"Making Disciples Through Home Assemblies" from Christian Faith Publishing authors Dwight and Patrice Gillespie is an encouraging message for those seeking ways to combat modern challenges to making and maintaining connections with others in hopes of empowering passionate disciples.
MEADVILLE, Pa., Aug. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "Making Disciples Through Home Assemblies": a helpful resource for anyone wanting to be a disciple maker. "Making Disciples Through Home Assemblies" is the creation of published authors Dwight and Patrice Gillespie, who have been married for forty-three years and were involved in preaching ministry for nearly forty years, serving churches in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. They have extensively studied churches of various sizes for purpose, efficiency, and effectiveness. With a deep concern for making disciples as Jesus commanded, the Gillespies established Onesimus Learning and Training Network, which is dedicated to fulfilling the Great Commission by training believers to make disciples in their neighborhoods.
Dwight holds a Master of Divinity from Cincinnati Christian University and a PhD in adult education from Capella University. Patrice holds a BS from Cincinnati Christian University and an MS in organizational management with a specialty in leadership from Capella University. Currently, Dwight is retired and now writing and consulting, while Patrice teaches business as an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati and director of Onesimus Learning and Training Center. They live near Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dwight and Patrice Gillespie share, "What if you had a way to make disciples for Jesus in your neighborhood? Is there a way to reach those who have left the churches or who will not go back to a church building? Yes. Making Disciples Through Home Assemblies can show you how.
"The book is based on the biblical patterns of the first-century disciples who were highly effective in disciple-making in obedience to Jesus' command to make disciples and be His witnesses (Matthew 28:18–20 and Acts 1:8). Studying Acts and other New Testament verses, the authors show that those disciples believed that making disciples and growing the Kingdom of God was the number one priority. The authors also show that individuals met in homes in the absence of church buildings and that any believer can become a disciple-maker for Jesus.
"Making Disciples Through Home Assemblies contains biblical rationale for home assemblies, material that can be used for training yourself and others to lead a home assembly, and the biblically based study guide for your home assembly meetings is included. The material in this book has been extensively tested for over two years with audiences of diverse ages, and many individuals have been successful in creating their own home assemblies and making disciples for Jesus across the United States. Now you too can start a home assembly and teach others how to become disciples for Jesus."
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Dwight and Patrice Gillespie's new book will challenge common beliefs on the efficacy of standard discipleship practices.
The Gillespies share in hopes of empowering others to take up the mantle and step forward to seek opportunities for expanding discipleship.
Consumers can purchase "Making Disciples Through Home Assemblies" at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.
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