The Discipleship Ministry Area of the Conference Connectional Ministries has published four sermon series under its brand “Come Follow Me.” The newest volume, four, is titled “Disciples Love and Care for Others.”
Each series has explored a dimension of what it means to be a follower of Jesus—a disciple. It is our response when Jesus invites us to “Come Follow Me.”
The series is an eight-part series exploring what the scriptures say about what it means to love and care for others.
Writers include the Rev. Tim Drum, chaplain, Spartanburg Methodist College; Dr. Sheila Elliott, pastor, Silver Hill UMC in Spartanburg; the Rev. Jon Hoin, pastor, Platt Springs UMC in West Columbia; L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop, South Carolina Annual Conference; the Rev. Kitty Holtzclaw, pastor, St. Johns UMC in Anderson; the Rev. Cameron Levi, pastor, St. Paul UMC in Saluda; the Rev. Edward Stallworth, pastor, Pelion Charge in Swansea; and the Rev. Mary Teasley, pastor, Surfside UMC in Surfside Beach.
The editor of the series is Rev. George Donigian, retired pastor in the South Carolina Conference.
The sermon series includes notes to the pastor, an exegesis, a sermon outline, a sermon manuscript, other illustrations, supplemental resources and suggestions for further reading.
As with the other three in the series, a discussion guide is included so the pastor and/or lay person can lead a discussion of the sermon the week after it is preached. The discussion guide includes a weekly spiritual practice the participants are encouraged to try.
Volume four of the series, as well as the other three volumes, are available at umcsc.org/comefollowme.
You may also order a printed copy through Tammy Fulmer by emailing email@example.com or calling (803) 786-9486.