Discipleship Online Resources
Pages for New Believers
Back To The Bible Introduces New Believers To Christian Principles
Back to the Bible provides a free, 10-step online course for new
Christians that includes "Make Sure You Are Saved," "Tell Someone,"
"Establish a Quiet Time," "Make Christian Friends," "Find a Church" and
more. Whether you are a new believer, a seeker or an established Christian
wanting to share your faith, you will find this series quite helpful as
you "grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus
Christ" (2 Peter 3:18).
"10 Principles for a New Christian":
Help For New Christians
FAITH START is a Christian start page with a good choice of resources. It
also offers a very good page of links to help pages for new Christians. Bringing them all together in
this way makes them all accessible via a single URL:
Dave Slayback writes about his page:
"We hope to provide a starting page that offers Christians both secular and
Christian material. The site is especially for those who just want to get to
something easily and not have to worry about searching. We strive to provide
the best sites in one click.
The faith and equipping links are highly geared towards offering Christians
the tools and resources. Also, we offer Christian resources for struggles
Bible Course On The Internet
"BibleKeys" is a dynamic 5-week
course for new believers available free on the Internet at
. It works interactively, encouraging
students to study and memorize the Scriptures for themselves. Chinese
and Hindi are to be added shortly. It's also available in printed form.
Find out more by emailing
New Christian Life Ministries helps
people learn to live a new daily life in
conversation and cooperation with
Jesus Christ. It has the gospel plus followup stuff.
Receiving the Gift - Dean Sherman
Evangelism and Discipleship
New Life Christian Ministries: A Resource Treasury For All Believers
New Life Christian Ministries (NLCM) makes available to Christian
believers many resources to enable Christians to live Spirit-empowered
lives. Among the many online discipleship resources developed by Rev.
James Hall of Springfield, Missouri, are the "StartUp Studies," written
with new believers in mind, and a free lesson designed to help Christians
mentor new believers in their Bible studies and newfound Christian faith.
Many of NLCM's well-known resources, including the "God's Adoption
Contract" Gospel tract and the "Young Christian Manual," are also
available at NLCM's online store that carries materials in four
languages--English, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. Seekers, new
believers and "veteran" Christians alike will find encouragement and
inspiration at NLCM, a new member of the Gospelcom.net ministries
New Life Christian Ministries: http://newChristian.gospelcom.net/
Find Multilingual Bibles And Books At The Missions Bookstore In Hawaii
MissionsBookstore welcomes international visitors looking for Bibles,
books and missions-related resources in specific world languages. Find an
extensive supply of ministry materials, evangelism and discipleship
resources in 90 world languages (Africaans, Chinese, Czech, Farsi, French,
German, Spanish, Vietnamese and many more). Other featured resources at
this international Web site include missions biographies, fun/trivia
resources, travel guides, atlases and much more. Surf on over and see for
Sammy Tippit Ministries
And finally, Sammy Tippit Ministries is planning to make its
website multi-lingual in the months ahead. The Texas based evangelist
says they will provide daily devotionals, books, discipleship tools, and
evangelistic messages on-line. Tippit says this is something Christians
in countries closed to the Gospel have been asking for. "A group of
people from an undisclosed country said to us, as soon as we get that up
they'll pass the word throughout their whole network in their nation - and
there will be lot of people coming from their nation - which no
missionaries are in. Nobody can get into, but right now they are not
blocking people from going to Christian websites. So, we can, through the
web, in the language of the people, actually get our message in." Tippit
says they're initially targeting eight languages, which could take five
months to complete.
Free Online Discipleship Course -- International School of the
Bible, Marietta, GA, USA has a free web-based discipleship course (over
100 lessons-English) as well as short devotions at
. (The course is also available in book and
CD-ROM for nominal S&H.) Check out testimonies from ISOB locations in
Africa and Haiti and other places. This course which emphasizes the
Blood Covenant has been especially effective in the third world.
Instructions on starting a virtual Bible school for discipleship. You
can also write email@example.com
or call 770-565-8736 in the USA.
Campus Crusade Canada Launches Truthmedia
Campus Crusade for Christ, Canada, a leader in online evangelism with
sites such as Iamnext.com
, Power to
, and Women Today
, introduces a new Internet
This effort aims
to create a central resource team that will serve all of Campus
Crusade Canada's Internet ministry needs. According to Brent Purves,
creative director for TruthMedia, "There are so many opportunities
for developing new web evangelism and discipleship projects that
we're praying God will not only give us the people and finances to do
them, but also the wisdom, creativity and guidance to know which
projects to pursue. The careers section of the truthmedia.com website
at http://www.truthmedia.com/careers is a great place to direct
people if they're interested in getting involved in any sort of CCC-
related web evangelism or discipleship work."
For more about TruthMedia, read this article from CCC,
Henry Blackaby Ministries
"At Henry Blackaby Ministries our purpose is to disciple Christians and
proclaim the gospel message throughout the world.
One method we use to accomplish this is through providing resources and
products by our authors.
We have a recommended reading list on our web page where we highlight books
that we have read and can recommend."
Crossroads Discipleship Training School
Specifically designed for families
and singles, this
course offers men and women the opportunity to seek God's will and be
revitalized in their relationship to Him. Contact YWAM
Navigators Of Canada: A Discipling Ministry To Youth
Navigators of Canada (NOC), "on campus, in the community, around the
world, making disciples who make disciples," provides a resource place for
youth ministry. Find an assortment of tools and resources--learn about
life discussion groups, global opportunities for ministry and more.
Participate in an idea exchange for Bible study, illustrations, ministry,
evangelism and activities. Find extensive resources in an online
store--Bible study, books, Christian leadership, computer software, videos
and more. Check out the Navigators of Canada Web site and learn further
about its many rewarding ministries.
Navigators of Canada: http://navscanada.gospelcom.net/
New Website Encourages Believers To Get Back To The Bible
A radio ministry has launched a website (BibleDiscoveryCenter.org)
designed to encourage people to read and study the Scriptures. Back to
the Bible's Woodrow Kroll says the website is helping people discover
the Bible for themselves. "It is giving them the tools to know how to
take God's Word, open it every day like I do every day, and find what
is in there. Mine the wealth of gold that comes out of His Word. . . .
It's probably the most exciting thing we've done in several years."
Barna research indicates that many people who claim to know Christ
aren't reading the Bible. Kroll says that's why evangelism isn't
flourishing in American churches today. "Until we get our minds full
of God's Word, we really don't have anything to tell as disciples."
Enjoy Bible Study? Take The "10 Basic Steps To Christian Maturity"
"Ten Basic Steps to Christian Maturity," a classic course in Christian
living by Dr. Bill Bright, Campus Crusade for Christ, International, is
online, and at no cost to its users. The study series begins with "The
Uniqueness of Jesus" and continues on to teach about the adventure of
Christian living and the abundant life found in Jesus Christ. Lessons
include study of the Holy Spirit, prayer, the Bible, witnessing, giving,
and an Old and New Testament survey. Lessons include a video segment from
Dr. Bill Bright, together with review questions. A printed version and
leader materials are available at reasonable cost from NewLife
Publications. This excellent, highly-recommended course, used by millions
of pastors and students worldwide, is also available in Spanish.
"10 Basic Steps to Christian Maturity": http://www.10basicsteps.com/
Resources for Disciplers
Navpress Produces Ministry Resources For Christian Living
NavPress, specializing in Bible study, discipleship and spiritual
resources, also provides life-related material. Its recent release, "101
Ways to Reach Your Community," is available, together with a newly
released Bible study series by Carol Kent for small-group women's studies
(PDF samples online). Titles include "Basics of a Balanced Life," "Six
Choices That Will Change Your Life," "Six Secrets of a Confident Woman,"
and "Six Steps to Clarify Your Calling." The best-selling discipleship
curriculum series, "Design for Discipleship" and "Studies in Christian
Living," are also available as a set. Find info about small-group or
leadership training seminars scheduled in your area. A companion
Discipleship Journal Web site also includes helpful articles for college
students. Subscribe to NavPress's email list to keep updated as to
"what's new" at this great ministry Web site.
Discipleship Journal: http://www.discipleshipjournal.com/
Please take a look at this site:
Saying "Yes" To Missions
Living God'S Word
A Breakout Mentoring Tool: Book And Video
Use four life-changing basics to build new church leadership.
Living God's Word -- $7.95
2-Hour Living God's Word Video includes 38 minutes on Mentoring
by Dr. Waylon B. Moore. -- $30
Mentoring is a relational experience through which one person empowers
another by sharing God given resources. Examples: Coach, Teacher, Discipler,
Sponsor, Protégé, Friend, Spiritual Guide, Advisor, Favorite Uncle.
"Waylon B. Moore is a teacher in the area of discipleship training. with the
Biblical principles of maturing Christians His ministry in your church could
help your congregation."
A Missions Unlimited Ministry in Tampa, Fla.
Dr. Waylon B. Moore, Founder and President
Awesome Adventure: My New Life with Jesus Christ
Through the Bible Publishers has just released "Awesome Adventure: My New
Life with Jesus Christ," a follow up/discipleship resource for training
children who have come to Christ in
the basics of the faith. Visit:
Call (800) 284-0158.
Take The "Ten Basic Steps Toward Christian Maturity" Bible Study Course
"Ten Basic Steps Toward Christian Maturity," developed by Campus Crusade
for Christ International, provides an excellent opportunity for seekers,
new believers and established Christians to study in-depth lessons about
living the Christian faith. This excellent Bible study course, is now
online so you can take each step, read each lesson and do each assignment
at your own pace, right on your computer. "Ten Basic Steps" is a highly
recommended Bible study course--why not start studying today! Student
Guides in English and Spanish are also available through New Life
Ten Basic Steps: http://www.ccci.org/10steps/
New Life Publications:
Andrew Careaga's Advice
I've seen several good efforts under way to use the Net as a means for
discipling Christians. Many of them are piecemeal, however, and seem to be
more interested in promoting a specific ministry or product than in true
discipleship. In addition, few of these efforts are clearly labeled as
"discipleship" sites. One good site for new Christians is
http://www.newchristian.com which has discipleship as its express purpose.
Online discipleship efforts will be more successful, I believe, if they are
integrated into A.) the online evangelism efforts, and B.) the broader
The Fishthe.Net site has a good page called "Evangelism Tackle Box" which
lists several resources (most apologetics resources) that might be helpful
in discipleship. The direct link to that section of the site is
Becoming a Discipler
Part of an online self-study course from the Billy Graham Center Institute of Evangelism . "... the best strategy we have available to us in Scripture and through Jesus' example is men and women evangelizing and
discipling other men and women. "
A Biblical Christian Disciple
A list of qualities of the Christian disciple.
Jesus commanded us to go and "make" disciples of all nations. Not go and make converts, but disciples. Converts are born.
Disciples are made. "Discipleship." is the process of "making" people into Christians who live the Christ-like lifestyle.
Discipleship, or Christian Education, is most simply put, "Christians helping each other to become more like Christ."
But The Bible does not give an organized list of a discipled Christian, at least in a way we could build a curriculum with. So we
decided to make such a list.
DiscipleLand, for elementary and preschool children, integrates
missions into regular Bible training. It communicates God's heart for
the world to kids and calls them to reach unreached peoples.
DiscipleLand is a full-color resource with world-class illustrations
and graphics, with great appeal to children. The curriculum is multi-
platform for churches, home schools, and Christian schools.
more about DiscipleLand, go to
http://www.ThroughTheBible.com , or email
Ron rforseth@ThroughTheBible.com or call
(800) 284-0158 or (970) 484-8483.
Sample lessons, hidden people profiles, and articles are
Missionary Training Set Offer -- Now all nine booklets in the
current Missionary Training Service series are available. (Normal price US $58 -- Discounted price in Fall of '00). Jim Yost in Indonesia says, "well refined,
concise, practical and easily applicable anywhere."
Missionary Training Guide, Unreached Peoples of the World, The
Missionary Team, How to make Disciples in Other Cultures, How to
Learn Another Language, The Effective Sending Church, Tentmaking
Missionaries, Evangelizing Muslims, Evangelizing Hindus and
To order or for more info, contact Ian Benson
NCubator is a Christian resource directory and magazine-style portal, with
frequent new features on a range of subjects or 'cubes'. They are looking
for volunteer editors for some of the sections. Check the
missions/evangelism page. Then take time to view the various categories -
covering Education, Marriage, Discipleship, Prayer, Recovery and much more.
There is also a directory for you to submit your site:
Sharing Christ Ministry
Booklet For Missionary Use -- "Think On These Things" is a booklet
now available to missionaries for ministry purposes. Sharing Christ Ministry
(SCM Inc.) provides the booklet (88 pages) free with only a small
It's a month-long "non-believer to believer
progression" devotional (31 topics) -- a way to share Christ that
includes a one-year through-the-Bible reading plan. You can get it:
printed with your ministry's information,
(2) contextualized to
specific language and culture,
(3) printed in the local language.
Available in English, Spanish ("soon"!) and Russian.
Contact John firstname.lastname@example.org at SCM for more info.