It is hard to deny that todayÆs world can seem apathetic toward Christians. Some may look down at their iPhones when we mention God, motion for the check when we bring up church, or casually change the subject when we...
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It is hard to deny that todayÆs world can seem apathetic toward Christians. Some may look down at their iPhones when we mention God, motion for the check when we bring up church, or casually change the subject when we talk about prayer. In a world full of people whose indifference is greater than their desire to know Christ, how can we dream of growing the church?
In Contagious Disciple Making, David Watson and Paul Watson map out a simple method that has sparked an explosion of homegrown churches in the United States and around the world. A companion to Cityteam's two previous books, Miraculous Movements and The Father Glorified, Contagious Disciple Making details the method used by Cityteam disciple-makers. This distinctive process focuses on equipping spiritual leaders in communities where churches are planted. Unlike many evangelism and church-growth products that focus on quick results, contagious disciple-making takes time to cultivate spiritual leadership, resulting in lasting disciple-making movements. Through Contagious Disciple Making readers will come to understand that a strong and equipped leader will continue to grow the church long after church planters move on to the next church.
Engagement tools for use in the field Practical techniques to equip others to make disciples
David F. Watson (Ph.D., Southern Methodist University) is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Associate Dean for Program Development, United Theological Seminary, Dayton. He has contributed to New Proclamation (Fortress Press), to Lectionary Homiletics, and to the Wesley Study Bible, and is the author of Honor Among Christians: The Cultural Key to the So-Called Messianic Secret (Fortress Press, 2010)
Paul D. Watson is the son of David Watson. He grew up in Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, and Singapore. As a child, he saw his father develop the principles that led to Disciple-Making Movements. As an adult, Paul has trained 1500 disciple-makers in 14 countries. Currently, Paul serves as City Director for Cityteam, Portland, and is working to catalyze Disciple-Making Movements in the Pacific Northwest.