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Intentional Discipleship at Central United Methodist Church

Waterford, Michigan

Central United Methodist Church in Waterford, MI, sent a team to participate in the Detroit Conference Vital Church Initiative. From that event, the team was tasked with creating a discipleship pathway for the church. The team also attended a conference by Phil Maynard called From Membership to Discipleship and gained much inspiration. They then developed a grid representing their intentional discipleship pathway. In this process, they quickly realized that they also needed to help the church move toward a disciple-making culture. Not everyone is on board yet, but they are making progress. A big thanks to Rev. Kathy Pitteger, pastor of Lifelong Faith Formation, for sharing their Faith Growth Pathway