It's a necessity!
"The summum bonum, that is, the ultimate good and the complete blessing of humankind, will come to the disciple-makers whose lives are absorbed in the Way of Christ, by way of the cross. This cross-shaped, Bible-based, Christ-centered, Spirit-led, and God-honored disciple-making ministry is not an option but a necessity." - Dr. Nelson Kung
This is a very important and necessary book stressing discipleship. There are too many churches in which the major decisions have become "How do we paint the bathroom, or finish the ceiling, or get a new carpet?" So we spend our time with institutional issues when pastors---men and women---should be thinking seriously about how the Kingdom of God will come in this particular setting. This does not mean another program, but becomes a part of church life. Our major calling is to win people to Christ and discover the way of discipling others. The men and women nearest Jesus observed a lifestyle which became the focus of ministry. Fortunately, Nelson Kung has developed a theology of discipleship which is at the heart of all his writing.- Dr. Roger Fredrikson, Former President of American Baptist Convention
"Built to Last" by Dr. Nelson Kung is the definitive text every Church Leader in college, graduate school, seminary, or local church leadership needs to study and then implement in disciple-making. It is not only a must read for church leaders; it's an invaluable and essential resource manual for implementing the Great Commission. - Larry Keefauver, M.Div., D.Min., Bestselling Author and International Teacher
Rev. Dr. Nelson Kung
is the founder and senior pastor of Fuller Life Church and a disciple-maker in Toronto, Canada. He is married to Fanny, and their children are Joseph and Shervonne.