What do you mean when you talk about making disciples? Or what is a disciple? These are questions asked of us on numerous occasions. These are reasonable questions because of the different connotations surrounding the concept of discipleship. The tendency is to respond simplistically by saying that everyone knows what a disciple is and what disciple making really involves.
Those God has called to teach in the church have been given the responsibility to pass the faith on to the next generation.
ByAllen Curry. Most of all, the covenant calls us to relationship with God. So also should Christian education. The study and learning that goes on always should be to the end that we see that we are related to God through our Savior Jesus Christ. This is where our education has its distinctively Christian identity.
The book is very thought provoking. It is an easy read and could be an effective guide for a discussion group. It contains a good summary of the basics of Christianity and “the just war” theory. Terrorism is a new form of warfare, at least for those of us living in America. This reality places new challenges before us as Christians.
Every pastor, every elder, every teacher, every parent, and every adult ought to put down whatever they are reading at present and read this instead. The church and its families must come together in a way that equips them to disciple the church’s children, and those not yet part of the church, with a kingdom view of discipleship.
This is a strong book to help those called by God to work with students, whether paid or volunteer, stay involved in youth ministry long-term. Pastors,associates, or assistants, will also find this book helpful. Seeing the mind and heart of a youth pastor will help them be able to relate to, or at least understand, the church’s youth workers in a better way.