Formation Groups: Transforming Disciples. a Resource for Small Groups
Author: Andrew Goldsmith
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: September 29, 2017
When Jesus said, 'Go and make disciples', he's very clear it's a priority, but it can be hard! Beyond the Sunday gathering, preaching and fellowship, life seems to get in the way at times. This book offers a new, effective tool aimed at equipping and nurturing people in Christian life. It presents a model of small groups - Formation groups.
The idea is far from new, arguably it is ancient. Formation groups are small, intentional about discipleship - getting to the honest challenges of growing in Christ in our everyday life - and flexible to accommodate busy lives.
This accessible and relevant book brings together the motivation and means to create such groups. There is clear and practical material for Bible study and questions to help us intentionally share aspects of everyday Christian discipleship, including relationships and family; character; money, work and time; godly goals and more.
In Formation groups, we can simply encourage one another to apply scripture to our spiritual growth in Christ and to the hopes and concerns we face. We can help one another to be transformed. This practical book can get you started.
Includes Bible studies on Philippians, Psalms and John's Gospel chapters 13-16. Separate discussion questions on areas of Christian life. The final chapter offers a brief insight into one church's experience of initiating these groups and the encouragement this has been.