If you are involved in the local church or any ministry that wants to create an ethos of Christian growth and education, or disciple investing, Christ Changing Lives: Digging Deeper into the Practice of Disciple Investing, is a book that will assist you in thinking through a philosophy of how to invest in followers of Christ. Following up on the introductory material of its earlier companion book, The “Disciple Investing” Life, Christ Changing Lives will take the reader into a thoughtful treatment of systems of discipleship, the art of diagnosis, situations one might encounter in the discipling process, and how to create balanced disciples. The book will also conclude by providing some helpful ideas about how to disciple others in a local church or campus ministry setting. Both church and ministry leaders, as well as those seriously interested in the task of disciple investing, should profit from the practical ideas contained in this insightful publication.
The imperative in the Great Commission is not in the ‘going’ but in the ‘making disciples.’ But what does that mean? Drawing from years of work with students and adults alike, Rod Culbertson has given us a sure guide to lead us away from the vagueness and pointlessness of much that passes for ‘discipleship’ in the evangelical church. This work would be valuable to any church staff or member, as well as any campus worker who longs to see Christ formed in the lives of those under their care.
Senior Pastor, Christ Presbyterian Church
I was inspired again to dig deeper into investing in others by reading Christ Changing Lives. This book is a fresh and stimulating approach to personal ministry, drawing helpful insights from Rod Culbertson’s discipling experiences and knowledge.
President, Legacy Ministry International