Disciple-Making Pastor, The: Leading Others on the Journey of Faith

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Equipping laborers for the harvest

Christ commanded the church to make disciples, to produce people who love and obey God, bear fruit, and live with joy. The crisis at the heart of the church is that we often pay lip service to making disciples, but we seldom put much effort behind doing it. For the pastor who is ready to put words into action, The Disciple-Making Pastor offers the inspiration and practical know-how to do so.

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Overview

Equipping laborers for the harvest

Christ commanded the church to make disciples, to produce people who love and obey God, bear fruit, and live with joy. The crisis at the heart of the church is that we often pay lip service to making disciples, but we seldom put much effort behind doing it. For the pastor who is ready to put words into action, The Disciple-Making Pastor offers the inspiration and practical know-how to do so.

Bill Hull shows pastors the obstacles they will face, what disciples really look like, the pastor's role in producing them, and the practices that lead to positive change. He also offers a six-step coaching process to help new disciples grow in commitment and obedience, and practical ideas to integrate disciple making into the fabric of the church.

"Bill Hull tells us the truth about church life and its leadership—biblically, courageously, and intelligently. I have no doubt that this is the best book available on disciple making and disciple development in the contemporary church. And this is the single most important issue now facing the church worldwide."—Dallas Willard, author, The Divine Conspiracy and Renovation of the Heart; professor of philosophy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

"Here is a message men and women aspiring to church leadership need to hear and ponder."—from the foreword by Robert E. Coleman

"If we are going to see Christians in this country reflect Christ's values, we need to get back to serious biblical discipleship. The pastor is the key to this effort. Bill Hull's book is the best work I've read on this issue. It is must-reading for every pastor and seminary student in our land."—Ron Jensen, president, High Ground

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801066221
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,463,692
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.72 (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   Robert Coleman     9
2007 Introduction     11
Introduction: The Crisis at the Heart     17
The Need     23
Further Reflections
The Conflict     39
Further Reflections
The Product     67
Further Reflections
The Role of a Disciple-Making Pastor     97
Further Reflections
The Understanding of a Disciple-Making Pastor     133
Further Reflections
The Commitment of a Disciple-Making Pastor     151
Further Reflections
The Practices of a Disciple-Making Pastor     185
Further Reflections
The Pastor as Coach     243
Further Reflections
Making It Work in the Local Church     269
Further Reflections
Notes     315
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  • Posted October 4, 2009

    Hull, Bill, The Disciple-Making Pastor, Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Publishing Group 2007, 317pp.

    Bill Hull has authored several Christian books and pastored for more than twenty years. He is founder of T-Net International, which is a ministry that helps churches transform into disciple-making churches. Hull has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oral Roberts University and a Master of Divinity from Talbot Theological Seminary.
    This work comes out of a contention that the church today is in trouble from having lost its direction. That directive neglected by the leaders in refusing to enforce the commission of Jesus placed upon the church. "I maintain that the evangelical church is weak, self-indulgent, and superficial, has been thoroughly disciple by culture (23)." It is job of the church to make disciples and the pastor's job to train the church. Based upon polling statistics, Hull contends that small percentages of Christians have participated in formal discipleship training. An even smaller percent has led another person to Christ. This book, said Hull, is for pastors who desire to build healthy and effective churches. He admits that the disciple-making pastor is not a popular way of growing ministries today, nor will it produce mega-churches and the process may take several years before seeing significant results. The anticipated results will produce a health church and honor God
    The book begins by stating the there is a need for pastor to have a philosophical base for implementing disciple making in their churches. The process will not be an easy one for the pastor because the church's commitment to the demands of culture. Hull also contends that many pastors have not had disciple making training and /or the wrong notion of discipleship. Next, the book deals with conflicts of making disciples: the world setting the agenda for the church; dull life of constant Bible studies, door to door preaching and no wholesome fun. Hull contends that there are pastors who are pastored by people who do not know God; the church is apathetic of the Great Commission; and the leadership not taking its professional role. In addition, the church's decision-making body is not spiritual; culture dictating the belief structure of the church; traditionalism, which Hull distinguishes from tradition; and seminary training not an adequate tool for training pastors to become disciple makers. The following section deals with what the Bible says about disciple making, and that is, being an obedient body. He continues by presenting the disciples profile then coins the statement "disciples are born to be made." The next part states the biblical role of the pastor and prescribes some misconceptions. He introduces the pastor's role as a coach who shows, does and deploys the church. The fifth section introduces three distinctive of the disciple-making pastor: he understands the big picture; commitment to his calling; and the practice of his gifts. The next two sections discuss the pastor's commitment and his practices. The overarching commitment should be placing disciple making at the forefront of the church agenda. The pastor's practices, Hull incorporates the term the "doctrine of selectivity "which he suggests is the pastor's greatest challenge. The selection process must be biblical. Before the book's final section, that is a personal and practical guide, and application of the principle from the preceding sections for the pastor disciple-maker. However, he goes to great length to explain the pastor/coach position who tells them what, tells them

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