The General Board of Discipleship has announced that "Burning Bush," Discipleship University’s core curriculum, was officially launched on October 9.
Discipleship University (DU) is designed to help congregational leaders focus and align their efforts for making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world—and as a part of DU, Burning Bush is one of GBOD's key strategies for addressing revitalization of congregations (thus supporting the Council of Bishops' vision pathways).
The first peer learning group included teams from four of the five jurisdictions. They began a two-year process to design and implement a discipleship plan in their congregations.
The second peer learning group will begin on April 30, 2009, and is designed for large membership churches with a weekly average attendance in worship of 250 or more. The registration fee is $225 per team member (3-5 persons on a team) per weekend.
Applications for the group that begins next spring will be accepted through January 15, 2009. Application information and forms, along with more information about Discipleship University and Burning Bush, are available at www.gbod.org/du. You may also email Mary McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please help spread the word about this opportunity for development of spiritual leadership for fulfilling the mission of the church—and join in praying that God will continue to guide this effort, so that the world might be transformed in Jesus' name.