Church of God Ministries (CGM) is delaying the full release of its new generation of discipleship resources known as New Life Together to allow the new CGM general director and his team to assess the ministry needs of the church. Details about that strategy will be announced in the coming months. However, two core books of the New Life Together program are being released in November.
Every-Member Ministry, by Dr. Kevin Earley, of Metropolitan Church of God in Detroit, shows how to engage an entire congregation in active ministry. Dr. Earley explains that all spiritual gifts are given for the good of the community. The challenge is for every congregation to learn how to develop and use those gifts in “the priesthood of all believers” (1 Pet 2:5, 9). To order this book, click here.
A Call to Grandparenting, by Pastor Mark Adcock, of New Life Christian Fellowship in Fortville, Indiana, summons older Christians to disciple their grandchildren. This kind of spiritual mentoring is needed more than ever, and grandparents are ideally positioned to provide it. A series of stories from Mark’s own childhood show how powerful the influence of a godly grandparent can be. To order this book, click here.
“We have developed leaders’ guides, video discussion starters, and other tools to help congregations experience New Life Together to its fullest,” says Joe Allison, CGM coordinator of publishing. “Their release will depend on strategic decisions that our general director is preparing to make. In the meantime, we hope many churches will use Pastor Earley’s and Pastor Adcock’s books.”