Tools for Discipleship
It is our VISION and call, and commitment to point the church back onto the path of making disciples. It is our passion and directive to lead Christians away from our false perceptions and into His way.
One of the primary purposes and call of our parent ministry, Into Thy Word Ministries is to research, develop and provide Pastoral Training and Bible Study Curriculum for you! We have been developing these resources since 1978, first under the leadership of Francis Schaeffer and then taking these resources for training pastors and missionaries overseas since 1988 and we would like to provide you what you need too.
We specialize in developing in-depth, inductive based Bible resources that are carefully researched from Scripture. We use original languages, cultural understanding, investigative logic, serious and critical thinking. We do not base our materials on theories, trends or commentaries. These resources are designed to be used by pastors and Lay Christian leaders so they can in turn teach others these principles of discipleship too.
Just examine our website and feel free to use our materials!
What is a disciple?
Jesus answered this by saying, Follow Me (Matthew 4:19; 9:9; 28:16-20). Jesus did not mean that they should just physically follow Him on the road. They were set a- part, challenged, andtaught their call and mission. Just as they had worked at catching fish, now they would be catching men (Luke 6:39-40)!The word "disciple" literally means someone who pledges to be a "learner." Moreover, it is someone who follows another's teaching, and adheres to it. It is a commitment and a process.
This involves our dedication, and time to undertake the learning, and, as a Christian, a yearning to imitate and be intimate with Jesus! Discipleship is also reciprocal, that is, when one learns, he/she makes the commitment to train someone else. That is what Jesus meant by, "I will make you fishers of men." It is not just catching them and then storing them, it is training, and placing, so they, too, can catch, train, and place and so on and so on! Discipleship is the primary earthly goal of the Church as a whole, and us as the Christian individually. It is our duty, and the one thing Christ directly commands us to do. In so doing, we will become like Him in character and share His outlook and concerns (Luke 6:39-40).
· We are to become His disciple!
· We are to be discipled!
· We are to disciple others so they can in turn disciple others.
We must embrace our call and responsibility to be discipled and make disciples! If we are truly willing to learn and apply what Christ taught, we will truly be His disciples! The Church will be on fire by the Spirit and impacting the world! And this all starts with you! And what we gain will far outweigh any suffering or loss on our part (Mark 10:28-30; 1 Cor. 15:58). If, and when we hear God's call, depends on our ears, will, and attitude (Matt. 22:14).
God does not force us nor plead with us; He merely presents us the option (Isa. 6:8)! We must say, as Isaiah said, Here I am, send me! We must allow our spiritual eyes to be opened and our will to be relinquished to His, for real discipleship to take place. Then, our churches will grow in prayer, worship, and maturity and revival may take place!
"Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." Are you doing that? Let us allow the power of the Holy Spirit to open our eyes, and break our will, so we can be receptive to our Lord and Savior, and so we can do as He called!
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Please prayfully consider donating to us so we can effectively provide discipleship materials to you and other people all over the world for free! These materials have cost us a tremendous amount of manpower and resources that we go ahead and offer them to you upfront for free. When you donate to us we can effectively continue to provide
Our question to you is, how can we help you in your church and ministry?
· What do you need?
· How can we better help you?
· We are here to help equip and encourage you to grow deeper in your walk with Christ so you can be better able to impact others around you.
· We provide discipleship tools and resources for Seminaries, Bible Schools, and Pastor Training Centers all over the world free of charge since 1988.
· We have been teaching people how to study the Bible since 1978!
· Our Purpose is to point to the Supremacy and Centrality of Christ! In so doing help you, your church and ministry be able to expand God's Kingdom by becoming and developing wholeheartedly, fully-engaged followers of Jesus Christ.
· Providing the Bible Study tools you need to have!
· We are here to serve you!
This ministry is vital to countless Christians, pastors and churches because of your support! We need your continued partnership to make "our" ministry continue and work for Christ's glory!
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