DISCIPLE MAKING RESOURCES

"Every believer in Jesus Christ deserves the opportunity of personal nurture and development." says LeRoy Eims. But all too often the opportunity isn't there. We neglect the young Christian in our whirl of programs, church services, and fellowship groups. And we neglect to raise up workers and leaders who can disciple young believers into mature and fruitful Christians. In simple, practical, and biblical terms, LeRoy Eims revives the lost art of disciple making. He explains: - How the early church discipled new Christians - How to meet the basic needs of a growing Christian - How to spot and train potential workers - How to develop mature, godly leaders "True growth takes time and tears and love and patience," Eims states. There is no instant maturity. The Lost Art of Disciple Making examines the growth process in the life of a Christian and considers what nurture and guidance it takes to develop spiritually qualified workers in the church.


Thomas doubted. Peter denied. Matthew had a shady past. And most of Jesus' disciples had trouble understanding his true message and mission at times. How did Jesus take lowly fishermen and tax collectors and turn them into some of the most influential men that ever lived? And how can modern church leaders empower regular church members to meet their potential as servants of God? In Jesus Christ, Disciplemaker, Hull outlines Christ's methods in training his twelve disciples and presents a biblical pattern that emulates Christ's model for reaching the lost. By taking readers through four growth phases-evangelizing, establishing, equipping, and leading-Hull shows how these principles can be adapted for any discipler. Jesus Christ, Disciplemaker is the perfect resource for pastors and church leaders who want to learn how to help others grow in God's service.


A spiritual reformation of society starts with a spiritual reformation of men. But making disciples—men who are walking with Christ, living like Christ, and working for Christ—is hard. If you’ve been struggling to get traction with men, No Man Left Behind can revolutionize your efforts. Drawing upon thirty years of research and work with more than 2,500 churches, the authors offer a proven strategy that will help you disciple every man in your church. Find out how to • Shift your paradigm from a "men’s ministry" to a ministry to all your men • Identify the unwritten “man code” that your church conveys to every guy who walks in the door • Ensure long-term success by recruiting allies who will work with you to make disciples • Develop a concrete, seamless process to help men who don’t know Christ become passionate disciples.


            

                                                    

 DISCIPLINES OF A GODLY MAN

Kent Hughes does a great job of helping men see how holiness should look in every day life. From worship to wealth, men are challenged to see themselves as God sees them... stewards, sons and servants.

I've used this as a small group study guide with church leaders as well as for my own personal spiritual benefit.

It was my practice to have our church leadership read a book together at the same time, with assigned chapters for each month. We began our meetings with a discussion time and prayer. I asked each man to mark and then read to us the most important paragraph (for them personally) in each chapter. It was amamzing how often more than half of us would have chosen the same paragraph. This allowed for good, practical discussion rather than merely reviewing the material.

THE MEASURE OF A MAN

Dr. Gene A. Getz first published his book, Measure of a Man, in 1974. Since its initial publication, the book has undeniably shaped the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of men around the globe.

Getz summarizes twenty biblical principles that serve to measure men as image bearers of God.  Readers can use the guidelines to help them model their own lives in order to reflect Biblical values and beliefs.

This classic study on the character qualities of godliness clearly taught in the scriptures remains one of my favorite small group reads.

It is pointed, practical and well illustrated with Getz' honest, humble and humorous stories.

It is also a good book to use as a devotional for fathers and sons, or as a guide for a men's weekend retreat.

THE WAY TO JOY  is a first level follow up discipleship booklet that combines Bible reading, scripture memory and personal Bible study to guide new believers through a review of the gospel in both narrative form as well as the Chrono Bridge (see Evangelism page). Additional lessons include assurance of salvation, personal Bible study, prayer, walking with God, telling your faith story, baptism, communion, the lcoal church and the great commission.

For more information or to order (quantity discounts available) go to www.ceimresources.org and register (free) with your email address and follow the page links for these and many other resources and training opportunities.


Navigators 2:7 Growing Strong Series is a well tested and helpful resouce.  Find it at... http://www.navpress.com/Store/Product/9781576831915.html

FOUNDATIONS FOR YOUR FAITH - 25 small group disciple making sessions to establish new believers in the foundations of biblical truth. Written by Ron Berrus. (click Foundations For Your Faith in left column)

JOURNEY - Eleven sessions Genesis through Revelation which explain the story of the scriptures.  I wrote this 30+ years ago to help young people and new believers understand how the Bible is put together and its main themes section by section.  Student books, Answer Keys and PowerPoint are all included. Written by Ron Berrus  (click on Journey in left column) 

AUDIO FILES ON DISCIPLE MAKING - click on Sermons (left column) and check out the messages/lectures on disciple making.

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