Jesus asked the church to "go and make disciples"? Using ten basic building blocks, Stephen Smallman gives us a framework for local congregations to design and implement a theologically sound strategy for disciple-making.
How, practically, do we obey the command to go and make disciples? Using ten basic building blocks, Stephen Smallman offers a framework for congregations to design and implement a theologically sound strategy for disciple-making.
Stephen Smallman served for over forty years in pastoral ministry. He is an urban missionary serving with CityNet Ministries and is Assistant Pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
Stephen Smallman served for over 40 years in pastoral ministry. He is an urban missionary serving with CityNet Ministries, and Assistant Pastor of New Life, Glenside.
"There are many books on discipleship these days. However, few are written from the Reformed perspective and rich pastoral experience that this book represents. If you are looking for a book that draws practical principles of discipleship from the triumphant truths of the gospel, What Is Discipleship? will inspire as it informs."
4 options "Making disciples of all nations is essential to the Great Commission, yet most Christians have never been trained in making disciples. This book is a great place to start. From his decades of pastoral experience, Smallman provides foundational principles about Gospel-permeating discipleship for pastors and laypeople alike. "This isnt a how-to manual for a churchs discipleship program. Its a straightforward and ancient approach to biblical discipleship for Christians of all ages. Both pastors and laypeople will benefit greatly from Smallmans decades of pastoral wisdom as he unfolds how Gospel discipleship is rooted in and flows from the missio Dei. "Discipleship is crucial to our understanding and application of the Gospel, but discipleship doesnt just happen on its own. With decades of pastoral wisdom, Smallman disciples pastors and laypeople in the fundamental but oft-forgotten elements of Gospel-driven discipleship. "Our greatest need before conversion is the Gospel and our greatest need after conversion is the Gospel. As such, discipleship is for Christians of every age and every level of growth. In this helpful resource, Smallman provides ten foundational building blocks for Gospel-centered discipleship."