The global church is facing a discipleship crisis. Here is how we move forward.
Pastors and church leaders want to see lives changed by the gospel. They work tirelessly to care for people, initiate new ministries, preach creatively, and keep up with trends. Sadly, much of this effort does not result in deeply changed disciples.
Traditional discipleship strategies fail because they do not:
Slow down people’s lives so they can cultivate a deep, personal relationship with Jesus.
Challenge the values of Western culture that have compromised the radical call to follow the crucified Jesus.
Integrate sadness, loss, and vulnerability, leaving people defensive and easily triggered.
Measure our spiritual maturity by how we are growing in our ability to love others.
In Emotionally Healthy Discipleship, bestselling author Pete Scazzero lays out how to create an emotionally healthy culture and multiply deeply-changed people in every aspect of church life—including leadership and team development, marriage and single ministry, small groups, preaching, worship, youth and children’s ministry, administration, and outreach.
Complete with assessments and practical strategies, Emotionally Healthy Discipleship will help you move people to the beneath-the-surface discipleship that actually has the power to change the world.
From the Publisher
From the Publisher
—John M. Perkins, author of One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love
“This is a book that must be read by the church, a word that has to get out. The world is becoming urban and multi-ethnic, and this book shows us the way to build healthy and effective churches in those communities.”
—Scot McKnight, Northern Seminary; author of Jesus Creed
“There is so much to like in Peter Scazzero’s Emotionally Healthy Discipleship—he pushes against the ‘let’s get ‘er done’ approach to measuring discipleship and advocates instead a slowed-down be-with-God measure to following Jesus. What I like most is his emphasis on getting to know the crucified Jesus and ridding ourselves of the Americanized Jesus.”
—Todd Wilson, CEO and cofounder, Exponential
“There may be no more important pastoral and prophetic voice for church leaders in this cultural moment than Pete and Geri Scazzero and the work of emotionally healthy discipleship.”
Emotionally Healthy Discipleship: Moving from Shallow Christianity to Deep Transformation
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