By taking readers through four growth phases-evangelizing, establishing, equipping, and leading-Hull shows how these principles can be adapted for any discipler. Jesus Christ, Disciplemaker is the perfect resource for pastors and church leaders who want to learn how to help others grow in God's service.
Thomas doubted. Peter denied. Matthew had a shady past. And most of Jesus' disciples had trouble understanding his true message and mission at times. How did Jesus take lowly fishermen and tax collectors and turn them into some of the most influential men that ever lived? And how can modern church leaders empower regular church members to meet their potential as servants of God? In Jesus Christ, Disciplemaker, Hull outlines Christ's methods in training his twelve disciples and presents a biblical pattern that emulates Christ's model for reaching the lost. By taking readers through four growth phases-evangelizing, establishing, equipping, and leading-Hull shows how these principles can be adapted for any discipler. Jesus Christ, Disciplemaker is the perfect resource for pastors and church leaders who want to learn how to help others grow in God's service.
When Jesus called his disciples he embraced fishermen and tax collectors and turned them into some of the most influential men to ever live. Can modern church leaders empower regular people to meet their potential as servants of God? The standard resource in disciplemaking for over twenty years, Jesus Christ, Disciplemaker outlines Christ's methods in training his twelve disciples and presents a biblical pattern that emulates Christ's model for reaching the lost. This updated edition includes new insights from the author's twenty years of helping churches make disciples from ordinary church members.
"This book deserves attention by anyone serious about making Christian disciples." -Robert Coleman, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"I have used this book to return over 1,000 U.S. churches to their disciple-making roots. Next to the Bible, Jesus Christ, Disciplemaker contains the most important concepts ever written to equip local churches to effectively make disciples."-Bob Gilliam, president, T-Net International "Bill Hull challenges our notions of who makes disciples, how long it takes, the learning process, and the end result. This book wonderfully shows how open and loving relationships were at the core of Jesus' own disciplemaking while he walked this earth, and how they are still key as he makes disciples today." -Alan Andrews, president, U.S. Navigators
The first book in The Navigator Reference Library, The Complete Book of Discipleship is the definitive A to Z resource on discipleship and disciple making for every Christian. It pulls together into one convenient, comprehensive volume relevant topics such as spiritual growth, transformation, spiritual disciplines, and discipleship in the local church and beyond.
Drawing from the best in discipleship literature as well as from his own extensive disciple making experience with The Navigators, Bill Hull pulls together all relevant topics in one comprehensive volume. Well-organized and fully indexed, you'll find included such topics as spiritual growth, transformation, spiritual disciplines, and discipleship in the local church. Given that The Navigators have more than 70 years of practical discipleship ministry experience world-wide, you'll find The Complete Book of Discipleship a trusted resource.
Christlike: The Pursuit of
The key to the spiritual life is cultivation of a spiritual heart. This is what makes the difference between hoping to change "someday" and actually changing our thoughts and behaviors now. Bill Hull says the great teachers of the past (such as William Law and John Wesley) and the best guides in spiritual formation today (such as Dallas Willard and Richard Foster) all agree on the central importance of the intent of the heart. Such a heart is cultivated, writes Hull, in the simplicity of a life fixed on the words and ways of Jesus. In Christlike, the author helps us grow intentionally in "uncomplicated obedience" to Jesus so that "our minds and hearts are in alignment with each other." But this is not a privatized spirituality. Instead, writes Hull, this simplicity is the key to effectiveness in the larger mission of changing the world for Christ.
"In this book, Bill Hull is casting light on the cause of most of our Christian' troubles and what can be done about them. Nothing less than the settled and intelligent resolve to become Christlike can serve as the basis for spiritual growth in the Christian life. How did we lose that from the normal Christian life,' and what can be done to bring it back? Christlike can help us answer these questions and begin to do something about the situation where the action is: in individual lives and local assemblies of disciples."
Dallas Willard professor, school of philosophy, University of Southern California; author of Renovation of the Heart
"I think this is Bill Hull's best book. In Christlike, this respected author and seasoned consultant dares to ask the church to rethink what it means to be a Christian and then offers a road map for uncomplicated obedience."
Gary W. Moon, MDiv, PhD chair of integration, Richmont Graduate University; author of Apprenticeship with Jesus
The Apostle Paul wrote from prison, "Be Anxious for nothing." Quite a declaration from a dark and dank cell. Bill Hull unpacks Paul's adamant conviction that we should pray rather than worry, be content rather than unsatisfied, to learn how to think about the good things of life, and to practice the peace of God. This peace of God can only be had via practicing the process prescribed by Paul in Philippians 4:4-13. The anxiety space that is created by the distance between expectation and reality can be filled with the angst of emotional garbage or the peace of God. It is a choice we make and a process that we learn.
In Choose the Life, discipleship expert Bill Hull breaks new ground challenging what we've made of the gospel. He believes that the Great Commision has more to do with spiritual depth than strategies and structures. Jesus is calling us to choose the life of believing as he believed, living as he lived, loving as he loved, ministering as he ministered, and leading as he led. Anything less is Christ-less Christianity.
In this update of his groundbreaking book, Bill Hull explains why disciple making must be the focus of the church and shows us our part in making it happen. With practical examples drawn from vast ministry experience, Hull helps the church deepen and enrich the lives of believers as they learn to truly follow Christ.
"Bill Hull's vision has been transformational in my personal life and an inspiration to the leaders of my church. The Disciple-Making Church should be a staple for any pastor or lay leader seeking to build a church that thrives on being and making disciples of Jesus Christ."
Brian Benson, Senior Pastor
Chino Valley Community Church, Chino Hills, California
"Bill Hull's extensive pastoral experience, combined with his long history as a consultant to many churches and denominations worldwide, not only gives him a theoretical foundation but also equips him to give very practical help for the church in this book."
Michael J. Wilkins, Dean of the Faculty,
Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
"Bill Hull has once again challenged me deeply. With great passion and eloquence he presents the biblical case for disciple making. This book will make readers pause to examine both their life and their ministry. I heartily recommend it."
Jim Pearson, Senior Pastor
Brookside Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana; and author, Minefields in the Marketplace
"In my pastorates I have used The Disciple-Making Church as a training manual for church leaders. This revision updates and improves what is already one of the finest pieces of work available on disciple making."
Byron Morgan, Senior Pastor
Mountain View Church, Marietta, Georgia
"Bill brings the catalytic combination of inspiration and know-how to disciple making in the local church. I know of no one who can serve the church better in her call to obey the Great Commission than Bill Hull."
Sandy Mason, Church Planter and Senior Pastor
Desert View Bible Church, Phoenix, Arizona
Christ commanded the church to make disciples, to produce people who love and obey God, bear fruit, and live with joy. The crisis at the heart of the church is that we often pay lip service to making disciples, but we seldom put much effort behind doing it. For the pastor who is ready to put words into action, The Disciple-Making Pastor offers the inspiration and practical know-how to do so. Bill Hull shows pastors the obstacles they will face, what disciples really look like, the pastor's role in producing them, and the practices that lead to positive change. He also offers a six-step coaching process to help new disciples grow in commitment and obedience and practical ideas to integrate disciple making into the fabric of the church.
From the Back Cover
Equipping laborers for the harvest Christ commanded the church to make disciples, to produce people who love and obey God, bear fruit, and live with joy. The crisis at the heart of the church is that we often pay lip service to making disciples, but we seldom put much effort behind doing it. For the pastor who is ready to put words into action, The Disciple-Making Pastor offers the inspiration and practical know-how to do so. Bill Hull shows pastors the obstacles they will face, what disciples really look like, the pastor's role in producing them, and the practices that lead to positive change. He also offers a six-step coaching process to help new disciples grow in commitment and obedience, and practical ideas to integrate disciple making into the fabric of the church. "Bill Hull tells us the truth about church life and its leadership--biblically, courageously, and intelligently. I have no doubt that this is the best book available on disciple making and disciple development in the contemporary church. And this is the single most important issue now facing the church worldwide."--Dallas Willard, author, The Divine Conspiracy and Renovation of the Heart; professor of philosophy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles "Here is a message men and women aspiring to church leadership need to hear and ponder."--from the foreword by Robert E. Coleman "If we are going to see Christians in this country reflect Christ's values, we need to get back to serious biblical discipleship. The pastor is the key to this effort. Bill Hull's book is the best work I've read on this issue. It is must-reading for every pastor and seminary student in our land."--Ron Jensen, president, High Ground Bill Hull is a writer and discipleship evangelist as well as the founder of T-Net International, a ministry devoted to transforming churches into disciple-making churches. He has spent more than twenty years as a pastor and is the author of several books, including Jesus Christ, Disciplemaker and Choose the Life.
In Revival That Reforms, Bill Hull takes you on a paradigm-shifting, thousand-day reformational journey that will dramatically alter church structures, priorities, and roles. It is an ideal tool for any pastor who desires spiritual awakening in his or her church.
Straight Talk on Spiritual Power: Experiencing the Fullness of God in the Church; The careful scriptural examination of speaking in tongues, Spirit baptism, healing, prophecy, and miracles that affirms the Holy Spirit's full ministry today.
To lead as Jesus led, we must live in obedience to God. By becoming transformed leaders, we can be used by the Holy Spirit as instruments for influencing others for the kingdom.
In this last book of the Experience the Life Bible study series, you’ll take all that you have learned about transforming your mind, character, relationships, and service to discover how you can influence others for Christ.
By dedicating yourself to living an integrated life, you will experience a life full of love, ministry, and transformation.