- Part of the Following God Series
- 176 Pages in Print Form
For too long, we have seen spiritual growth as a private pursuit. American evangelicals often consider salvation only in the parameters of a strictly personal affair with Christ. We are taught that spiritual growth is an individual responsibility; therefore, we expect to become more like Christ through our own efforts. To keep things personal and private, discipleship develops into a mentoring model that limits insight and accountability to just one other person. We have lost the importance of community in the modern emphasis on individualism. Our sense of isolation has grown even more acute in the computer age. But in the postmodern culture we now find a growing desire for community and a realization of what we have lost in our isolation and pursuit of privacy.
Making Disciples in Your Community, a nine-week Following God Bible study, offers an in-depth look at how we grow spiritually in community. Veteran Following God author Barbara Henry defines community as a group of seekers or believers who come together regularly for mutual edification and encouragement, to study the Scriptures, to pray, and to share their faith in order to grow.
In his second letter to the early church, the apostle Peter gave his readers a list of qualities describing mature believers. Each lesson of this study focuses on one of these qualities, how we obtain it, how it grows in us, and how it relates to others around us.
About the Author
Barbara Henry received her B.A. in Education from Covenant College and her M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Colorado Christian University. She has been involved in women's ministries for over thirty years-leading and writing Bible studies for the local church and spiritual direction for individuals. Her passion for equipping others for ministry makes her a popular speaker in churches across America.
This study consistently takes the student to the Word of God. A refreshing study that stays true to scripture.