As Christian leaders, we take great satisfaction in seeing our churches grow and guiding people to accept Christ. Too often, though, we put our energies into converting and baptizing and overlook the importance of discipleship in the life of the believer and the work of the local church. In other words, we leave new converts at the baptistery and forget to equip them with the knowledge, skills, and tools to cope with the needs and problems of everyday life. Without these gifts, many eventually leave their new faith behind, frustrated and disappointed.
The Great Commission in Matthew 28 charges us with the task of making disciples of all nations, but until people know what that means for themselves as individuals, we cannot expect them to be effective witnesses to their faith or expect our churches to have a lasting impact.
Helping Believers Become Disciples is designed to be a guide for pastors and other church leaders to use for their personal study or in small groups to encourage those who profess Jesus as Savior to practice that confession. Included are two step-by-step teaching formats that make it ready to use for any size congregation. Learn how you can help both new and longtime believers answer the call to be more Christlike and to grow increasingly active as communicators of the gospel of salvation.