Discipleship Grp

“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

After the Alpha course, Discipleship Groups are opportunities to continue to grow in faith while connecting with friends, sharing food, and having fun. They are the next leg of the journey to becoming motivated and passionate disciples of Jesus.

Please contact Edith Bishop for more information. bishope@stmaryglenshaw.org or 412-486-4100.

Discipleship Group Resources

Discipleship Groups with Fr. John Riccardo DVD or Online with YouTube Link


Fr. John Riccardo, lays the groundwork on how to become a daily disciple of Christ. This five-talk series creates a dynamic reversal of our focus from being inward and maintenance based to being outward and mission-oriented. This change occurs first in our hearts, through an encounter with Christ, then in our homes as we grow in our faith, and finally in our culture as we witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Discipleship Groups to help us grow as motivated and passionate disciples of Christ.

 

  • Session One – Call to Discipleship: Jesus Loved Andrew, and Cherished His Friendship
    In this session, Fr. John begins the series by defining discipleship and digging deep into what a call to discipleship is. The first call to discipleship is not a call to go and do something, but rather, it is a call to draw closer to Christ in friendship.
  • Session Two – Cost of Discipleship: Slide Over, Take Your Hands Off the Wheel, and Let Me Drive
    In this session Fr. John covers the cost that we all face in being a disciple. He talks about how we don’t become a Christian by rolling up our sleeves, but rather by holding up our hands in surrender.
  • Session Three – Rewards of Discipleship: What’s in it For Me?
    What’s in it for me? Is that a selfish question to ask about living the life of a disciple. In this session Fr. John dives into how to answer that question in order to draw more souls to Christ.
  • Session Four – Life of Prayer of a Disciple: But Father, What am I supposed to do During All That Time?
    What do you do during prayer? This session focuses on five essential questions that will help you build a better understanding of a life of prayer, which goes beyond just reciting the prayers you grew up with.
  • Session Five – Stewardship of a Disciple: Giving to God What Belongs to God
    Time, talent and treasure are words you may hear when talking about stewardship. In this session, Fr. John takes apart our perceptions of what stewardship is and makes us realize that time, talent and treasure have little to do with it.

The Journey – DVD

In the videos, we see how our experiences today are reflected in the experiences of those who first encountered Jesus two thousand years ago. We come to see how Christ touches us personally even today.

There are three parts in The Journey.

  • Part one focuses on our personal encounter with Jesus.
  • Part two let us reflect on what it means to belong to Jesus’ community, the Church.
  • Part three explores how we encounter Jesus’ way of life as disciples.

The Wild Goose: Discovering Deeper Relationship with the Holy Spirit DVD


The Wild Goose is a work of the Holy Spirit, which is awakening in the hearts of all those participating God’s love and transforming power. This is a love that has been revealed to us by Jesus Christ and that leads us to our heavenly Father. The Wild Goose Series is fourteen independent segments dealing with different experiences of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmyer DVD

An Engaging Journey Through the Bible

This eight-part study (30-minute sessions) provides the easiest way to understand the Bible. Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible makes the complex simple. It helps you uncover the story woven throughout Scripture so that you can get the “big picture” of the Bible and understand what it is all about. The Bible is a story about the Father’s unfailing love for you – a love that you are now called to share with others.

You will:


Make sense of the Bible and see how it relates to your everyday life

Discover the remarkable connections between the Old and New Testaments

See how the sacraments, the Church and our entire Catholic Faith is rooted in Scripture… and much more!


Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer –
DVD

The Oremus study program teaches you the essentials of an effective and fruitful prayer life. Over the course of eight weeks you will discover how God speaks to you, even in the smallest encounters. Following the Tradition of the Catholic Church and the wisdom of the saints, you will learn how to express yourself to God in prayer, and how to hear his voice.

In Oremus You Will:

  • Become aware of God’s presence in your life
  • Discover the simple yet profound steps of Catholic prayer
  • Learn how to respond to God and express yourself in prayer
  • Discover how to hear God’s voice in Scripture, in your heart, and in ordinary moments.
  • Learn how to overcome frustrations, distractions, and dryness in prayer.
  • See that desolation and consolation are a normal part of everyone’s walk with God.
  • Grow in your relationship with God and those around you…and more.

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother – DVD


Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother
is an extraordinary pilgrimage that reveals Mary’s unique role in God’s Kingdom and in our lives. Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother will place you in the midst of the powerful drama of her earthly life, taking you through her joys…and her sorrows. You will learn how she works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her Divine Son. Seeing Mary in this way will change you forever. Mary will become a part of your daily life, and in your daily life, you will become more like Christ.

 

 

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass by Dr. Edward Sri DVD

Based on the revised translation of the Mass, this five-part program takes participants on an exciting tour of the Liturgy as it explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. See, perhaps for the first time, why we say what we say and do what we do every week at Mass. The words and gestures will be seen in a new light, giving new life to the liturgical experience.