1. Growth Points 54: Three Truths for Discipleship

    September 10, 2014 by Paul Chappell

    Those of us who are passionate to see reproduction in local church ministry know that there is a process involved in Christian growth and maturity. This is true whether we are talking about a new Christian developing into a leader within the church or a young man who is called into the ministry developing into the ability to serve as a pastor.

    Philippians 4:9 gives us this necessary process for discipleship: “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”

    And yet, too often, we become one-dimensional in how we train new Christians and develop new leaders. If we neglect—or only partially fulfill—any of the process, we end up with only partially-matured Christians.

    In this week’s Growth Points video, I invite you to look with me at the three-fold process the Apostle Paul followed as he discipled others.


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  2. 10 Ways to Know if You Should Read Out of Commission

    May 28, 2014 by Paul Chappell

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    As I wrote my newest book, Out of Commission, I had a specific audience in mind—you!

    Seriously, I wrote this book for both pastors and laypeople with the goal of encouraging and equipping all of us in making Christ’s last command our first priority.

    If you’re wondering if this book is indeed for you (or if it would be a good read for someone you know), here are ten ways to know: (more…)


  3. Read Out of Commission before It Ships

    May 12, 2014 by Paul Chappell

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    Hard copies of my newest book, Out of Commission, will be available May 27. But beginning this week, Striving Together has opened the book for presales with bonuses for purchasing early.

    One of these presale bonuses is a free ebook copy—available for immediate download! (Other bonuses include free tracts and quantity discounts.) For more information or to order your copy, visit Striving Together Publications.

    Please pray with me that the Lord will use this book to reignite a passion for the lost and a commitment to obeying the Great Commission among Christians and churches around the world.


  4. Preview Chapter of Unreleased Book

    May 9, 2014 by Paul Chappell

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    Late last summer I began writing Out of Commission, a book that I pray will help many Christians and local churches to make Christ’s last command our first priority.

    Out of Commission is unique in that it is the first comprehensive book I’ve written on soulwinning. It identifies both problems and solutions—why we don’t evangelize as we should and what we can do about it. It is both diagnostic and practical.

    It’s also unique in that, as a guide book, it is not written only to pastors or church leaders, and neither is it written only to new soulwinners. It is for pastors and church members alike—for anyone and everyone who desires to obey the Great Commission.

    This book releases at the end of May, with presales (including special offers) beginning early next week. I’m excited about it’s release, and I’d like to make the first chapter, entitled “The Cost of Neglect,” available even before the book is back from press. (more…)


  5. Because Jesus Saves…

    April 19, 2014 by Paul Chappell


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    Every person you talk to today is a person for whom Christ died…and rose…and offers salvation.

    And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.—1 John 2:2

    And He has given you and me the incredible privilege—and responsibility—to share the gospel with them.

    Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.—2 Corinthians 5:20

    Jesus saves! And because He does, we want to tell everyone the good news.

    There’s no better time than Easter to share the gospel with your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers. Many people who don’t ordinarily go to church will even be willing to go with you on Easter Sunday.

    Over the past ten days, our church family has delivered tens of thousands of invitations for Easter at Lancaster Baptist Church to homes in our community.

    Our church choir and media team have been working for weeks on an original Easter production simply titled “Jesus Saves.” We will present this in three services this weekend, and during each service, I will preach a gospel message on the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. (more…)