Books for Discipleship Ministry

01Mar

Books for Discipleship Ministry

"To be successful in God's eyes, it is essential that a minister understand the goal that God has set before him. If he doesn't understand his goal, he has no way of gauging if he has succeeded or failed in reaching it. He may think he has succeeded when he has actually failed.

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01Jan

Making Mga Tinun-an for Jesus

As Jojie leafed through the pages of the thick English book, reading chapter titles, he was immediately struck by how many key biblical truths were addressed—something woefully absent from the other Christian literature he had ever read. My fellow believers desperately need to learn and understand these principles regarding true discipleship, he thought.

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26Dec

David Who?

The author of The Disciple Making Minister, David Servant, and I have a lot in common. We share the same first name, obviously, and we both work for Heaven's Family. But we also both wear glasses, and have strikingly dark, thick hair. This can sometimes cause confusion when corresponding with people overseas whom neither of us have met in person.

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25Sep

What Language Was That?

You've probably never heard of Cebuano—often referred to as Bisaya or Visayan—because it isn't a language with which many people come into contact. But over 20 million people speak this language in the central and lower islands of the Philippines, one which was heavily influenced by Spanish during the colonial period.

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01Mar

Books for Discipleship Fund

Based on questions he received from pastors during years of conducting pastors' conferences around the world, David wrote The Disciple-Making Minister with Christian leaders in mind who have had little opportunity to receive Bible training. Sadly, many Christian leaders in poor countries are being seduced by unbalanced and misleading television preachers who broadcast internationally. Those Christian leaders subsequently become the proverbial "blind leading the blind," to borrow Jesus' expression. The Disciple-Making Minister helps Christian leaders to reclaim their biblical calling to make disciples who obey all of Jesus' commandments. Its 500 pages cover many topics relevant to Christian ministry.

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01Jul

Seconds from Eternity

"I love you." With those words, Ashok ended the most difficult letter he'd ever written. His wife, Lakshi, would read it soon after his suicide. Ashok's poignant farewell was no pretense. He loved Lakshi deeply and would do anything for her. Several years earlier she had developed chronic bleeding—like the biblical woman healed when she touched Jesus' robe. Desperate to find a cure for the love of his life, Ashok spent all he had on doctors, medicines, and Hindu idols. None helped. Lakshi grew steadily weaker.

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01Jan

Jungle Book

His parents raised him to be a Christian, and he'd been attending church faithfully for 36 years. He sensed, however, a spiritual void in his life, and something told him that what he needed could be found in the Bible. So That Nuai took his Bible and journeyed deep into the neighboring jungle where nothing could distract him. For seven days he read God's Word, and the "jungle book" did its work in him. When he emerged a week later, he was a changed man, a true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, born again by the Holy Spirit. That was 50 years ago, and it was the beginning of That Nuai's incredible journey.

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01Oct

Nunsense

When I first read Samuel's report, I had to read it again to make sure I hadn't misunderstood it. Could it really be true that a Roman Catholic bishop had just requested 400 copies of The Disciple-Making Minister? Nuns would be using it for their daily devotions? In our January magazine, we told you about Samuel, a Pakistani pastor who came to Christ from a Muslim background. When he discovered David Servant's pastor-training manual, The Disciple-Making Minister, on our ShepherdServe.org website in his native language of Urdu, he printed out all 500 pages. Then he began using it to teach his Bible school students.

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01Mar

Problem Pastor

Today our team drove into the mountains of Burundi to visit some Heaven's Family-sponsored national missionaries, distribute food to some very poor believers, place a chlorine-generating water purifier in a village where the water is making almost everyone sick, meet some micro-loan beneficiaries, and interview church planters who need bicycles to take the gospel further. We also met a pastor whom I inadvertently caused to lose his job. His name is Gregoire Bizimana. Let me tell you the story.

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