Rooted In Jesus A Course In Christian Discipleship For Africa Download Ebook PDF Epub Online

Author : Alison Morgan
Publisher : The Mathetes Trust
Release : 2017-08-31
Page : 52
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1912124009
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A group programme in Christian discipleship for Africa. Based on scripture memory and highly interactive and practical, Rooted in Jesus invites people to enter together into a living, growing and dynamic relationship with Jesus. Designed specifically for use in an African cultural context, it may be used with people of any educational level or none, and articularly suited for use in rural areas. The course is contained in a series of leader’s books; group members do not need a book and do not need to be literate. Rooted in Jesus is endorsed by the Anglican Communion. The Rooted in Jesus website is www.rootedinjesus.net.


Author : Alison Morgan
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Release : 2017
Page : 52
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ISBN 13 : 9781912124015
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Author : Alison Morgan
Publisher : The Mathetes Trust
Release : 2018-03-01
Page : 40
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ISBN 13 : 1912124106
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Rooted in Jesus Junior is a practical and interactive discipleship programme for Africa, written for use with children aged 8 to 14. Designed for use in Sunday Schools, for confirmation preparation and primary or secondary schools, Rooted in Jesus Junior has been adopted by many of the dioceses and networks already using the Rooted in Jesus adult programme. Many leaders have said that Rooted in Jesus Junior offers the first Christian curriculum that they have had for use with children. Rooted in Jesus Junior is contained in six short leader's booklets, translated into the children's first language. In order to allow the children time and space to absorb the material in appropriate ways, each lesson of the adult course has been adapted to form two lessons in the Junior version. Each lesson includes simple interactive activities using commonly available materials, and the only additional resource required is a Bible. The emphasis is placed not on factual learning but on helping the children to apply what they are being taught to their daily lives. Like Rooted in Jesus, Rooted in Jesus Junior is endorsed by the Anglican Communion.


Author : Roger Morgan
Publisher : The Mathetes Trust
Release : 2017-11-03
Page : 76
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1912124092
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'Beyond Ourselves' is the first of a three part discipleship course called 'The God Who is There'. 'The God Who is There' is endorsed by the Anglican Communion. Designed to be accessible to those with no church background, Beyond Ourselves invites participants, Christian and not yet Christian, to discover together what it means to develop a living relationship with God. Topics covered include creation, suffering, life after death, the life and resurrection of Jesus and the gift of the Holy Spirit.


Author : Roger Morgan
Publisher : The Mathetes Trust
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ISBN 13 : 1912124114
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'Beyond Ourselves' is the first part of a three part practical discipleship programme, 'The God Who is There.' Designed to be accessible to those with no church background, Beyond Ourselves invites participants, Christian and not yet Christian, to discover together what it means to develop a living relationship with God. Topics covered include creation, suffering, life after death, the life and resurrection of Jesus and the gift of the Holy Spirit. 'The God Who is There' is a response to the increasingly voiced need for simple, interactive and relational discipleship material. It is commended by the Anglican Communion.


Author : Alison Morgan
Bill Goodman
Publisher : ReSource
Release : 2009
Page : 76
Category : Christian life
ISBN 13 : 1906363137
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Season of Renewal is a tried and tested Lent course now on its fourth edition. Combining traditional elements with a fresh approach, it is ideal for groups and churches who want something a little different which will act as a stimulus for future growth. The course material is contained in a Leader’s Manual, with an accompanying Member’s Coursebook containing brief notes and a pattern of spiritual exercises to follow during the week between meetings. Available from The Mathetes Trust


Author : Alison Morgan
Publisher : ReSource
Release : 2010
Page : 86
Category : Bible
ISBN 13 : 1906363161
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Doing what Jesus did takes a fresh look at the gifts of the Spirit, suggesting they are best regarded as a description of the ministry of Jesus, to be welcomed not as feathers in the caps of individuals but as shared resources given to enable the mission and ministry of the church. With lots of illustrations and plenty of real life stories and testimonies, this is a welcome and readable introduction to a topic about which little has been written in recent years. It includes a Bible study for use in small groups. “The best theologically rigorous study of the gifts of the Spirit that I have read. Especially because in this new book Alison Morgan, from long experience, includes sensible, practical advice on how to get going.” Preb John Collins


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Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2017-01-25
Page : 406
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1532012470
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With over two million church leaders working in the more than ten million parishes, congregations, seminaries, and houses of religious formation around the world, it is important that all the people of God of every church have selfless church leaders who reflect the mind of Christ. But how can church leaders learn to be true shepherds like Jesus, whose selfless sacrifice of his life for his people set the standard for the pastoral ministry? The Ministry of the Shepherd and the Church in Africa draws on a wide range of Old and New Testament texts to develop the biblical theology of the shepherd Ministry which encourages right shepherding and evangelization in the world of self-serving leadership styles. Focusing especially on the example of pastoral ministry in Africa, author and priest, Cletus Chukwudi Imo explores some of the underlying attitudes of the pastor and the laity, and challenges church leaders to adopt a role as shepherds and servantsnot as self-serving mastersso that they can lead, guide, and teach their congregations as Christ would. Because it can be easy for church leaders to get wrapped up in the sociocultural, political, and economic concerns of their parishes, it is important for these church leaders to shed an undue focus on these concerns instead of shepherd their flocks. By modeling their lives and leadership on the ideals of Jesus, church leadersincluding priests, religious, lecturers, seminarians, and even lay-Christian parents alikecan become true servants and shepherds, honoring the example of Jesus, the Good Shepherd


Author : Vernon E. Light
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2012-11-26
Page : 446
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781477241790
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This book is a must-read for serious Christians hoping to obey the Great Commission to make disciples in Africa. Vernon strikes an admirable balance between academic depth and practical application, helping us to appreciate the interface between the gospel of Jesus Christ and the traditional African worldview. I heartily recommend this book to all thinking Christian leaders in Africapastors, teachers, and missionaries. Kevin G. Smith, DLitt, PhD Vernon Light wrote this book with an apostolic passion in the way the apostles presented and proclaimed the Gospel to world religions and cultures. It is an exciting study of African traditional religion and its relation to Christianity. It shows that for Christianity to thrive and be relevant, biblically and transformationally, in Africa, firstly, Christian scholars and theologians are needed who understand and address Africas traditional heritage and Western modern, postmodern, and pluralistic ideologies and, secondly, the Gospel must be contextually, relevantly, meaningfully, and practically taught through an effective discipleship program. The book, based on extensive research and massive use of resources, is a valuable tool for students, pastors, scholars, and theologians interested in the state of Christianity and religious change in Africa. Professor Yusufu Turaki, PhD Much more than being a useful resource, this is a book with a mission. Like Jeremiah of old (Jer 20:9), Vernon is a man with a passion and message from God to the society to which God has called him. Like Jeremiah, Vernon is totally convinced of the absolute truth of his message in the midst of a myriad of conflicting opinions and that his message will change society from disaster to hope. Would that it is heard! Professor David T. Williams, DTh The Rev. Vernon E. Light (BSc, BDHons, MTh) is a member of the academic staff at the South African Theological Seminary.


Author : Alison Morgan
Publisher : Monarch Books
Release : 2013-03-07
Page : 368
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0857211498
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The average age of churchgoers in Britain is now 47. Almost every denomination is experiencing steady decline. How sure can we be that we are still offering something people want to hear? Alison Morgan identifies four clear reasons to be confident: 1. The gospel still speaks to confused teens and weary sceptics. By embracing doubts and welcoming questions it remains open to us to present something which answers people's real needs. 2. The word of truth and the Spirit of power still exercise authority and compel attention. Alison's own experience of ministry in the UK and abroad provides illustrations. 3. Spiritual gifts, given not to excite individuals but in order to renew the church for its core task of mission, are powerfully present and widely recognised and practised. 4. In a time of rapid cultural change, new expressions of church are constantly emerging: this is necessary to guard against vital spirituality sliding into drab religion.


Author : Alison Morgan
Publisher : Monarch Books
Release : 2012-10-18
Page : 352
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0857211633
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A prophetic challenge to the Western church. The Christian faith is always subversive to the dominant world view. Jesus overturned every assumption which stopped people experiencing the living reality of God - the heart of truth. Sadly, the Western world has reduced "truth" to the merely rational, and then discarded it as inadequate. In Africa, and other parts of the world where God's truth has never been straitjacketed in this way, the church is characterised by a joy now absent in the West. Western culture has limited what we can believe and receive. Can we: Burst free from this restrictive secular framework? Learn not only to know truth, but to feel it, and live it? Live our faith in such a way that it becomes real to those around us? Alison Morgan shows that Jesus lived free from the culturally imposed norms which restrict our understanding of truth. Examining church history, prophecy past and present, the state of our culture and of the church today, and drawing on personal experience and the experience of others, Alison blends analysis and imagination, history and poetry in this prophetic challenge to Western Christians.


Author : Paul W. Chilcote
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2011-04-01
Page : 352
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1608998800
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In this collection of inspirational and challenging essays, Methodists from around the globe reflect on the practice of disciple-making in their own contexts. From their own perspectives, they address questions like: What are the challenges you face? What biblical images shape your missional practice? What examples of Christian authenticity inspire your communities? What gifts related to mission and evangelism do you offer the global community of faith? Churches on every continent have their own stories of struggle and faithfulness. Indeed, each distinct community within any given region has a voice of its own that deserves to be heard. The voices included in this volume belong to women and men alike. Likewise, they resound with the accents of Africa and Asia, Latin and North America, Europe, and Oceania. Each voice is distinct, but all articulate a vision of faith made effective through love. In a world characterized variously by poverty and violence as well as prosperity and peace, the church must reclaim its central mission "to make disciples of Jesus Christ." In their effort to articulate a vision of mission and evangelism, the contributors to this volume bear witness to the fact that we can no longer do this work in isolation from one another. To be the ambassadors of the gospel, we need each other and we need to pay attention to the voices that sound different from our own. This volume takes a large step in that vital direction.


Author : Alison Morgan
Publisher : ReSource
Release : 2015-04-30
Page : 299
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1906363404
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"There seems to be a growing consensus around ‘Discipleship’ as the greatest challenge facing Christians in the West - and, as usual, Alison Morgan has not only identified the key issue but also provided a lucid and practical insight into what it means. I love her writing. Somehow she manages to combine substantial scholarship with highly personal reflection and down to earth illustration, so this book – like her previous work – is easy to read as well as intellectually and spiritually stimulating. If you are looking for something to excite people about Christian discipleship, this is it." from the foreword by Bishop James Newcome.


Author : BISHOP SARAH MULLALLY
Publisher : SPCK
Release : 2020-11-19
Page : 128
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0281084874
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Who is the Christ we serve? What does it mean to be part of the body of Christ? How can we live more Christ-centred lives? Introduced and edited by Bishop Sarah Mullally, here are forty reflections that lead us deeper into the meaning and practice of life in Christ today. Drawing on the collective wisdom of all the area bishops in the Diocese of London. each reflection includes a Bible reading, a prayer and a suggestion for action based on the reading. The result is an exceptionally helpful Lent book, offering a rich array of biblical insight and spiritual guidance that Christians of all traditions will warmly welcome and appreciate.


Author : Roger Standing
Publisher : SCM Press
Release : 2013-02-19
Page : 288
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0334049350
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Mission is the key subject in all denominations. All who prepare for ministry will have to study mission. Several training institutions have already created posts to train students in pioneer ministry.This is a book that brings together current missiological thinking and practical experience in a variety of local settings


Author : Cardinal Christoph Schönborn
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2011
Page : 305
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1586175165
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Introduces young readers to Catholic beliefs as expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.


Author : Ernst M. Conradie
Publisher : AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Release : 2008-07-01
Page : 121
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1920109536
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The aim of this guide is to provide a first introduction to biblical, theological and contextual hermeneutics. Hermeneutics is the subject that analyses the process of interpretation. One could say that hermeneutics is the theoretical study of interpretation. As a first introduction it is primarily aimed at first-year students, but church groups may also find it useful.


Author : Paula Fredriksen
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2008-10-01
Page : 288
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0300164106
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"Magisterial. . . . A learned, brilliant and enjoyable study."—Géza Vermès, Times Literary Supplement In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. This edition includes an introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of original and fascinating insights."—Reginald H. Fuller, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This is a first-rate work of a first-rate historian."—James D. Tabor, Journal of Religion "Fredriksen confronts her documents—principally the writings of the New Testament—as an archaeologist would an especially rich complex site. With great care she distinguishes the literary images from historical fact. As she does so, she explains the images of Jesus in terms of the strategies and purposes of the writers Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor


Author : Benedict Groschel
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2010-01-01
Page : 625
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1681492393
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The devotional life of Christians over the two millennia since Christ has been one of motion, changing and growing in response to the challenges presented to the Church, the temperaments of newly baptized nations, and controversies about how we can and should relate to God. And yet the core of authentic Christian devotion has not changed--- it remains today, as it was in the time of the Church Fathers, the trusting and personal encounter with Christ that is both open and foundational to the life of all Christian believers. In this book the well-known spiritual writer and teacher, Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F. R., surveys the development and trials of Christian devotion from the days of the martyrs until the twentieth century. Tracking them through the centuries and among "sadly divided branches of Christianity", he finds a commonality of experience and even of language that is constantly ignored among Christians themselves. By observing what "image of Christ" the canvas of common devotion portrays, he hopes we will move "not to discredit this image, but to sharpen it and make it more consistent with the New Testament and the ancient Church". Though the devotional life is sometimes brushed offas unimportant in comparison to a theological understanding of Christ, Groeschel warns that such dismissal threatens to make distant, unknown, and obscure the Savior who said "I am with you always." Instead the answer is to draw near to Jesus in devotion and with authentic expressions of that devotion, which themselves help paint the image of Christ found concretely in revelation onto the minds and into the daily life of the devout. Begun on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and the result of years of preparation and the author's whole life of guiding people as priest, public preacher, psychologist, and spiritual director, this book will help Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant believers gain, not only a comprehensive view of how pious Christians over the centuries have lived out their devotion to God, but also the examples and perspective they need to live more devoutly today.


Author : Joyce Elaine Gill Johnson
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2017-12-07
Page : 230
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1532616678
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Some adolescent women struggle to maintain positive self-identity, resilience, and personalized faith development on their journey toward adulthood. It is a contemporary crisis recognized by many, including ministry leaders of faith communities. In today’s fast-paced digital culture, concerns addressing challenges facing adolescent women are evident in research literature. To strengthen their spiritual well-being, emphasis is placed on spiritual formation practices that enhance faith, hope, and personal relationships amid social, peer, and media pressures pulling them into negative, detrimental, and dysfunctional lifestyles. Empirical research reveals a need to transform negative images and self-destruction utilizing stories of holistic well-being. Sowing Stories Deep in the Soul: Biblical Storytelling with Adolescent Women highlights biblical women touched by the holistic healing ministry of Jesus with deep soul-stirring experiences of God’s compassionate love. It meets the need as a spiritual formation ministry model focused on creativity, engaging study, internalized story learning, positive life connections, and performing biblical stories by heart. These expressive aspects form the ancient oral character of Bible stories internalized and voiced in repeated performances for compelling impact and action. Included are replicable results of action research using this model with adolescent women to encourage maintaining Christ-centered lives.