Pathway to Discipleship

The WGUMC Pathway to Growing as a Disciple of Christ

At Walnut Grove, we strive to be intentional in growing as followers of Jesus.  For Walnut Grove, being a Christ follower is more than just attending worship on Sunday Morning.  As you will see below, our pathway of discipleship includes worship, learning, giving, serving and sharing our faith with others.  


Worship  We worship every Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.. by gathering to sing, pray, listen for God’s word in scripture and consider what it means for us today.

  • Starting Point – Attend worship less than once a month
  • Next Steps – Attend worship 1 to 3 times per month
  • Going Deeper – Worship every week unless sick or out of town



Grow  We grow in love of God and neighbor by connecting with others in small groups and engaging in daily spiritual practices on our own.

  • Starting Point --    Group / Class – Basic Christian belief

                                               Individual – Occasional use of spiritual practices

  • Next Steps

                        Group / Class – Biblical Literacy

                        Individual – Regular use of spiritual practices

  • Going Deeper

                        Group / Class – Ongoing weekly meeting for care, accountability and 

                                                       spiritual growth

                                                 Individual – Daily use of spiritual practices



Give  We give financially to invest in God’s ministry and mission and create an opportunity for God to work through us and our church.

  • Starting Point – Give in Sunday offering, Christmas Eve and Easter Offering
  • Next Steps – Make an annual commitment and give in proportion to your income
  • Going Deeper – Make an annual commitment and give in proportion to your income at a tithe (10%) and beyond



Serve We serve others in our congregation, Athens County and beyond as part of God’s transformation of the world.

  • Starting Point – Occasional or once a month volunteer
  • Next Steps - Member of a committee or  Occasional service  beyond the walls
  • Going Deeper -- Leader of a committee or team or Ongoing service  beyond the walls



Share  We share our faith by inviting others to connect with God and sharing our experience of life as a follower of Jesus Christ.

  • Starting Point – Share your faith through invitation
  • Next Steps – Share your faith through personal testimony
  • Going Deeper – Regularly share your faith with others through invitation and witness
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