I am honored to lead the Resources Division at LifeWay and serve with a team of leaders who are passionate to serve the Church in Her mission of making disciples. Each Wednesday, I share the heart behind one of the resources our team has developed and give an opportunity for you to register to win a free copy of the resource. This week’s resource is The Beginning, the first study in the Disciples Path series.
As the Lord has rescued us, we long for others to be rescued. Charles Spurgeon said, “Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you’re not saved yourself, be sure of that!”
Every ministry leader should long to see people meet Jesus. But sadly, in many places, leaders have no plan to disciple the new believers the Lord has rescued. New converts means new hearts needing discipleship. Caring for new believers is a serious responsibility that demands intentionality.
Recently the Lord saved hundreds of people at Thomas Road Baptist Church. And the church was ready to help the new believers in their new journey, to disciple them.
Pastor Jonathan Falwell, the Senior Pastor is seeing incredible fruit in his ministry, and they have recently started using The Beginning as a key resource for new disciples. They use The Beginning study with their new disciples to help them take their first steps or their next steps in their walk with Christ. I want you to hear him talk about this himself.
The Beginning serves as the “first steps for new disciples” in their walk of faith. It teaches them how to follow Christ in today’s world through basic concepts and practices including prayer, Scripture reading, the importance of a Christian community, fulfilling the mission of God, and keeping Christ at the center of life. It can be used as a one-on-one study or in a small group setting. It is a powerful tool that promotes relational discipleship whether you are caring for two new disciples or two hundred. The resource was developed with pastors and church leaders who regularly disciple people with great intensity and intentionality. If you want to be intentional about disciple-making, this study is for you.
You can also purchase a copy at Lifeway.com/DisciplesPath.