Item description for Discipleship By Design by Harvey A. Herman...
"As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 'Come, follow me, ' Jesus said, 'and I will make you fishers of men.'" The relationship between Jesus and these brothers started with the simple words, "Come, follow me." In essence, a disciple of Jesus is a follower. Eventually, Jesus' twelve followers will change the world. However, it is an inconspicuous and unremarkable beginning for an eventual team of world-changers, don't you think? How will an assortment of "unschooled, ordinary men" be transformed into courageous and substantive heralds in just three short years? Transformation, complete and deep-seated transformation, is the answer. How does a total metamorphosis take place within a new follower? Jesus' discipleship begins with a personal relationship and an invitation to join a missional community. Before followership is a program it is a leadership development process experienced within a culture. This book seeks to initiate a dialogue on how to foster a culture of discipleship. No program can fulfill The Great Commission. However, a community of believers committed to transforming the world through the process of disciple-making can. Harvey A. Herman is a missionary serving university students. Over the previous three decades he pioneered five campus groups, pastored a university church in Seattle, and served on the national staff of Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship. Presently, he serves as area director over the Northeast. His doctorate is in strategic leadership and organizational management.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.67 lbs.
Release Date Aug 6, 2008
Publisher XULON PRESS
ISBN 1606476440 ISBN13 9781606476444
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Reviews - What do customers think about Discipleship By Design?
How good are you at discipling others? Feb 23, 2009
It's scary to think that Jesus instructed us all to make disciples ... "teaching them to obey everything he had taught them." Sometimes I feel like I'm not doing a very good job of obeying Jesus on this one.
DbyD (as I fondly call it) was my first course in discipleship as an adult. It came out in workbook form first, and my campus pastor (Joe Zickafoose) used it to teach us how to disciple others in their lives of following Jesus.
Now, I'm a campus pastor, and I'm about to use it to teach my students.
I highly recommend this book.
An indispensable ministry tool Oct 9, 2008
In my 10 years in campus ministry I haven't found a tool more helpful. Harvey lays out Jesus method of discipleship and then make it practical for believers in multiple settings. This material has been instrumental in encouraging hundreds of disciples @ American University. The new format will enable that influence to continue for a long time to come. I highly recommend Discipleship by Design. After reading it, I'm sure you will too.
Discipleship By Design Sep 25, 2008
Discipleship By Design (DxD) is one of the best tools for understanding the rationale and practices of establishing a disciple-making ministry. DxD will help you understand how and why Jesus made disciples and how it can be done today. Notes for the facilitator and student offer a great combination of resources for any campus ministry, church or group of people interested in following the example of Jesus. Ready to go worksheets and resources are included to make the implementation of this material very user-friendly. This is one of the most effective resources that I have found that makes a difference in my work with students.
Mike Olejarz Director Chi Alpha Campus Ministries Boston, MA
Changed My Life Sep 10, 2008
God used this book to change my life back when it was just a photocopied 3-ring binder. A group of us studied it together for a semester, and for the first time I understood what it meant to truly follow Christ and how to help others walk with me.
Since that semester over 10 years ago, I've gone on to become a university minister. I use the principles I learned in this book every day. Highly recommended.
An Excellent Tool for Ministry Sep 5, 2008
This is the ultimate training manual for campus ministry. As university campus pastors, we have been using it as the main text for our small group leadership training classes since 1994, and are now seeing the tremendous fruit of the very sound and biblical teaching of Discipleship by Design. There is no denying the effectiveness of following Jesus' own method of pouring into and raising up faithful, available, and teachable men and women. Look no further if you are hoping to find a manual that helps you equip students to effectively understand and employ biblical discipleship - Discipleship By Design is tried and proven.