Essential Guide to Becoming a Disciple
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Essential Guide to Becoming a Disciple

Eight Sessions for Mentoring and Discipleship

The Essentials Set

by Greg Ogden

Essential Guide to Becoming a Disciple
paperback
  • Length: 112 pages
  • Published: November 2016
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-1149-6
  • Item Code: 1149
  • Case Quantity: 92

What am I committing to when I say I want to follow Jesus?

Using the Great Commission to explore the mission to make disciples as well as the core characteristics that identify us as Jesus' followers, this guide lays the foundation for a life in Christ. Following the popular and effective design of his curriculum Discipleship Essentials that sold over 250,000 copies, Greg Ogden has included the following elements in each of the eight sessions:

  • a core truth
  • a Bible study
  • a reading
  • life application

Whether you are mentoring one-on-one or in a small group, this essential guide will serve as an ideal on-ramp into the discipleship journey.

"Camarillo Community Church has used Greg Ogden's Discipleship Essentials as our primary discipleship tool for the past six years. The methodology advocated and the breadth of the curriculum in that book have dramatically transformed this church. I am excited to incorporate Essential Guide to Becoming a Disciple into our discipleship process. Greg Ogden has faithfully gathered from Scripture and beautifully presented Jesus' compelling call to be a disciple. He gives a deeply satisfying answer to the question, what does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus? Both novice and veteran believers will be challenged and changed through this book for the advancement of the kingdom."

Jim Moyer, pastor of discipleship, Camarillo Community Church, Camarillo, CA

"In a day when the church is struggling to make authentic followers of Jesus, this study is a much-needed resource. Clarifying what it means to be a disciple and how to live as a disciple is crucial for those both in the church and those seeking Jesus. In a proven format, Greg Ogden has provided a disciple-making resource that has great potential to refresh the vitality of discipleship for the sake of the church."

Eric Camfield, Christ Church of Oak Brook
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CONTENTS

A Word from the Author
Introduction: What Does Jesus Expect of His Followers?
1. Jesus: Who Does He Think He Is?
2. Become Disciples: What's the Difference Between Disciples and Christians?
3. Go: Reach All People
4. Baptize: Enter the Circle Dance of Love
5. Teach: Fall in Line Behind Jesus
6. Make Disciples: Jesus' Relational Way
7. Transformation: Get Real and Find Freedom
8. The Jesus Promise: I Am with You Always
Closing Challenge: Are You Ready to Be "All In"?

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Greg Ogden (DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary) lives out his passion of speaking, teaching, and writing about the disciple-making mission of the church after spending twenty-four years in pastoral ministry. Most recently Greg served as executive pastor of discipleship at Christ Church of Oak Brook in the Chicago western suburbs. From 1998-2002, Greg held the position of director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller Theological Seminary and associate professor of lay equipping and discipleship.

Greg is the author of several books such as Unfinished Business, Discipleship Essentials, Transforming Discipleship, Leadership Essentials(with coauthor Daniel Meyer), and The Essential Commandment. He is a partner in the Global Discipleship Initiative (GDI), which trains, coaches, and inspires pastors and Christian leaders to establish indigenous, multiplying, disciplemaking networks, both nationally and internationally. Greg and his wife, Lily, have been married more than forty-five years and have one adult daughter and two grandchildren.

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