As disciples, we are called to do more than just learn. We are called to put our learning into action. The original Stride, developed and launched by the authors at Morning Star United Methodist Church, St. Louis, Missouri, shows church leaders how to create a discipleship pathway for their congregation, a process which leads to a church full of deeply committed disciples. The Participant Book—a powerful small-group companion resource to the original book that can also be used as a standalone resource—focuses on the work ministry resource leaders and others must do to equip disciples in their church or ministry to embark on their own highly successful pathway to discipleship. It focuses on tangible ways each of us, no matter where we find ourselves currently on our spiritual journey, can intentionally take steps and strides closer to Jesus. Perfect for small groups, Sunday school classes, men’s and women’s groups, Celebrate Recovery groups, and any Christian community wanting to help people grow as disciples of Jesus.
The nine sessions are as follows: