Over the last thirty years, many influential church leaders and church planters in America have adopted various models for reaching unchurched people. An “attractional” model will seek to attract people to a local church. Younger leaders may advocate a more “missional” approach, in which believers live and work among unchurched people and intentionally seek to serve like Christ. While each of these approaches have merit, something is still missing, something even more fundamental to the mission of the church: discipleship.
Making disciples---helping people to trust and follow Jesus---is the church’s God-given mandate. Devoted disciples attract people outside the church because of the change others see in their Christ-like lives. And discipleship empowers Christians to be more like Christ as they intentionally develop relationship with non-believers.
DiscipleShift walks you through five key “shifts” that churches must make to refocus on the biblical mission of discipleship. These intentional changes will attract the world and empower your church members to be salt and light in their communities.
Pub Date: May 2013
Greg Laurie's Essentials Bible Study looks at fundamental topics that every Christian needs to know about: the person of God, heaven and hell, evangelism and prayer, and the end times. As a companion to the Essentials book or used on its own, this Bible study will help you gain deeper knowledge about living life as a Christian.
Pub Date: May 2013
Drawing from his remarkable experience turning around two universities and a mega-church, Dr. Mark Rutland guides leaders through the hard, dangerous work of turning failure into success.
The paralyzing problems of debt, mistrust, declining numbers, and deferred maintenance can be overwhelming. In ReLaunch, Dr. Rutland shows church and business leaders how to.
-Cast a vision while facing reality.
-Align market, message, and medium.
-Transform corporate culture.
-Lead from Quality to Excellence.
-Re-Energize and lead a board.
In ReLaunch, Rutland states, “This book is for the rugged visionaries who see in the wreckage a hope for the future and are willing to pay the price for a relaunch.”
Pub Date: Feb 2013