We said the following Affirmation of Discipleship in worship at First Baptist Church of Asheville yesterday: 
I take
up my cross to follow Jesus.

Because Jesus commands me, I will love God with all my
heart, mind, soul, and strength.  I will love
my neighbors as myself. 

Because Jesus invites me, I will pray and work for God’s
kingdom to come and God’s will to be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

Because Jesus calls me, I will serve “the least of
these”—the vulnerable, the marginalized, the lonely, and the poor. 

Because Jesus commissions me, I will share his good
news with the world.

take up my cross to follow Jesus.

I will listen for his voice in the Scriptures.

I will make his ways my ways. 

I will let his example guide me, his spirit energize
me, and his joy renew me. 

take up my cross to follow Jesus.

Whatever he gives, I’ll receive.

Whatever he asks, I’ll give.

Wherever he leads, I’ll go.  Amen.