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 had a burden to memorize Scripture, to grow in practical discipleship, to get more involved in ministry--but you didn't really know where to start. 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, with 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 memorize Scripture, study and pray, 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 share practical strategies for moving forward in your spiritual life. These articles are completely FREE to members.
We also offer training on all kinds of interesting topics, ranging from Bible memorization, to time management, to ministry development. 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. They are short and easy to do!
And we have a bunch of digital Discipleship Tools. Think of them as apps you can use to read your way through the entire Bible, track your review of verses, maintain an active prayer journal, manage your time, and more. And best of all, most of these tools are absolutely FREE to anyone with an account!
And there's still more. Subscribe to our Bible Boosts, and get a FREE set of hand-picked memory verses on interesting topics each week. And there's nearly 300 sermons in our Media Center--with a new series opened up every month you can listen to for FREE.
And those early Bible study lessons? They have expanded into a complete library of resources, to help meet just about any need.
For those who are serious about climbing higher, we've organized all our training into a series of three life-changing training tracks, focused on Bible memorization, personal discipleship, and ministry leadership. These will guide you through the process of learning to take in, live out, and pass on God's Word.
To get full access, enroll in our training area. It's a complete learning environment, with students and coaches from around the world. By joining in, you get access to everything: our forum area, memory club, the prayer chapel, and every class, guide, and tool on our site.
Want to share our FAST resources with your family, small group, or church? Launch a team, and you can put our entire library of resources in the hands of people you care about most, at a reduced price. We also provide tools to help you track team activity and encourage engagement! Let's make disciples together!
Note: If you have been invited to join a team registered at FAST, please click the TEAMS link in the blue resource bar at the top of any page to find your team and join. Once approved you will have full access to all our resources.
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: