Brain Godawa helps us practice discernment and gain wisdom about our world and life. He is well equipped to write this book. He is a Christian and a screenwriter who has been influenced by at least a couple of PCA pastors. He understands that each movie contains a story and that story was good enough to result in a movie.
Often Christians find themselves in difficult and embarrassing situations because they are asked hard questions and do not know how to respond. We are living in a time in which the church needs to be able to respond with intelligent answers to the questions being raised. This would be a helpful book for college students to have available.
Question: Regarding the training of covenant children, how do you reconcile the covenant family concept (with the father as the primary teacher) with role of the church?
Christians have a great legacy and we must have much respect for the past. This book reminds us of that importance of knowing, reading, and carefully studying the masters who have gone before us.Both pastors and teachers would benefit from this book.
Elders, deacons, Christian school boards, and other ministries will find much to glean from these154 pages. This would be a good study guide on what we call strategic faith planning. For an organization to be effective, including the church, the leaders need to have a plan with measurable goals and divisions of labor within the body.
Thinking of moving from atraditional worship style toacontemporary expression of worship? No matter where you or your church may come down on the use of technology,it would be a valuable exercise to read and discuss Schultze’s book with local leadership.
You will benefit from reading this book as you willfind value in using it as a text for adult study group and youth workers using it with their young people. What Barna deals with in this book is the bottom line of what kingdom discipleship is really all about.
A two-year plan for training potential church leaders. There are four distinct tracks that are crucial in training: Personal Holiness, Doctrine (including Church Polity), People Skills and Leadership Skills. The idea is to use the basic format outlined, but to allow the trainer to develop the sessions. Included is a bibliography of key books to use in this discipleship course.
This is a timely book because the postmodernists’ reaction to modernism is over the claim that we can know things objectively and with certainty. This book deals withepistemology andwill personally benefit you in understanding the process of knowing, as well as be a help if you have opportunity to talk with people who are shaped more by the world’s ideas and opinions than biblical truth.
This is a book worth having, reading, and studying. We arereminded that the entire process of making disciples is done within community. It is not an isolated event.