YOUR Disciple Making eBook: Tentative Title, Contents, and Feedback

I recently launched a collaborative writing project about how to make disciples.

This is the first post in a series of posts that will ultimately be bundled into a free eBook. By publishing content here first, I get the benefit of running it by you, getting your feed-forward, and hopefully avoid heresy ;-)

I’d love for you to subscribe to the blog, engage in the conversation, share the content with others, and help make this an extremely helpful resource for you, me, and anyone else who wants to join in making disciples of all nations.

For now, I’d like for you to look through the tentative titles and table of contents below and answer the following questions:

  1. If you were going to read this eBook, is this what you want to learn about making disciples?
  2. In addition to what is included here, what other questions do you have about becoming a bearing more fruit as a disciple maker?
  3. How would you rephrase these titles and subtitles to be more intriguing and creative?

You Don’t Have To Be A Super-Christian To Make Disciples

Not everyone is a super-Christian!

We don’t all have stories of how we glanced at the stranger seated next to us on the plane and led them to Jesus right there on the spot.

Most of us are probably missing like 9 out of every 10 opportunities we have to share the Truth. (Wait! What opportunities?!)

Worse, in the unlikely event that we ever did accidentally unintentionally luckily lead someone to Jesus, we wouldn’t have the first clue what to do next. Maybe the pastor knows what to do? Sadly, maybe not.

Or, maybe you know how to “lead people to Christ” but you have never considered how to lead them toward Christ-likeness.

We may not all be super-Christians, but every-Christian has been tasked with making disciples of all nations.

A Collaborative Writing Project

I’m writing an eBook to help the every-Christian make and multiply followers of Jesus.

But I’m not writing from a super-Christian’s perspective. I’m writing from an every-Christian perspective.

I actually believe that if Jesus has given us a mission to make disciples of all nations he can empower every-Christian to fulfill that mission. And if we’re not intentionally making disciples who make disciples then we are pursuing the wrong mission.

Discipleship In Church Planting

I was having a conversation yesterday with someone about the lack of disciple making in new churches and in established churches. It seems that many church leaders know how to implement small groups and preach sermons but few know how to make and model disciple making on a personal level.

The reason I was talking about this is because I am beginning work on an eBook about the path to making disciples. I want to encourage Christians that they can make a disciple in the next 12 months who will make a new disciple in the next 24 months. I’ll share more details soon on the blog (I’ve already share the details to my newsletter contacts).

But in the meantime, my friend J.D. Payne has written an eBook on discipleship and church planting that is a great resource.

J. D. is a National Missionary with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and an Associate Professor of Church Planting and Evangelism in the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A. where he directs the Center for North American Missions and Church Planting.

I love J. D.’s definition of church planting: “Biblical church planting is evangelism that results in new churches”. (For my particular focus, I might modify the definition to “Biblical church planting is intentional disciple making that results in new churches”.)

Download Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy [Kindle Edition] for $1.99 Today

You can download Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy on Kindle today for $1.99. Not sure if it’s just a one day deal but it’s a $28 savings.

From Amazon:

Product Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace, a groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century, the man who stood up to Hitler.

A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism.

After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double-agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Fuhrer, and was hanged in Flossenberg concentration camp at age 39. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the 20th century.

Bonhoeffer presents a profoundly orthodox Christian theologian whose faith led him to boldly confront the greatest evil of the 20th century, and uncovers never-before-revealed facts, including the story of his passionate romance.

About the Author

ERIC METAXAS is the author of Amazing Grace, Everything You Always Wanted to Know about God (but Were Afraid to Ask), and thirty children’s books. He is founder and host of Socrates in the City in New York City, where he lives with his wife and daughter. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic, Washington Post, and other publications. He has written for VeggieTales and Rabbit Ears Productions, earning three Grammy nominations for Best Children’s Recording