Follow Jesus' example by gathering in intimate groups of two or three for study and encouragement. This innovative disciple-making workbook features 25 weekly units—each with a core truth in a question-and-answer format, a memory verse and accompanying study, an inductive Bible study, a theme-related reading, and discussion questions—plus a new study on stewardship. 232 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.3
ISBN: 9780830878093 ISBN-13: 9780830878093 Availability: In Stock
A year 2000 Finalist in the ECPA book competition! We grow in Christ as we seek him together. Jesus' own pattern of disciple-making was to be intimately involved with others and allow life to rub against life. By gathering in twos or threes to study the Bible and encourage one another, we most closely follow Jesus' example with the twelve disciples. This workbook is a tool designed to help you follow the pattern Jesus drew for us. Working through it will deepen your knowledge of essential Christian teaching and strengthen your faith. Divided into weekly sessions Discipleship Essentials is ideal for groups of three or four. It has also been used successfully as an individual study program, as a one-to-one discipling tool and as small group curriculum. Each week you will discover:
a core truth presented in question/answer format
a memory verse and application study
a field-tested inductive Bible study
a reading on the theme for the week
questions to draw out key principles from the reading
Jesus had a big enough vision to think small. Focusing on a few did not limit his influence. Rather, it expanded it! Discipleship Essentials will help you influence others as Jesus didby investing wholeheartedly in a few.
Greg Ogden (D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary) is a writer, speaker and discipleship teacher living in Monterey, California. He was formerly executive pastor of discipleship at Christ Church of Oak Brook in Oak Brook, Illinois. Previously he was academic director of the doctor of ministry program and associate professor of lay equipping and discipleship at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. For twenty-three years he served as a pastor with the Presbyterian Church, USA. While senior pastor of Saratoga Federated Church in Saratoga, California, he developed a discipleship program used by over 15,000 people and resulting in his book Subsequent volumes in the Essentials Series include (with Dan Meyer) and . Greg has also authored the books (Zondervan) and (InterVarsity Press).