What makes School of Discipleship?

What makes School of Discipleship?

There are many important components that make School of Discipleship what it is. Alongside the keynote speaker sessions, School of Discipleship offers many different ways in which attendees can partcipate, learn, share and
grow:

Worship
worship(crop)Worship is the way in which School of Discipleship begins and ends. Together we sing, hear the Word of God from Scripture and pray. The closing worship includes the tradition of Presenté – remembering those who have come before us, as well as the sharing of the Lord’s Supper. 
Electives
electives(crop)Electives allow the opportunity for participants to undertake some further learning in an area of their choice. The electives vary year to year and offer a wide range of options. For example, School of Discipleship 2015 offered electives in:

  • Can Christians get their hands dirty? Following Jesus in a violent world
  • One Earth living in Community
  • [Un]Intentional Community: Why living together sucks, and we kinda need that…
  • Be still and know that I am God: Taize worship
  • Holiness and Discipleship: Be Transformed not Conformed!
  • Stories of Women in the Gospel of Mark
  • Guided walk and meditation
Small Groups
Small groups are an integral part of the School of Discipleship. With talks, electives public liturgy and worship throughout the course of the weekend, small groups provide the opportunity for participants to ask questions and discuss anything  that they have found interesting or are unsure of. Small groups also allow participants to get to know each other a little better, as well providing space for prayer. 
Songfest
Welcome to the most enjoyable night you will have all year! Songfest is a Variety show we hold on the last night of SOD, as a way to celebrate our weekend together. Acts range from hilarious and crazy to powerful and moving. But they are never unforgettable!
Community Time
Spending time in community is integral to discipleship.At SOD there is lots of opportunity for participants to spend some informal time together, whether it be sharing in conversation over a meal, playing a board game or discussing theology over a glass of wine, beer, tea or coffee.