Growing Disciples Organically

Growing Disciples Organically

by Don Detrick

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Follow me. These two simple words, spoken by Jesus, are often overcomplicated with theological, psychological, and sociological interpretations. In Growing Disciples Organically, Don Detrick uses metaphors from organic farming to cultivate a less complicated, organic approach to growing disciples.

Many of the rich lessons Jesus taught are lost on 21st century readers, whose concrete and computer-dominated environments are far removed from the dirt roads Jesus traveled. Despite fascination with all things organic, most modern consumers have little understanding of how a meal gets from the farm to their microwave. Yet Jesus frequently compared farming practices to spiritual growth.

Dr. Detrick’s powerful book is uniquely positioned for such a time as this in the church, as new generations discover that bigger churches don’t guarantee spiritual formation in the life of attendees, nor do they equate greater numbers with greater levels of spirituality.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016611105
Publisher: Deep River Books
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 204
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dr. Don Detrick has spent more than thirty years in ministry as a pastor of churches from less than one hundred to nearly two thousand constituents. He currently serves as one of three executive officers for a network of more than 300 churches and over 1400 credentialed ministers affiliated with the Northwest Ministry Network in Washington State and North Idaho. In this role he serves as CFO, oversees credentialing, and is involved in speaking, conflict management, coaching, consulting, and training pastors and churches. In addition, he is a board member for his national denomination and serves as an adjunct professor for Northwest University, Kirkland, WA and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO.

Detrick holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in leadership and Master of Divinity (equiv.) from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, a master’s degree in counseling from Luther Rice Seminary, and a B.S. in pastoral ministries from Eugene Bible College and a B.A. in Bible from Baptist Christian College.

Detrick lives in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley just east of Seattle, Washington. He is married to his wife (of 30 years) Jodi who serves as a national chairperson for the Women in Ministry Network, is a columnist for the Seattle Times, and is a conference speaker and life coach, and author.

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