2017 Discipleship Classes
Led by our Senior Minister, Dr. Clay Stauffer, our Discipleship Classes are Wednesday evenings for three consecutive weeks starting January 11, 2017. Each class aligns to our mission statement - Seeking God, Sharing Love, and Serving Others. Members and visitors alike are encouraged to participate in these classes as they are offered. Please let us know you are interested in attending.
January 11: This class will focus on our core beliefs as Christians. We will discuss what the church is and is not. We will talk about why we need the church. We will also talk about the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), how it emerged, where it started, and what it is. Why is the unity of the church important? We will identify some biblical images of the church. We will discuss the theology of the Lord's Supper and Baptism. We will talk about Woodmont's many ministries and programs and how you can get involved. What is expected of church members in terms of time, talent, and treasures? We will discuss the ways that God is present in our lives each and every day and how faith and spirituality is an ongoing journey.
January 18: This class will focus on spiritual practices such as--Bible Study, prayer, worship, stewardship, tithing, meditation, service, reading, and many others. We will also talk about how we share love with other people every day. What is "agape love?" Christianity is more than just showing up on Sunday. It is a way of life and a way of treating others. We will also talk about what it means to find balance in the midst of busy schedules. A spiritual gifts inventory will also be a part of this class, similar to the one in Leadership Woodmont, to help members identify their spiritual gifts and strengths.
January 25: This class will focus on ministry and mission. At Woodmont, we believe that everybody should be involved in a ministry on a regular basis. Ministry is not just something that the pastoral staff does. It is something that God is calling all of us to do. We have all been given spiritual gifts and we need to identify them. We will talk about why we serve and give back. Tallu Quinn, The Nashville Food Project Director, will help lead this class and we will discuss the many different mission opportunities that we have here at Woodmont.
All discipleship classes meet at 6:30 p.m. in The Boardroom. Childcare is available!
This 3-week class meets immediately after our 5:45 p.m. Wednesday Night Dinners. If you'd like to come early for dinner, an RSVP is required for dinner only (no RSVP required to attend class).