Helping Local Churches Understand What Disciples Are and How To Make Them
By John Kimball, with Gayle Buford
Perhaps the biggest issues facing local churches today is the lack of biblical Disciplemaking. We’ve become imparters of information rather than fomenters
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very endof the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20 NIV) The Great Commission: Jesus’s last instructions to his disciples as recorded by Matthew.
Disciplemaking is a process, not an event. Disciplemaking is a commandment given by virtue of the one who has “all authority in heaven and on earth.” If we are to fulfill The Great Commission, we must obey everything He has commanded. In order to obey, we must understand. This book is intended to help believers do that.
JOHN R. KIMBALL is the planter and lead pastor of Palmwood Church in Oviedo, Florida. He has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years, serving in local, regional and national roles. He is the Director of Church Development
for the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (St. Paul, MN), and is on staff as a trainer, coach and consultant with the Praxis Center for Church Development (Manchester, NH). John and his wife, Kathryn, love living in Central FL.