Center for Creative Discipleship


Starting Apr.13, the Center for Creative Discipleship will offer five self-directed studies for a deeper journey with one of the transformational habits in Michael Frost’s book Surprise the World. We call this journey a “pilgrimage” and each study a “trail,” recognizing that discipleship begins with Jesus’ invitation to get up and “Follow Me.” We begin at Easter because we believe in practicing resurrection—transforming our lives and our neighborhoods through creative service. The habits give us tools to do that.

Each trail is guided by a MAP, a collection of “Moments Along the Pilgrimage.” There will be a MAP prepared by the Trail Guide, a member of First UMC of Winter Park who has studied, taught, and been transformed by that habit. You will also have a MAP to complete, a collection of your own moments on the journey and journal entries in response to questions and inspiration offered by the Trail Guide.

Beyond the MAP, each trail is different. At the CFCD we believe in the fundamental power of spiritual creativity. Each Trail Guide had freedom to personalize the length of the journey, group size, communication style, and a number of other details. Each trail is built from the guide’s own story of discipleship, so it’s only fitting that each trail is unique.


Join a Study – Starting Apr. 13

Continue on to meet the 5 Trail Guides and hear an introduction to the study they’ve designed. Then please register for one to guide your path to discipleship this Easter season.


Would you like to spend some time learning how to bless others as an expression of your faith?  Join Kathy for a six- week self- directed study beginning, Apr. 13.  There is only space for 12 so we hope you will sign up soon. 

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Would you like to spend some time learning how the habit of eating with others can be an expression of your faith?  Join Jon for an eight-week self-directed study beginning, April 13.  

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Would you like to spend some time learning how to listen for the Spirit’s voice as a way to go deeper in your faith?  Join David for an eight-week self- directed study beginning, Apr. 13.  There is only space for 12 so we hope you will sign up soon.  This course will conclude with a final meeting to discuss your experience. 

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This study is currently full. Check out one of the other 4 habits to get started!


Would you like to spend some time learning how the practice of reconciliation, justice, beauty and wholeness can actually help you share your faith?   Join Rev. Jayne for a six-week self- directed study beginning, April 13.  There is only space for 12 so we hope you will sign up soon. 

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