Emotionally Healthy Discipleship: Moving from Shallow Christianity to Deep Transformation

Emotionally Healthy Discipleship: Moving from Shallow Christianity to Deep Transformation

by Peter Scazzero

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The global church is facing a discipleship crisis. Here is how we move forward.

Pastors and church leaders want to see lives changed by the gospel. They work tirelessly to care for people, initiate new ministries, preach creatively, and keep up with trends. Sadly, much of this effort does not result in deeply changed disciples.

Traditional discipleship strategies fail because they do not:

  • Slow down people's lives so they can cultivate a deep, personal relationship with Jesus.
  • Challenge the values of Western culture that have compromised the radical call to follow the crucified Jesus.
  • Integrate sadness, loss, and vulnerability, leaving people defensive and easily triggered.
  • Measure our spiritual maturity by how we are growing in our ability to love others.

In Emotionally Healthy Discipleship, bestselling author Pete Scazzero lays out how to create an emotionally healthy culture and multiply deeply-changed people in every aspect of church life—including leadership and team development, marriage and single ministry, small groups, preaching, worship, youth and children's ministry, administration, and outreach.

Complete with assessments and practical strategies, Emotionally Healthy Discipleship will help you move people to the beneath-the-surface discipleship that actually has the power to change the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310109495
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 03/30/2021
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 375,702
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Peter Scazzero is the founder of New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York City, a large, multiracial church with more than seventy-three countries represented. After serving as senior pastor for twenty-six years, Pete now serves as a teaching pastor/pastor at large. He is the author of two bestselling books—The Emotionally Healthy Church and Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. He is also the author of The EHS Discipleship Course and two devotional books. Pete and his wife, Geri, are the founders of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, a groundbreaking ministry that equips churches in a deep, beneath-the-surface spiritual formation paradigm. For more information, visit emotionallyhealthy.org or connect with Pete on Twitter @petescazzero.

Table of Contents

The Difficult Journey to Move beyond Shallow Discipleship ix

Part 1 The Current State of Discipleship

Chapter 1 The Four Failures that Undermine Deep Discipleship 3

Chapter 2 The Emotionally Healthy Discipleship Personal Assessment 26

Part 2 The Seven Marks of Healthy Discipleship

Chapter 3 Be Before You Do 37

Chapter 4 Follow the Crucified, Not the Americanized, Jesus 61

Chapter 5 Embrace God's Gift of Limits 87

Chapter 6 Discover the Treasures Buried in Grief and Loss 110

Chapter 7 Make Love the Measure of Maturity 134

Chapter 8 Break the Power of the Past 160

Chapter 9 Lead Out of Weakness and Vulnerability 187

Implementing Emotionally Healthy Discipleship 211

Appendix A Church Culture Revolution: A Six-Part Vision 225

Appendix B Nicene Creed (with Notations) 235

Acknowledgments 239

Notes 241

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