Many church leaders, yearning for church growth, look to the latest evangelistic strategies or seeker-targeted worship services. But lack of growth might not be due to lack of concern for new people--it may be because we are not effectively discipling the people we already have.
Too often churches have no coherent plan for discipleship, and leaders feel they lack the resources to help people become fully devoted followers of Christ. Greg Ogden addresses the need for discipleship in the local church and recovers Jesus' method of accomplishing life change by investing in just a few people at a time. Ogden sets forth his vision for transforming both the individual disciple and discipleship itself, showing how discipleship can become a self-replicating process with ongoing impact from generation to generation.
Biblical, practical and tremendously effective, Ogden's approach to discipleship has already been used with great success in hundreds of churches across the country. Transforming Discipleship holds the potential for transforming how your church transforms the lives of its people.
Greg Ogden is executive pastor of discipleship at Christ Church of Oak Brook in Oak Brook, Illinois. He previously served as academic director of the doctor of ministry program at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is the author of Discipleship Essentials, a discipleship tool used by over 30,000 people in hundreds of churches.