I can't tell you how many times I get asked, "What are your Top 3 Discipleship Books of all Time?"or "Can you List 5 Discipleship books that I need to read." I imagine you've asked the same question before. Instead of condensing years of scholarship into a list of 3—something that would be impossible to do—I have decided to list the Top 12 Discipleship Books of All Time. Well, maybe not all time (all time just sounds cool), but for this time. Some of these you may have read. Others you may have never heard of. All are worth your time. Here's my list for the top 12 Best Discipleship Books. If you're looking for a tool to help grow disciples in your church,
When it comes to leading relational disciple-making groups, the staff and congregation must shift primary ownership from the church to the individual. The church must create a plan their people will own by giving a helpful template like Discipleship Groups and coaching them to customize their ministry to best reach their circle of influence. Ready to bust this myth? The Discipleship Blueprint is an on-demand course that includes seven training sessions with some of our most foundational concepts that we use with teams in our consulting processes. Access this course here.
Here is the List of Best Discipleship Books (drumroll........):
Many people are unfamiliar with Chris Adsit who has served with Campus Crusade for years. (He spoke at our Replicate Conference 2 years ago and did an Outstanding job.) This is one of the most formative books in developing my theology of discipleship. In addition to addressing the fundamentals of discipleship, Adsit outlines twelve training objectives geared toward teaching your group.
Real Life Discipleship
Jim shares his story—this book actually predates DiscipleShift—of how God multiplied his church in Utah from a handful of people to over seven thousand congregants through discipleship groups. Jim utilizes what I call “the cell model” (i.e., twelve-to-fifteen individuals) for accountability and transformation. Pay close attention to the diagnostic tool for examining the different stages of growth in believers: spiritually dead, spiritual infant, spiritual child, spiritual young adult, and spiritual parent. His breakdown of how a disciple evolves is invaluable.
10. Mike Breen
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