DISCIPLESHIP PATHWAY

At First United Methodist Church of Cleburne our mission is to make deeply committed disciples of Jesus Christ. We live into this by Gathering, Growing, and Going. We do this so that we might partner with God to transform the world. ONE LIFE AT A TIME.

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GATHER
WORSHIPING
Orienting our lives individually and collectively around the praise of God.

FIRST STEPS
Worship in community once a month.

NEXT STEPS
Worship in community 2-3 times per month & craft moments to thank God.

GOING DEEPER
Worship in community ever week (in person or online) every week and find ways to praise and worship God in the world every day. 


COMMUNITY
Seeking intentional, vulnerable, and transformational community.

FIRST STEPS
Welcome new comers into the church community. 

NEXT STEPS
Seek to establish relationships through radical inclusiveness with members of the church community. 

GOING DEEPER
Seek common ground to establish relationships with people who do not agree with you, do not look like you, and/or do not live like you in all your communities.

GROW
PRAYING
Connecting to God, interceding for others and opening up to the movement of the Holy Spirit.

FIRST STEPS
Pray at least once a week for oneself, others, and the church.

NEXT STEPS
Pray everyday for oneself, others, the church, and listen for the movement of the Holy Spirit.

GOING DEEPER
Pray for others in the Prayer Room once a month, find time to sit quietly in the presence of God, and continue daily practices of praying for oneself, others, and the church.

LEARNING
Exploring scripture, studying, and engaging with others.

FIRST STEPS
Be drawn to the story of God's love and begin to explore scripture regularly.

NEXT STEPS
Encounter the story of God's love in community through s Sunday School class or small group.

GOING DEEPER
Create a space for others to encounter the story of God's love by hosting or facilitating a Sunday School class or small group.

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GO
SERVING

The work of partnering with God to change lives.

FIRST STEPS
Give financially to the church to support the church's ongoing ministries and allow for the building of the kingdom of God in Cleburne. 

NEXT STEPS
Give sacrificially to special offering opportunities that support ministries that you are passionate about. 

GOING DEEPER
Give items, non-financial resources, energy or time to support ministries and missions that you are passionate about. 

INVITING
The work of welcoming others into life transformation.

FIRST STEPS
Invite others to join you in worship using the Invite Cards available in the Narthex. 

NEXT STEPS
Invite others to join you in worship so they can come to encounter the Jesus you know and love. 

GOING DEEPER
Share with others in your daily life what a relationship with Jesus has meant to you in your life and offer to pray with those in need of hope, love, and encouragement. 
 

Partner with us and take a step in your faith journey. If you would like to discuss more we would love to connect with you. Make an appointment with a pastor.