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‘A Christianity in which there is only God the Father, but not Christ as a living Son actually cancels discipleship. In that case there will be trust in God, but not discipleship … Discipleship is a commitment to following Christ. Because Christ exists, he must be followed. An idea about Christ, a doctrinal system, a general religious recognition of grace or forgiveness of sins does not require discipleship. In truth, it even excludes discipleship; it is inimical to it. One enters into a relationship with an idea by way of knowledge, enthusiasm, perhaps even by carrying it out, but it is by personal obedient discipleship [that we enter into a relationship with the living Jesus].’
  From The Cost of Discipleship, p.59
‘Christianity without the living Jesus Christ remains necessarily a Christianity without discipleship; and a Christianity without discipleship is always just an idea, a myth.’ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Life Groups

Life groups meet around the parish and across town. Life Groups are discipleship groups whose goal is maturity in Christ. By spending time together around the scriptures, by listening and sharing in each others lives, we build our common life as a parish around being active followers of Jesus.

Connect with St Mic's people if you would like to be part of a life group.