Item description for Authentic Spiritual Mentoring: Nurturing Younger Believers Toward Spiritual Maturity by Larry Kreider...
Overview The Church needs believers who are willing to learn to spiritually mentor others, who are willing to act as spiritual elders spiritual fathers and mothers in the faith to mentor and nurture other believers to help them grow spiritually and be fully equipped to serve Christ and to do the works of Jesus wherever they live and work. Authentic Spiritual Mentoring gives step-by-step guidance on how a believer can move from being an observer of other believers to being a truly impacting spiritual influence for Christ in another believer s life. In this invaluable book, Larry Kreider offers input for the lives of spiritual parents (healing of past relationships, becoming secure in God s love), as well as how to mentor other believers (pray daily, encourage, etc.).
The Church needs believers who are willing to learn to spiritually mentor others, who are willing to act as spiritual elders, fathers and mothers in the faith. To mentor and nurture other believers to help them grow spiritually, be fully equipped to serve Christ and to do the works of Jesus wherever they live and work. Authentic Spiritual Mentoring gives step-by-step guidance on how a believer can move from being an observer of other believers to being a truly impacting spiritual influence for Christ in another believers life. Larry Kreider offers input for the lives of spiritual parents on healing past relationships and becoming secure in Gods love, as well as how to mentor other believers through encouragement, daily prayer, etc.
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Studio: Regal Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2008
Publisher GOSPEL LIGHT PUBLISHERS #9
ISBN 0830744134 ISBN13 9780830744138
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More About Larry Kreider
Larry Kreider currently serves as International Director of DOVE Christian Fellowship International (DCFI), a worldwide network of churches.
At age 18, Larry began working with a group of unchurched young people in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. As the teens made commitments to Christ, they found it difficult to fit into area churches. To help meet this need, Larry and a team of young leaders planted a new church called DOVE Christian Fellowship in 1980. Within ten years, the church grew from 25 to over 2,000 members. In 1996, DOVE decentralized from one church into several different congregations to become an apostolic movement known as DOVE Christian Fellowship International (DCFI). Today DCFI is a growing family of churches and ministries scattered across eighteen states and more than twenty nations in six continents of the world.
During the past two decades, Larry has trained Christian leaders nationally and internationally to make disciples with the small group concept. He teaches and writes from experience and passion to reach those who have not yet heard and encourage the body of Christ.
He has written more than twenty-five books. Over 300,000 of his books have been sold and translated into over ten languages. He and his wife LaVerne, have been married 37 years, have four children, three grandchildren and live in Lititz, PA.
Larry Kreider currently resides in Lititz, in the state of Pennsylvania.
Reviews - What do customers think about Authentic Spiritual Mentoring?
Even better than the first edition Jan 2, 2009
This book was released a few years ago, titled "The Cry For Spiritual Fathers and Mothers." I recommend it to every pastor I meet in my work as a small group/cell group ministry leader and consultant. What Kreider writes about in this book is what the American church must return to if it wants to effectively pursue the great commission. Our churches are woefully non-relational and we do not assume responsibility for others in our mega church infotainment-based congregational worship services.
Developing and expanding a culture of spiritual parenting within a holistic small group structure is a powerful one-two punch to win the fight over isolationism. In fact, I tell pastors that without spiritual parenting, their holistic small groups/cell groups will fail miserably. No one has proven me wrong yet.
Buy this book and adopt the values Kreider outlines. It's a matter of spiritual life and death for your church!
The Need to Be Real Jul 14, 2008
I really enjoyed this book. The need to be authentic is something we all need to practice more in our lives. There are some very practical aspects that you can use with any relationship in this book. I would suggest you get it if you are considering or find yourself in the position of mentoring.
Excellent Insight! Mar 12, 2008
With this book Larry is presenting a basic understanding of a common need today. The insight from his experiences as well as the thoughts on how to see change in the area of spiritual mentoring really open up the way to understanding in this subject. We all have had need of a mentor in our lives, on many levels. The need for authentic spiritual mentors is so desperate in our culture and we need to face this need and address it with love and determination. We need to understand the sacrifice and joy of living as true followers of Christ in His example of mentoring and Larry really touches on a lot of how to ideas to open the conversation on this topic. I think this is a great book to read to be stirred up in life giving service and everyday Christianity! Well written, and a great read!