What Makes Growing Up Different than Other Discipleship Resources?
Growing Up is the outflow of a decade of being discipled and discipling others. The book takes the guesswork out of experiencing a fulfilled, abundant life in Christ. Readers will see results immediately after implementing the principles in the book. How can I be so confident about the results of Growing Up? Well, I think I’m like your readers; 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.
How does Growing Up solve some of those problems?
First, I have created a proven method for HEARing from God. Many people don’t consistently read the Bible because they don’t have a plan for reading. But if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. I created the HEAR method to eliminate guesswork when it comes to reading, studying, and applying the Word of God.
Second, I teach the reader how to develop a simple, church-based discipleship ministry without adding a dedicated discipleship program. At the church I pastor, we have seen exponential growth in our people by incorporating the discipleship principles in the book. When I first arrived, there were a mere handful of people meeting in disciple-making groups. In January 2014, we expect 800 to 1,000 people to meet in reproducible, accountable discipleship groups of 3 to 5 (a concept I explain in Growing Up). Keep in mind, 800 to 1,000 is in addition to Sunday Bible studies and small groups meeting on church grounds. I’m not throwing around numbers to impress you; rather, I’m trying to impress upon you that we have tried certain discipleship methods that have clear, positive results. But their have also been some techniques that certainly were not beneficial to discipleship. Both the positive and negative results of our work has been recorded in Growing Up.
How does the Growing Up Challenge help me?
For those using Growing Up as a manual for making disciples, I will outline the first thirteen group meetings for you. In the comfort of your home, you can access videos that provide step-by-step training for investing in others. Additionally, you will get all your questions answered through the commenting community.
When is the best time to begin a group?
The ideal time for beginning a discipleship group is January when people are seeking to fulfill their New Year’s resolutions!
Join hundreds of others in the Growing Up Challenge! It will help you know how you can teach others to:
- Enjoy improved relationships (with your spouse, kids, family, friends)
- Become closer in your walk with God
- Have a better understanding of the Bible
- Realize the benefits of being in a D-Group (for accountability and community)
For those leading a group, you’ll be coached through videos that take the guesswork about of discipleship. You’ll get:
- Leaders Guide (free when you sign up)
- A Video Training Series that will walk you through the First 13 Weeks of your Discipleship Group (free when you sign up)
- Access to an interactive community of other leaders just like yourself who are discipling people around the world