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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 somehow, 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 the Christian life. They taught me how to study and pray, memorize Scripture, deal with temptation, 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 that 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 tools to help them grow spiritually. I spent 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 a Spirit-filled Christian life.
How FAST Started
FAST started out as a tiny ministry, making simple training resources available to individuals here and there. It has since grown 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 the best research in discipleship available anywhere. It's how our growing community stays connected.
My goal in these memos is to help get your week off to a good start. And even more, to give you practical strategies and resources to help move you forward in your spiritual life.
If you are new to FAST (and that's probably why you are reading this page), consider checking out some of my more recent posts. Or, here's a few favorites you might enjoy:
- Teaching vs Training
- The Power of Prayer in Marriage
- Inductive vs Deductive
- Four Keys to a Mission Centered Church
Tools and Training
In addition to our Monday Memo's, there are other valuable resources available to members of our FAST community.
We offer short classes on all kinds of interesting topics, like prayer and time management. Most can be completed in about a week. And we try to offer a different FREE class each month. Sign up for whichever one is available right now and give it a try. Or become a partner, and take any class you want!
We also have a full dashboard of powerful discipleship tools to help you read through the Bible, memorize Scripture, maintain a prayer journal, manage your time, and more. And they're available FREE to anyone with an account! Just log in and start exploring!
For those who want more, we offer advanced training programs designed to help you grow in specific areas. These includes a whole library of printable study guides, and periodic live classes with a team of dedicated coaches. These require you to move from member to partner, but it gives you access to cutting-edge resources proven effective in the lives of thousands.
Lastly, we have a special option for churches who want to put our training in the hands of every member. We'll work closely with you to help transform your church into a training center. Be sure to check out that section of our site and then contact us if you would like to learn more.
Join Our Community
Don't feel you have to explore everything right now. Just create an account and get signed up. You'll start getting our Monday Memo's right away, and we'll keep you posted on upcoming training events and other important news about our ministry. Then, when you have a minute, check out a class, or give our dashboard a spin.
It just takes a second to sign up, and it's FREE. So go ahead--join now: