Go Make Disciples: An Invitation to Baptismal Living
ISBN 9781451426120 PAGES 208 PUBLISHER Augsburg Fortress PUBLICATION DATE April 2012
This highly-informative handbook is intended to help congregations implement the task of making disciples in their own community.
Featuring eighteen contributors from various mainline denominations, this practical handbook:
* Presents helpful and practical tools for welcoming seekers and forming disciples today.
* Distills the best of the church's experience and resources for making disciples.
* Harvests the wisdom of practitioners of the contemporary catechumenate, providing guidance for leading the process in any congregation.
* Equips congregations as they engage in the work of baptismal living.
Go Make Disciples provides updated resources for preparing adults for baptism or affirmation of baptism, and for Christian discipleship. Appropriate for a wide range of Protestant denominations, especially Lutheran, Episcopal, Anglican, United Methodist, Presbyterian, and Reformed traditions.
Materials intended for group use and distribution are available on the companion CD-Rom which is sold separately.
"...offers a map and a trail guide for taking the Jesus road, beginning with hearing the stories and telling the tales of that journey. This is a guide for leaders and congregations, who want to help themselves and others learn to walk in company, how to climb the hills and keep going in the dark, and above all, how to make this the journey of your life, toward the Reign of God."--Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church
"This ecumencial guide to the restored catechumenate is brimming with worship suggestions, personal stories, sample outlines for instructional sessions, even a glossary, for those churches that want, not merely to increase their membership, but to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Congregations considering the catechumenate as well as those already engaged in tis way of making disciples will find much assistance in this accessible handbook." --Gail Ramshaw, Professor of Religion, LaSalle University, Philadelphia
"You'll find within these pages rich insights, reasoned wisom, and a paradigm-shifting view of the possibility of the church's tomorrow. Sink your teeth in; it will be worth every effort." --Andrew Root, Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry, Luther Seminary, St. Paul
"Recovering Christian initiation as a part of a congregation's mission always brings new life into the congregation. Now those congregations that want to recover this exciting part of mission have a handbook to help them begin!"--Tim Whitaker, Florida Area Resident Bishop, The United Methodist Church