Discipleship | Personal Discipleship

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Rick James and Betty Churchill

In the last two decades the Campus Ministry has made significant changes to minister to a new generation of students. Yet these changes have never trickled down to the level of personal discipleship, as we continue to disciple students the same way we always have. There is a knowledge gap in our discipleship and if you are not aware of it simply ask anyone in the ministry how the leadership, evangelism, and growth models effect their one-on-one discipleship, and see what you get for an answer.

Postcards from Corinth is an attempt to update and elevate our practice of personal discipleship, and to fill in the gaps of missing wisdom. What is in this book is what has been missing from our discipleship.

The book is divided into six major sections.
* The first dealing with the transformation that is the goal of personal discipleship.
* The second section deals with issues of sin, as it is the enemy of spiritual growth.
* The third division looks at gender considerations as we are growing into either godly men or women.
* The fourth section is marked off for topics concerning ministry (sharing the ministry of the Holy Spirit, Basic Follow-up, etc).

Following ministry topics is a series of shorter, quick-read articles and abstracts. Last is the section entitled “foundations and history” which grounds us and brings us back to some fundamental principles of Cru discipleship (from Roger Hershey and Jim Sylvester) that have no expiration date.

Includes article contributions from: Roger Hershey, Marc Rutter, Lori Fleener, Will Walker, Laurie Menefee, Jim Sylvester, Tim Henderson, Shannon Compere and other campus leaders.

47 chapters and articles including:


    • Learning: The lost art of making people feel stupid


    • Gospel, Or, How I learned to disciple a transsexual


    • Please Cooperate: What’s our part and what’s God’s in spiritual growth?


    • Honest to God: The psalmist’s argument for emotionally authenticity


    • Trial Lawyer: Coaching a disciple through adversity


    • Daughters of Eve: The case against androgynous discipleship


    • Blow Pops: Finding life and growth out of the ashes of destructive sin


    • Making an Impact: A primer on cross-cultural discipleship


    • Under Challenged: Why no one responds to your invitations


  • Multiple Movements: On discipling leaders of ministries

About the Author

About the Author

Rick James graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Fine Arts and worked as a writer and art director at Young & Rubicam, an advertising agency in New York City. Leaving Madison Avenue in 1988, Rick and his wife Katie joined the staff of Cru where he has served as Campus Director at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and for many years as Regional Director for the campus ministries of the Mid-Atlantic.

Rick currently serves as Publisher of CruPress and is responsible for writing and producing ministry resources for the Campus Ministry. Rick is also a traveling speaker for Cru, speaking on campuses and at conferences across the U.S.

Rick and Katie have three adult children and live in West Chester, PA.


Product Details:

  • Size 6.75 x 9.25
  • Softcover
  • 268 pages
  • Cru Press
  • ISBN 1563992477

Ministry Use:

Chapters and topics are ideal to discuss as a staff or student leadership team. Great content to use on Summer Projects or for New Staff training.


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