Written for church leaders who want to start discipleship at resting in what God has done for us in Christ, which is the foundation for all transformation. Disciples first need to be taught that they must to keep in step with the Spirit.
Instead of just talking about this need in general terms, Dr. Steve Smith explains specifically how this is actually accomplished. He clarifies how leadership, discipleship, preaching, teaching, and counseling are brought into alignment in order to develop a transformational church culture, resulting in real change taking place in the quality of disciples produced.
This book uniquely contrasts transformational church culture with the pervasive ‘reformational’ church culture – expectations of godly obedience without training disciples to understand the practical purpose of the gospel and how to appropriate the sustaining power of the Spirit. Dr. Smith shows why and how transformational culture is built on this deep foundation.