DISCIPLE MAKERS TOOLBOX — Instruction Manual
“Jesus asked that we become disciples who make disciples (Matthew 28: 18-20). Most Christians would like to obey the Great Commission but lack confidence that they possess the ability and basic skills to succeed. In Disciple-Makers Toolbox, Jack Dannemiller addresses the need people have for basic disciple-making tools. Importantly, he addresses the need for loving conversation and dialogue with other people. I recommend this book to anyone who wishes to gain confidence that they can become a “disciple who makes disciples.”
— Chris Scruggs, Retired pastor, spiritual friend, and author of
Salt and Light: Everyday Discipleship and Crisis of Discipleship.
“Disciple Makers Toolbox manages to bring together tried and true methodologies, metaphors, and helpful illustrations for communicating the good news of Jesus Christ in one concise resource. After having spent an hour or two with this accessible book, anybody could comfortably and winsomely sit across from somebody and communicate the gospel and God’s desire for growing discipleship, regardless of where they were on their spiritual journey. It would hard to imagine a resource that communicated as much helpful, urgent information in so little space.”
— Rev. Dr. Ben Lee, President, In His Steps Foundation
“Disciple Makers Toolbox is an amazing road map to evangelism and discipleship God’s way! Jack has put together a broad collection of God honoring materials that will have an impact on the lives of so many! This material will really help the Christ follower mentor and disciple young and new Believers with well-grounded Biblical follow-up materials. Truly AWESOME!”
— David McDowell, Vice President Development
and Global Initiatives, Athletes in Action
REASONS FOR THE FAITH — A Journey in Christian Apologetics
“Apologetics—a defense of the faith—is a neglected discipline in modern churches. Jack Dannemiller’s brief introduction to the concept stresses the importance of Christians knowing what they believe and why they believe it. The key question for the claims of all religions, he points out, is, “Are they true?” Jack’s journey in apologetics will demonstrate how the Christian faith is indeed true, to history and to the real world. His list of “Gems” and other resources gives readers valuable tools to strengthen their own faith, counter skeptics, and encourage seekers. I especially commend this book to parents who wish to equip their children to defend their faith as they face intellectual challenges at college and in the workplace.”
—Allen E. Hye, Professor Emeritus, Wright State University; Strategic Educational Consultant, College For Less, Inc.
“In Reasons for the Faith my friend Jack Dannemiller has provided a simple and engaging introduction to Christian apologetics. It will be an encouragement for believers in Jesus to emerge from our evangelical bubble and engage with the unbelieving world, confident that biblical Christianity really does have answers to life’s great questions.”
—Dr. Andrew Hawkins, Serves as Senior preaching and teaching Pastor of The Village Church at Shell Point in Fort Myers, Florida.
“This gem of a book is like a great full body workout. It hits on all the major areas, strengthens you, and prepares you for going out into the world.”
—Nick Dadas, Co-Founder of Iron Sharpens Iron – TheISILife.com
CRISIS OF DISCIPLESHIP — Renewing the Art of Relational Disciple-Making
Revised and Expanded Edition
The Great Commission was not just given to twelve first-century people, professional clergy, and exceptionally gifted laypersons. Every Christian is intended to share the Good News and help mature disciples who respond to God’s call. Crisis of Discipleship clarifies some of the causes of the problem of disciple-making in our culture and suggests a possible strategy to respond. Hopefully, readers will be empowered to understand the crisis of discipleship more profoundly and effectively, share their Christian faith with others, and lead other church members in the way of Christ.
—From Crisis of Discipleship
by Chris Scruggs
The greatest resources on discipleship are developed within the church by people who love Christ and His bride. With the clarity of an experienced veteran, Chris has identified the challenges before the church. The principles he presents have been developed, field-tested and proven by a person who knows what it means to lead discipleship groups as both a lay leader and a pastor.
—The Reverend Dr. Bob Fuller, Senior Pastor
First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio, Texas
This book by Chris Scruggs is a call to arms to Churches, pastors, Christian educators, and lay leaders to adopt a more appropriate strategy in this post-Christian era to make disciples that can mentor disciples and equip them to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with boldness and confidence. The format of the book offers practical ideas to overcome the discipleship crisis. It encourages believers to gather in small groups where they can learn together and be discipled via dialogue into strong, vibrant faith communities. A wonderful journey of discovery awaits you. I strongly recommend this book for everyone who wants to confidently confront the ‘Crisis of Discipleship” in America with the Word of Life, Jesus Christ.
John C. (Jack) Dannemiller, Chairman and CEO, Living Dialog Ministries, Richmond, VA
The Light of the World – Booklet
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE?
HOW CAN I GAIN ETERNAL LIFE?
Interested in knowing? There is Good News! This booklet has been created to answer these questions and explain the Good News! It has been written to satisfy and edify the curious, the inquisitive, seekers of truth and even skeptics. You will not be disappointed, Guaranteed!! The Answers come directly from God’s Word, The Bible. They may surprise you. You will come to know the Truth and the Truth will set you free!
Reflections on the 23rd Psalm – Booklet
Psalm 23 is one of the best-recognized scriptures in the Bible. Written more than 2800 years ago by King David of Israel, this psalm (or song) is revered by Christians and Jews. It is a poetic masterpiece that offers words of comfort for those experiencing pain or sorrow, or mourning the loss of a loved one. The 23rd Psalm is also a celebration of God who brings hope to the living through the ultimate Good Shepherd, Jesus. Join us as we reflect on this ancient song and discover God’s love and His promises embedded in the text.
Answers to YOUR Greatest Questions
This book is designed to satisfy and edify the curious, the inquisitive, seekers of Truth, and even Christian believers regarding the most important questions about life, faith and eternity. The reader can expect to experience a marvelous adventure in discovery as they travel through the book’s 12 chapters. Then, if there are still unanswered questions, readers can go to our website, www.lifebasicquestions.com and submit a new question to our team of Bible scholars, theologians, and teachers of Biblical truth. Among the questions addressed in this book are:
- How did God create the universe out of nothing?
- Where is God? Are heaven and hell real places?
- How did Moses get all the information he records in the book of Genesis?
- Did Jesus really come back from the dead?
- How did the Gospel writers get Jesus’ direct quotes?
- Are we living in the End Times?
- How does a person become a Christian and gain eternal life?
Answers to Life’s Greatest Questions
This 32-page booklet contains answers to twelve questions that have perplexed mankind for millennia. It is the ideal tool to pass along to others who are pondering questions such as:
- What is the meaning of life and why am I here?
- If I am good do I go to heaven?
- If God exists, why does life hurt so much?
- How can a loving God condemn anyone to hell?
Answers to Life’s Greatest Questions is translated into
Arabic, Bengali, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, and
Russian with additional languages to follow.
Sold in packs of 10, 25 and 50 at LIFE’S GREATEST QUESTIONS Booklets in Bulk
RENEWING YOUR MIND — An 11-session small group exploration via dialog of a Christian Worldview
RENEWING YOUR MIND helps guide small groups in an engaging and thought-provoking exploration of the many aspects of a Biblical worldview. The study looks at nine prominent fields of human endeavor that create the culture of a society. These include science, economics, origins of man, politics, marriage and family, law, and justice. Each session begins with a dialog-starting question and then provides Bible references and narrative to help inform participants. Additional questions help groups to dig deeper so they may be transformed by the light of God’s Word—THINKING AS A CHRISTIAN.
The Apostle Paul urges us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. Jack Dannemiller helps us to do just that. This transformational business leader has found an encore career as a guide to thinking more like Jesus. The task of renewing our minds is a team sport. The format of this book allows us to learn together, “iron sharpening iron.” The chance to dialog with God, yourself and with others is not to be missed. The topics in this book are best tackled together. What an educational and encouraging journey awaits you. I not only endorse this book, I plan to use it in counseling, class, retreat and small group settings.
—Dr. Greg Anderson, Graduate School Chaplain
Increasingly, we are biblically and historically illiterate in America. According to recent research, 6 percent of Americans have a biblical worldview. More troubling, only 21 percent of those who attend evangelical churches have a biblical worldview. Dannemiller provides a helpful introduction to the tenets of a biblical worldview at a time when we desperately need resources to help us think about how God’s Word applies to every facet of our lives. I commend this study for anyone who wants to build, solidify, and strengthen their worldview.
—David Closson, Director
FRC’s Center for Biblical Worldview
YOUR INVITATION — An 11-session small group exploration via dialog of the Gospel according to Mark
YOUR INVITATION helps guide small groups in an exciting exploration of the story of Jesus through intentional dialog. Each of the eleven sessions starts with a thought-provoking question that leads the group into a short, Biblically-accurate narrative interspersed with questions the group can use as dialog starters.
The genius of this study is the process that includes incisive questions to create reader or group interaction. This process launches the reader on an adventurous expectation in pursuit of understanding the vital, enigmatic, and glorious nature of Jesus.
–Dr. Joan E. Winter, Executive Director, Family Institute of Virginia and Associate Professor at Medical College of Virginia Department of Psychiatry
The authors have created a tool for Christian discipleship that provided the conversation catalyst to foster spiritual maturity. The Invitation Study is packed with solid biblical exegesis and insightful reflective questions that will enable true biblical disciple-making.
–Dr. Daryl G. Donovan, Senior Pastor, Sanibel Community Church and founder and President of Mentoring Ministries
LIGHTING THE WAY — A 12 session small group exploration via dialog of Paul’s letter to the Romans
LIGHTING THE WAY is an engaging and thought-provoking study of one of the most power-packed books in the Bible. Every section offers a concise overview of specific spiritual principles and drives home the points with questions designed to give the reader a deeper level of understanding. Thought-provoking and challenging, this dialogue about Paul and his letter to the Romans offers great insight into some of the challenging questions people ask about how to effectively live the Christian life.
—Susan Jackson, Online Missionary Director
Global Media Outreach
The secret of vital Christianity has always been discovered in the context of Bible study and prayer. In this refreshing new approach, the transformational power of Scripture is unlocked through shared dialogue and personal reflection around the timeless message found in the revelation of God’s Word. Look no further if you are seeking the right tool to help you and your small group deepen your walk of faith and connect with renewed relevance to a world in desperate need of Good News.
—Norman L. Replogle, Pastor Emeritus
West Goshen Church, Goshen Indiana
In an age where “live your truth” is considered normal and feelings take precedence over doctrine, there’s never been greater urgency for believers to learn the unchanging truth of Scripture. Lighting the Way is the perfect guide, with inspiring questions that will challenge you and your small group to explore and apply the Word together, and draw closer to the One who loves you.
—Arielle G. Bateman, Director of Recurring Revenue
International Justice Mission, Washington, D.C
TRANSFORMATION — A 13-session small group exploration via dialog of the Gospel according to John
TRANSFORMATION helps guide small groups in an exciting exploration of the story of Jesus through intentional dialog. Each of the thirteen sessions starts with a thought-provoking question that leads the group into a short, biblically-accurate, narrative interspersed with questions the group can use as dialog starters.
If you’re looking for a guide that goes beyond wooden questions that simply repeat the text to you and instead moves your group to articulating their fresh reactions and questions, this guide will open that door. I love how the guide consistently draws participants back to the passage at hand, demanding engagement with what’s going on in the Scriptures and the response of readers. This is no dry study — adventure awaits!
—Rev. Robert Burns, Lead Pastor, Richmond Campus
Crestwood Presbyterian Church
I heartily recommend TRANSFORMATION for all those seeking a small group study and disciple-making resource. The emphasis on dialogue as the strategy of the study is both welcome and insightful. Too often, Bible studies are either led by a teacher who is the authority or break down into the mere giving of opinions. The emphasis of this study on conversation and dialogue is a welcome feature and sets it apart from other studies of the Gospel of John. I hope all those who use this guide enjoy it as much as I did.
—G. Christopher Scruggs, retired pastor, consultant, and author
What’s With You and GOD?: Discover how well you know God
We read some books for information, some for inspiration, and some for entertainment.
This book includes a bit of each, but neither is the main purpose of the book.
The purpose of this book is to stimulate THINKING about why we are here, what makes the journey worthwhile, and what principles help us to make it that.
Each core chapter includes nine questions for your dialog. Hopefully, they will stimulate discoveries. It is in discovery that we find a reliable personal worldview to guide our lives.
Each reader’s discovery will be unique. That discovery will more likely be validated when made in the creative environment of dialog.
What’s With You and GOD?: Discover how well you know God is available at Amazon.com
DIALOGUE – A Way to Live
Exploring the many good reasons to use dialogue.
- It is a way to stretch our levels of consciousness.
- It strengthens the courage to speak and share.
- It bonds participants as persons, not as objects.
- It creates bridges to deal with organizational and societal issues.
- It builds communities of mutual trust and interests.
- It builds solutions to challenging issues.
- It opens us to God’s Spirit.
- It energizes worldviews based on shalom that includes peace, harmony, wholeness, justice and joy.
Learn more at https://dialogue4us.com/