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Disciples Making Disciples
By Francis Chan
Jesus Christ handpicked common, uneducated men to build His church (Acts 4:13). Several were fishermen. One was a tax collector. All of them could be labeled "ordinary." Yet under their leadership, the church flourished while the world stood amazed.
Today, the church looks to "trained professionals" to do the work. Lay people who have tremendous potential are made to feel inadequate by the religious elite. Many are paralyzed, believing that they "don't know enough" to be of much help. So they sit silently in church services and watch the educated minister. This was never God's intention.
Too many Christians are intimidated by the thought of speaking to others about Jesus. Most feel like they don't know enough to lead others. This material is designed to change that.
About the Author
Francis Chan is the best-selling author of Crazy Love and Forgotten God and the host of the BASIC.series. He has also written the children's books Halfway Herbert, The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village and Ronnie Wilson's Gift.
Francis is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, and is the founder of Eternity Bible College. He also sits on the board of directors of Children's Hunger Fund and World Impact. Francis lives in California with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.
11/16/2012 5:00:00 AM