Two leading disciplemakers explain how mentor disciples in one of the most successful discipling based church in North America. Biblical and practical, this book gets down to the real questions in the disciple making process: What is the biblical case for making disciples? How can I disciple others if I was never discipled? How do I select someone to disciple? How do I getTwo leading disciplemakers explain how mentor disciples in one of the most successful discipling based church in North America. Biblical and practical, this book gets down to the real questions in the disciple making process: What is the biblical case for making disciples? How can I disciple others if I was never discipled? How do I select someone to disciple? How do I get started? How do I become the kind of close friend that can influence another? What sort of goals should we set? What kind of study content is most helpful? How can I foster a love of prayer in another? Why are some models followed more than others? How can I create a life-long thirst for doing ministry? How can I effectively coach my friend in his or her ministry? When can I release a disciple to independence? These authors are experts who have raised up hundreds of house church leaders and other Christian workers during their combined 60 years of experience....
|Title||:||Organic Disciplemaking: Mentoring Others Into Spiritual Maturity And Leadership|
|Number of Pages||:||343 Pages|
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Organic Disciplemaking: Mentoring Others Into Spiritual Maturity And Leadership Reviews
Dennis is a master disciplemaking and and has a great deal to share in this book. He rightly points out that often "discipleship" stops at the point that someone is established in their faith (what I think should be called follow-up). Discipleship should continue until the person is able to pass on to others what they have learned and know. I am convinced that much of the church's weakness can be tracked back to a failure to take discipline making seriously. While I greatly appreciate this book, I think it needs some balance which brings into more focus that it is God's work to change people. I would recommend combining this book with something that comes from the spiritual formation tradition.
A very practical book. I don't agree with everything, but this book encouraged me to be more intentional about mentoring and gives some practical advice.
Organic means naturalThis method of discipleship is less program and more relational. Schools educate, but churches should disciple. It should look more like a family than an institution and this book explains how it should be done and why these principles are important. It's not a script or a manual for how to build a disciple but principles and concepts grounded in scripture with a clear understanding of the nature of people.
How did the early church raise up leaders and servants when they had no seminaries or training schools? Why were they so vital that they grew in a way never seen since the first century? Maybe we should take a look at the ancient method of mentoring that built quality into people's lives, instead of warehousing numbers who passively absorb what the professionals dish up?With a combined 50 years field experience, these authors are well situated to teach the practical aspects of the task of raising up mature leaders and role s.This is not a curriculum for making disciples.Forget about easy formulas for making disciples.Avoid high-control, "shepherding" theories of discipleship.This is an approach that grows the organic way: out of love relationships and real community.Includes discussions on subjects like:"If friendship is the basis for disciplemaking, how can I build and enhance quality friendships?""How do I motivate my friend?""What character changes should I look for, and how can I promote them without being legalistic?""How can I impart a sense of vision for my friend's life?""What makes people eager to serve God and others?""How can I impart a life-long love of God's word?""How does making disciples promote evangelism?""What do I do if my disciple isn't growing?""How can I invest in a way that creates ongoing desire to follow God, even when I'm not around?"Jesus didn't tell us to go and make converts. He told us to go and make disciples! It's not too late to recapture the dynamism of the early church!Dr. Dave Earley, Director for the Center for Ministry Training"These are master disciple-makers. Dennis has personally mentored more people into spiritual maturity and leadership than anyone I know."Don't forget to download your FREE Group Study Guide
interesting. would work well with primarily extroverted people. i really just skim-read this one to glean information that could apply to a one-on-one mentoring relationship. don't agree with it all, of course. don't like some parts of it that seem to judge others who don't actively "disciple" a lot of people.
Read it while it was being written chapter by chapter and it is a perfect example of how churches interested in real disciples ought to do in order to be successful. What a book written from the real life example of a church living what it preaches.
Alot of really good stuff in this book, particularly the beginning. I did think at times it seemed too micro managing, and i have some theological disagreement with the chapter on who should be discipled.
Well written and practical information...
This book is amazing and life changing!