I want to encourage you as clearly as I possibly can. Please don’t read this book. Instead, do it. My prayer is that this resource from my friend and brother might be used in the hand of God.
— Dr. David Platt, Pastor of The Church at Brook Hills & Author of Radical and Follow Me

GROWING UP: how to be a disciple who makes disciples

I think I'm a lot like you. There was a time in my life when I wanted to grow in my faith but just didn't know how. 

  • I owned a Bible, but didn't understand it. 
  • I heard others pray, but didn't know how to communicate with God. 
  • I wanted to share my faith with others, but didn't know where to start. 
  • I had friends at Church, but lacked deep relationships with anyone. 
  • I wanted to hide God's word in my heart, but lacked a plan for memorization.
  • I read the Scriptures, but didn't know how to apply them.

Maybe this is where you are today. One day my life changed forever. What was the turning point? I realized the importance and power of discipleship.

Two men took the time to invest in my life (David Platt--author of Radical and Follow Me, as well as the Foreword of my book--and Tim Lafleur). Since then I have read nearly every book on discipleship, searching for answers to my questions.

Now I want to share my findings with you. Growing Up takes the guesswork out of growing closer to the Lord and equipping others to do the same. This book has the potential to change your life!

Invigorating! What makes the book so refreshing is the author’s own experience of discipleship…as a practitioner, not a theoretician.
— Dr. Robert Coleman, Author of The Master Plan of Evangelism
Growing Up is essential to every believer and a focal point for every church—and this book shows you how to experience the reality of biblical discipleship growth. It’s church tested, scripturally rich, and worth your time.
— Dr. Ed Stetzer, President of Lifeway Research
It all begins with the faith from personally hearing and continues as the same Word that introduced faith grows us into His likeness. Robby starts with activity in his life and takes us to see how one becomes a difference maker.
— Johnny Hunt, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Woodstock
I’ve had the wonderful privilege of sitting under the teaching of this man. Robby is intentional about making disciples who will make disciples.
— Kay Arthur, Author & Co-CEO of Precept Ministries International
This is not just another book on discipleship. Nor, is it theoretical discipleship. Dr. Gallaty touches all the bases in an experimental and practical book for an effective church discipleship ministry. His concept of D-Groups just may lead large numbers of churches to effective discipleship.
— Dr. Jerry Vines, Pastor-Emeritus, First Baptist Church Jacksonville (FL) & President, Jerry Vines Ministries, Inc.
I love Robby Gallaty’s passion for and focus on discipleship. His commitment to teaching everyone to do all the things Jesus said is in evidence everyday in the church he pastors. Now he brings specificity to this passion in Growing Up. I very much like its powerful logic and practical applications.
— Bill Hull, Author of Jesus Christ Disciple Maker, The Disciple Making Pastor, and The Disciple Making Church
The Lord has called His people to make disciples who make disciples, thus Growing Up is timely and passionate. I found the book challenging, helpful, practical, and encouraging.
— Eric Geiger, Author of Simple Church & Vice President Lifeway Christian Resources