Following Christ

A seven-week journey of Catholic discipleship.

Following Christ is the second part of the ChristLife evangelization process. It is designed to help people who have completed the Discovering Christ course to grow in friendship and union with God. This course guides people in how to live as a Catholic disciple of Jesus Christ in today’s world based on basic disciplines and truths that have been practiced by Christians from the time of the early Church.

A Typical Session

Each weekly session includes four components: prayer, video teaching, small group discussion, and practical applications.

1. Prayer and Worship

In Following Christ, we go deeper into the experience of communal prayer and worship that was started in Discovering Christ.

2. Video Teaching

The Following Christ provides practical, down-to-earth teaching based on Scripture, Church teaching, and the witness of the speaker’s own journey as a disciple of Christ.

3. Disciple-Making Small Groups

These groups become small Christian communities where weekly spiritual encouragement, accountability, and personal sharing builds bonds as brothers and sisters in Christ.

4. Weekly Practical Applications

Following Christ is about developing the lifestyle of a disciple. Weekly practical application steps challenge us to put our faith into action. 

Following Christ Teachings

Following Christ includes ten talks spread out over seven weekly sessions and a day retreat. The topics each week are as follows:

  1. Introduction and Daily Personal Prayer (Click here to rent)
  2. Hearing God in Scripture (Click here to rent)
  3. The Power of the Sacraments (Click here to rent)
  4. Forgiving One Another (Click here to rent)
  5. The Spirit-Empowered Life (Click here to rent)
  6. We Are At War Retreat
  7. The Heart of a Disciple (Click here to rent)
  8. Going On with the Lord (Click here to rent)

Each talk is 35 minutes long, except for the final session.


Dave Nodar is the Director of ChristLife. He served as a leader in a renewal movement for 20 years, and after a period of prayer and discernment began ChristLife in 1995. His passion is to help others to know the love of God the Father in Jesus Christ through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. He is the principal teacher and developer of the ChristLife evangelization process: Discovering Christ, Following Christ, and Sharing Christ.


Rev. Erik Arnold is the pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ellicott City, MD. Fr. Arnold was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 1999. He is a speaker for the Discovering Christ, Following Christ, and Sharing Christ courses.  As a pastor he has run the ChristLife series in his parish multiple times with great fruitfulness.


Ally Ascosi received her theology degree in 2007 from Marymount University and is a convert to the Catholic faith. She is happily married to her husband Pete and currently spends most of her time raising their four young children. Since her conversion she’s dedicated herself to sharing her faith through a variety of young adult and parish evangelization initiatives.


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