Discipleship In Church Planting by J.D. Payne
This brief work (55 pages) provides some guidelines for church planters to establish healthy approaches for teaching new believers to obey all that Jesus commanded. Chapters include:
- Set the Example
- Keep It Simple
- Begin at the Individual Level
- Teach Obedience
- Teach Healthy Disciplines as Soon as Possible
- Return Them to the Field Immediately.
Each chapter concludes with several questions to guide teams in their conversations regarding the approaches they will use for discipleship training.
J. D. serves as the pastor for church multiplication with The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. Before moving to Birmingham, he served for ten years with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and as an Associate Professor of Church Planting and Evangelism in the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he directed the Center for North American Missions and Church Planting.
After completing his doctoral studies at the age of twenty-seven, he was invited to serve with the seminary, making him one of the youngest professors in the history of the school. Prior to his arrival at Southern, he taught as an Adjunct Professor at Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, Indiana. He holds memberships in the Evangelical Missiological Society, and Great Commission Research Network.
He also serves as the Executive Vice President for Administration for the Evangelical Missiological Society and served for several years as the book review editor for the Great Commission Research Journal.