Preparing for The Journey

What does Preparing for
The Journey mean?

Preparing for The Journey is the first step in the discipleship path. The resources on this page are for those who are seeking to know more about God but might not know where to begin. On this page you will find suggested practices to help guide you on this point in your journey, questions to consider, and recommended readings to dig a little deeper into your faith. Scroll down to see view the resources.

Preparing for the Journey

Suggested Practices

  • Begin a daily practice of prayer and Bible reading
  • Participate in worship each week
  • Participate in communal prayer during worship
  • Join a small group or Sunday School class at BUMC
  • Sing hymns during worship as a means of celebrating (see John Wesley’s “Directions for Singing” in The United Methodist Hymnal, vii as a resource)

Recommended Readings

We've compiled a list of optional readings to help guide you on this part of your journey. Rather than an exhaustive list, these readings are designed to be resources that might be helpful to consider at this stage in The Journey. Check out these optional readings to dig a little deeper in your faith by clicking the button below.

Questions to Consider

*Note: Some of these questions were adapted from The Faith-Sharing New Testament With the Psalms (1996), prepared by H. Eddie Fox and George E. Morris.

Classes and Other Opportunities

Here are some other opportunities for those preparing for the journey:

Not the right step?

If you don't think this is the right step or are wondering where you might be on the discipleship path, take our discipleship assessment to find out where you may be on The Journey.