In his follow up book to, ‘Goodbye Generation’, David Sawler tackles what he believes is the key to long term growth and retention for the Church today. Through the life of Jesus, we learn of several foundation principles that are needed to close the backdoor of our churches and ministries.
Jesus calls us to follow Him. This is more than just watching where He goes. It is a call to live like Him, do what He did, and become like Him. ‘The Disciple’ will challenge you to consider what following Jesus looks like. It is a journey of realizing Jesus did not just leave us with the Great Commission. He, in fact, showed us what living it out looked like. It will challenge every leader, parent, and person as to what the cost of discipleship is.
This book is not about a program or new ideas on discipleship. It is a discussion on the foundations each of us must grasp in order to truly live like Jesus, both in character and deed. Enjoy. Be prepared to be challenged, for change, and for long term growth.
‘David Sawler, is a passionate practitioner of New Testament teaching. What you are about to read is the journey of a person who sees that the Bible and trueBiblical discipleship is not optional. It is critical to be a true follower of Jesus Christ. The refreshing approach, is challenging and energizing. Read this book only if you are intent on being a follower of Jesus.
Ian Green – Visionary Leader, Next Level International & Proton Foundation, England
I started reading this book and was immediately hooked! The Disciple doesn’t mess around, it is clear and concise offering that the simplicity of the core message of Jesus. It’s time to “wipe the slate clean” and help renew a passion of young Christ-followers to the central mission of the church. This is a great resource for everyone; pastor, parent, teacher or student… each of us needs to start with ourselves before we can properly disciple others.
John Latta – Canadian Youth Network
David is painfully hitting the spiritual nail on the head. The tedious and time-consuming journey of discipleship has been reduced to packages and programs. But, there is hope. People, like David, are willing to commit themselves to this most rewarding and God-glorifying discipleship journey, which is the execution of the missionary mandate in its purest and most effective form.
Jan den Ouden, Leader of Member Care, OM International, Netherlands
David has a passion for a generation who have walked away from the institutional church. He has asked the questions and is now reminding the local church of the simple call back to discipleship as the missing aspect in the church today. Dave speaks not only with authority and passion on the subject of discipleship but also with humility. In this book, David displays his heart for people and gives us practical steps to jump start the church back to a discipleship lifestyle. You will be challenged!
Gerry Michalski, Lead Pastor of Soul Sanctuary