From the Acorn of Discipleship: Steps towards fruitfulness and personal growth by Revd. David Bedford

From the Acorn of Discipleship: Steps towards fruitfulness and personal growth

byRevd. David Bedford

Kobo ebook | October 20, 2014

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  • What is the Gospel of Grace and how can the modern Church apply and communicate it?
  • What does reformation look like for the church today?
  • How do we disciple the coming generation in light of this?

This book is a passionate plea to the UK Church to return to the 'acorn' of discipleship from which will grow again the 'oak tree' of mature and powerful Jesus-centred Christianity.

In each chapter David outlines where we are as a Church, how we can improve, and practical steps we can take to grow in our faith.

David has walked the hard yards of pastoral leadership with integrity and energy, borne out of a deep spiritual interior. He earns the right in this book to offer a critique of the church he loves and to identify 'making disciples' as the main thing. It was back then and it should be today. I venture to suggest that any church leader not focusing on helping their people become a bit more like Jesus each day is missing the point. 

Rev. Mark Elder
Senior Minister, Heaton Baptist Church, Newcastle

This short book is a very timely wakeup call about something that is vital to the church today - we urgently need to rediscover authentic discipleship if the church is to grow again and become effective in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. This is all about following Him, becoming active disciples and discipling others; people who are walking with God, under new management, transformed by grace and in the power of the Holy Spirit. In these insightful reflections from his Sabbatical, which include some very practical challenges at the end of each chapter, David dreams of a Church of passionate, fruitful, mature disciples making up a true community - filled with both grace and truth and with 'ragged edges'. He points out that embracing a renewed emphasis on discipleship will lead naturally to the church becoming more mission centred, helping others to become followers of Jesus.

Rev. Brian Harley
Chairman of GEAR, Group for Evangelism And Renewal within the United Reformed Church

Title:From the Acorn of Discipleship: Steps towards fruitfulness and personal growthFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 20, 2014Publisher:Onwards and Upwards PublishersLanguage:English

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