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Strategic Disciple Making

Author : Aubrey Malphurs
ISBN : 1585588962
Genre : Religion
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For many people, church is there to meet their needs--with programs designed with them in mind. Strategic Disciple Making teaches these churchgoers to develop a servant's heart. Readers will discover that they control the destiny of their church. If they seek personal contentment, they must grow as disciples, and church expert Aubrey Malphurs explains the true meaning of the word. This refreshing resource offers a radical "how-to" for renewing faltering faith. It is perfect for burned-out ministers and downcast church leaders who want a more authentic discipleship experience.
Category: Religion

Go And Make Disciples

Author : Reuven Ross
ISBN : 1499152078
Genre : Religion
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The purpose of Go and Make Disciples! is to encourage personal spiritual growth and give vision for investing into others. God chose disciple making as His ultimate means of winning the entire world, but most believers are made into disciples as a by-product of general church ministry; they have not had someone to personally invest in them. If there is a shortcut to maturity in the kingdom of God, it is when mature, godly believers purposefully impart the Word of God to teachable men and women who want to grow in the Lord. Just as Jesus had a strategy for making disciples and developing leaders, so should we. Having a vision for making disciples means understanding the Lord's purposes in spending most of His ministry time with just twelve men. Jesus' disciples received the full explanation of His teachings and the benefit of personal friendship with Him. Because this is still the Lord's heart for those who believe in Him, we who are His true disciples must be willing to invest in others as Jesus did. We need to see that it is “God's normal” for us to intentionally make disciples since Jesus modeled it, commanded it, and trained His men to do it. Strategic disciple making is still the Lord's ordained method for building the Church and preparing ministries.The Lord wants to have an equipped army ready to reap the harvest and conserve it as He again sends revival throughout the world. In the face of the persecution that will accompany the revival, it is disciplined believers who will remain faithful and endure to the end. Therefore, it is expedient that people not only find Jesus as their Messiah, but also that they yield to His lordship, mature into His likeness as His disciple, and invest their lives in discipling others.Our Master's last words should be our first priority! In all four gospels, Jesus commands His followers to evangelize and make disciples as their chief ministry among men. This is evidenced in the significance of the “net” used to catch fish in the Sea of Galilee in Israel. The net had a twofold purpose: to catch the fish and to keep them in the boat. Catching the fish is equivalent to evangelism and salvation, and keeping them in the boat is equivalent to discipleship and sanctification. Notice the last words of Jesus before He ascended back to Heaven as recorded in the gospels:“Go and make disciples of all the nations…” (Matt. 28:19). “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).“… repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations…” (Luke 24:47)To Peter and to those of us who love Him, He says, “…feed My lambs…tend My sheep…feed My sheep” (John 21:15-17).Reuven and Yanit Ross are international Bible teachers. American-born, they have lived in Israel and South Africa over the last three decades, and have had the additional privilege of ministering in numerous other nations. The Rosses have no natural children; they love the spiritual children that God has allowed them to invest in, many of whom are leaders today. They have authored six other books which are described on their website @
Category: Religion

Contagious Disciple Making

Author : David Watson
ISBN : 9780529112217
Genre : Religion
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It is hard to deny that todayÆs world can seem apathetic toward Christians. Some may look down at their iPhones when we mention God, motion for the check when we bring up church, or casually change the subject when we talk about prayer. In a world full of people whose indifference is greater than their desire to know Christ, how can we dream of growing the church? In Contagious Disciple Making, David Watson and Paul Watson map out a simple method that has sparked an explosion of homegrown churches in the United States and around the world. A companion to Cityteam's two previous books, Miraculous Movements and The Father Glorified, Contagious Disciple Making details the method used by Cityteam disciple-makers. This distinctive process focuses on equipping spiritual leaders in communities where churches are planted. Unlike many evangelism and church-growth products that focus on quick results, contagious disciple-making takes time to cultivate spiritual leadership, resulting in lasting disciple-making movements. Through Contagious Disciple Making readers will come to understand that a strong and equipped leader will continue to grow the church long after church planters move on to the next church. Features include: Engagement tools for use in the field Practical techniques to equip others to make disciples
Category: Religion

The Gospel Commission

Author : Michael Horton
ISBN : 144123215X
Genre : Religion
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Many churches in America today want to be powerful, relevant, and influential in personal and social transformation. But whose kingdom are we building? God's? Or our own? A plethora of programs for outreach, discipleship, and spiritual disciplines are available at any bookstore and on countless websites. Yet what we need most is a renewed understanding of and commitment to the Great Commission. We assume that we already know the nature of this commission and the appropriate methods of carrying it out. But Michael Horton contends that it too often becomes our mission instead of God's. At a time when churches are zealously engaged in writing up mission statements and strategic plans, he argues that we must ask ourselves anew whether we are ambassadors, following the script we've been given, or building our own kingdoms with our own blueprint. Pastors, church leaders, and readers of Horton's Christless Christianity and The Gospel-Driven Life will value this frank and hopeful exploration of the Great Commission as a call to understanding and good practice.
Category: Religion


Author : Jim Putman
ISBN : 9780310492634
Genre : Religion
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Over the last thirty years, many influential church leaders and church planters in America have adopted various models for reaching unchurched people. An “attractional” model will seek to attract people to a local church. Younger leaders may advocate a more “missional” approach, in which believers live and work among unchurched people and intentionally seek to serve like Christ. While each of these approaches have merit, something is still missing, something even more fundamental to the mission of the church: discipleship. Making disciples—helping people to trust and follow Jesus—is the church’s God-given mandate. Devoted disciples attract people outside the church because of the change others see in their Christ-like lives. And discipleship empowers Christians to be more like Christ as they intentionally develop relationship with non-believers. DiscipleShift walks you through five key “shifts” that churches must make to refocus on the biblical mission of discipleship. These intentional changes will attract the world and empower your church members to be salt and light in their communities.
Category: Religion

Disciple Making Is

Author : Dave Earley
ISBN : 9781433677069
Genre : Religion
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In brief yet hard-hitting chapters, the entire scope of disciple making is presented here in a way that will inspire and inform you to obey the Great Commission with great passion. The authors share practical insights on how best to reproduce confident reproducers of Christ's message. --from back cover.
Category: Religion

Simple Church

Author : Thom S. Rainer
ISBN : 9780805447996
Genre : Religion
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Now in paperback, muti-awarded national hit Simple Church shares a clear message from case studies of 400 North American congregations: Church is done best when it's kept simple.
Category: Religion

Conversion And Discipleship

Author : Bill Hull
ISBN : 9780310520085
Genre : Religion
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Discipleship occurs when someone answers the call to learn from Jesus how to live his or her life as though Jesus were living it. The end result is that the disciple becomes the kind of person who naturally does what Jesus did. How the church understands salvation and the gospel is the key to recovering a biblical theology of discipleship. Our doctrines of grace and salvation, in some cases, actually prevent us from creating an expectation that we are to be disciples of Jesus. A person can profess to be a Christian and yet still live under the impression that they don’t need to actually follow Jesus. Being a follower is seen as an optional add-on, not a requirement. It is a choice, not a demand. Being a Christian today has no connection with the biblical idea that we are formed into the image of Christ. In this ground-breaking new book, pastor and author Bill Hull shows why our existing models of evangelism and discipleship fail to actually produce followers of Jesus. He looks at the importance of recovering a robust view of the gospel and taking seriously the connection between conversion—answering the call to follow Jesus—and discipleship—living like the one we claim to follow.
Category: Religion

The Naked Truth About Small Group Ministry

Author : Randall G Neighbour
ISBN : 9780978877965
Genre : Religion
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Tired of reading books by pastors of large churches who could put a stick in the mud and it would grow a fruit-bearing tree in a week? Exhausted with doing ministry the same way, expecting different results? Exasperated by the lack of ownership among the members of your existing groups? Then this book is for you! Pulling no punches, Neighbour diagnoses the problems surrounding small group and cell group ministry in America today, offering practical suggestions that work.
Category: Religion