he Great Commission commands we "make disciples." Unfortunately the church has struggled with her primary mission and has been grossly negligent in equipping ordinary church members to become Great Commission leaders. Consequently, Tim developed a strategy consisting of Five Principles to Make and Multiply Disciples through Small Groups. This book provides a concentrated focus on how to intentionally develop and deploy the common layman within the local church. "These 'Five Principles' are being worked out every day in the life of our church. Dr. Tim Yates not only helped us transform our disciple-making process, he applied these same principles to impact the neighborhood where he lives. This book is a valuable resource of sound biblical truths and practices that help churches and individuals fulfill the Great Commission." Dr. David Lemming Pastor of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church Huntington, West Virginia "Nailed it Tim has accurately defined the five principles of making and multiplying disciples through the small group ministry. Yet, even more importantly, he has applied them. Discover the secrets behind the success he is seeing in growing and multiplying leaders and groups in his church." Dr. Dave Earley, Pastor, Grace City Church, Las Vegas Associate Professor, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary Author of Eight Habits of Effective Small Group Leaders "Five Principles to Make and Multiply Disciples through the Small Group Ministry is not based on theory it is based on real world experience and practice in a local church. I have seen and experienced first-hand Tim's passion and practice in obeying our Lord's Great Commission. This book will be helpful to any follower of Christ or any church desiring to develop followers of Christ." Dr. Rod Dempsey Professor, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg Virginia. Tim is the Administrator/Small Groups Pastor at Lewis Memorial Baptist Church in Huntington, West Virginia.