Discipleship University Resources

Cookeville FUMC is excited to introduce Discipleship University, a resource for individuals, classes, and small groups as they seek to grow in discipleship and deepen their faith.  Below, you will see a list of larger themes:

Transformative Discipleship

These profound studies provide a profound look into the gifts of spiritual disciplines and personal spiritual transformation.

 Wesleyan/Methodist Perspectives

We are a part of a special tradition with distinct perspectives on matters of faith and Christian living.  These selections explore Wesleyan history and Methodist theology.

Better Lives Through Christian Living

Knowing and understanding the word is a cornerstone of our faith.  These topics show us the practical application of Biblical principals in various areas of our lives.

Biblical Studies

John Wesley called himself “a man of one book.”  These opportunities explore the “One Book” that is the source of our faith.

Christian Wisdom

Reflections of various pastors, Christian thinkers, and loving teachers can add to our understanding of our faith and life.  These choices cover a variety of topics in the Christian life.


Transformative Discipleship

The Good and Beautiful Series, James Bryan Smith
The Good and Beautiful God
The Good and Beautiful Life
The Good and Beautiful Community

Understanding the Enneagram
The Road Back to You, Suzanne Stabile
Spiritual Rhythms of the Enneagram, Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

Discipling Disciplines and Devotions
Spiritual Autobiography, Richard Peace
Invitations from God, Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
The Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition
Devotional Classics, Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith
Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster

Dallas Willard
Renovation of the Heart
The Spirit of the Disciplines
Living in Christ’s Presence

Wesleyan/Methodist Perspectives

Adam Hamilton
John, The Gospel of Light and Life
Unleashing the Word

Tom Berlin
Reckless Love
Defying Gravity

John Wesley
A Plain Account of Christian Perfection

Methodist History and Practice
The Scripture Way of Salvation, Kenneth Collins
The Class Meeting, Kevin Watson
Wesley and the People Called Methodists, Richard P. Heitzenrater

Better Lives Through Christian Living

The ZimZum of Love, Rob Bell
Love to Stay, Adam Hamilton

Financial Peace University, Dave Ramsey

The Blessing, John Trent and Gary Smalley
The Very Best, Hands on, Kinda Dangerous Family Devotions, Tim Shoemaker

Biblical Studies

The Grand Sweep, J. Edward Kalas
What is the Bible, Rob Bell
Disciple 1, Disciple 1 Fast Track
Disciple 2

Christian Wisdom

Bob Goff
Love Does
Everybody Always

Richard Rohr
Falling Upwards
Immortal Diamond
The Divine Dance

Henry Nouwen
Life of the Beloved
The Way of the Heart
In the Name of Jesus

CS Lewis
Mere Christianity
The Four Loves

Rachel Held Evans
Searching for Sunday

Diana Butler Bass
A People’s History of Christianity

Brene Brown
Daring Greatly
Braving the Wilderness
Dare to Lead

Philip Yancey
What’s So Amazing About Grace
Vanishing Grace
The Bible Jesus Read