Discipleship University


Discipleship University Explained

Cookeville First 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 and their associated reading lists.

Transformative Discipleship

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

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
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.

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

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.

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
John Wesley called himself “a man of one book.” These opportunities explore the “One Book” that is the source of our faith.
The Grand Sweep, J. Edward Kalas
What is the Bible, Rob Bell
Disciple 1, Disciple 1 Fast Track
Disciple 2
Christian Wisdom

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.

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
C.S. 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


Video Study Opportunities

Watch sermons, lessons, themed study series and our regular Grace Note lessons on our YouTube channel.

Dr. Kevin Conrad

Weekly Grace Notes

Grace Upon Grace

In his recent sermon series, Dr. Kevin Conrad explored the heritage of grace that defined the Methodist Movement.  Click here to read the sermons and learn more about we express grace, salvation, and Christian living!

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