If you are like most of the people in our community, you want to climb higher in your walk with God. But sometimes, that experience seems just out of reach.
Maybe you have heard people talk about discipleship, but you are not really sure how it all works. Or you don't have the support and encouragement you need. Besides, life is so busy already--how can I squeeze more in? Where do I even start?
You are not alone
I was fortunate. When I first became a Christian, I was just a young man barely into my 20's, and virtually no church background. But some college friends immediately took me under their wing and introduced me to the nuts and bolts of personal discipleship. They taught me how to study and pray, memorize Scripture, discern God's will, witness, and more. They lived the life before me, and I began to grow.
At first, I assumed every new Christian got this kind of help. But I quickly discovered that was not the case. Lot's of information about the doctrines of the Bible. Lot's of sermons on what we should and shouldn't do. Seminars and workshops, books and study guides. But when it came to the nitty, gritty of how to make the Christian life actually work--there wasn't much help around.
So I began to focus my life on giving people real life answers to real life discipleship. The Lord opened doors for me to spend the next 20 years traveling the world as a speaker, writer, educator, and pastor. And all that time, I've continued studying, testing, and sharing secrets to practical Christianity.
What is FAST?
FAST started out as a tiny ministry, making simple study guides available to individuals here and there. But it began to grow, as people told their friends about our resources. And it has since developed into a thriving community with thousands of believers from around the world sharing and encouraging each other in their walk with God.
Each week I send out a brief Monday Memo with some of my latest research, as well as ministry news. It's how our community stays connected. My goal in these memos is to help you get your week off to a good start, by giving you practical strategies to move forward in your spiritual life. These articles are completely FREE to members.
And those early Bible study guides? They expanded into an entire library of Training Resources, on all sorts of interesting topics, ranging from Scripture memorization, to time management, to personal ministry. And we try to offer at least one FREE class each month. Sign up for whatever class is unlocked right now and give it a try. Many can be completed in just a few days.
We also have a full suite of Discipleship Tools to help you grow spiritually. These can help you read your way through the entire Bible, memorize hundreds of verses, maintain an active prayer journal, manage your time, and more. And best of all, all our core tools are available FREE to anyone with an account!
And there's still more. You can subscribe to our weekly Bible Boost, with hand picked memory verses on interesting topics. And there's nearly 300 sermons in our Sermon Archives--with a new series opened up every month for members. Go ahead, listen in. Actually, there's always something new at FAST. And the best way to keep up with it all, is simply to join now!
For those who are serious about climbing higher in their walk with God, the best way to experience FAST is to join our Student Lab. We've organized our entire library of training resources into a detailed, step by step Roadmap, and wrapped it all up in an interactive learning environment, with students and coaches from around the world. And as a Lab member, you get instant access to it all: our forum area, the Juice email blog, our memory club, the prayer chapel, and every class and study guide on our site. Hands down, it's the best way to plug in.
We also have an option for individuals who want to share our resources with their family, small group, or church. By registering a Training Team, you can put our entire library of resources into the hands of the people you care about most, at one low price. We also provide tools to help you track team activity and promote engagement! Check this option out if you want to use our materials in discipling others. Let's work together!
Note: If you have been invited to join a team registered at FAST, please click the TRAINING TEAMS tab at the top of any page to find your team and ask to join. Once approved you will have full access to our Student Lab and Training Team tools.
Don't feel you have to explore everything right now. Just create an account and get signed up. It just takes seconds to join, and it's FREE: