Deepening Your Effectiveness
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About "Deepening Your Effectiveness"
Standing watching the sunrise over the ocean, our senses come alive. We hear the call of seagulls, smell and taste the salt water, and watch the tide drift slowly on shore as we plunge into the deep blue waves. The risk of testing the ocean water from the beach is the way Glover and Lavey illustrate how new disciples are created or destroyed within the church. The authors carefully dissect a new Christian's entry into the "church world" and identify the hazards that cause them to run back to the beach. It was not until Glover stepped away from the church life he once led and saw the efforts from secular eyes, that he discovered the "plague of ineffective disciple making." Each stage of the disciple making process is explored with examples of both successes and failures. Glover and Lavy explain such integral aspects as identifying the primary seeker, questions he or she may ask, finding relationships with influence, barriers, and ministries that can have a positive impact.
Meet the Authors
Dan Glover is Discipleship Director at EUM Church in Greenville, Ohio. Prior to EUM, Dan served as director of cell group discipleship at Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City, Ohio. Dan presents workshops related to church revitalization, disciple making, and church leadership around the United States. He earned a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Dan is ordained in the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church.