Discipleship Resources

Discipleship Resources

Resources to help you on your journey.

Bible Reading and Study:

  • Helpful Bible reading tips.” With a link to a podcast episode.
  • The Evangelical Covenant Church and the Bible.” Some insight into how we approach scripture from our denomination.
  • The Bible Project: The Bible Project is a wonderful, accessible-yet-scholarly, free online Bible study resource (it’s available on YouTube and on its own website). All of their resources (except their podcast) are animated and accessible to most age groups. They have overviews of all the books of the Bible, word studies, thematic studies, and series on various topics (e.g. How to Read the Bible). If their podcast is at all like their videos, it would also be well worth checking out as well.

Podcasts:

Unbelievable?: A weekly podcast featuring “apologetics, theology, debate, and dialogue” about various Christian topics. Be encouraged in your faith, hear different points of view, and be stretched in your thinking. (*Please note: while this is a Christian podcast, most episodes are in the form of moderated debate, typically between a believer and a non-believer. This means that, while each episode usually has at least one guest representing a point of view shared by historical, orthodox Christianity and the Evangelical Covenant Church, the denomination to which Malmo belongs, not every viewpoint expressed in this podcast will fit within those boundaries.)

Website: www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievable (also available through most podcasting apps).

 
Pray as You Go: a daily 12-minute podcast featuring music, scripture reading, prompts and time for reflection and prayer. A great way to start your day!
Website: www.pray-as-you-go.org/ (also available as a standalone app and through podcasting apps).

Books:

Sandra L. Richter, The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament. Is the Old Testament a complete mystery to you? Is it just a jumble of disconnected stories in your mind? Do you wonder how to connect the Old Testament to the New Testament and your faith? Of so, this book may be just for you!

Seeking God’s Face: Praying with the Bible Through the Year: A simple and unique guide for daily scripture reflection and prayer. For individuals or families.

Devotional/spiritual practices:

Seeking God’s Face: Praying with the Bible Through the Year: A simple and unique guide for daily scripture reflection and prayer. For individuals or families.

“Listening to Jesus.” A series of short statements by Jesus, originally put together for Advent 2018. These are words you can carry with you into your day to pray and ponder and just listen to Jesus.

Inviting God into your day (simple morning prayer).” Some suggestions for beginning your day with a simple prayer.

Palms up, palms down prayer.” A prayer of letting go and focusing on God.

Paying Attention.” God is present in this moment. Are you aware of this? Some suggestions for practicing attentiveness.

Tractor Spirituality: Connecting with God in the Cab and in the Kitchen.” A series of spiritual practices to take with you into your day, whether at home or on the road.

Lenten practices (from Lent 2020):

Topics:

Embrace (Human Sexuality) – How do we love the LGBTQ+ community well? From the Embrace website: ‘Embrace is a suite of human sexuality discipleship resources and experiences which are in harmony with the adopted position of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), the center of which is “Faithfulness in heterosexual marriage, celibacy in singleness—these constitute the Christian standard.”‘

Church History – A series of short videos (“Church History in 3-Minute Bites“) created by Pastor Marc. These videos cover very broadly and generally the history of the church from its beginnings to today—not technical or academic, but helpful to get a sense of where we come from.