Preparation For Discipleship is for those who wish to improve their understanding of the language of faith. In the process it leads the reader to a deeper awareness of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Written in easy-to-understand language, the book will be a useful resource for: individuals seeking clarity about their life as Christians new member classes for congregations pastors in teaching and preaching Contents include: What Disciples Believe: The Basics Of Our Faith How Disciples Live Out Their Faith Grasping The Message: A Series Of Summary Quizzes Jerry L. Schmalenberger is the former President of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California, and currently serves there as Professor of Parish Ministry. He served as a parish pastor for many years in Ohio and Iowa. He graduated from Wittenberg University and Hamma School of Theology. In 1976 he received his Doctor of Ministry degree. Schmalenberger served as Pastor Evangelist and Pastor Director of Evangelical Outreach for the ELCA. He has taught in Hong Kong, Germany. Jamaica, and Liberia.