Let’s GET REAL.
REAL about Discipleship. REAL about following Jesus. Our vision statement is “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, so that no one misses out on the grace of God.” But here’s the thing … in order to MAKE disciples of Jesus Christ, we must first BE disciples of Jesus Christ. And being a disciple of Jesus Christ is not a one-time event. It is an ongoing journey. So, my question for you is this: Where are you on your spiritual journey of discipleship? As you consider that, we want to provide you with a REAL SURVEY and the instructions are listed below. This tool will show you where you are as a disciple of Jesus, and then we, as a church, want to help you take the next steps to grow. There are four categories of disciples —
exploring, beginning, growing, and maturing
. The REAL DISCIPLESHIP SURVEY will show you which category you fit within through the following areas of your life: a life of worship, a life of hospitality, a life open to Jesus, a life obeying Jesus, a life of service, and a life of generosity. We are asking everyone at GBUMC to partner with us in growing as Disciples of Jesus Christ so that we can truly live into our vision together. The first step is to discover where you are. Please take a few minutes to do just that. In the coming weeks, a brochure of the next steps will be available to help you determine what you could be doing in your life to grow as a disciple.
Instructions for Real Discipleship Survey:
to open the Discipleship Survey
Enter our church code: PEACEANDJOY
Follow the steps to create your account. Choose the Elizabeth River District and Great Bridge UMC from the drop down list. Enter your name, email, and a secure password to create your account, then click on “Sign Up”. Once completed, press the “Here” button to continue.
From the welcome screen, select “EDIT PROFILE” to select all of the groups you are a part of in the church such as “The Learning Team.” Once completed, click the “EDIT RECORD” button, and return to the Dashboard.
From the Dashboard, click “START SURVEY.” The survey is brief. Select one of the four color-coded boxes in the six categories. Once completed, submit your survey. Your results are immediately available to view, print, or to email the results to yourself.
Log in to view your results at any time. You may retake the survey at a later time to measure the results of your growth.
A two-week course will be offered on January 23 & January 30 from 6:45pm-7:45pm, and also on January 24 & January 31 from 11am-12pm to analyze the results of your survey. Let’s GET REAL about DISCIPLESHIP together!