There is nothing more fundamental to the Christian faith and to building godly men than discipleship. In today's vernacular, discipleship would best be described as "Spiritual Mentoring." Why are discipleship and mentoring so important? How does discipleship connect to the struggles men face today?
Discipleship is a relational process that requires people to become actively involved in their faith. Devoted and active men can change the direction of our culture. Most importantly, God has commanded men to be the leaders in the home, church, and community.
Authentic discipleship is about developing a caring concern and a genuine love for others through modeling Christ-like attitudes and behavior in the context of relational environments. A fresh approach is needed to define, implement, and equip men with a passion to make disciples. It starts with relationship. Because it all starts with the individual, we must see one-on-one discipleship as the primary objective to begin the revolution. The Spiritual Mentor will explain how men can rescue their faith and how spiritual mentors must play a critical role in bringing the church back to its original purpose.
- Metaphors, anecdotes, and practical applications
- Practical tools for becoming a spiritual mentor
- Discussion questions
Dr. Jim Grassi has captured the essence of what is happening today with men in the church and defined logical and practical steps to get back on course of men gaining a closer relationship with God in the mentoring and discipleship process. Dr. Grassi illustrates "the how to" thru practical examples of situations we all know and can relate. Dr. Grassi sets the tone for a modern day Haggai in being strong and staying courageous, putting in the effort by serving and working at the process, and lastly knowing that God never leaves your side and is always with you. This book is a must read and must have for reference of every men's ministry leader.
- Darrel Billups, NCMM, Executive Director
Our men's small group just finished reading and discussing The Spiritual Mentor. We found the book to be challenging, informative and very practical. The stories and illustrations are captivating, giving insight into principles and techniques of discipleship. As fathers and grandfathers, we want to first be a positive influence on our families and then on others with whom we come in contact. This book has raised the level of our awareness of the responsibility and opportunity to serve God in fulfilling the most important directive given us by our Lord: to make disciples. Thank you for sharing your insight and experiences with us.
- Norman Thomas, Administrative Pastor, Valley Assembly