Rescue: So Others May Live!

Training Small Group Leaders for Effective Discipleship

by J.D. Wilson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/5/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781490814353
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781490814360
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781490814346

About the Book

Leadership in the church has lost its God-ordained identity as small family fellowship leaders and traded it in for a Business model of leadership. The model for church life that Jesus left as a very strong impression on the New Testament was to be part of a family - that shares each other’s burdens, and offers hope and healing prayer to one another. My purpose in writing this book is to help church leaders and small group leaders re-discover their God-given roles of family leadership. I write this message also, in order to equip followers of Jesus to model and emulate Jesus Christ to others through surrender and obedience to the Holy Spirit. Galatians clearly teaches to “Walk by the Spirit” and that should be our only goal, then Jesus can “Rescue” hearts through us.

About the Author

Pastor J.D. Wilson has twelve years’ experience leading small groups. His experience is expansive, to include leading small groups that help men who are struggling with addiction (sexual and relational) to small family fellowships that focus on holistic discipleship experiences. He has helped hundreds of men and women on their journey out of sexual addiction and emotional recovery from fatherlessness. He is ordained through Hope Community Church in Newport News, Virginia, where he completed a five-year apprenticeship in church planting and leadership development. He is currently the director of small groups at his home church, Communities of Hope, Inc. who are devoted to being a “movement of disciple makers.” He loves spending time with his family, reading nonfiction, watching inspiring movies, and enjoying a fun family board game. He is married to Ruth, and they have four beautiful children that they are called to disciple and love deeply.