Item description for Divine Design for Discipleship by Chad M. Craig...
Do you desire to reach your potential in Christ? Have you asked the question, 'What's next for me, God?' This book will provide you with the spiritual understanding you need in order to propel you forward in your walk with Christ. It will empower you to navigate successfully through the phases of spiritual development that God has designed for your life. It will speak prophetically to what God desires to accomplish in your life For new believers, the book will present the right spiritual diet in order for you to develop properly. For those believers who find themselves lost, weary, distracted and confused on their spiritual journey, the book offers direction to get you back on course. And for mature believers, church leaders, and pastors, you will find relevant teachings that can be used to speak to the issues facing the believers you nurture. This book addresses: .The phases of spiritual development designed by God .Provides the relevant teachings (vision) for each phase .The purpose for the season you find yourself in .How each phase is connected to the spirit, soul and body of the believer .Holistic discipleship .The primary factors that facilitate spiritual growth .How to reach maturity in Christ Chad Craig is currently the Director of Discipleship and the Associate Pastor of Small Groups for Free Chapel located in Gainesville, Georgia. Chad finished his Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministries at Toccoa Falls College, and is currently working towards his Masters Degree in Ministerial Studies with an Emphasis on Christian Leadership. Chad has served previously in ministry as a Minister of Helps, Associate Youth Pastor, Christian School Bible Teacher, School Chaplain, Associate Pastor, and Pastor of a church plant in the Philippines. Chad and his wife Michelle live in Flowery Branch, Georgia.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.78" Weight: 1.12 lbs.
Release Date Aug 21, 2008
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1606476432 ISBN13 9781606476437
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A Life-Changing Book Dec 1, 2009
I am so grateful for the Divine Design for Discipleship. It came along at just the right time for me. My marriage was on the verge of ending. My husband and I were fighting all the time and we were both at the end of our ropes. I knew that I was the main problem because of my anger problem, but I didn't know how to "fix" it. Believe me, I tried. But the more I tried, the more I failed. I couldn't understand it. I felt like I had been a very strong Christian in the past. I was confused because I grew up in a very legalistic environment. I had always been taught that I to do "X" number of things to be holy, righteous, to "stay saved" or to please God. People had told me I'd never make it and that I'd fail. I began to believe that and I felt overwhelmed and inadequate because I was felt like I was failing miserably. But as I begin to read the Foundation Phase of this book, I began to feel different. The anger persisted as did my guilt and condemnation, but I had stopped striving so much. When I began on the Transformation Phase, the very title of the phase gave me new hope and expectation. As I started I was convinced that God was going to do something big. On the contrary my husband and I experienced the biggest blow to our marriage ever. There seemed no way our marriage could survive. I was broken. There was a revival coming up in our new church in three weeks. I decided to fast until the revival and trust God to do the impossible during that fast and ultimately at the revival. It was the hardest time of my life. I felt like I'd never make it. However, as I kept reading the book I got new hope. I began to see how God was going to use this to not only save my marriage, but to also make me whole. During those three weeks before the revival, we saw miracle after miracle in our lives. As I read about the difference in being under the law and under grace I began to see how coming out of a legalistic background I had fallen under a system of rule keeping. I was full of guilt and condemnation because I was living under the law. I got up early and read the Bible every day because someone told me to. I never watched TV because someone told me not to. Everyday I felt as if I had lost my salvation and I'd be left behind if Jesus came. I began to realize that God had led me away from those legalistic places and had brought me to a place where I could get free. I also saw how through those outbursts of anger and the problems with my husband God was showing me areas of my soul that need to be renewed. The more I understood and believed what God's word says about grace, salvation and the law, the freer I felt. Now, almost a year has passed since the huge blow to my marriage and things are completely different. I almost never feel angry now and before I felt angry everyday. I still get angry sometimes, but when I do it is not like before. I can picture Jesus hanging on he cross dying for me and all of my anger and frustration hanging there and dying with Him. My husband and I are happier and the Lord has recently opened the door for us to be involved in an exciting new ministry within our church. I thank God for sending this book my way just in the nick of time and for using it to save my marriage and to help change my character.
Rewarding Nov 30, 2009
As I am wanting to share a testimony on this truly divinely inspired creation outlined and put together from basic Christianity through maturity in Christ and so much more in a perfect order that is understandable. Each time I read through the pages I discover New Life in Christ. Scripture quoted throughout I really became hungry and excited as the revelation of transformation is becoming alive and put into action, joy overflowing. With the ability to study, read, learn, praise and even lead with understanding. The process and ability to have and follow complete faith, trust, and obedience in our living lord and savior Jesus Christ. I will always have a copy of this book wherever I go and would encourage everyone, any physical or spiritual age, to read this life changing divinely inspired blueprint for spiritual development. Written by a remarkable, Holy Spirit filled disciple, heir to the Kingdom of God - a prince - a pastor - a truly amazing man of God and great faith and wrending loyalty - Chad M. Craig. No words could ever express a thank you. May God continue to richly bless Chad as he blesses others. To God be all the glory!!!
Connie West, 51 year old business owner on a divine discipleship journey Prais God all the way!!!!
Life changing - Like turning on the lights Nov 20, 2009
This book changed my life. I told one of my Pastors that it's like I was previously fumbling around in the dark and this book turned on the lights. There were many experiences I had as a new believer that I didn't understand. There were also so many questions. When I started reading, it was like this book was written to answer all the questions and explain those experiences.
If you're looking for a book to help you make sense of your faith or develop a deeper relationship with Christ - GET THIS BOOK. Divine Design for Discipleship walks you through each of the stages of spiritual development from a new believer all the way to a mature believer. Instead of just telling you what to believe, each concept is proven through scripture. It's hard to find pages in this book that don't include scripture, and then each scripture is explained and tied together with the overall theme of developing your relationship with Christ.
Divine Design for Discipleship is like an operator's manual for Christians.
If you've made a decision for Christ and are now ready to follow Him, this book will show you the way. Be ready to receive so much more than what's included in the pages of this book because it will help you to unlock the meaning behind scriptures. As you start to really understand what the scriptures are saying, the entire bible will come alive and speak to you, your situations, and your life.