Maybe you have heard people talk about discipleship, but don't really know how to make it work. Or you don't have the support and encouragement you need. Besides, life is so busy already--you have no idea how to squeeze more in. Where do I even start?
You are not alone
I was fortunate. When I first became a Christian, I was a young man just barely into my early 20's. 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 do and not do. Seminars and workshops, books and study guides. But when it came down 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, teacher, and now a pastor. All that time, I've continued studying, testing, and sharing secrets to a dynamic Christian life.
How FAST Started
FAST started out as a tiny ministry, making simple study guides 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 very 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 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 recent posts. Here's a few favorites you may find helpful:
- The Secret to Growing in Prayer
- Inductive vs Deductive
- The Power of Prayer in Marriage
- Four Keys to a Mission Centered Church
Tools and Training
In addition to our Monday Memo's, there are other valuable resources available to you at FAST.
Our "Dashboard" gives you powerful discipleship tools to help you study the Bible, memorize Scripture, maintain a prayer journal, and manage your time. And it's free to anyone with an account! Look for these little icons:
Our "Challenges" are short classes on various interesting topics. Most can be completed in 7 to 10 days. We try to host a different challenge every month. Sign up for whichever one is available right now and give it a try.
For those who want more, "The Journey" is a comprehensive discipleship training program designed to help you grow in your spiritual life. Learn how to take in, live out, and pass on the Word of God.
And our "Church Training" resources make it easy to put our FAST training into the hands of every person in your church. Use these tools to transform your church into a training center. You may just spark a revival...
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 all our important news and information. Then, when you have a minute, try out a challenge, or give our dashboard a spin.
It just takes a second to join, and it's free. So go ahead--sign up now: