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A Recommended Starting Point

To help establish a solid foundation for a life of discipleship based on the Seven Facets we recommend beginning with the following three resources. The material in these three books can be conveniently covered in one school year with some time for breaks and room to breathe.

Daytona Beach Church - Discipleship 1 

Kingdom Come: A Gospel-Centered Guide to Discipleship 
by S. Kennedy and B. Mangham

The key to getting the most out of this “year of deepening foundations” is to begin to do the healthy spiritual practices in this first book and to continue them as you work through the remaining material with a friend or friends.
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A Very Different Life
by Larry Kirk and Barry Cooper

What does the Christian life rooted in the Gospel look like practically? This book lays out how our devotion to Jesus is the foundation of our spiritual disicplines in the "music and the dance" of the Christian journey.

*Book available in Church Library*

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Growing in Christ 
by J.I. Packer

This classic is the best resource we know to finish laying a firm foundation for a life of growth in Christ. It uses The Apostles’ Creed, The Lord’s Prayer and the Ten Commandments, to cover the essence of our life and doctrine as followers of Jesus.
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Authentic discipleship is a life-long journey. Authentic disciple-making is a life-on-life relational process. These three books are practical, reliable and effective tools that anyone can use to grow as a disciple of Jesus or to help others do the same. When shared and studied together in the context of a one-on-one discipling relationship or a small group these practical tools can give you the help you need to both be a disciple and to make disciples of others.

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Be a discipler

If you're looking for more resources upon completing these three books, be sure to check out our Book and Digital Resource pages!