A Comprehensive Guidebook for Raising Your Children to Love and Follow Jesus Christ
Author: Chap Bettis
"Chock full of biblical wisdom - you'll find yourself underlining line after line, page after page. -- Marty Machowski, Author, Long Story Short and The Gospel Story Bible. Your children will either live forever with Jesus or apart from him. Too many growing up in Christian homes will not follow Christ as adults. Do you have a strategy for parenting in today's hostile culture? The Disciple-Making Parent will give you confidence in your journey. In the Disciple-Making Parent you will learn: The North Star to Guide Your Parenting The Process Second-Generation Christians Go Through The Reasons Young People Walk Away from the Faith Nine Powerful Influences Found in Wise Families How Your Example Can Commend the Gospel What Your Children are Watching at Home How to Explain Hypocrisy to Them Why the Heart is the Most Important Part of Them (and How to Stay Connected How Discipline Prepares Them for the Gospel How To Clearly Explain the Gospel to Little Children How to Nourish Them with the Word of God Different Ways to Have Family Devotions (and When to Stop) How to Cast a Vision of the World How to Pray for Your Children (and for Yourself) The Doubts Your Children Will Experience and What You Can Do How to Deal with the Electronics and Media Tsunami And Much More So comprehensive that I could remove all the parenting books I have and place only The Disciple-Making Parent on the shelf! - Jackie Kendall, President, Power to Grow, Author, Lady in Waiting.
70 Questions for Children to Ask Their Parents: Family History Edition
Author: Chap Bettis
"The Donut Date Journal 2: Family History Edition is a gift God will use to deepen the spiritual conversations in our family. I wish this journal had existed when I was a kid and am grateful to use it ow with my family." -- Carmen LaBerge, Author of Speak the Truth: How to Bring God Back into Every Conversation. How well do you know your parent's story? Want a fun, guided way to find out your family heritage? In The Donut Date Journal 2 you will find: An easy, fool-proof method for children to learn their parent's story. More than 70 questions you can use to start the conversations. Pages to record their answers over the years. An easy plan to create a keepsake they will value as adults. Perfect for family gatherings and holidays Perhaps the single greatest heritage a parent can leave for their kids is to point them to Christ and to demonstrate the gospel to them. This helpful resource can be used as a conversation starter to learn about family history and point them toward Jesus. - Jeff Dalrymple, President, Crossings Ministries, www.gocrossings.com.
Overcoming Anger in the Home (Participant Workbook)
Author: Chap Bettis
Anger is common issue for parents with children of all ages. Often there is a repeating cycle of exploding and shame with no real resolution. This five-week video driven Bible study will give practical and biblical answers to this common problem from a Christian perspective. You can become a patient parent!
Release on 2017-02-07 | by Bobby William Harrington,Josh Robert Patrick
Seven Elements of a Discipleship Lifestyle
Author: Bobby William Harrington,Josh Robert Patrick
Many people believe that discipleship is important, but they need help. In fact, the vast majority of Christians report that they have never been personally discipled by a more mature follower of Jesus. Is it any wonder that they have a difficult time knowing how to disciple others? If making disciples of Jesus is the greatest cause on earth, how should we equip people to do it? This handbook is a practical guide for how to embrace the discipleship lifestyle – being a disciple of Jesus and how to make other disciples of Jesus. With contributions from pastors and teachers like Francis Chan, Jeff Vanderstelt, Bill Hull, Jim Putman, KP Yohannan, and Robert Coleman, the authors present seven elements that are necessary for disciple making to occur: Jesus—the original disciple maker and centerpiece of discipleship. Holy Spirit—fuels the disciple-making process. Intentionality—making disciples utilizing a strategy and a roadmap. Relationships—creating a loving, genuine connection with others who trust and follow Jesus. Bible—using the Word of God as the manual for making disciples. Journey—forging a traceable growth story from a new birth to spiritual parenthood. Multiply—reproducing the discipleship process so that the disciple becomes a disciple maker. Whether you are a parent who wants to disciple your children, a small group leader who wants to disciple those in your group, or a church leader who wants to disciple future leaders, the seven key elements in this handbook form a framework for understanding discipleship that can be applied in countless situations. In addition, there are questions provided in each section to help you think through how to apply the material to your disciple making efforts.
Release on 2013-08-01 | by Dave Earley,Rod Dempsey
How to Live the Great Commission with Passion and Confidence
Author: Dave Earley,Rod Dempsey
Pubpsher: B&H Publishing Group
Disciple Making Is... stands as one of the most thorough books yet offered regarding how to make disciples. In thirty brief, hard-hitting but easily accessible chapters, the entire scope of disciple making is presented in a way that will inspire and inform the reader to obey the Great Commission with great passion. Grounded on a solid biblical foundation, authors Dave Earley and Rod Dempsey -- both veterans of one-on-one, collegiate, small group, and local church discipleship -- share their practical insights on how to best reproduce reproducers of Christ’s message. Each compelling entry is set up to finish the sentence that begins with the book’s title. For example, Disciple Making Is . . . "Embracing the Cross," "Forsaking All to Follow Jesus," "Living on Mission," "Launching an Unstoppable Force," "Mentoring Disciples as Jesus Did," "Multiplying Disciple-Makers as Paul Did," "Creating a Healthy Church," and more.
Many churchgoers complain that their churches lack a coherent plan for discipleship and spiritual growth. In turn, many church leaders lament their lack of resources to build and manage effective programs to help people become fully devoted followers of Christ. In Transforming Discipleship Greg Ogden introduces his vision for discipleship, emphasizing that solutions will not be found in large-scale, finely-tuned, resource-heavy programs. Instead, Ogden recovers Jesus' method of accomplishing life change by investing in just a few people at a time. And he shows how discipleship can become a self-replicating process with ongoing impact from generation to generation. Biblical, practical and tremendously effective, Transforming Discipleship provides the insights and philosophy of ministry behind Ogden's earlier work, Discipleship Essentials. Together, these ground-breaking books have the potential to transform how your church transforms the lives of its people.
Am I making a difference? God has given us tools for the transformation of people's lives. There is power in God's Word, when we use it. There is power in the presence of God's Spirit working in a life. There is even power in the fellowship of God's people who know how to build up one another. There is also power in the disciple-making process of spiritual parenting, and in organizing our churches to multiply disciples of Christ. The essence of leadership is portraying Christ by modeling these spiritual tools. It's time more of us hit the bull's eye in ministry. For then our legacy of ministry will simply be the work of the Lord through us, to His glory. Join fictional Pastor Jay and elder Harry of First Church as they learn to use these tools. Pastor Rich Reid writes out of a lifetime of ministry. Having come to Christ through a Billy Graham television show, he was discipled in his walk with Christ while serving in the United States Air Force. He grew in his witness at the Long Beach Servicemen's Center, and was mentored in ministry to collegians by Dr. Chuck Miller in Pasadena. After receiving a Master of Arts degree from Wheaton Graduate School and a Master of Divinity degree from Grace Theological Seminary, he pastored three churches over twenty six years. He is currently employed by Interim Pastor Ministries. He also started Paraclete Ministries to do in-church training seminars. His publications include small group curricula and "Cancer-Why Me? What Now?" and "The Power of United Leadership." Contact him at [email protected]