Dann Spader is a disciple-maker who has spent his adult life exploring what it means to take someone from being a seeker to making disciples themselves. Over 750,000 people in 80 countries have been trained to make disciples through organizations he has led. Through studying the life of Christ and His disciple-making methods, Dann developed 4 Chair Discipling, a simple picture for others to follow. Jesus' last words on earth had a few very specific instructions: Go, make disciples, baptize, and teach.
But what does that mean for us today? Well, it's not easy. But it is simple. Teacher and leader Dann Spader explains disciple-making as a process of moving people through four chairs, from someone seeking to know more about Christ to someone who makes disciples themselves.
Chair 1: Come and See (John 1:39)
Chair 2: Follow Me (John 1:43)
Chair 3: Become a Fisher of Men (Matthew 4:19)
Chair 4: Go and Bear Fruit (John 15:16)
In the process of His four-year ministry, Jesus realized that different people are at different stages of growth and development, and He works to challenge each of them to the next level. In 4 Chair Discipling, you'll get a clear and simple picture of how to follow in Jesus' footsteps and do the same thing.
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Of all the disciplers I know, my friend Dann Spader is at the top of the list. He disciples with his life, through his seminars and workshops, and now, thankfully, through this powerful book. Highly recommended!
Joe Stowell, president, Cornerstone University
Few people have the reputation of Dann Spader—with a life's passion for making disciples. Now in 4 Chair Discipling, Dann challenges us to walk more faithfully in Jesus' calling. Read and dwell on this helpful book.
Ed Stetzer, president, Lifeway Research
Dann Spader's giftedness and knowledge have been a huge help to Southeast Christian Church. His 4 Chair Discipling can be an enormous benefit to your church as well. Learn to make disciples who make disciples by studying how Jesus modeled it for all of us. It's a journey you'll want to take!
Dave Stone, senior pastor, Southeast Christian Church
Dann Spader and Sonlife played a part in our journey here at Real Life to discover a reproducible discipleship model that would work in a church. Dann has been committed to doing discipleship Jesus' way and he has inspired many to follow suit. For those who have listened it has been life and ministry changing. He is one of the voices that should be heard in a church culture badly in need of Jesus and His methods for discipleship. I encourage you to read what he has to write.
Jim Putman, senior pastor, Real Life Ministries
Who could deny that the responsibility to make disciples would be at the top of the list of what Jesus wants/commands his people to do? Yet, who would deny that most of us don't know quite what that is or how to do it? Dann Spader's 4 Chair Discipling blends rich biblical instruction and insight along with skilled and fruitful experience to help Christians understand and embrace the call to make disciples. Following Jesus requires this of us, and Spader's work provides hope and confidence in understanding how Jesus would have us to proceed.
Bruce A. Ware, professor of Christian Theology, Southern Seminary, author of The Man Christ Jesus: Theological Reflections on the Humanity of Christ
Dann Spader has taken the popular concept of "servant leadership" and created a very practical and sustainable method for discipling people to actually BECOME servant leaders. Spader's 4 Chair Discipling is a highly effective way to model and implement Jesus' approach and command for making disciples. This work is much-needed, long over due, and could serve as a core approach for discipling and apprenticing in any growing ministry or church.
Jon Ferguson, Community Christian Church, New Thing Network
My friend Dann Spader, is passionate about making disciples. And his latest book, 4 Chair Discipling, captures a simple and powerful way to become more effective in making this happen. I highly commend it to you.
Josh McDowell, author of more than eighty books including More Than a Carpenter