Grounded in carefully selected Scripture, Believe, is a unique spiritual growth experience that takes you on a journey to think, act, and be more like Jesus. Believe walks you through the ten key Beliefs of the Christian faith, the ten key Practices of a Jesus-follower, and the ten key Virtues that characterize someone who is becoming more like Jesus.
This site is a resource that we’ve developed to help you build upon what you’re learning from reading Believe through what we call the Disciple’s Playbook. When Jesus walked the earth, He invited 12 men to follow Him closely. They watched and studied everything He did, who He spent time with, what He said, and what He cared about. As a result, these 12 men were transformed by their time with Jesus. They were known as His disciples and at the end of Jesus’ life on earth He gave them direction concerning what they were to do after He left them. These were His words:
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
In short: Go make disciples. A disciple is one who is surrendering all of life to Jesus and is leading others into relationship with Him.
The Disciple’s Playbook
The making of a disciple is a process. It is the process of thinking, acting, and being like Jesus. That’s what the Disciple’s Playbook is all about. It consists of three small books:
- Book One – Think
- Book Two – Act
- Book Three – Be
that will aid you in the process of becoming a disciple who in turn makes other disciples.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Playbook
Purchase and Read Believe
Believe serves as the launching pad for the Disciple’s Playbook. In addition, as you interact with your playbook, it will reinforce what you are learning and even take you beyond the Believe resource. You can pick up a copy at the Welcome Kiosk in the lobby at Journey any weekend of the series.
Attend Weekend Gatherings at Journey Church
Never underestimate the importance of the weekend at Journey. It will serve as a foundation for your week as well as an opportunity to grow in your walk with Jesus. Each week we will cover one chapter of Believe. The content of the weekend, although a little different at times, will always revolve around the theme of the chapter that is being read each week.
Become Part of a Missional Community
When Jesus was on the earth, He didn’t go it alone. He gathered a group of guys around Him and they became a family of missionary servants. A Missional Community is where you will practically live out what you are reading during the week and hearing on the weekend. Specifically, throughout the playbook you will be presented with three rhythms that Jesus practiced with this group of guys:
Our prayer for you is that as you read Believe, attend the weekend, and become part of a Missional Community you will become a disciple-making disciple that thinks, acts, and becomes like Jesus.