Following Christ helps those who have completed Discovering Christ to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. This is accomplished through the grace of God by praying together, teaching, and supporting one another in some of the basic disciplines and truths practiced by Christians since the early Church.
A Typical Session
Following Christ consists of seven sessions and a retreat day. The weekly sessions include four components: prayer, video teaching, fellowship, and small group discussion.
Participants have grown more comfortable with prayer during Discovering Christ and this is an opportunity for participants to grow deeper together in group prayer.
2. Video Teaching
The teachings provide practical ways to grow in relationship with the Lord and include foundational disciplines and truths that are important for maturing in Christ.
After the teaching, there is time for fellowship over drinks and desserts as people transition into their small groups.
4. Small Group Discussion
Small groups are a place to freely discuss the teaching content. A Following Christ small group also serves as a means of accountability for completing the action items encouraged in each session.
“Just like working out, the muscles get used to the same routine. Following Christ stretched my faith into a new direction. New prayer routine, new look to help interpret the Bible, new friends to help me on the journey.”
- Daily Personal Prayer
- Hearing God in Scripture
- The Power of the Sacraments
- Forgiving One Another
- The Spirit-Empowered Life
- Retreat: The World
- Retreat: The Flesh
- Retreat: The Devil
- Advancing the Mission of the Church
- Celebration Session
Dave Nodar is the founder and director of ChristLife. For over 40 years he has been a lay leader in renewal and evangelization in the Catholic Church.
Rev. Erik Arnold is the pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ellicott City, MD and ChristLife's liaison to the Archbishop of Baltimore.
Ally Ascosi is a wife and mother of four children who volunteers with ChristLife, especially with young adults. She graduated from Marymount University with a Bachelor’s degree in theology in 2007.
“[Following Christ] has helped me to be more confident in choosing one path over another in day-to-day decisions, and has strengthened my passion for the Holy Spirit and how I can rely on Him. FC has also helped me clarify concrete steps, [and] actions I can use to deepen my faith.”