Spring Class for Adults & Youth

The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A Fresh Reading of a Spiritual Classic


When: Sundays at 11am, April 8 – May 13

Where: Youth Room & C75-76

What does it mean to truly follow Christ?


Jump start your journey with the risen Jesus by participating in this interactive, team-taught learning experience.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer leads us to the source of Christian faith – “to the Word and call of Jesus Christ himself” – and guides us to go beyond excuses and abstract discussions to truly follow our Lord and Savior.  Adults and youth will be studying together with a mix of separate and combined discussion.


Teaching Team:  Adults - Pastor Kurt, Rae Stephenson.  Youth – Kate & Eric Jaton, Sean Lian


Options for Study:

  • INTRO track.  Each participant in the INTRO track reads an 80-page summary guide to the book: “Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship” in Shepherd’s Notes Series (Holman Reference, 2017) - $8.00.
  • INDEPTH track. Each participant in the INDEPTH track reads the 300-page original work, translated from the German original.  You have your choice of versions of the book: 1)   The popular trade-paper version of the book (Touchstone Press, 1995 reprint, 320 pages) - $14.00, or 2) The freshly translated critical edition titled "Discipleship," Volume 4 of Collected Works (Fortress Press, 2003, 384 pages) - $20.00

Teaching Audio with Outlines

If you miss a class, get caught up by listening to the presentations and following along with each week's content outline.

Who is Dietrich Bonhoeffer?

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor and theologian born in 1906.  He was one of the few church leaders who stood against the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler.  In 1935 he was called to direct an illegal Church Training College that stood apart from the German Christians who supported Hitler.  It was here that he studied for and taught the lectures that would become the book The Cost of Discipleship.  As WWII progressed, he became involved in the German resistance movement.  In 1943 he was arrested for participating in a conspiracy to assassinate Hitler.  During his imprisonment he continued to write and provide spiritual guidance for his fellow prisoners.  He was executed shortly before the end of the war in April 1945.  He would become one of the most renowned Christian thinkers of the 20th Century.

see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Bonhoeffer

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