Discovering Discipleship: Dynamics of Christian Education  -     By: Dean G. Blevins, Mark A. Maddix
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Discovering Discipleship: Dynamics of Christian Education

Beacon Hill Press / 2010 / Hardcover

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In order to practice faithful discipleship, it is essential that we focus on daily aspects of Christian education in the local church, within its structures, and through faithful ministry. In this honest exploration, Blevins and Maddix will help readers find a new perspective on discipleship that will guide them towards a deeper, more developed and satisfying practice of effective community formation and faithful discipleship. By focusing on four key areas - definitions, dynamics, design, and practice - the authors will guide you toward a discipleship that seeks to honor God while teaching participants and communities essential Kingdom principles, which describe our participation in contemporary society.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Beacon Hill Press
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0834124963
ISBN-13: 9780834124967

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Practicing faithful discipleship means focusing on the daily aspects of Christian education in the local church, within its structures, and through faithful ministry. Through Bible-based truths and helpful insights, Discovering Discipleship identifies principles that provide the Christian educator with an overview of the significant aspects of faithful discipleship. Effectively organized into four areas—definitions, dynamics, design, and practice—authors Dean Blevins and Mark Maddix offer readers an approach to discipleship that seeks to honor God, understand our role in the contemporary world, and guide persons and communities according to Kingdom principles.In this honest exploration, readers will find a new perspective on discipleship that will help them dig deeper and develop a long-lasting and effective practice of community formation and faithful discipleship.

Author Bio

DEAN G. BLEVINS is professor of Christian education and director of the Masters of Arts in Christian Education program at Nazarene Theological Seminary. He is a contributing author in several books and has published over fifty articles, including some in Christian Education Journal and Wesleyan Theological Journal. He is also the senior editor of Didache: Faithful Teaching, an online academic journal dedicated to the exploration of faith, culture, and higher education. Rev. Mark A. Maddix, PhD, is a professor of practical theology & Christian discipleship and dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministries at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. He has published many articles and co-authored or co-edited six books, including Missional Discipleship: Partners in God’s Redemptive Mission (2013) and Essential Beliefs: A Wesleyan Primer (2016). Maddix is a frequent speaker on topics of Christian discipleship, spiritual formation, and online education. He is married with two adult children.

Author Info

DEAN G. BLEVINS is professor of Christian education and director of the Masters of Arts in Christian Education program at Nazarene Theological Seminary. He is a contributing author in several books and has published over fifty articles, including some in Christian Education Journal and Wesleyan Theological Journal. He is also the senior editor of Didache: Faithful Teaching, an online academic journal.

MARK A. MADDIX is an associate professor of Christian education and the Dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministries at Northwest Nazarene University. He has contributed to several books and published articles in Christian Education Journal and Wesleyan Theological Journal. Mark is also an adjunct professor at Asbury Theological Seminary, Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Nazarene Theological College in Australia.

Publisher's Description

Practicing faithful discipleship means focusing on the daily aspects of Christian education in the local church, within its structures, and through faithful ministry.

Through Bible-based truths and helpful insights, Discovering Discipleship identifies principles that provide the Christian educator with an overview of the significant aspects of faithful discipleship. Effectively organized into four areas¬ódefinitions, dynamics, design, and practice¬óauthors Dean Blevins and Mark Maddix offer readers an approach to discipleship that seeks to honor God, understand our role in the contemporary world, and guide persons and communities according to Kingdom principles.

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