Welcome to the Discipleship Cycle Pilot!

What’s a Discipleship Cycle?  

We believe that following Jesus occurs every day, not just during a Sunday service. To make this more of a reality within our daily rhythms, we are launching a pilot for term two of 2021 in our PM services. This Discipleship Cycle is a fortnightly rotation that will kickoff with ‘church’ looking different to the norm, seeing our community of faith engage in following Jesus outside of the usual structure of a Sunday service. We will then meet the following Sunday for halftime, a Sunday service that will share and celebrate the opportunities to learn and grow that arose from the week before. Needless to say, our Sunday evening gatherings will look different but it's all about following Jesus every day.  

 

What should I expect?  

Our kickoff week starts our Discipleship Cycle. They will not follow the normal structure of a Sunday service, with no time of worship or sermon. What kickoff will include is an opportunity to engage with our wider world from a perspective of faith. We will gather at GBC at 6PM to discuss and deepen our understanding of our own discipleship, as we ask questions of how our culture and Christ intersect. Then we’ll wrap up with having dinner together, because what is community without some good food.

Our halftime week following kickoff and is a time of sharing and celebrating how we have seen God at work in the world. Halftime will look a lot like what you’d except of a church service, but it will focus of how we are learning to live out our faith and deepen our discipleship in the everyday moments that are revealed to us. We will gather at GBC from 5PM for coffee and community before the service starts at 6PM.  

How do I stay up to date on what is happening?  

The best place to go to stay in the know is our Instagram @gymeabaptist. Here is where you’ll receive all the finer details about what we’re doing to kickoff week and where we’ll be meeting.

You can listen to our podcast, where Associate Pastor, Matt Willis and Senior Pastor, Marc Rader, sit down and discuss the pilot, the heart behind it and the hope for its future.

If you have any questions you can contact us via email us.

Kickoff

25/04

Attend an anzac dawn service and explore the relationship of secular and spiritual reverence.

09/05

Participate in a simulation held by baptist world aid and discuss the call to care for the poor.

23/05

Join a workshop and unpack one of the spiritual practices that sow into our discipleship.

06/06

Part two of your workshop, diving deeper into the topic and it's impact on living out our faith

20/06

An afternoon bushwalk in the national park, prayerfully seeking god in creation

Halftime

02/05

A sunday service where we share and celebration where we've seen god at work

16/05

A sunday service where we share and celebration where we've seen god at work

30/05

A sunday service where we share and celebration where we've seen god at work

13/06

A sunday service where we share and celebration where we've seen god at work