What does it really mean to be a disciple of Jesus?
Learn to live out Jesus’ teaching with world-renowned scholar and missionary pastor Fr. Anthony Gittins.
Ideal for individual or group Bible study, this meaningful course delves into the New Testament for examples of how we are called to perform God’s work. Your guide, Fr. Gittins, professor emeritus of theology and culture at the Catholic Theological Union, also demonstrates the power of discipleship with his own inspiring work. His many years serving homeless women in Chicago and the Mende people of Sierra Leone as a missionary pastor have profoundly shaped the compassion with which he presents each lecture.
This illuminating 12-lecture audio course will crystallize your understanding of the two vital elements that make up discipleship: mission and evangelization. Fr. Gittins expertly dissects familiar scripture passages, revealing the deep and inspiring faith of Jesus’ first disciples. The concluding lecture ties everything together with powerful reflections on the cost of discipleship: a willingness to give up everything to follow Christ. The companion study guide will help you follow along with each lecture and form questions for further discussion.
You will leave the course with a renewed sense of purpose. An eloquent speaker and man of profound faith, Fr. Gittins teaches by example. You will quickly come to admire his dedication and deep humanity.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection.