Disciple-Making Church, The: Leading a Body of Believers on the Journey of Faith

Overview

Often there is so much focus in our churches on the first part of Christ's Great Commission-evangelism-that the second part is omitted. The omission is not the preaching of Christ or the importance of world mission; it is the teaching of others on what it means to be an apprentice of Jesus. The sad result is generations of believers trying to be different from the world and not understanding why they aren't.

In this update of his groundbreaking book, Bill Hull explains why ...

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Overview

Often there is so much focus in our churches on the first part of Christ's Great Commission-evangelism-that the second part is omitted. The omission is not the preaching of Christ or the importance of world mission; it is the teaching of others on what it means to be an apprentice of Jesus. The sad result is generations of believers trying to be different from the world and not understanding why they aren't.

In this update of his groundbreaking book, Bill Hull explains why disciple making must be the focus of the church and shows us our part in making it happen. With practical examples drawn from vast ministry experience, Hull helps the church deepen and enrich the lives of believers as they learn to truly follow Christ.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801066214
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 968,623
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Hull is a writer and discipleship evangelist as well as the founder of T-Net International, a ministry devoted to transforming churches into disciple-making churches. He has spent more than twenty years as a pastor and is the author of several books, including Jesus Christ, Disciplemaker and Choose the Life. He and his wife, Jane, live in Long Beach, California.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 9

2010 Introduction: The Disciple-Making Church, a Force to Be Reckoned With 11

1990 Introduction: Is Disciple Making for Everyone? 15

Part 1 What Does Disciple Making Mean? 21

1 A Biblical Look at Discipling 23

2 The Focus of the Disciple-Making Church 33

Reflection 2010 52

Part 2 The First Church: Jerusalem 57

3 Founding the First Church 59

4 Practices and Priorities of the First Church 65

5 Challenges for a Growing Church 79

6 Breaking the Barriers to Disciple Making 89

Reflection 2010 105

Part 3 The Mission Church 109

7 The Early Mission Church Meets Jesus 111

8 The Maturing Mission Church Follows Jesus 123

9 The Mission Church Reproduces 137

Reflection 2010 151

Part 4 The Discipling Church 155

10 Ephesus: The Congregation and Its Priorities 157

11 The Pastoral Priorities 175

12 Development of a Leadership Community 191

Reflection 2010 205

Part 5 The Principles of a Growing Church 209

13 The Well-Principled Church 211

Reflection 2010 225

Appendix: Developing a Leadership Community by Randall K. Knutson 229

Leadership Community 231

How to Run a Cell-Based Church 242

Structuring Small Groups 247

Discovering the Power of 4: Opening Your Heart to God, Yourself, and Others 254

Why I Believe More in Responsibility than Accountability Today 260

Notes 265

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