Therefore go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28: 19).As faithful followers of Christ, we study His teachings and worship together; we sing in the choir, attend Sunday School classes, and volunteer in the nursery; we pay our tithes, support our missionaries, and participate in outreach projects. We invest our lives in the people, programs, activities, and instruction of our churches. But surrounding ourselves with church and Christian ideals does not make us devoted disciples. Devoted disciples make Christ their passion, their mission, their motivation; they carry Christ with them wherever they go.Written by church leaders and educators, Beyond Sunday invites you to move from being a follower of Christ to His devoted disciple, becoming His love to the people you interact with every day. Through insights, motivation, and practical suggestions, it guides you toward developing a solid, responsive, everyday faith-a faith so submerged in Christ that it flows beyond the walls of your church and into the lives of the people around you.For additional CLT teaching resources including FREE PowerPoint presentations and Leader's Guide, click here.
Woodie J. Stevens is director of Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries for the International Church of the Nazarene. Prior to this, he served as superintendent for the New Mexico district and pastored churches in Colorado, Illinois, and South Dakota. Dr. Stevens earned a M.Div. degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Cheryl, live in the Kansas City area.