Men’s Discipleship Basics

If you are planning to disciple a man one-on-one or lead a small group of men in the basics of Christian discipleship, please consider using the resources below. These five booklets come from my book, Foundations: Key Principles for Godly Manhood. These five components of godly manhood are essential for any man to become who God is calling him to be.

There is a logic to the order, however if the man you are working with already knows Christ as his Lord and Savior, for example, then you could skip the first booklet and start with the second one. The descriptions listed below explain the basic idea for each booklet, but if you have any questions about these resources or the process of discipleship, please do not hesitate to contact me.

May the Lord bless you as you invest in the lives of other men,
Dale


  1. God’s Good News: Finding New Life in Jesus Christ

This booklet is the first in a series on basic discipleship principles for men.

This resource focuses on the new and eternal life God offers us through the Person and Work of his Son, Jesus Christ. There is no genuine Christian discipleship if we are not first new creatures in Christ.

In these pages there are eight different presentations, each focusing upon the most important message a person can hear in this life. While there are similarities in these chapters, each approaches the subject of new and eternal life from a slightly different, but very important angle.

This resource can be used for your personal devotional time with God. I hope, however, that you will also use it to disciple other men. It will also be helpful to use in your small group.

It is my prayer God will use these messages to bring glory to himself and to draw you into the abundant and eternal life he offers through his Son, Jesus Christ.

​If you would like to learn more about this booklet or purchase it, please click here to order it from Lulu.com.


2. Growing in Grace: What It Means to Become Like Jesus

This booklet is the second in a series on basic discipleship principles for men.

Becoming a new creature in Christ is just the beginning of our walk with Christ, not the end of it. God wants to do more in our lives than save us for eternity, as wonderful as that will be. He wants us to increasingly become like his Son in the here and now. Through the process of sanctification, followers of Christ become more and more like their Savior and Lord.

This booklet explores various components of the sanctification process as well as some practical ways we can grow in the grace of God.

This resource can be used for your personal devotional time with God. I hope, however, that you will also use it to disciple other men. It will also be helpful to use in your small group.

It is my prayer God will use these messages to bring glory to himself and to grow you into the likeness of his Son, Jesus Christ.

​​You can learn more about it or buy it here, at Lulu.com.


3. Following Jesus: Life as a Christian Disciple

This booklet is the third in a series on basic discipleship principles for men.

In this booklet we will discover that following Christ as his disciple is not easy. It’s hard, which is why Jesus taught that before we agree to follow him, we must first count the cost of doing so. But the good news is, those who do follow Jesus are never asked to do so in their own strength, but in the grace, power, and wisdom he supplies.

This resource can be used for your personal devotional time with God. I hope, however, that you will also use it to disciple other men. It will also be helpful to use in your small group.

​You can order it or learn more about it by clicking here, which will take you to the Lulu.com website.


4. Salt and Light: Bearing Witness for Christ in Every Sphere of Life

This booklet is the fourth in a series on basic discipleship principles for men.

In this booklet, we will look at what it means to bear witness for Christ in every sphere of life. If Jesus is Lord of heaven and earth, then we, as his ambassadors, will follow him wherever he leads us. We will want to represent him in the varied areas of our lives. In so doing, we will make an impact for him in our homes, workplaces, churches, neighborhoods, cities, and even our wider culture and world.

This resource can be used for your personal devotional time with God. I hope, however, that you will also use it to disciple other men. It will also be helpful to use in your small group.

​It is my prayer God will use this booklet to equip and encourage you to faithfully represent our gracious Lord and extend his Kingdom into every sphere of your life.

You can order it or learn more about it by clicking here, which will take you to Lulu.com.


5. Growing in Christ Together

This booklet is the last in a series on basic discipleship principles for men.

This fifth and last booklet emphasizes that the journey of godly manhood is a community project. God does not call us to know, love, and follow him in seclusion. Instead, we grow as we regularly meet together with other men, studying God’s Word, praying for and encouraging one another, in loving and accountable relationships.

This resource can be used for your personal devotional time with God. I hope, however, that you will also use it to disciple other men. It will also be helpful to use in your small group.

It is my prayer that God will use this booklet to equip and encourage you to meet with other men for the purpose of digging into God’s Word together and watching over one another in love. 

You can order it or learn more about it by clicking here, which will take you to Lulu.com.