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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 already so busy! How could you ever squeeze more in?

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 30 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.

On most days I post a brief devotional in our Blog with some of my latest thoughts and reflections on the life of faith. These focus primarily on key verses from the Gospels, but I skip around. My goal in these posts is to give you a small jolt of spiritual encouragement each morning. Be sure to subscribe, if you would like us to send these posts to your inbox.

We also offer more structured Training on all sorts of topics. To guide you through our library of classes, we've organized all our resources into three main tracks, each consisting of a series of small steps. We recommend working through these tracks in order. Follow this path, and you'll soon know everything you need to take in God's Word effectively, live it out practically, and pass it on to others consistently.

And we have a bunch of digital Tools you'll want to check out. I like to think of them as "apps for the soul". Use them to read your way through the entire Bible, track your review of memory verses, maintain an active prayer journal, manage your time, and much more. And best of all, most of these tools are absolutely FREE to our members!

Want to share our FAST resources with your family, small group, or church? Launch a team. Teams enable you to put our entire library of resources in the hands of the people you care about most. We also provide tools to help you track team activity and promote engagement! If you have been invited to join someone else's team, go to the TEAMS link at the top of any page to find that team and join.

And last but not least, if you would like to help support our ministry, we invite you to setup a Giving plan. Becoming a partner unlocks every resource on our site. It also makes it possible for us to share many of our resources for free, with those who cannot help at this time. It's the best way to get plugged into FAST. And the best way to help us get our training out to the world!

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