In American Christianity, we too often hear descriptions of discipleship that are really Christianized forms of the American Dream. The sentiment is this: "follow your heart and dreams, but make Jesus a part of that." In the Gospels, however, it is clear that Jesus' call to discipleship was precisely a call to sacrifice heart and dreams, "to hate one's life," and to join him on a journey to Golgotha. How can we do that today? We will explore together how we might conceive discipleship as a holistic, formative process that leaves no part of us untouched. We will plumb the deep wisdom of Christian Scripture and tradition as we seek to give God our minds, hearts, and hands, trusting that God can make us participants in the cross-shaped Kingdom.