June 5, 2011

Resources for Discipleship

Our discipleship series has included the following posts:
Why I love discipleship
What discipleship is
Why we should invest in discipleship relationships
Qualifications for the discipler and the disciplee
The basics of getting started
Finding someone to disciple you

There is so much more I could say about discipleship and so much more that I have yet to learn about it. But I'm going to close the series by offering you a list of my favorite resources so, as you are inspired, you can read more extensively on the subject.

Transforming Discipleship by Greg Ogden (by far my favorite on the subject)
Disciples are Made Not Born by Walter Henrichson
Becoming a Titus 2 Woman by Martha Peace
The Lost Art of Disciplemaking by Leroy Eims
How People Grow by Cloud & Townsend

Materials to use in Discipleship
The Bible
Discipleship Essentials by Greg Ogden
The Raggamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace
Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney

More How-To's
A few years ago, we put together a detailed how-to packet that includes "A Plan for Spiritual Growth" that I referenced in a previous post, basic topics to cover, hints and suggestions, and other helpful printouts. If you would like a copy, I'd love to share it with you. Just email me!

Finally, I leave you with a reminder that, in order to be the most effective in ministry, we must adjust our vision. We must move away from a focus on large, mass ministry and move toward a focus on individual, life-on-life ministry. If we have this long-term vision, build slowly and steadily, spend more time with fewer people, our "small" thinking will make big impact. Happy discipling!