Discipleship

Resources for churches and individuals to use to explore more fully what it means to be a disciple of Jesus

'Disciples are people who are connected with and growing in God's love but are also connected in mission as they share that love with others in words and deeds. Discipleship is not about what we do with others when they make a decision to follow Jesus, but about what we are doing as God works in us by his Spirit. It connects us closely to the Father and sends us out to live in the world in the same way that the Father sent the Son.'
From The Word's Out by David Male and Paul Weston, p145

Discipling Generation Y

Discipling Generation Y

Themes from Revelation for youth ministry Steve Griffiths Currently out of print £7.99

When it comes to discipling Generation Y - those born between 1980 and 2000 - we need to acknowledge that they speak a different cultural language from the rest of us. This is a generation on a passionate quest to find their identity amid a barrage of online information and entertainment, a generation at ease with an astonishing level of global connectivity. Even so, the process of discipleship remains essentially what it always was. Ultimately, we want our young people to be happy and fulfilled. We seek to introduce them into a way of living that takes seriously Jesus Christ as 'the way, the truth and the life' (John 14:6). This book shows how Revelation offers one of the clearest biblical explorations of Kingdom values at work in highly challenging circumstances.

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Growing a Caring Church

Growing a Caring Church

Practical guidelines for pastoral care Wendy Billington £6.99

In every church, of every size, meeting people's pastoral needs is a core area of minsitry. If leadership resources are already stretched, however, it can be an area in which it is all too easy to fall short, with potentially disastrous consequences. Earthed in Jesus' command that as his disciples we are to love one another, this book shows how home groups can be places where people's pain and difficulties are noticed, and first steps taken to help.

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Rhythms of Grace

Rhythms of Grace

Finding intimacy with God in a busy life Tony Horsfall £7.99

Rhythms of Grace emerges from a personal exploration of contemplative spirituality. This book shows how contemplative spirituality, with its emphasis on realising our identity as God's beloved children and on being rather than doing, has vital lessons for us about discovering intimacy with God. It also provides essential insights about building a ministry that is both enjoyable and sustainable.

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Whole Life Whole Bible

Whole Life Whole Bible

50 readings on living in the light of scripture Antony Billington, Margaret Killingray, Helen Parry £6.99

Whole Life Whole Bible is written from the conviction that God's word illuminates every part of existence, enabling us to see differently and live differently - from Monday to Sunday, in public as well as in private. A walk through the unfolding story of the Bible in 50 readings and reflections shows how our lives are bound up with, and shaped by, God's plan to restore a broken universe. That big story forms our minds, fuels our imaginations and fashions our daily life ad we live in God's world, in the light of God's word, wherever we are.

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Making Disciples in Messy Church

Making Disciples in Messy Church

Growing faith in an all-age community Paul Moore £6.99

Messy Church has been widely and enthusiastically adopted as a proven and effective way of introducing families to an experience of Christian community and the good news of Jesus. Sceptics ask, 'Are people are becoming Christians through Messy Church?' The evidence is clear that they are. But the next challenging question is, 'Can Messy Church also nurture their faith and make these converts into disciples?'

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Travellers of the Heart

Travellers of the Heart

Exploring new pathways on our spiritual journey Michael Mitton £7.99

In this book one of the UK's leading authors on Christian spirituality and personal renewal shares his own faith journey, in the context of exploring some of the different spiritual traditions that have influenced Christian witness over the past 40 or so years. Building on themes in his previous book, Dreaming of Home, Michael Mitton explores how encompassing something of the breadth of Christian spirituality, from Charismatic to Catholic, via Celtic, can not only enrich our faith but strengthen the mission of the Church.

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God's Church My Place

God's Church My Place

What it means to belong to a Christian community Steve Tilley Currently out of print £6.99

What does being involved in church mean in practical terms? Christian communities are full of people exercising ministries, doing useful work and, well, helping others. How do we find our place? God's Church, My Place is a book for people who want to serve God and need to work out the where, when and how of that. It covers important topics such as church structure, worship, prayers, serving and the precarious state of the coffee - and all done thoroughly biblically. It will not push you into leadership but value your membership.

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The Word's Out

The Word's Out

Speaking the gospel today David Male, Paul Weston Currently out of stock £8.99

This book aims to reform, re-imagine and renew a theology, vision and practice for evangelism. An invaluable resource for church leaders, its approach is both theologically rigorous and also powerfully practical, with the focus on redefining a genuine biblical evangelism. What does it mean to be an 'evangelist' now? If it isn't your primary gifting, how can you facilitate it in your church? And how can we connect not just with those on the fringes but those who are way outside?

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