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Riassunto: Throughout the ages, Christians have participated in seven habits that were taught by Jesus, passed on to his own disciples, and given to us as a means to experience Christ's presence and power in our daily lives. The 7 Habits of Jesus provides comprehensive and practical ways for Christians to live as disciples of Christ in the world today.
"The goal of the missional church is to make disciples not members. The book The 7 Habits of Jesus is an invaluable tool for congregations to teach what it means to be an apprentice of Jesus, by living out their baptism in daily life. I am pleased to recommend it to every pastor and lay leader who take discipleship seriously.” Rev. Dr. Rick Rouse Co-author, A Field Guide to the Missional Congregation Faculty, Lutheran Seminary Program of the Southwest
“In a rapidly changing religious landscape, the church of the 21st century will need to function more like the church of the 1st century. Jesus sent the church with the mandate to make disciples by baptizing and teaching. I am thrilled to recommend The 7 Habits of Jesus to every community that is passionate about shaping disciples for daily ministry in a 21st century world. Here we have a useful roadmap to equip the saints to participate in God’s reconciling work in the world.” Rev. Robert G. Schaefer, Bishop Florida-Bahamas Synod, ELCA
“Not only is The 7 Habits of Jesus a tremendous resource for today’s church, it also addresses the need in our culture to get back to the basic habits of following Jesus. The way we relate these 7 Habits to our everyday life is helpful for us as individuals, and will be helpful to a new generation of believers striving to mature in their faith. The content, practicality, and arrangement of the materials provides a great service, one that is needed in the church today. I look forward to seeing how The 7 Habits of Jesus becomes a transformational tool for Christ’s church.” Rev. Gregory S. Walton, President Florida-Georgia District, LCMS
“Discipleship and faith formation is the means to grow people in the faith from infancy to maturity, from those who only receive to those who recognize they have received something so precious they are compelled to share it with others. Jesus used such a process to disciple His first followers. Without a similar commitment to invest ourselves in the lives of others the Church will only become weaker and less effective. The 7 Habits of Jesus provides a highly relational process that is focused on Christ, the Scripture and faithful Lutheran confessional theology. The insights it provides will bring transformation to individual lives and renewal for the congregation. It is an excellent first step in the pursuit of the Great Commission, making disciples, a resource that should be implemented by any Lutheran leader who takes seriously Jesus’ mission and command.” Rev. John F. Bradosky, Bishop North American Lutheran Church
“The 7 Habits of Jesus provides a comprehensive and accessible way for churches to actually get (back) into the business of making disciples. A particular strength of The 7 Habits of Jesus is the method of combining the three dimensions of engagement: self-study, fellowship groups, and partnerships. If you want real and enduring change in your relationship with Jesus for the sake of God’s mission in the world, use the tool The 7 Habits of Jesus.” Rev. Dr. Johan Bergh Pastor, Coordinator for Coaching, ELCA
“The 7 Habits of Jesus is a triumph in Lutheran faith formation and praxis. Birthed from over 20 years of mission experience in Kenya, Pastor Schmalzle successfully presents a user friendly model of discipleship which guides us into the realm of personal and communal transformation. It's simply accessible and incredible!” Rev. Dr. Nathan Swenson-Reinhold Lead Pastor, St. Stephen- Longwood, FL WWW.7HABITSOFJESUS.COM
From the Author: In 1979, I was sent to Kenya in East Africa as a missionary of the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches (AELC). It was an incredible adventure for my wife Denise and me. We had the good fortune to witness the beginning of Christianity's rapid growth in sub-Saharan Africa. It was no doubt providential that I was welcomed to Kenya by three missionaries who were about to return to the States for retirement. These pastors all had a lifetime of experience as Lutheran missionaries. Quite frankly, I welcomed their mentoring because I had not a clue as to what to do! So, these kind pastors, whose lives were dedicated to Christ's mission, took me under their wings. Most importantly, they steered me away from making ministry to the congregation the focus. Instead, they taught me to make Christ's mission to the world the congregation's primary focus. These pastors taught me that discipleship training was the critical way for believers to experience a relationship with Christ in their daily lives. They taught me how a congregation, through discipleship training, can turn away from an inward, self-serving focus, toward an outward focus on Christ's reconciling world-wide mission. Thank you Pastors Jim Dretke, Paul Volz, and Bob Ward! These pastors taught me that being a disciple of Christ cannot be limited to activity within the institutional church. The Seven Habits of Jesus teach us how to be disciples both in the church and in our daily lives. The purpose of The Seven Habits of Jesus is to provide a practical way for us to learn and re-learn faith formation from Jesus and to grow in our openness to his presence, power, and promises in our daily lives. There is no way to sugar-coat it; Protestant congregations are now experiencing very serious difficulties. The model of congregational ministry that so successfully evolved after World War II seemed invincible. This model of ministry, that many now refer to as the membership model, produced unprecedented growth in Protestant congregations for more than half a century. For a variety of reasons, this model is no longer working and many pastors and lay leaders now seek ways to grow healthy congregations. Sadly, a record number of pastors and dedicated lay leaders are becoming burned out and leaving their congregations. Congregations are looking for innovative ways to be faithful to God that will energize their ministry. Those congregations that seem to be weathering the storm have engaged in a discipleship model of ministry. A discipleship model of ministry is focused on Christ's mission of reconciliation to unite all people to God and to one another. Without discipleship training Christ's mission is too often limited to the confines of the congregation and does not relate sufficiently to one's daily life, let alone to one's encounter with the world. The Seven Habits of Jesus serves as a discipleship training resource through which the followers of Jesus may experience the benefits of living each day with him. When discipleship training occurs within a congregation, the mission and ministry of that congregation are given new impetus toward Christ's mission of reconciliation, that it may be experienced around the world today in an unprecedented manner!
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