebrating the Children's Sabbath Sermon Starter/Outline by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/eighteenth-sunday-after-pentecost-2017-planning-notes/eighteenth-sunday-after-pentecost-2017-preaching-notes Sermon Starter/Outline by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Ten Commandments , Preaching , Sabbath , Worship Planning Source: Discipleship Ministries This article will help pastors and worship leaders plan a worship service for the Children's Sabbath as a way for people of faith to celebrate all children as sacred gifts of our Divine Creator. Joy is Our True Home — Music Notes for Songs in Advent Song/Hymn by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/advent-through-christmas-season-2017-series-overview/third-sunday-of-advent-2017-planning-notes/third-sunday-of-advent-2017-music-notes Song/Hymn by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Advent , Rejoicing , Congregation , Singing Source: Discipleship Ministries This resource provides worship leaders with synopses of various Advent songs as well as suggestions for their use/performance within the context of an Advent worship service. The Path and the Journey toward Wholeness -- Preaching Notes Sermon Starter/Outline by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/lent-2018-worship-planning-series/first-sunday-in-lent-2018-planning-notes/first-sunday-in-lent-2018-preaching-notes Sermon Starter/Outline by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Discipleship , Lent , Preaching , Worship Planning Source: Discipleship Ministries This resource includes three articles focusing on the path, process, and journey toward wholeness during the season of Lent. The messages can serve as sermon starters built on the theme of wholeness. Children's Sabbath Sunday Article by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/living-faith-in-the-everyday/eighteenth-sunday-after-pentecost-year-c-planning-notes Article by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Discipleship , Ministry , Worship , Sabbath Source: Discipleship Ministries Children’s Sabbath focuses churches on prayers, worship, education programs, and action concerning the problems facing our nation’s children exploring sacred texts and teachings that call us to love and protect children, responding with outreach and advocacy. A Bible Study on Luke 18:1-8 for Laity Sunday Devotional by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/living-faith-in-the-everyday/nineteenth-sunday-after-pentecost-year-c-planning-notes/nineteenth-sunday-after-pentecost-2019-year-c-faith-formation Devotional by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Discipleship , Ministry , Evangelism , Calling Source: Discipleship Ministries This small group Bible study on Luke 18:1-8 for Laity Sunday is part of the Living Faith in the Everyday Worship Series. The study resource includes fellowship time, discussion questions, prayer, and a sending commission. Full Text Hymns on United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Lord, You Give the Great CommissionPD
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Order of Worship for the Apostle's Tale: Promise Practical How-To by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/the-apostles-tale-series-overview/ninth-sunday-after-pentecost-2017-planning-notes/ninth-sunday-after-pentecost-2017-order-of-worship Practical How-To by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Promises , Praise , Thanksgiving , Worship Planning Source: Discipleship Ministries This resource provides pastors and worship leaders with an order of worship service for the sermon series titled "The Apostle's Tale" and is built upon the theme of "Promise." Preaching Notes for the Apostle's Tale: A Sermon on Promise Sermon Starter/Outline by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/the-apostles-tale-series-overview/ninth-sunday-after-pentecost-2017-planning-notes/ninth-sunday-after-pentecost-2017-preaching-notes Sermon Starter/Outline by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Grace , Promises , Evangelism , Preaching Source: Discipleship Ministries This article will help pastors and worship leaders plan a worship service/sermon series centered on standing on the promises of Jesus Christ so that our very lives give testimony to his grace and love. Planning Notes for a Series Titled The Apostle's Tale - Freedom Practical How-To by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/the-apostles-tale-series-overview/sixth-sunday-after-pentecost-2017-planning-notes Practical How-To by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Discipleship , Pentecost , Ministry , Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries This article will help pastors and worship leaders plan a worship service/sermon series centered on the freedom to be experienced as we follow Jesus Christ and participate in God's redeeming work. Home is Where We Meet — An Order of Worship for a Sunday in Advent Practical How-To by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/advent-through-christmas-season-2017-series-overview/third-sunday-of-advent-2017-planning-notes/third-sunday-of-advent-2017-order-of-worship Practical How-To by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Advent , Ministry , Thanksgiving , Congregation Source: Discipleship Ministries This resource includes a suggested order of worship for a service during Advent along and provides readings, an offertory prayer, confession, thanksgiving, responsive readings, and communion. A Manger for the World — An Order of Worship for a Christmas Eve Service Element of Worship by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/advent-through-christmas-season-2017-series-overview/christmas-eve-2017-planning-notes/christmas-eve-2017-order-of-worship Element of Worship by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Christmas , Ministry , Worship , Worship Planning Source: Discipleship Ministries Pastors and worship leaders will find this resource helpful in planning an order of worship for a Christmas Eve service. The various elements included will enhance the congregation's worship experience in celebrating the birth of Jesus.... Home is Where We Meet — Music Notes for Songs to Sing During Advent Practical How-To by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/advent-through-christmas-season-2017-series-overview/second-sunday-of-advent-2017-planning-notes/second-sunday-of-advent-2017-music-notes Practical How-To by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Advent , Ministry , Education , Singing Source: Discipleship Ministries This resource provides worship leaders with a synopsis of various suggested songs suitable for Advent. Along with the synopsis are suggestions as to how best to perform the songs in a congregational worship service. Intervention -- An Order of Worship Sermon Starter/Outline by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/lent-2018-worship-planning-series/second-sunday-in-lent-2018-planning-notes/second-sunday-in-lent-2018-order-of-worship Sermon Starter/Outline by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Lent , Thanksgiving , Worship Planning , Lectionary Source: Discipleship Ministries This resource will help pastors and worship leaders plan a worship service anchored by a sermon on intervention. Included in the service is a time for thanksgiving and communion making use of congregational response. God Makes This World Our Home — Music Notes for Songs for the Advent Season Song/Hymn by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/advent-through-christmas-season-2017-series-overview/fourth-sunday-of-advent-2017-planning-notes/fourth-sunday-of-advent-2017-music-notes Song/Hymn by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Advent , Worship , Singing , Worship Planning Source: Discipleship Ministries Pastors and worship leaders will find these synopses of various Advent songs helpful in planning a worship service built on the theme "God Makes This World Our Home".

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