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The XYZ of Discipleship





Format: Paperback

Size: 216mm x 140mm

Pages: 232

Release Date: May 2020

Price: £10.99

ISBN: 9781912863433


Today's key challenge for the church in the West is to reach and raise the next generations – often missing or misunderstood – yet vital to the future of contemporary society and to Christianity. Drawing on 20 years of fruitful experience, and carefully analysing Britain's present cultural context this book explores how to disciple today's Millennial (Gen Y) generation and their teenage/early adult successors Gen Z.


With plenty of positive insights into the opportunities these generations possess, it speaks into how to help build solid foundations of identity and purpose for young adults and assesses some of the biggest challenges to Christian discipleship in today's culture. It will equip individuals who seek to mentor, parent or lead young adults into discipleship in the everyday and within church, as well as those of Y & Z age who are passionate to understand and disciple your own generation. It concludes with practical guidance and a passionate challenge to established churches who wish to reach these generations.


Revd. Nick & Marjorie Allan planted The Well Sheffield, a Baptist church known in the UK for its innovative use of social media and for successfully reaching and discipling students and young adults. They regularly speak at conferences and church growth training, and co-host the Wise Lives podcast/YouTube show. They enjoy raising their 3 children, keeping fit, reading, hiking with their Border Collie and good coffee.


'For anyone seeking to evangelise and disciple Generations X and Y, Nick and Marjorie's book offers a wealth of insight from their experiences and life-wisdom of working among this generation. As they point out, there is great spiritual hunger and need among this age group, but in an environment where the church is struggling to reach this demographic, their book is a much-needed resource.'


Dr. Lucy Peppiatt, Principal, Westminster Theological Centre

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