Saturate

Author: Jeff Vanderstelt
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ISBN: 9781433545993
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Arguing that there's more to being a Christian than sitting in a pew and listening to a sermon, this book will help readers recover a biblical view of discipleship and joyfully embrace God's mission in every facet of their lives.

Saturate

Author: Jeff Vanderstelt
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433546027
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What does living for Jesus look like in the everyday stuff of life? Many Christians have unwittingly embraced the idea that “church” is a once-a-week event rather than a community of Spirit-empowered people; that “ministry” is what pastors do on Sundays rather than the 24/7 calling of all believers; and that “discipleship” is a program rather than the normal state of every follower of Jesus. Drawing on his experience as a pastor and church planter, Jeff Vanderstelt wants us to see that there’s more—much more—to the Christian life than sitting in a pew once a week. God has called his people to something bigger: a view of the Christian life that encompasses the ordinary, the extraordinary, and everything in between. Packed full of biblical teaching, compelling stories, and real-world advice, this book will remind you that Jesus is filling the world with his presence through the everyday lives of everyday people… People just like you.

Gospel Fluency

Author: Jeff Vanderstelt
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 143354606X
Size: 22.45 MB
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flu·en·cy / noun :the ability to speak a language easily and effectively Even if they want to, many Christians find it hard to talk to others about Jesus. Is it possible this difficulty is because we're trying to speak a language we haven't actually spent time practicing? To become fluent in a new language, you must immerse yourself in it until you actually start to think about life through it. Becoming fluent in the gospel happens the same way—after believing it, we have to intentionally rehearse it (to ourselves and to others) and immerse ourselves in its truths. Only then will we start to see how everything in our lives, from the mundane to the magnificent, is transformed by the hope of the gospel.

Growing In Christ Together Leader Guide

Author: Brad Watson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996849388
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At its core, discipleship is a multifaceted, communal, and holistic process as the gospel transforms our head, heart, and hands. Part of discipleship is growing in our understanding of the gospel with others-God calls us to Discover who he is, what he has done, who we are, and how we live as we read the Bible. Secondly, we're called into relationships that Nurture the ongoing journey of repentance and faith. Lastly, Christ calls us to Act as we grow in obedience. D-N-A groups are intentional on walking through this process of Discover, Nurture, and Act with other men and women. Growing in Christ Together is a sixteen week curriculum designed to help groups of men and women initiate this life-long process of discipleship. The Leadership Guide is curated from pastors across the Soma Family of Churches and comes with nearly two decades of experience leading D-N-A groups. Consider this curriculum as training wheels for creating a discipleship environment. Leadership Guide Includes: Process for establishing a group and access to training videos Dialogue Questions Overviews for each week Helpful content to open and close each week Creative ideas to make your group more than a meeting Tips, notes, and aides throughout the sixteen weeks and what to do once you're finished

Disciple

Author: Bill Clem
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433523523
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“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” —Jesus This is a book about pursuit. How God pursues people. How we pursue him. And how he uses us to pursue others. God pursued us when Jesus came into this ruined world as an agent of redemption, asking us to follow him and to become his disciples. Yet, what does Jesus actually mean by disciple? And as his disciples, what is our mission? Pastor Bill Clem masterfully answers these questions, explaining what Jesus meant when he called his followers “disciples”, and what he intended when he told us to then make disciples. This helpful guide weaves together Scripture and real-life stories to illustrate the essential elements of Christian discipleship. Whether you’ve just become a follower of Jesus or you’ve been one for years, Disciple will help you see that Jesus invites his people to freedom rather than mere rule keeping, and it will give you a relational framework—instead of behavioral prescriptions—for pursuing God.

Jesus Centered Life

Author: Rick Lawrence
Publisher: Group Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1470728281
Size: 59.89 MB
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You know Jesus, You think he’s a nice guy,and you never forget his birthday.But the truth is...you want more than that. You’re bored. Exhausted. Tired of the grind. You’re done with hearing about Jesus in sermons. Reading about Jesus in devotions. You want to encounter Jesus—and know him for who he really is. You want to experience Jesus’ love, not just admire him. To become a follower, not just a fan. The Jesus-Centered Life... • invites you into wonder as you explore the magnetic force of the real Jesus • frees you from a “trying harder to get better” lifestyle, so you can follow Jesus instead • walks you through one-of-a-kind practices that lead you into actual encounters with Jesus Packed with easy, natural, everyday life practices that transform how you see Jesus, The Jesus-Centered Life is the perfect antidote for a ho-hum connection to Jesus—a fresh invitation for you to make Jesus the center of your life. This book helps you chart a clear, fulfilling path straight to the Jesus who loves you.

The Art Of Neighboring

Author: Jay Pathak
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441238476
Size: 76.84 MB
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Once upon a time, people knew their neighbors. They talked to them, had cook-outs with them, and went to church with them. In our time of unprecedented mobility and increasing isolationism, it's hard to make lasting connections with those who live right outside our front door. We have hundreds of "friends" through online social networking, but we often don't even know the full name of the person who lives right next door. This unique and inspiring book asks the question: What is the most loving thing I can do for the people who live on my street or in my apartment building? Through compelling true stories of lives impacted, the authors show readers how to create genuine friendships with the people who live in closest proximity to them. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter make this book perfect for small groups or individual study.

Small Is Big Slow Is Fast

Author: Caesar Kalinowski
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310517028
Size: 44.51 MB
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You don’t need to have the talents of a rock star or the wisdom of Yoda to effectively and naturally live a life on mission with God. And you do not have to add a big list of new activities to your life! Instead, it is the everyday ordinary things done with greater gospel-intentionality...slowly over time...that make all the difference. Biblical and super practical, Small Is Big, Slow Is Fast helps readers respond to Jesus’ call to each of us to be a missionary right where we live—in our own families and neighborhoods. It shows you step by step the essential elements that create environments for organic kingdom growth and multiplication. Whether you’re looking to lead your own family or are taking first steps toward starting a church that has discipleship and mission at its core, you will discover the secret to starting out small and going (seemingly) slower—and not feeling guilty about it. And you’ll be encouraged to trust that when you lay the right foundations, multi-plication will occur and will always be “faster” and more successful in the long run.

Rejesus

Author: Michael Frost
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441232818
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ReJesus asks the following questions: • What ongoing role does Jesus the Messiah play in shaping the ethos and self understanding of the movement that originated in him? • How is the Christian religion informed and shaped by the Jesus that we meet in the Gospels? • How do we assess the continuity required between the life and example of Jesus and the subsequent religion called Christianity? • In how many ways do we domesticate the radical revolutionary in order to sustain our religion and religiosity? • How can a rediscovery of Jesus renew our discipleship, the Christian community, and the ongoing mission of the church? These questions take us to the core of what the church is all about. Rather than reformation, the authors call their task re-founding the church because it raises the issue of the church's true Founder or Foundation. This theme is of particular importance at the dawn of the twenty-first century as many attempt to address Christianity's endemic and long trended decline in the West. The authors feel that a spiritual, theological, missional, and existential crisis looms in the West.