Musings on Spiritual Matters

by Matthew Morine

Review of “Building a Discipling Culture”

Building a Discipling CultureThis was an excellent book.  It is a highly systematic approach in creating disciples.  It is a one stop process.  There are highly helpful processes to train people to become disciples.  Unfortunately, in some areas of the churches of Christ, the idea of discipling is negative.  This is because of the boston movement or the crossroads movement.  This has created some unfortunately ideas about this concept.  This book focuses a lot of time on creating correct patterns in life.  The authors use the process of a huddle, which is a positive idea.  It is more than just an idea, the authors really go into this process.  There are helpful advice, which is practical on running a huddle, and the expectations of doing so.  This is a far leap from a consumer driven church, but for those who are willing to go through the process, it will be a huge blessing.  If you are like most churches, and leaders and struggle with creating disciples, this is a good starting point.  But you need to do more than read the book, we need to participate in one of these processes.  We need more mentoring and helping in this work.  This is a good book.  It talks about the shapes of life, which is helpful personally as well as for those who are helping others grow.  This is probably the weakest area in most churches, creating true disciples of Christ.

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About The Author

Matthew is originally from Nova Scotia, Canada. He has a beautiful wife named Charity and a precious baby named Gabrielle. He has graduated from the Brown Trail School of Preaching, Heritage Christian University with his Bachelors of Arts in Biblical Studies, Lipscomb University with his Master’s of Arts in Biblical Studies and his Master’s of Divinity at Freed-Hardeman University. He is presently working towards his Doctorate of Ministry at Harding Graduate School of Religion. His articles have appeared in the World Evangelist, the Highway to Holiness, The West Virginia Christian, The Christian Echo, The Firm Foundation, Church Growth, and the Gospel Advocate. He enjoys hockey, golf, boxing, and chess. In his spare time he enjoys reading numerous genres of books. Also, he is working on climbing all of the 14ers in Colorado. Matthew is the Pulpit Minister for the Castle Rock church of Christ.

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One Response to “Review of “Building a Discipling Culture””

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  1. i’ve heard a lot of good things about this book. Will definitely get this book. Thank you Matthew for telling us about it.
    God bless. Grace and Peace.

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