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(In these podcasts Jim goes deeper into each week
of The Disciple’s Journey Workbook )


Jim’s introduction to his workbook, The Disciple’s Journey. He defines some of the terms used in the workbook and what the journey looks like.

Leader’s Guide

Jim does a quick overview of The Disciple’s Journey Leader’s Guide in this episode. Whether you are taking one person or a group of people through the workbook, this guide will help you create the best environment for connection and growth. 

The Disciple Maker’s Covenant

In this episode Jim shares a covenant he created that helps set expectations and goals for the disciple and discipler 

Week One Part 1

This week’s episode comes from Week One of the Workbook, and Jim is taking some time to define the terms we will be using throughout this study.

Week one part 2

In this episode Jim addresses the question – what is a disciple? And who is qualified to be one?

Week Two

In Week 2 of the podcast, Jim shares that Jesus had an intentional methodology for making disciples that we should still be using today – something we call the SCMD Process. 

Week three

Jim talks about the Discipleship Wheel and the Spiritual Stages of Growth this week. He charts out the path Jesus demonstrated for us with his own disciples.

week four

In this week’s episode, Jim begins to discuss the Five Spheres, beginning with the Abide Sphere. It includes the purpose of abiding, what it means to have our identity in Christ and fellowship with others. 

week five

In Week 5 of the podcast, Jim continues making his way through the Abide Sphere. He talks about the importance of recognizing God’s voice, how we should pray, and how God might answer. 

Week Six

In Week 6 – Jim begins diving into the Church Sphere. He discusses why this sphere comes 2nd, and that a disciple, Jesus is our head and we are the body.

Week Seven

In Week 7 Jim goes into the second part of the Church Sphere, he talks about the language the Bible uses to refer to the Church/People of God and that where there are people, there will be conflict. 

Week Eight

Week 8 moves us into the Home and Family Sphere – where Jim talks about God’s plan for marriage, leadership, parenting and finances. 

Week Nine

This podcast covers Part Two of the Home & Family Sphere. This week we discuss different stages and seasons of life – from being single to taking care of your aging parent, and what does retirement look like.

Week Ten

This week Jim addresses the World Sphere – which is where we work, live, and play. The way we live as a disciple of Jesus in this sphere is where the lost get a chance to see what Jesus looks like. Jesus said they will know we are disciples by our love. How are we living that out in our community interactions?

Week Eleven

This week Jim addresses The Spiritual Realm – the unseen sphere around us where the devil works against God’s people and His design for their lives. And how, as disciples of Jesus, we need to be sure we are armed for the battle.

Week 12

This week Jim closes up our series by talking about what happens when one of our Spheres gets larger than the others. What happens to the other areas of our lives when we put all of our focus into our job – or even into our church? What kinds of sacrifices are made in the other areas?