MAKING DEVOTED DISCIPLES
By Erik Johnson
Even though Rodger and Lynne Schmidt were planning to go to Africa as missionaries, they found themselves asking, Is this really something we should be doing?
MANY ASPIRE FEW ATTAIN
There's a war on today. We are no longer fighting in Vietnam, but we are engaged in a war that is far greater than that war-- a war in which Vietnam was only a symptom. We wrestle in this war day after day-- it's a spiritual conflict.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS AND REWARDS OF BEING A DISCIPLE
By Gordon MacDonald
I am romanced by airplanes. And part of the attraction has included the dream of possessing a pilot’s license. A longtime fantasy: me, screaming down the runway (in a plane, of course) with one hand on the yoke and the other on the throttle. That fantasy is almost 50 years old.
THE DISCIPLE'S PLACE IN THE LOCAL CHURCH
By Jerry White
According to some recent polls, there are far more believers than there are active participants in local churches. Where are those professing Christians who do not identify themselves with a church? Some are sincere believers— perhaps even read their Bibles—but see no need for the local church.
THE GREATEST TEST OF FAITH
By Bill Hull
Making disciples is a rough road requiring the highest degree of faith. Here’s why: There they were, three towers of glass, shimmering in the evening sun, the most prominent sight on the Tulsa skyline. The middle tower was a sixty-story hospital, flanked on one side by a forty-story medical education centre and on the other by a thirty-story research facility.
THE PRIORITY OF MAKING DISCIPLES
Three Important Questions • What is my objective? Does the Church have one? Do each of us have one in mind? • If I have an objective, are my priorities and my use of time consistent with this objective? ie. What is my philosophy of ministry? What values and priorities determine the things I focus my time and energy on? What grid to I use to make decisions – what I commit to?
WHEEL DIAGRAM - THE OBEDIENT CHRISTIAN IN ACTION
The wheel illustrates the Christ-centred life. Through the study you will be looking at the different parts of this wheel and discovering both areas of weakness and strength in your Christian life. As we each mature spiritually, these different areas of our lives will grow and conform us more to the likeness of Christ.
WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT SMALL GROUPS
By Neal F. McBride
Your pastor could preach the most profound sermons this side of Heaven. The worship service might bring all who attend into the presence of God weekly. Your Christian education program could give your members enough ammunition to win a Bible quiz against any congregation in the country, hands down.