Journey - Intro Notes


May 01, 2023

A how-to-journey-with-Jesus discipleship tool

Now that you have welcomed the Anointed One, Jesus the Lord, into your lives, continue to journey with Him and allow Him to shape your lives. Colossians 2:6 VOICE

Jesus had 3 groups He interacted with:

1 – The Crowd

2 – Followers

3 – His Disciples

He loved them all.

They all believed in Him to some degree.

Yet only one group truly knew Him, did life with Him, was empowered by Him, and went on to change the world: His Disciples. This is who we are called to be.

This is our aim at City Life and we believe it’s God’s purpose for all of us: to become and help others become disciples or apprentices of Jesus Christ.

An apprentice is someone who lives in close relationship with their master or teacher. Through listening, watching and doing, they follow the pattern their teacher gives them, developing and growing to become like their teacher, carrying on their trade, skill or livelihood.

We describe it like this:

Be with Jesus

Become like Jesus

Carry on the mission of Jesus in the world.

We don’t drift into the ways of Jesus. This requires purposeful and intentional change in our normal routines and habits.

‘The Journey’ is a tool to equip us to do just that: develop patterns of daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal rhythms that help us be with Jesus, become like Him and carry on His mission in our daily lives. It’s a tool to help us do this together, because being a true follower and disciple of Jesus is a together thing; transformation doesn't happen in isolation. Jesus did life in community to model the way we are to live out this new life in Him.

The format is 12 lessons designed to be done with a partner or small group. A great way to do this is consider pulling together 2 or 3 others who have a desire for God, or even a curiosity, and want to grow. A group might be with friends, acquaintances or strangers. Some of the most amazing friendships have formed in groups with people who hadn’t known or barely knew each other prior. The goal is to become friends who help each other become apprentices of Jesus.

The 12 Lessons are built around 12 themes:


1 – Story – Knowing the True Story that frames our lives

2 – Belonging – Our true identity as God’s children

3 – Abiding – Jesus is our Life

4 – Rest – Discovering healthy rhythms of rest, work & celebration


5 – Empowered – Life in the Holy Spirit

6 – Renewed Mind – Our role in the transformation process

7 – Community – Following Jesus is a ‘together thing’

8 – Body Care – Caring for our body as a Temple for God’s presence


9 – Stewardship – All we are & have is God’s

10 – Servanthood – Living our lives to bless others

11 – Endurance – Life is a battle zone

12 – Commission – Discovering purpose by living on mission

Whether you’re new to City Life or have been a part for a few weeks, months or for the long haul, will you come on this discipleship journey with us? We believe ‘The Journey’ will guide you to grow deeper in discipleship – in being with Jesus and becoming like Him, to carry on His mission in the world.