Trevor Joy and my friend Spence Shelton have recently released a book on empowering the church to make disciples titled The People of God. Both Joy and Shelton are seasoned pastors that have years of experience coaching leaders to make disciples within the local church context. I have personally had the privilege of being a leader within the small groups ministry that Spence oversees at the Summit Church.
I just received my copy and started reading it yesterday, but the topic alone excites me enough to do a giveaway on the blog. Group life is one of the most important aspects in the life of the church, the one anothering that should be happening as we see exemplified by the early church. Sadly, many churches have ignored this and placed disciple-making within a programatic structure.
Joy and Spence have written this book as a practical theology for the church. From Spence himself, "It is a book that will discuss a theology of community, but then give you some very practical steps to take to implement that theology."
I am giving away one free copy of The People of God: Empowering the Church to Make Disciples to one of my faithful readers. As usual, there are two ways to be eligible to enter the giveaway or double your chances by doing both. Here is how you can enter the giveaway:
1. Share a link of this post via Facebook or Twitter.
2. Leave a comment below, briefly sharing how community within the church has impacted your life.
3. The winner will be selected and book will be sent to the winner on June 12.