The Ways of the Alongsider: Growing Disciples Life2life

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  • Copyright: 2012-07-03
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Pub
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You might think someone who makes disciples has to be a teacher, a missionary, or someone who is seminary trained. Would it surprise you to know that disciplemaking is just a lifestyle in which you offer people love, comfort, and encouragement where they live, work, and play? This 10-week Bible study with discussion questions spells out the "how" of making disciples through an alongsider approach to life. Discover and apply the practices of the alongsider, such as reading the Bible with others, asking questions, telling stories, encouraging application, and living on mission. Written by veteran Navigators staff member Bill Mowry, The Ways of the Alongsider can be used with small groups, in a class setting, or in a one-to-one discipling relationship.

Author Biography

Bill Mowry is a veteran staff member with The Nevigators. He has an MA in adult education from The Ohio State University and is a published author in the areas of education, learning, discipleship, and leadership. Bill and his wife, Peggy, live in Columbus, Ohio, and serve with The Navigators' Church Discipleship Ministry. His passion is to create ministry cultures where people are relationally doing the Great Commission, one relationship and one conversation at a time.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
The Way of the Amateur: Alongsiders do it from lovep. 13
The Way of Life: Alongsiders minister from a friendship with Godp. 21
The Way of Intentionality: Alongsiders think big but start smallp. 29
The Way of Prayer: Alongsiders partner with the Holy Spirit through prayerp. 39
The Way of Relationships: Alongsiders build authentic friendshipsp. 47
The Way of Depth: Alongsiders go deep in relationshipsp. 57
The Way of the Word: Alongsiders help others love and live the Scripturesp. 65
The Way of Discovery: Alongsiders ask questions, tell stories, and encourage applicationp. 75
The Way of Conversation: Alongsiders initiate purposeful conversationsp. 85
The Way of Mission: Alongsiders recruit people to live as insidersp. 95
What Do I Do Next?p. 103
My Pledge to be an Alongsiderp. 105
The 5×5×5 Plan to Read the Biblep. 107
Ten Ways to Recharge Your Daily Appointment with Godp. 109
Putting First Things Firstp. 111
The Alongsider Circlep. 113
Discipleship as a Wheelp. 115
The Alongsider Bull's-Eyep. 117
Planning a Discipleship Curriculump. 119
Building Blocks for Forming a Disciplemaking Culture in a Local Churchp. 121
How to Turn a Small Group into a Discipleship Groupp. 123
Leader's Guidep. 125
Notesp. 147
Bibliographyp. 149
About the Authorp. 151
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