Rediscovering Anabaptism: Discipleship

Adrian Chatfield, Anglican minister and tutor at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, explores the Anabaptist understanding of faith and discipleship.

Graham Watkins, Baptist minister in West London, reflects on the iconic Anabaptist story of Dirk Willems and wonders why we find it hard to follow Jesus when faced with less costly decisions.

Noel Moules, founder member of the Anabaptist Network and Director of Workshop, examines the life of Jesus and insists that his life and teaching is crucial for discipleship.

Alan Kreider, former Mennonite missionary in England and founder member of the Anabaptist Network, suggests that openness to the Holy Spirit is essential if we are to follow Jesus in offering good news to a society accustomed to old news.

Anne Wilkinson-Hayes, Baptist minister currently working in Australia, recognises that people with busy lives face a real struggle to reorient their lives in discipleship, but insists that community lifestyle is increasingly important in a society that wants to know if the Christian faith works in practice.

Eleanor Kreider, former Mennonite missionary in England and founder member of the Anabaptist Network, reflects on people’s individualistic evaluation of corporate worship and argues that worship should shape our lives as disciples and communities. She says that this is a distinctive Anabaptist perspective on worship.

John Woffenden, member of Mexborough Wesleyan Reformed Church, talks about the place of admonishment, dealing with conflict and mutual discipleship in church life.

Philip Astwood, member of Mexborough Wesleyan Reformed Church, reflects on his experience of discipling a younger leader.