Six Wednesday evenings:
October 17 – November 28*
Dinner: 5:45-6:15pm | Courses: 6:30-8pm
*no program on Wednesday, October 31
Join us for dinner ($3/person) and a Disciple Maker course on six Wednesdays this fall. Select a course from the three categories below and click “Register” to sign up online.
Disciple Maker courses equip us for the mission of making more and better disciples. Wherever you are in your journey with Jesus, there is a Disciple Maker course for you. At WMB, we desire everyone to be growing in the 15 characteristics of the 10 Year Disciple. These are the discernible characteristics we would expect to see in the life of someone who journeyed with us at WMB Church for 10 years as we communally submit our lives to Jesus. The characteristics (and courses) are organized into three key relationships – God, Church and World.
The content of Disciple Maker courses within each relationship (God, Church, World) build on one another, and so they are numbered progressively from 100 to 300. We encourage you take them in order. If you need help choosing, please talk to a staff member who can help you discern the right next step for you. More courses will be offered in the future.
Even if you’ve already had experiences in your discipleship that are similar to a course that’s offered, there would still be benefits to your discipleship and the broader community for you to take the course. You can be a mentor or table leader and contribute to the vision of making more and better disciples. We encourage you to sign up for a course and then discuss your participation with the course facilitator or Paul Chin, Director, Missional Engagement.
Courses that help us grow in a personal and intimate relationship with our Creator
GOD 101: Basics of Christianity
Facilitator: Ann Jobes
Is there more to life than this? Learn more about who God is and discover what it means to follow Jesus. Through a video series and small group conversations, we’ll consider topics such as who Jesus is, why Jesus died, what a relationship with God looks like and how we can have faith. Whether you’re curious about God, new to faith or seeking refreshment in your journey with Jesus, this course is for you.
GOD 201: Spiritual Gifts
Facilitators: Kim Knight & Gareth Goossen
Learn and understand your spiritual gifts and how God longs to intentionally use your experiences and talents to include you in His mission. Learn about the Holy Spirit’s empowering for service and ministry as we grow as disciples of Jesus. Get connected with others and discover your unique place of belonging and contribution.
GOD 202: Applying the Bible to Life
Facilitator: Paul Chin
Learn how to read the Bible and apply it to life. Explore following Jesus as a disciple in our contemporary context through this interactive study of the encounters Jesus had with ordinary people. Learn about who He claimed to be, about His Kingdom and what it means to follow Him as a growing disciple at WMB Church.
GOD 301: Walking in the Spirit
Facilitators: Robyn & Philip Serez
Explore what it means to walk in the Holy Spirit. Being a follower of Jesus means we have the Holy Spirit living in us and He is eager to interact with us. Learn to recognize the Spirit’s voice and leading through new ways to pray and engage with the Bible.
Courses that help us grow in love for and commitment to the Body of Christ
CHURCH 101: Home Groups
Facilitator: Sarah Whyte
Explore the call God has on our lives to be disciples in community with others and the joy of being a family of disciples on mission. We’ll unpack the Trinity and experience WMB’s vision for Home Groups.
CHURCH 201: This Is WMB
Facilitator: Greg Reed
Gain an understanding of WMB’s mission, vision and objectives, and the various ministries that are part of our church. Learn more about our Disciple Maker courses and our goals for The 10 Year Disciple. Hear about our story as a Mennonite Brethren church, and the role of membership at WMB. Completing this course is a requirement for Membership.
CHURCH 301: The MB Church on Sexuality
Facilitators: Chris Stevens & Karen West
This is part of a series of Disciple Maker courses on articles in the MB Confession of Faith. This session will cover human sexuality in the context of marriage, singleness, divorce and remarriage, homosexuality and family.
Courses that help us grow in love for our neighbours and share with them the good news of Jesus
WORLD 101: Life of Witness
Facilitator: Michelle Knowles
Explore Jesus’ call to live a life of witness where engaging in spiritual conversations is easy, and journeying with others as they discover a relationship with God is fulfilling. We will take time to examine our stories of faith and our relationship with Jesus, and then practise sharing that with others in non-judgmental and grace-filled ways.