Before ascending to heaven, Jesus instructed his followers to "make disciples of all nations". But what does this command actually entail? What does it look like for Christians to care for one another's spiritual well-being and growth?
In this introduction to the basics of discipling, veteran pastor and author Mark Dever uses biblical definitions and practical examples to show how Christians can help one another become more like Christ every day.
The eighth volume in the 9Marks: Building Healthy Churches series, this short book explains how discipling should function in the context of the local church, teaching pastors and church leaders how to cultivate a culture of edification and growth in their congregations.
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This was a very helpful book, biblical and practical. I highly recommend spending the short time to listen or read it. It was engaging to listen to.
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This is a good book on what discipleship is and how it should be promoted in local congregations. My only complaint is that Mark Dever seems to place more emphasis on church-based discipleship as opposed to personal/relational discipleship, which is more effective and closer to what happened 2000 years ago. He gives great advice on why discipleship is important, how it needs to be relational (hence my slight confusion on his seeming to focus on the church) and point people to be more like Christ through relationship. Perhaps Dever is simply saying that the church needs to promote and lead by example, which I do agree with.
In any case, this is a good short book with great concepts everyone can build on to promote building disciples of Christ.
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