The Holy Spirit is the Hidden Mover behind all personal life transformation and ministry fruitfulness.
Though we know the Bible says to walk in the Spirit, the majority of Christians are illiterate (and even nervous) about how to practically live in His power. The result is lives marred by continued brokenness and ministries plagued by fruitlessness. In contrast, believers from Acts understood the ancient path of the Spirit Walk. That extraordinary power was not just for them, but for us also.
Gleaning insights from implementation in dozens of Acts-like movements around the world, Spirit Walk “lifts the hood and shows us the real secret behind apostolic, disciple-multiplying movements” (Neil Cole, author of Organic Church). Whether you need a movement of God in your personal life or in your ministry, this book takes you through the timeless principles of the Bible.
The Spirit Walk path has helped thousands of ordinary people shift from
a fundamental reliance upon methods and self-helps to the essential reliance upon the Spirit who empowers these. Spirit Walk reminds us of the ancient path and explains it in a practical discipline that you can remember daily.
Discover how to start on the journey of being filled again and again by the Spirit. But more importantly, learn how to stay full of the Spirit as you abide in Christ throughout the day, and your life.
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In 2001, the Southern Baptist International Mission Board began tracking an Asia–based Church Planting Movement, a rapid multiplication of new church starts, that exceeded anything they had witnessed in the organization's 156–year history. In the decade that followed, the movement accelerated producing tens of thousands of new churches and hundreds of thousands of new baptized believers. By the end of the decade, this movement of God had seen 1.7 million baptisms and 150,000 new church starts.
Ying Kai and his wife Grace, Chinese–American Southern Baptist missionaries, developed the outreach and church planting program that they called Training for Trainers or T4T as a means of addressing the overwhelming challenge of an unreached people group numbering tens of millions of lost souls. Rather than simply doing evangelism, or discipleship, or church planting, the Kais felt led of God to train multiplying generations of national partners who in turn would train generations of the same.
In T4T: A Discipleship Re–Revolution fellow–Baptist missionary and author Steve Smith captures the story, principles, and spirit of Ying Kai's T4T. In this engaging 350–page book, Smith describes how God is at work in the fastest growing church–planting movement in the world today, and how its principles can be applied in your own ministry. T4T has already proven itself by adapting well to many other ministries, infusing them with reproducibility that enhances rather than competes with their own distinctive kingdom contribution.
Built on New Testament kingdom principles, T4T integrates evangelism, discipleship, church planting, and leadership development in a seamless process that has proven effective in multiplying new communities of faith. Though T4T was born in Asia, it is now bearing fruit in the U.S., as practitioners in Texas, Indiana, North Carolina and other states report multiplying generations of new believers, disciples and church starts. Learn more about T4T from its dedicated website www.T4TOnline.org.
IN A BUZZING COFFEE SHOP on a chilly Los Angeles evening, a young pastor and his two companions make the fateful decision to leave a life of ordinary and embark on a quest that will change the course of history.
Christopher Owen’s eyes gleam as he recites Jesus’ promise: “This good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all people groups, and then the end will come...
THEN THE END WILL COME!”
Arising from the shadows, an ancient conspiracy challenges the trio's best efforts, drawing them into a web of political intrigue and murder. Apocalyptic events unfold relentlessly as a global coalition mounts a final assault on the gates of hell.
COULD THEIRS BE THE GENERATION
THAT FULFILLS THE DESTINY OF HISTORY?
WILL THEIRS BE THE LAST GENERATION—
THE ONE THAT WELCOMES JESUS' RETURN?
Hastening is Book One of the two-part No Place Left saga, inspired by actual events—past, present, and future. It paints a vision of the future, and how every Christian can leave a life of ordinary to join the quest. Could this be the real story unfolding in our world?
CHRISTOPHER OWEN LIMPS FROM HIS DEATHBED, intent on completing the quest Jesus began. Surrounded by martyrdom, lawsuits, and public outcry, his ragtag team inspires a viral movement to finish the RACE others started—No Place Left by A.D. 2025 for the gospel to be proclaimed.
But as movements spread, the ruthless leader of a centuries-old conspiracy hunts Christopher and his teams from country to country. Weary of growing global chaos and terrorism, the nations of the world applaud Michael Wroth's efforts and flock to his vision of a Rebirth.
In the midst of this showdown, cataclysmic events rock the globe to its core. Doubts assail God's people as BETRAYAL, TORTURE AND MARTYRDOM REVEAL THE COST of crossing the finish line and welcoming the return of the True King.
THEY HAVE THE RESOURCES,
BUT DO THEY HAVE THE RESOLVE?
WILL THEIRS BE THE FINAL LAP?
Inspired by current and future events, REBIRTH is the finale of the two-part NO PLACE LEFT saga. Rebirth paints a picture of the glory of God and the cost to be paid by the last-lap generation. It will leave you speechless on your knees before the King. NO PLACE LEFT offers you a glimpse of your destiny in a growing movement.
Dr. Steve Smith leads a global coalition to reach every unreached people group and place in our generation through kingdom movements of multiplying disciples, churches and leaders. Steve was a church planter and pastor in Los Angeles for ten years before launching a church planting movement among an unreached people group in East Asia. He currently coaches church planting movements around the world and is the author of T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution (with Ying Kai) and the No Place Left Saga: Hastening (Book 1) and Rebirth (Book 2). Having served with IMB for 18 years, he currently serves as a Global Movement Catalyst with Beyond.org, Vice President of Multiplication with East-West Ministries and the lead facilitator of the 2414 Coalition.