Discipleship is the buzzword today. Many believers are contemplating in a fresh way what it means to take the Great Commission seriously. Rediscovering Discipleship takes the guesswork out of Christian maturity.
Based on insights gained from a decade of personally making disciples, author and pastor Robby Gallaty tackles the two hindrances that keep believers from getting involved in making disciples: ignorance and uncertainty. Since many believers have never been personally disciple, they have no model to guide them in discipling others. Their ignorance of the process fuels their uncertainty, which leaves them crippled from the start. With simple principles that are easy to apply, Rediscovering Discipleship provides readers with the tools to follow the Great Commission—to go and actually make disciples who multiply and make disciples.
Gallaty begins with a brief historical overview of the discipleship ministries of influential theologians, preachers, and pastors from years past, and then identifies roadblocks that hinder believers from becoming disciples before offering a step-by-step process for readers to immediately get started on the path to effective disciple making.
Notes from the Blogger:
I believe that this is one of the best books on discipleship available. This book spends time reshaping the understanding of who Jesus was as a first century jew to further explain how that influenced His ministry and by extension our own.
Gallaty helps us understand the difference between width and depth within our churches. If we were to read this book and apply the basic principles that are found within our churches would have more than converts, they would have disciples of Christ. Both the theological and practical emphasis of this book allows for pastors, small group leaders, and members alike to use this book in their area of ministry. Written in a concise, yet accessible way makes this book a helpful resource for anyone who hopes to develop their churches discipleship strategy.