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

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

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

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

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Every Christian, church leader and layperson alike, has been called by Christ to make disciples. But often there is so much focus in our churches on the first part of Christ's command—evangelism—that the second part—teaching new believers to obey all that Christ commanded—is forgotten. New believers find themselves on their own, trying to figure out what their new life is supposed to look like.

In this well-loved book, Bill Hull explains why disciple-making must be the focus of every believer's life and shows how each of us can do it. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801066214
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/15/2010
Edition description: Updated Edition
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

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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