Building a Discipling Culture 3rd Edition

Building a Discipling Culture  3rd Edition
Author: Mike Breen
Publsiher: 3dm Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-03-23
ISBN: 9780692862346
Category: Christian leadership
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building a Discipling Culture 3rd Edition Book Excerpt:

How to release a missional movement by discipling people like Jesus did.

Building a Discipling Culture

Building a Discipling Culture
Author: Mike Breen,Steve Cockram
Publsiher: 3dm Publishing
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780982452103
Category: Christian leadership
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building a Discipling Culture Book Excerpt:

"Much ink and many pages have been devoted to all of the missional issues facing the Western church today. As our culture becomes more post-Christian with each passing day, we are all realizing that what has worked in the past is no longer working, that we are far less effective for the Kingdom than we were even 10 years ago. But we would suggest it isn{u2019}t because we don{u2019}t know what the Great Commission states or the imperatives of the Gospel, or that our church services just aren{u2019}t getting it done. It{u2019}s because we are in the midst of a discipleship crisis in the Western church. The people sitting in our pews are rarely becoming like the people we read about in Scripture. They may come to a worship service, join a small group or even tithe, but their lives just don{u2019}t seem to look like Jesus{u2019} life. The truth of the matter is that we don{u2019}t have a missional problem or leadership problem in the Western church. We have a discipleship problem. If we make disciples like Jesus made them, we{u2019}ll never have a problem finding leaders or seeing new people coming to faith. The central issue is that we have no idea how to make disciples who can do the things that Jesus did for the reasons Jesus did them. Building a Discipling Culture is the product of more than 25 years of hands-on discipleship practice in a post-Christian context that has turned into a worldwide discipling movement, dealing specifically with how to make the types of missional disciples Jesus spoke of. We all want to make disciples. Most of us are unsure how to do it. Dallas Willard put it this way: 'Every church needs to be able to answer two questions. One, do we have a plan for making disciples? Two, does our plan work?' For most of our church communities, we have a plan, but the plan isn{u2019}t working. If you find yourself in this situation, this book is for you." -- Publisher's description.

Building a Discipling Culture

Building a Discipling Culture
Author: Mike Breen,Steve Cockram
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-10-28
ISBN: 9780984664306
Category: Christian leadership
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Second Edition

Building A Discipling Culture Study Guide

Building A Discipling Culture Study Guide
Author: Mike Breen
Publsiher: 3dm International
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2020-01-13
ISBN: 9780999898116
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building A Discipling Culture Study Guide Book Excerpt:

Welcome to the Building a Discipling Culture Study Guide! We designed this guide to help you grasp, explore, and go deeper with the major concepts presented in Building a Discipleship Culture. The book was first published in 2005 and has gone on to become a global bestseller. Before diving in, we feel it's important to understand where and why this book was originally conceived. It came out of frustration and desperation that accompanied trying to disciple people who had little or no education, people who would traditionally never open a book and read it. The following LifeShapes were designed to help those who had the least access to training yet wanted to grow in their understanding of Jesus and the Bible. The simplicity of the shapes allowed for easy understanding. The LifeShapes prevented the overwhelm and intimidation that can accompany text-centric methods. They could be shared on a napkin over coffee or a brown bag over lunch. In this guide, we have attempted to make it again accessible and straightforward. It can be used by anyone, anywhere, and at any stage in their journey of faith. We pray that you will find many uses for this guide so that every disciple can be equipped in building a discipling culture in their homes, workplaces, school, and coffee shops. This guide does not go through Building a Discipling Culture exhaustively, but serves as a introduction through the key LifeShapes: The Matrix: Invitation & Challenge The Circle: Learning from Life The Triangle: Deeper Relationships The Semi-Circle: A Balanced Life The Square: Multiplying Life The Pentagon: Personal Calling The Hexagon: Definitive Prayer

Rhythm Klues

Rhythm   Klues
Author: Keith Chow
Publsiher: Twenty:31 Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-05-23
ISBN: 0993785514
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rhythm Klues Book Excerpt:

Despite what we believe about Him personally, there’s no denying Jesus of Nazareth’s overwhelming resume as the greatest leader of all time. Exploring Jesus’ own words, actions and legacy, leadership trainer and former Christian minister Keith Chow not only discovers a wealth of helpful tools and wisdom–but how Jesus also invites us into life and leadership with Him through a surprisingly simple yet dangerously exciting way.

Contemporary Discipleship

Contemporary Discipleship
Author: John P. Fernandes
Publsiher: Covenant Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2022-02-24
ISBN: 1638854947
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Discipleship Book Excerpt:

Fernandes writes his philosophy of modern-day discipleship in his book Contemporary Discipleship. Fernandes breaks down the different aspects of effective discipleship while also defining what biblical discipleship is. Discipleship is a chain, and each discipleship relationship is another link on the continuous chain. The chain starts with Christ, meaning that each teacher should point their disciple to Christ and aim to make them look more like Christ, not like them. We can do that through doing life together and doing ministry together. Through those things, the teacher is taking the opportunity to invest in the disciple. 30 27 28

Church Together

Church Together
Author: Daniel C. Dickard
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2022-01-13
ISBN: 1666734462
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Church Together Book Excerpt:

Church Together is a Christian leadership book designed to give pastors, church leaders, and church members a working plan to overcome the greatest underlying threat to the church today, individualism, through five relationships of surrender which correlate to the five core values of the Church of We. Part One examines the three rotten fruits of individualism within the Church of Me—consumerism, pragmatism, and the extremes of legalism and liberalism—and how to spot each of these problems. Part Two offers a solution on what it will take for churches to make a healthy transition from the Church of Me to the Church of We. Church Together, for this reason, gives churches a manageable plan to defy the individualistic spirit of the age as they become the Church of We in the Age of Me.

Leading Missional Communities

Leading Missional Communities
Author: Mike Breen
Publsiher: 3D Ministries
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-09-01
ISBN: 0985235101
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Multiplying Missional Leaders

Multiplying Missional Leaders
Author: Mike Breen
Publsiher: 3D Ministries
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 0985235128
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gospel Witness

Gospel Witness
Author: David M. Gustafson
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-02-14
ISBN: 1467452599
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gospel Witness Book Excerpt:

In light of our increasingly post-Christian Western contexts, David Gustafson offers a mission-oriented ecclesiology that moves from missional theory to practices of missional engagement. Introducing “God’s human drama” as a way to explain the gospel within God’s redemptive story, he outlines specific ways for pastors and church leaders to shape a “gospeling” culture within their congregations. Gustafson expertly lays the foundations of and approaches to evangelism that are seminal and apt for the church today.

Cultivating an Evangelistic Character

Cultivating an Evangelistic Character
Author: Christopher James Schoon
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN: 1532644329
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultivating an Evangelistic Character Book Excerpt:

This project explores the relationship between worship, discipleship, and evangelism within the missional church movement. Engaging contributions from liturgical theology, Christian ethics, and post-Christendom evangelism, the book proposes a missional approach to worship that, when integrated with a praxis-oriented discipleship, cultivates Jesus' character among God's people. Along the way, the project attends to the Holy Spirit's transformative presence, the liturgical rhythms of remembering and anticipating, and the practices of hospitality and compassion. In the end, Cultivating an Evangelistic Character contends that the Spirit works through the integration of worship and discipleship to form God's people. In other words, God's people become evangelistic, or as Newbigin said, "the hermeneutic of the gospel."

Letters to the Church

Letters to the Church
Author: Francis Chan
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-09-01
ISBN: 0830775838
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters to the Church Book Excerpt:

If God had it His way, what would your church look like? The New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love challenges readers to be the Church as God intends. Do you want more from your church experience? Does the pure gospel put you in a place of awe? Are you ready to rethink church as you know it? Sit with Pastor Francis Chan and be reminded that you are a part of something much bigger than yourself, something sacred. In his most powerful book yet, Chan digs deep into biblical truth, reflects on his own failures and dreams, and shares stories of ordinary people God is using to change the world. Chan says, “We’ve strayed so far from what God calls Church. We all know it. We know that what we’re experiencing is radically different from the Church in Scripture. For decades, church leaders like myself have lost sight of the inherent mystery of the Church. We have trained people sitting in the pews to become addicted to lesser things. It’s time for that to change.” When Jesus returns, will He find us caring for His Bride—even more than for our own lives? Letters to the Church reminds us of how powerful, how glorious the Church once was … and calls us to once again be the Church God intended us to be.

The Selfish Gospel

The Selfish Gospel
Author: Freddie Pimm
Publsiher: Inter-Varsity Press
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN: 1783595183
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Selfish Gospel Book Excerpt:

The Selfish Gospel The gospel of Jesus – it's the good news with the power to shape a nation. And yet, for many, the church seems to have lost its transformative edge. But why? Looking past the symptoms to the root cause, junior doctor Freddie Pimm suggests a diagnosis: we have made the Gospel selfish. Thankfully, however, Jesus freely prescribes the treatment . . . Easy to relate to and full of biblical truth, The Selfish Gospel reminds us of the gospel's greatest paradox: in order to save our lives, we must first lose them. Against the grain of our 'it's all about me' society, this refreshing book explains how it is only when we let the gospel cost us and change us that we see the power of transformation: within ourselves, throughout the church and across our generation.

Replicate

Replicate
Author: Robby Gallaty,Chris Swain
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN: 0802498906
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Replicate Book Excerpt:

A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Disciple-Making in Any Church Over the last few decades American churches have produced plenty of converts but not as many mature believers. Studies show the majority of Christians don’t even understand the basics of faith. But how do you tackle such a big problem? Replicate shows church leaders how to make disciples who make disciples and get the rest of your church on board as well. This one-on-one relational ministry is how Jesus laid the foundation for His church that is still growing today, and it’s how we continue the work in our own local congregations. Learn the five marks of a healthy disciple-making church, how to influence culture, uproot misconceptions of the church and the gospel, and change your church and community. No more focusing on mere numbers, it’s time to grow in maturity and through multiplication.

Intercultural Discipleship Encountering Mission

Intercultural Discipleship  Encountering Mission
Author: W. Jay Moon
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-12-05
ISBN: 1493411489
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intercultural Discipleship Encountering Mission Book Excerpt:

This addition to an acclaimed series brings cutting-edge research to bear on a topic of perennial interest: making disciples. The book looks at disciple-making from multiple cultures to help readers discover contextual approaches that are culturally relevant and biblically faithful. It emphasizes methods that are especially effective with contemporary converts and includes practical examples from around the world. Each chapter includes sidebars, discussion questions, an activity for discipling, and a case study. An appendix contains further suggestions and exercises for instructors.

Making New Disciples

Making New Disciples
Author: Mark Ireland
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2015-12-10
ISBN: 0281073376
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making New Disciples Book Excerpt:

Ten years on from their first book, Evangelism: Which way now? which has become a valuable and much recommended resource, Mark Ireland and Mike Booker aim to take people a step further. Making New Disciples offers a practical approach, based on careful theological reflection and years of hands-on experience in local church leadership, theological education and the national church. The book is not so much a Which? guide to the available resources, as a wrestling with the paradoxes of evangelism in a changing world, backed up with plenty of stories and specific examples.

Rediscovering Discipleship

Rediscovering Discipleship
Author: Robby Gallaty
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN: 0310521297
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rediscovering Discipleship Book Excerpt:

Discipleship is the buzzword today. Many believers are contemplating in a fresh way what it means to take the Great Commission seriously. Rediscovering Discipleship takes the guesswork out of Christian maturity. Based on insights gained from a decade of personally making disciples, author and pastor Robby Gallaty tackles the two hindrances that keep believers from getting involved in making disciples: ignorance and uncertainty. Since many believers have never been personally disciple, they have no model to guide them in discipling others. Their ignorance of the process fuels their uncertainty, which leaves them crippled from the start. With simple principles that are easy to apply, Rediscovering Discipleship provides readers with the tools to follow the Great Commission—to go and actually make disciples who multiply and make disciples. Gallaty begins with a brief historical overview of the discipleship ministries of influential theologians, preachers, and pastors from years past, and then identifies roadblocks that hinder believers from becoming disciples before offering a step-by-step process for readers to immediately get started on the path to effective disciple making.

Missions

Missions
Author: Gailyn Van Rheenen
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2014-07-22
ISBN: 031051522X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Missions Book Excerpt:

“In a rapidly changing world,... the central missionary vision of the church must be constantly renewed, lest its foundations become lost in the confusion of change or its practices trapped in missionary models of the past.” In this second edition of Missions, long-time missionary Gailyn Van Rheenen revises and updates his classic text on Christian missions, laying sound theological and strategic foundations for the missionary of today and tomorrow. Van Rheenen helps renew the missionary vision by discussing areas such as: The history of Christian mission, and how it affects where we are today Spiritual formation for God’s mission The missionary cycle Cross-cultural communication The character and calling of missionaries Types of missionaries Church maturation Selecting mission fields The role of money in missions Four levels of involvement in missions But Missions is more than blackboard theory. Written by a long-time missionary, it carries the conviction and insights of one who has lived his subject. Accessible to students, practitioners, and laypeople alike, Missions provides a primary go-to resource for understanding and becoming involved in the dynamic activity of world missions.

Influential

Influential
Author: Jo Saxton
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-07-21
ISBN: 1444703005
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Influential Book Excerpt:

Are you a woman getting on with shaping your surroundings - in the office, at church, in your local community? Do you ever feel unsupported and unequipped? Do you sometimes doubt your calling? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, INFLUENTIAL is for you. In it Jo Saxton unpacks biblical principles on leadership, interviews women who lead in different situations and contexts, asks the deepest, most difficult questions, and gives all sorts of practical ideas for how to be a woman of influence - wherever you are.

In the Way of Jesus

In the Way of Jesus
Author: Paul D. Kroeker
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2017-03-05
ISBN: 1525503529
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Way of Jesus Book Excerpt:

A revolutionary love movement is circling the globe. Broken lives are being transformed and the love of Jesus is being gossiped into the most remote regions of the planet. However, in the West, the church is in decline. The brand image is broken. Christianity is not seen as radical or revolutionary and some of those who claim to be “Christian,” seem to bear little resemblance to the life and teachings of Jesus. Through national and international engagement in Christian ministry, Paul Kroeker has witnessed this development firsthand. He has come to realize that “Though we thought we were rich, we are really poor, and though we thought they were poor, the international church has the riches we need to live the abundant life Jesus describes” (inspired by Revelation 3:14-22). In the Way of Jesus takes readers on a journey of renewed hope found in the person of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit. Through personal anecdotes and biblical insights, Kroeker lays out the path of discipleship that leads to an intimate relationship with Jesus: “When someone has been with Jesus, their love becomes authentic and compelling. They eagerly share what Jesus has done for them. Their joy is infectious. They are an open book—evidence of God’s love and forgiveness. Their love for one another becomes extraordinary and reveals the good news of the Kingdom of God. Brand image and reality are one and the same. This alone will lead to the awakening of the church in the West, allowing for a new tide of God’s redeeming love to move across our nation and heal our land.” In the way of Jesus you become a disciple who will love, live and serve like him. Love, Live, Serve like Jesus.