Storifying the Disciple’s Way

Readers of this blog will know that I am part way through writing and delivering a discipleship course entitled ‘The Disciple’s Way‘. To date the course has been going well, with over 60 people from teens to nineties attending each week. Sessions comprise Biblical teaching, a game, testimony, excerpts from the film after which the course is named and practical advice.

This week the subject matter is prayer, and I wanted to tap into the wisdom and experience available beyond my office walls and beyond the church itself.  Yesterday morning a plea went out on Twitter for people’s best 14-character gem of advice on prayer.  If you click on the image below you will see what a diverse collection came back.

It used to be that the person delivering a course such as this one was deemed to have all the wisdom. They researched and prepared, we sat and listened and everyone was happy – except that they weren’t. Churches are communities of learning as much as they are communities of worship and faith – and we need to model that in the way that such a course is delivered.

Tomorrow those attending the course will create their own 140-character nuggets of prayer wisdom.  These will in turn be passed onto the church beyond the walls, and so the glorious recycling goes on.

If you would like to make your own contribution, just tweet with the hashtag #prayway or leave a comment below.

[You can now read more about the follow-up and see how people developed it further by clicking here]