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Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ Paperback – December 28, 2007
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"If you're looking for a shortcut to the likeness of Christ, stop looking because there isn't one. No program or structure can replace the hard, time-consuming, rewarding and utterly fulfilling process of discipleship. Discipleship Essentials is revolutionizing the lives of the people in our church. Everyone can and should use this effective tool!" (Jan den Ouden, minister-at-large, OM International, Rotterdam)
"Our entire congregation used Discipleship Essentials as the template for a yearlong sermon and small group series. It served as a life-changing tool that united our church family and deepened our faith as a community. Ogden's work is thorough, organized and challenging―a great resource for churches and small groups who desire to grow in their love for the Lord and their commitment to following him." (Rev. Jane Filkin, associate pastor of community life, First Presbyterian Church, Boulder, Colorado)
"I am currently leading my fourth group. The study is a Spirit-inspired study of the skeletal structure of our Christian faith upon which individuals can flesh out the shape of their individual walk with our Lord. If taken seriously and followed as a spiritual discipline, the truths it contains will change the follower's life, and lives that come in contact with the disciple will be touched by God's love. It's a powerful tool in a group for learning to practice confession and being accountable. It is never old for me. The Spirit speaks to me through the Word in the study. I am refreshed every time we meet as a group." (Hudson Staffield, president, Chi Rho Ministry)
"Greg Ogden's engaging book sets the expectation that every follower of Jesus has the joyful responsibility to invest into two or three regularly and purposefully for the kingdom. For the past ten years, Discipleship Essentials has provided an engaging and balanced approach to the task of raising up mature believers who will then themselves invest in others. I can only imagine that in the next ten years thousands more will be shaped toward maturity because of his important work that gives each believer the inspiration and the framework to do what they were made to do: advance the kingdom by making mature disciples." (Rev. Timothy J. Yee, minister of young adults, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, California)
"One of the most serious challenges facing the church in North America is that of undiscipled church members. Greg Ogden's work seeks to move Sunday-only consumer Christians into the adventurous life of following Jesus on a daily basis in authentic community. It provides an indispensable resource to help local churches address this challenge." (Eddie Gibbs, professor, Fuller Theological Seminary and author of ChurchNext)
"Discipleship Essentials is the most effective tool I know of for use in encouraging actual growth in personal discipleship. I give it to all of the pastors I am working with in congregational transformation and missional engagement because growing disciples is essential to their congregations' vitality." (E. Stanley Ott, president, The Vital Churches Institute)
From the Author
Greg Ogden: Discipleship is the process whereby our lives are conformed to the image of Christ or we go through the metamorphosis of constant rebirth so that we are dying to self while Christ's life is coming alive in us. It's akin to the transformation that occurs when the caterpillar spins the cocoon and out comes a butterfly. Paul talks about discipleship as continuously putting off the old life while putting in its place the new life in Christ. It is like taking off an old set of garments and being re-dressed in righteousness and holiness. It is truly a makeover from the inside out. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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In Ogden's own words he says he designed this discipleship workbook as a tool to accomplish these three elements to create a climate for the Holy Spirit to bring accelerated growth:
1) "The first element is the unchanging truth of God's word" (each chapter contains a core truth based on a memory verse, and includes an inductive bible study with discussion questions based on the passage for study, discussion, and application).
2) "The second element in the Holy Spirit's laboratory is transparent relationships...Transformation occurs when we grapple with the truth of God's Word in the context of transparent relationships. It is a biblical axiom that the Holy Spirit will have free sway in our lives to the extent to which we open ourselves up to one another. Honesty with God is not sufficient. We give God permission to reshape our lives when we risk self-evaluation and confession to others. We can't grow in Christ by ourselves. We are people made for community" (each chapter has a selected reading after the inductive Bible study on the topic of discussion - these selections are short and very good).
3) "The third element that creates the climate for transformation is mutual accountability...Read more ›
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The author mostly stayed on track in regards to "discipleship"... until the last chapter, a "new study on stewardship. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Ken Parks
This is a second copy as I'd lost my original. Pleased with it.Published 22 days ago by Joy Johnson
Good way to develop small groups that meet periodically in a large group to develop better knowledge of the Bible.Published 25 days ago by Deborah R Struebing
Best discipleship tool I've used in 25 years of ministry. Take 3 men along with me on this 25 chapter journey. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gloria and Daryl Lundberg
Discipling IS essential , it's His command for ALL of us to do . This is an awesome process to know the truth of your relationship with the LordPublished 3 months ago by blackgap