DiscipleShift walks you through five key “shifts” that churches must make to refocus on the biblical mission of discipleship.
Author: Jim Putman
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.
" This is the mission given to the church by Jesus, but this is probably not where most of our time, energy, and resources are spent. So has the mission changed over the past two thousand years?
Author: Brandon Guindon
Publisher: NavPress Publishing Group
Help churches make the shift from attracting members to making disciples.
Discipleshift. Today. As we have seen, there had been negative shift in the recent
past, it's now time to make positive shift back to scriptural disciple making. “Come
unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Author: DR. FRANCIS BOLA AKIN-JOHN
Putnam and Harrington, DiscipleShift, 45. 9. Ibid., 51. 10. John Stott, The Radical
Disciple: Some Neglected Aspects of Our Calling (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity
, 2010), 135. 11. Robert E. Logan and Charles R. Ridley, The Discipleship ...
Author: Gary L. McIntosh
Publisher: Baker Books
Just as a physically healthy person--at an ideal weight and with good blood pressure and cholesterol numbers--might not actually be fit enough to run a 5k, so churches can appear healthy--with no obvious issues, maintaining a healthy size--and yet not exhibit fitness. A fit church is one that is not satisfied with merely coasting along with no problems. A fit church is actively making disciples, maturing in faith, developing strong leaders, reaching out to the community, and more. Building the Body offers pastors and church leaders twelve characteristics of fit churches and shows them how they can move their church through five levels of fitness, from beginner all the way to elite--just as an athlete, through training and practice, can become the top in his or her class. Includes comparison charts at the end of each chapter so readers can clearly see where their church currently falls and concluding "Complete the Progress Chart" so that they can see what their goals should be for the future.
Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids. Grand Rapids:
Zondervan, 2011. Putman, Jim, et al. DiscipleShift: Five Steps That Help Your
Church to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.
Author: Cory Seibel
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Virtually all churches aim to invest meaningfully in the faith development of the younger generations who have been entrusted into their care. Some churches have a longstanding track record of faithfulness in living out this commitment. Some lose sight of this priority over time and allow their intentionality to fade. This book makes a distinctive contribution to our understanding of children's, youth, and young adult ministries by appropriating Erik Erikson's concept of generativity ("the interest in establishing and guiding the next generation") as a way of exploring congregational life. Eleven accomplished authors representing five different countries provide diverse theological and cultural perspectives on key aspects of what it means for churches to invest intentionally in the faith development of the members of emerging generations. Their chapters challenge us to think about the intergenerational dynamics of our churches, the crucial partnership between church and parents, and what it means to involve young people meaningfully in the life of the church. The intriguing topics explored by this group of authors--and the diverse contexts from which they write--promise to broaden and enrich our thinking about caring for children, youth, and young adults as a vital responsibility shared by the entire congregation.
... biblical worldview, and God-honoring parenting.35 He has recently started Life
-on-Life Ministries to help churches worldwide establish LOLMD groups (www.
lifeonlife.org/insourcing). Putman and Harrington with Coleman, in DiscipleShift,
Author: Siang-Yang Tan
Publisher: Baker Academic
This comprehensive textbook on pastoral ministry for pastors, church leaders, and students articulates a biblical model for shepherding God's people. Written by a leading psychologist and seminary professor who has served as a pastor for more than two decades, the book covers twelve major areas of pastoral ministry, highlights the essential work of the Holy Spirit, and focuses on the personal and family life of the pastor. It includes cross-cultural perspectives of special interest in our diverse world and a foreword by John Ortberg.
... consciences” [meaning the few who seem to be excluded by our Christian
definition] “are so tender and their views so advanced that they cannot work with
us upon a platform which, without a single other dogma, distinctly avows
Author: bp. Federic Dan Huntington
In Dedicated, Jason Houser is joined by Bobby Harrington and his son Chad, as they unpack the simple, practical, and essential practices of spiritually parenting and discipling children in the home.
Author: Jason Houser
In the Great Commission, Jesus commanded his followers to go into the world and make disciples, teaching them to obey all that Jesus had said. But the very first “great commission” was really given much earlier—to parents. In Deuteronomy 6, God calls parents to the task of discipleship in raising their children. Discipleship is the greatest test for the Christian family today. In today’s busy world, many parents feel overwhelmed and aren’t sure what to do—or even where to begin. In Dedicated, Jason Houser is joined by Bobby Harrington and his son Chad, as they unpack the simple, practical, and essential practices of spiritually parenting and discipling children in the home. An inspirational training manual to equip parents, Dedicated will empower parents to pass along their faith to the next generation.
WHAT IF TRUSTING AND FOLLOWING JESUS BECAME THE DNA OF YOUR CHURCH? The short companion to this book--Trust and Follow Jesus--has proven to be an effective model for disciple making.
Author: Bobby Harrington
WHAT IF TRUSTING AND FOLLOWING JESUS BECAME THE DNA OF YOUR CHURCH? The short companion to this book--Trust and Follow Jesus--has proven to be an effective model for disciple making. The content is simple, effective, and reproducible for all disciples. This companion book is the perfect volume for leaders who want to go deeper and let Trust and Follow Jesus shape their churches. The format of this guide encourages in-depth teaching and repetition of study--both of which allow the handbook material to become the DNA of disciples and disciple makers in your church. Each chapter contains two levels of material: an introductory, bullet point section and a comprehensive and thorough discussion of the main points from the handbook. The content walks new and mature disciples through the essentials of the Christian faith: from knowing who God is and why Scripture is trustworthy, to committing to Jesus' lordship and becoming a disciple maker for him. "Trust and Follow Jesus hits the mark. Through this book, disciples are equipped with the biblical doctrine and practical application needed to grow in Christ and embrace a lifestyle of disciple making." -- Reggie Rice, Director of Adult Ministries, Christ Church of the Valley "Discipleship needs a solid start. Trust and Follow Jesus is the resource I use to build a strong foundation--every time." -- Joanne Kraft, Author, National Speaker, Founder of Discipleship for Women "This leader's guide combines theology and practicality in a way that will effectively deepen and mobilize disciples." -- Daniel McCoy, PhD, Editorial Director, Renew.org BOBBY HARRINGTON Bobby is the point-leader of Renew.org and Discipleship.org, both of which are collaborative, disciple making organizations. He is the founding pastor of Harpeth Christian Church with graduate degrees from both Harding School of Theology and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books on discipleship, including DiscipleShift, The Disciple Maker's Handbook, and Becoming a Disciple Maker. He lives in the Nashville area with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Based on careful biblical study and years of experience making disciples in the local church, Bobby Harrington and Alex Absalom have identified five key relationships where discipleship happens in our lives.
Author: Bobby William Harrington
Based on careful biblical study and years of experience making disciples in the local church, Bobby Harrington and Alex Absalom have identified five key relationships where discipleship happens in our lives. In each relational context we need to understand how discipleship occurs and we need to set appropriate expectations for each context.
Through this book, new disciples are equipped with the necessary biblical doctrine and practical application to grow in Christ and embrace a lifestyle of disciple-making."> --Reggie Rice, Director of Adult Ministries, Christ Church of the ...
Author: Bobby Harrington
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO TRUST AND FOLLOW JESUS TODAY? This short guide brings you back to the basics in a cut-to-the-chase style. Author Bobby Harrington presents short and succinct points with Scripture references to answer bottom-line questions about following Jesus. Designed with discipleship groups in mind, this book will encourage healthy and robust conversations for you and your church. Trust and Follow Jesus is a guide both for those who are unsure of their faith and for devout Christians. It will establish key teachings of the faith found in Scripture. You'll walk away with your mind informed, your heart enlivened, and your hands activated by the gospel of Jesus Christ. "Trust and Follow Jesus hits the mark. Through this book, new disciples are equipped with the necessary biblical doctrine and practical application to grow in Christ and embrace a lifestyle of disciple-making."> --Reggie Rice, Director of Adult Ministries, Christ Church of the Valley "Discipleship needs a solid start, and Trust and Follow Jesus is the resource I use to build a strong foundation--every time." --Joanne Kraft, author and national speaker, founder of Grace & Truth Living (Discipleship for Women) BOBBY HARRINGTON Bobby is the point-leader of Renew.org and Discipleship.org, which are both collaborative, disciple-making organizations. He is the founding and Lead Pastor of Harpeth Christian Church. He has an M.A.R. and an M.Div. from Harding School of Theology and a D.Min. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of many books on discipleship, including DiscipleShift (with Jim Putman and Robert Coleman), The Disciple Maker's Handbook (with Josh Patrick), and Becoming a Disciple Maker (with Greg Wiens). He lives in the Nashville area with his wife, where their children and grandchildren also live.
This handbook is a practical guide for how to embrace the discipleship lifestyle – being a disciple of Jesus and how to make other disciples of Jesus.
Author: Bobby William Harrington
Many people believe that discipleship is important, but they need help. In fact, the vast majority of Christians report that they have never been personally discipled by a more mature follower of Jesus. Is it any wonder that they have a difficult time knowing how to disciple others? If making disciples of Jesus is the greatest cause on earth, how should we equip people to do it? This handbook is a practical guide for how to embrace the discipleship lifestyle – being a disciple of Jesus and how to make other disciples of Jesus. With contributions from pastors and teachers like Francis Chan, Jeff Vanderstelt, Bill Hull, Jim Putman, KP Yohannan, and Robert Coleman, the authors present seven elements that are necessary for disciple making to occur: Jesus—the original disciple maker and centerpiece of discipleship. Holy Spirit—fuels the disciple-making process. Intentionality—making disciples utilizing a strategy and a roadmap. Relationships—creating a loving, genuine connection with others who trust and follow Jesus. Bible—using the Word of God as the manual for making disciples. Journey—forging a traceable growth story from a new birth to spiritual parenthood. Multiply—reproducing the discipleship process so that the disciple becomes a disciple maker. Whether you are a parent who wants to disciple your children, a small group leader who wants to disciple those in your group, or a church leader who wants to disciple future leaders, the seven key elements in this handbook form a framework for understanding discipleship that can be applied in countless situations. In addition, there are questions provided in each section to help you think through how to apply the material to your disciple making efforts.
The Exponential Series Complete Set includes all 10 volumes from the Exponential Series of books.
Author: Dave Ferguson
The Exponential Series Complete Set includes all 10 volumes from the Exponential Series of books. It contains: Discipleshift by Jim Putman, Bobby Harrington, and Robert Coleman Exponential by Dave Ferguson and Jon Ferguson Barefoot Church by Brandon Hatmaker On the Verge by Alan Hirsch and Dave Ferguson Sifted by Wayne Cordeiro with Francis Chan and Larry Osborne For the City by Matt Carter and Derrin Patrick AND by Hugh Halter and Matt Smay It's Personal by Brian Bloye and Amy Bloye Transformation by Bob Roberts Jr. Missional Moves by Rob Wegner and Jack Magruder
Three Renew leaders, each with an expertise in biblical studies, come together to write this book: Tony Twist, David Young, and Bobby Harrington guide you through all the religious noise so you can find clarity in Baptism: What the Bible ...
Author: Bobby Harrington
A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING BAPTISM AS A DEFINING COMMITMENT FOR DISCIPLES As church leaders, we see it on people's faces -- they want renewal. Baptism helps disciples and seekers find a renewed faith in Jesus and commitment to following him. The authors focus on how Jesus' teachings play a significant role in the renewal process. People seem to know that baptism is tied to God's renewal plan for our lives. The authors help you understand exactly why baptism, for the disciple of Jesus, is like the wedding ceremony for those who get married. Though the Bible is pretty clear on baptism -- over time and through various religious traditions -- baptism has become a controversial topic. Three Renew leaders, each with an expertise in biblical studies, come together to write this book: Tony Twist, David Young, and Bobby Harrington guide you through all the religious noise so you can find clarity in Baptism: What the Bible Teaches. TONY TWIST has earned degrees from Milligan College, Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Southern Baptist Seminary, and Indiana University. He and his wife, Suzanne, maintained a passion for disciple making as they served churches in Virginia, Tennessee, and Indiana. He currently serves as President and CEO of the TCM International Institute, a global graduate school for disciple makers with bases in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Heiligenkreuz, Austria. BOBBY HARRINGTON is Lead Pastor of Harpeth Christian Church, author and co-author of various discipleship books, including DiscipleShift and The Disciple Maker's Handbook, and trainer of disciple-making coaches. He serves as Co-founder and Executive Director for Renew and Discipleship.org. He has completed graduate work at Harding University, the University of Calgary, and Princeton Theological Seminary, finishing his Doctor of Ministry degree at Southern Seminary. He lives with his wife in Franklin, Tennessee. They have two children and two grandchildren. DAVID YOUNG completed a Master of Arts degree at Harding School of Theology and Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in New Testament at Vanderbilt University. He has worked for churches in Missouri, Kansas, and Tennessee, taught at several universities, and spoken around the world. He is the host of the New Day Television Program and author of several books, including The Rhetoric of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark (Fortress Press, 2017). David currently serves as Senior Minister for the North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He and his wife, Julie, have two married children. David is a co-founder of Renew.
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Author: Alice Bailey
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It is vital to the future of your ministry to recalibrate to a healthy norm. This work will help ministry leaders reach that goal. All the royalties from the sale of this work go to support D6 International.
Author: Ron Hunter Jr
Publisher: Randall House Publications
Are you seeking clarity in your vision for family ministry? Imagine bringing together fifteen ministry experts who have accumulated a wealth of experience and wisdom on that very topic. This book is the message from those experts revealing a clearer vision for the future of any ministry. Each chapter addresses a distinct area of church ministry, reveals current unhealthy norms, offer new norms, and most importantly provides ways to measure each area. It is vital to the future of your ministry to recalibrate to a healthy norm. This work will help ministry leaders reach that goal. All the royalties from the sale of this work go to support D6 International.