At Grace UMC, your journey of discipleship (growing in the knowledge of and faith in Jesus) begins with the decision to grow!  The following resources are here to help!

Self Reflection Resources:

12 Steps

End of Day Prayer

Good Questions

Inner Conversation (Short)

Inner Conversation (Long)


What Has God Been Doing in Your Life

Document Downloads:

5x5x5 Reading Plan


Building One Another


Communion for Kids

Conflict Field Guide

Discipleship Goals

Good Questions

How to Have a Daily Devotional Time

How to Have a Daily Quiet Time

My Small Group

One Another

Putting First Things First

Sixth Day Exercise

Sunday Scripture Reading and Bible Help

True North

Upper Room (Small Group Plan)

Why Go To Church?

Why Jesus?

Interesting Online Reads

What Christians Get Wrong About Discipleship

Discipleship Works...

Discipleship:  A Synonym for Christian Living

Francis Chan:  Discipleship is Not Sexy

Recommended Books:

Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis

In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, one of the most important writers of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together.

Chase the Lion, Mark Batterson

This is a wake-up call to stop living as if the purpose of life was to simply arrive safely at death. Our dreams should scare us. They should be so big that without God they would be impossible to achieve. Quit running away from what you're afraid of. Chase the lion! Change the world! What is your five hundred pound dream?

Three Simple Rules (A Wesleyan Way of Living)

Three Simple Rules (A Wesleyan Way of Living)

In Three Simple Rules, Rueben Job offers an interpretation of John Wesley's General Rules for today's readers. For individual reading or group study, this insightful work calls us to mutual respect, unity and a deeper daily relationship with God.

This simple but challenging look at three commands, "do no harm, do good, stay in love with God."

“Every year I review the three general rules of the United Methodist Church with those who are being ordained. Now I have a wonderful ordination gift to give them in Bishop Job’s, 
Three Simple Rules, to start and deepen the conversation as they enter a new relationship with the church. Bishop Job has described “by attending upon all the ordinances of God” to be to “stay in love with God.” It’s a fresh language that speaks especially to long-time Christians and United Methodists.”    Sally Dyck, Resident Bishop, Minnesota Area

Three Simple Rules is a new catechism for everyone wanting to follow Jesus Christ. These practices for holy living should replace the membership vows in every church! Don’t let the title fool you. Bishop Job writes, ‘The rules are simple, but the way is not easy. Only those with great courage will attempt it, and only those with great faith will be able to walk this exciting and demanding way.’”      John Hopkins, Resident Bishop, East Ohio Area

Relevant Links:

UMC Discipleship Web Page