Those verifying they have read all 12 Foundations for Discipleship series books listed below, will be awarded a Foundations for Discipleship certificate. While these can be read on your own, you will benefit more by reading through and discussing them with a group. Foundations for Discipleship books will be regularly offered during Summer Book Club.
All believers are students of the Bible. We can and must develop our skills in digging into the true meaning of Scripture. Then we will get the treasure. In this book you will learn how to: *choose a translation *observe facts *understand flow of meaning *study a topic or passage *use Bible interpretation skills *apply truth to life *and much more.
What if “evangelism” meant just being yourself? Evangelism can be as normal as asking great questions and paying attention to the people Jesus misses most. It involves doing things you already do, but with a little more intentionality. Just by being yourself and becoming unusually interested in others, you can discover that people will ask youabout Jesus.
A simple, powerful presentation of the loving imperatives we sometimes know more by rote than by heart: Love your enemies; Don’t store up treasures on earth; Seek first the kingdom of God; Let your light shine, etc.
A plumb line of sorts, guiding us toward a vibrant commitment to the Lordship of Christ that better shapes our lives, how we worship, and how we relate to others.
This book addresses two flawed views of baptism. The first view is that baptism is optional, being nothing more than an external ceremony. The other view is that baptism is the summit of our spiritual endeavors.
But in the Bible, baptism is not the summit of the Christian life but only its crucial starting point, after which comes a lifelong process of spiritual growth that is vital for salvation and is full of blessings.
Would you like to be a prayerful person? You can be. If you’re anything like most of us, you may struggle with how to pray or to pray more effectively. Come join us in seeking God’s Face. Prayer does not have to be complicated or tedious. What streams are to a desert, prayer is to our thirsty souls. When we pray, we absorb God’s Life and share this with those around us.
What would it be like for modern readers to sit down beside Jesus as he explained the Bible to them? What life-changing insights might emerge from such a transformative encounter? Understand the background of the New Testament from the perspective of a first century Jewish Rabbi.
The Bible is clearly no ordinary book. How can you begin to read and understand it as a whole?
In this overview, the book gives you the big picture--showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. Providing both the encouragement and the tools to help you read the Bible with confidence and understanding.
This highly accessible book invites restorationists to rise above the partisanship of our day, rally around our core commitments, and lead out in our strengths. It informs readers about the modest origins, unique resources, and current challenges facing Restoration Movement churches.
Meticulously presenting information from biblical, historical, Jewish, and Christian sources about how the early followers of Christ thought about him, this book promises new insight and an enriched understanding of Christ’s identity. More than informative, Christ Before Creeds is an invitation to examine the identity of Jesus the Messiah, engaging with respect and grace.
Microchurch Leader Essentials breaks down discipleship and what that looks like in a microchurch setting, focusing on what is means to be a well rounded disciple, how to make disciples, raise up other disciple makers, and create a spiritual environment that is conducive to living out the Great Commission in a way that makes sense and is easily reproducible.
-What does missional mean?
-Why is it important?
-How will it change my life or my church?
-What are some simple ways to begin?
After reading this book, you will know the answers to these questions.
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