Over the last thirty years, many influential church leaders and church planters in America have adopted various models for reaching unchurched people. An â€œattractionalâ€ model will seek to attract people to a local church. Younger leaders may advocate a more â€œmissionalâ€ approach, in which believers live and work among unchurched people and intentionally seek to serve like Christ. While each of these approaches have merit, something is still missing, something even more fundamental to the mission of the church: discipleship.
Making disciplesâ€•helping people to trust and follow Jesusâ€•is the churchâ€™s God-given mandate. Devoted disciples attract people outside the church because of the change others see in their Christ-like lives. And discipleship empowers Christians to be more like Christ as they intentionally develop relationship with non-believers.
DiscipleShift walks you through five key â€œshiftsâ€ that churches must make to refocus on the biblical mission of discipleship. These intentional changes will attract the world and empower your church members to be salt and light in their communities.
Author : Jim Putman
ISBN : 0310492629
Language : English
No of Pages : 240
Publication Date : 4/27/2013
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 8.3x5.4x0.8
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