Dear Friends, Gospel-Centered Discipleship exists to publish resources that help make, mature, and multiply disciples of Jesus. That is our heart. Our board members and staff pray daily that we will continue to resource the Church to this end.
And we have seen God answer these prayers in tangible ways. Over the past year, we:
- Saw over 250,000 visits to GCDisicpleship.com, a nearly 30% increase from the previous year.
- Increased book sales, with our last two books becoming #1 bestsellers on Amazon.
- Increased our reach, as we donated the rights to two of our books (Raised? and The Unbelievable Gospel) to a larger publisher with greater marketing potential.
- Published our articles into foreign languages, including Spanish and Swedish.
- Distributed 1,000 copies of Make, Mature, Multiply to a church in Houston to help launch their new discipleship initiative.
God has blessed our work this year. We give him all the praise for this fruit.
Free and Reduced Resources
We join with the Apostle Paul in saying, “What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel” (1 Cor. 9:18). We are working hard to make all of GCD’s resources freely available as often as possible. Our hundreds of articles are, and will continue to be, free. While we charge for books, we price them below market value so that we can get them into as many hands as possible. Serving the Church in this way is our primary goal.
However, providing these resources free or at a reduced cost is not free to us. Like Paul’s ministry (2 Cor. 11:7-8), GCD is a donor-supported ministry. Publishing books, running websites, and creating resources costs us about $15,000 every year.
Partnering with Us
Will you consider financially supporting this work? We need to raise $15,000 over the next three months to keep this work going for another year. All gifts to Gospel-Centered Discipleship are tax-deductible and will be used to create more material that helps make, mature, and multiply disciples of Jesus.
If you’re interested in partnering with us, here are two ways you can give:
- Online: click here to make a donation online. You or your ministry can make a one-time gift of any amount, or a monthly recurring gift.
- Mail: make checks payable to City Life Church c/o GCD, and mail to: P.O. Box 19594 Austin, TX 78760.
Thank you for all that you do to help us serve the church with gospel-centered resources. Through purchasing our books, distributing our resources, and referring us to other friends, you’re helping us fulfill the work God has entrusted to us. Please pray that we will be faithful to steward this calling with excellence.
Yours in Christ,
The Board of Gospel-Centered Discipleship
Brandon Smith Jonathan Dodson Brad Watson Austin Becton