Rooted in the Reign of God inaugurated by Jesus, laity and clergy are invited to live out their discipleship by making new disciples of others. The laity-clergy partnership works through seven seasons in making new disciples in new places: Discerning, Visioning, Gathering, Discipling, Worshiping, Maturing and Multiplying.
These seasons help planters of new faith communities to #SeeAllThePeople and to systematically gather others. The book is written not only for church planters, who could be lay or clergy, but also for clergy or laity interested in becoming part of a church planting team. Thus, all Christians should read this book if they are contemplating starting a new faith community.
The booklet can be used in small group study. Throughout its narrative, readers are invited to turn to scripture for guidance. Discussion questions guide conversation on key questions about starting new faith communities.
Making new disciples in new places is the best possible way to reach people currently not affiliated with a faith community. It is one of the best ways to evangelize our communities.
16 pages. Available only as a downloadable PDF.