Becoming like Jesus

Jesus promised all those who put their faith and trust in Him that he would lead them into a new and abundant life, filled with joy and His presence (John 3, John 8:31, John 10 and John 14 and 15).

As disciples of Jesus, it is our responsibility to order our lives around Him and His Kingdom. We are to learn from Him (Matthew 11:28-30, Luke 10), do as He did (John 5 and John 14:12), and remain obedient to all that He taught us when He walked this earth (Matthew 28:16-20).

We do this in part through community – attending Circles, prayer meetings, and Sunday services – and by investing in our own discipleship through regularly reading the Bible and further study.

Below is a list of resources the Leadership Team has used over the years. These resources have encouraged and challenged them to become more like Jesus. We commend these resources to the wider church and pray your devotion to the Lord grows deeper and stronger.

New believers

YouVersion Bible app

Bible in One Year
YouVersion plan or book

Community Bible experience

The Bible Project

App or website

Speak Life
A nine-part online course from 321 for those new to faith or exploring Christianity

Holy Grit: Gaining Traction on Life’s Journey with Jesus
James Poch (2023)

Simply Christian
Tom Wright (2006)

The Calvary Road: The Way of Personal Revival
Roy Hessian (2003)

The Cost of Discipleship

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1937)

Christian biographies

Hungry for More of Jesus: The Way of Intimacy with Christ
David Wilkerson (2012)

Tramp for the Lord
Corrie Ten Boom (2008)

Chasing the Dragon
Jackie Pullinger (2006)

Run Baby Run
Nicky Cruz (2003)

The Cross and the Switchblade
David Wilkerson (2002)

Tortured for Christ
Richard Wurmbrand (1967)

God Smuggler
Brother Andrew (1964) Order a free copy

The Autobiography of George Muller
George Muller (1905)

Witness and evangelism

Cultural Renewal in a Time of Crisis
David Stroud (article)

Lausanne (Bible Plan)
5-part series on Partnering in the Body of Christ for Unity in Mission

Isaiah 61 Movement App

Intercultural Church and City Transformation UK (YouTube 2024)
Nine videos on Gather Movember YouTube channel

Natural Evangelism: Praying, Caring Sharing
John at Times Square Church (YouTube, 2024)

Stay Salt The World Has Changed: Our Message Must NotRebecca Manley Pippert (2020)

One: Unity In Diversity - A Personal Journey
Steve Clifford (2017)

God at Work: Live Each Day with Purpose
Ken Costa (2016)

The City of God
Saint Augustine of Hippo (original 426 AD)

Cultivating a healthy marriage

If you are newly engaged or exploring marriage as a couple we would also recommend doing HTB’s pre-marriage course in conversation with Ruth and James

The Marriage Course (Online)

Marriage in Light of Eternity
Lisa and Francis Chan (Youtube, 2023)

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Marriage with the Wisdom of God
Tim Keller (2013)

Without Carelessness - teaching on 1 Corinthians 7:32
Charles Spurgeon sermon

Single and blessed

Hey, Single Christian. Your Celibacy Isn't Extraordinary
Dani Treweek (article 2021)

7 Myths about Singleness
Sam Alberry (2019)

A Theology of Singleness
Tim Keller sermon podcast (2013)

Without Carelessness - teaching on 1 Corinthians 7:32
Charles Spurgeon sermon

Raising young children in faith

Habits of a Household

Faith in KIDS 4 Kids podcast
available on Spotify and Apple Music

The Family Discipleship podcast
available on Spotify and Apple Music

Additional Needs Alliance

Bible Adventures

The Unseen Power of Motherhood
Dr. Teresa Conlon (YouTube 2024)

Raising Confident Kids in a Confusing World
Faith in Kids Webinar (2023),

The Intentional Father: A Practical Guide to Raise Sons of Courage and Character
Jon Tyson (2021)

God’s General Kids Book Set
Children Can (2018), suitable for ages 8-14s

Discipling the next generation

The Asbury Outpouring 2023

Growing Young Disciples

The Heart of Man Documentary (2017)
suitable for over 16s with parental consent

The Josiah Generation: New Dawn, New Rules, New Rulers
Olly Goldenberg (2011)

Culturally literate and biblically faithful

News and musings during the Covid-19 pandemic
Ruth and James Poch

Sexuality Statement
regeneration Church Leadership Team (2023)

Intercession for Britain (2023)
An urgent, open letter to the church in the United Kingdom

Sexual Formation teaching series
Church of the City New York

Being Human: A lens for our cultural cultural conversations
Jo Frost and Peter Lynas (2023)

Conviction in a Culture of Compromise
John Tyson (YouTube, 2020)

Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality
Nancy R Pearcy (2018)

Run with the Horses: The Quest for Life at Its Best
Eugene Peterson (2010)

Revival: A People Saturated by God
Brian Edwards (2004)

The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God
Dallas Willard (1998)

Jesus, The King of Truth - teaching on John 18:37
Charles Spurgeon Sermon (1872)

Investing in your own discipleship

The BibleProject Classroom Series
Heaven and Earth: Exploring The Narrative World of Genesis 1

Bible for life online study resource

Practicing the Way: Be with Jesus, Become Like Him, Do as He Did
John Mark Comer (2024)

Anonymous: Jesus’ hidden years…and yours
Alicia Britt Chole (2017)

Life Without Limits
Nick Vujicic (2012)

God on Mute: Engaging the Silence of Unanswered Prayer
Pete Grieg (2011)

The Emotionally Healthy Church: A Strategy for Discipleship That Actually Changes Lives
Peter Scazzero (2015)

Absolute Surrender
Andrew Murray (2015)

Andrew Murray (2014)

Spiritual Slavery to Spiritual Sonship: Your Destiny Awaits
Jack Frost (2006)

Practicing the Presence of God
Brother Lawrence (1692)

Our mission

To pursue the presence of Jesus, in order to be conformed to His image, as we become people of mission.