The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time.
— C S Lewis, Mere Christianity

Traditionally, the process of walking from darkness to light and following after Jesus is known as discipleship. At the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, we believe that discipleship is a core aspect of Christian life. Our life together is a journey as we transition from old to new and grow in faith.

We also believe that discipleship isn’t a solo gig. We grow together in community, and we believe vibrant community is the best space to grow as disciples. We have a pattern of eating, fellowship and learning whenever we gather, and believe this provides a safe and informal opportunity to explore and grow in faith.

More broadly, the Wellington Diocese has embraced the 3DM discipleship movement as a way to guide our diocesan discipleship efforts, and we have found 3DM helpful in shaping our discipleship culture. It has given us a common language to guide our spiritual journey together. Though you’d most obviously recognise it in our children and families ministry areas - the choristers, children’s choir and our Sunday children’s worship group -- we’re creating a discipleship culture through all Cathedral ministries.

To those who have heard the call to be disciples of Jesus Christ is given the incomprehensibly great promise that they are to become like Christ. They are to bear his image as the brothers and sisters of the firstborn Son of God. To become “like Christ”—that is what disciples are ultimately destined to become.
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Discipleship