What exactly is the New Testament concept of discipleship? Does it have any relevance for Christians today?
The rigors of inner-city ministry forced Keith Phillips to confront these issues head on. For, as he frankly admits, "I had hundreds of notches on my evangelistic belt, but I could not locate one maturing Christian. I had proclaimed the gospel, but I had failed to make disciples."
His conclusion: nurturing believers to spiritual maturity was the object of Christ's earthly ministry and should be the overriding concern for the Church today. The Making of a Disciple details how you can accomplish that goal through long-term, one-on-one relationships.
Speaking from the authority of Scripture and the evidence of changed lives, Dr. Phillips translates the New Testament vision into precise guidelines for effective discipling.
The Making of a Disciple will help you define and achieve Jesus' standard of maturity in your life - and enable you to spiritually reproduce that standard in the life of someone else.
The Making of a Disciple Workbook
A companion to The Making of a Disciple, this workbook will help you think through some of the most critical questions facing urban pastors and leaders in the area of disciple-making. You will learn how to:
Recognize a potential disciple
Set an example in devotion, discipline and open communication
Teach the practice of God's Word
Develop strategies for overcoming spiritual weaknesses
Hold him or her accountable for growth
Reflection and discussion questions at the end of each chapter along with Scripture memorization and thought-provoking application makes this a valuable resource for any discipling relationship.
About the Author:
Keith Phillips is the Founder of World Impact, Inc., a nationwide, interdenominational discipling ministry that plants churches among America's unchurched urban poor. A graduate of UCLA, he holds a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Humane Letters from John Brown University. Dr. Phillips is the author of They Dare to Love the Ghetto;No Quick Fix and Out of Ashes.
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