When It Comes to Disciple Making . . . You Get What You Aim For!
Because the church grows at the edges, discipling new believers may be one of the most important things you do! Jesus knew this. At the pivotal post-resurrection point, he took the newer-in-faith and synergized a movement. Yet the biblical example and current trends do not match--churches lack consistently in four areas: Aim: They fail to shoot for the new believer's evangelistic influence. Approach: They teach, but do not instill practices. Angle: Non-relational follow-up leads to disconnected disciples. Anticipation: Limited time did not produce lasting impact. Re-visioning, First Steps offers a fourfold course correction. Set your sights on the superior targets--and exciting results await! This guide will prepare you for the biggest assignment ever given: turn simple followers into strategic players.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"One of the things I love about this course is that it combines fresh innovative content with solid skills. So often we are told what we should be doing, without the tools to get there. First Steps smashes the mold!" --Andrew Boganwright, pastor, Sandals Church, California
"Sunday was a great beginning for our First Steps class. Response was fantastic, both in numbers and in the 'spirit' of the class!" --Joe Cox, elder, Chorus Church, California
"I remember the day that I realized I could personally have a ministry. Not just my pastor. Not just my church staff. And if God wanted to entrust me with reaching the world, I was all in! First Steps is a unique discipleship guide, written to empower new believers with that same missional paradigm toward their world. May God use this book to awaken a whole new generation of laborers to be 'all in' for the harvest." --Claude Hickman, author of Live Life On Purpose
Gary S. Comer
Gary Comer is the Outreach and Training Director of Sandals Church in Riverside, California. The founder of Soul Whisperer Ministries, his passion is helping churches increase mission efficacy. He has authored Soul Whisperer: Why the Church Must Change the Way It Views Evangelism and the Missional Engagement Series. Connect with Gary at www.soulwhisperministry.com.