Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time
(Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003).
I first met Greg Ogden when I
arrived for the first day as a student at Fuller Theological Seminary in
Pasadena, California, in the year 2000. Greg was at that time the Director of
the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller; he is now Executive Pastor of Discipleship
at Christ Church of Oak Brook in Oak Brook, Illinois. About half way through
the writing of the Doctor of Ministry project I heard Greg Ogden speaking on Amaking disciples Jesus= way@
and immediately purchased his book entitled Transforming Discipleship:
Making Disciples a Few at a Time. I was overwhelmed and pleased to find in
this book many ideas which I had been thinking and teaching for years, and
expressed in a way that was convincing, crystal clear and very powerful. This
book is a wonderful bridge between two very different worlds, the typical
church we all know and the New Testament, disciple making church of which the
cell church is one example. Greg Ogden received some good advice on building a
discipling congregation and he shares it with us: ATake
a long term view. Slow down. Do it
This book is the first step in building that long term view and learning how to
do it right.
Greg Ogden, Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples A Few At A Time (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003), 189.