Yes, I know. We have plenty to be concerned about as believers in the West today. I have been pretty outspoken myself in the need for a revolution in student ministry, revitalization in the church, gospel recovery, and so on. And we have the matter of the culture moving to an increasingly anti-Christian posture.
Look carefully, however, and you can see another side of things. A growing number of people I know have decided to shift from political action to disciple-making, from emphasizing differences on minor points to coming together for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the need of a broken world. I want to be a part of that movement.
I have some friend — in particular Jonathan Dodson and Brad Watson — who lead a ministry and website called Gospel-Centered Discipleship. Speaking of a revolution, I have an article at their site today on the revolution needed in student ministry. You can see it here.
Check out the site, the articles, and the resources. The book Unbelievable Gospel by Jonathan should be read by every disciple-making believer. Plenty of other outstanding books, both ebooks and print versions, will assist you in your leading of others.
I will release a book with GCD this fall so keep an eye out for that as well. In the meantime, take advantage of this great resource!