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Buy this book:* Because you are interested in growing saints more than counting converts.* If you are looking for the healthy way to grow people.* Because you have a vision for soulwinning and the disciple-making process.* If you need tools to helpMoreBuy this book:* Because you are interested in growing saints more than counting converts.* If you are looking for the healthy way to grow people.* Because you have a vision for soulwinning and the disciple-making process.* If you need tools to help develop the leaders in your church.Disciple-making is not an option – it is the end product of the church. New birth and church attendance are essential processes- however, a church can have large Sunday attendance, many converts, and not be developing disciples for Jesus Christ. Turning new believers into disciples closes the back door of the church. Listen to one pastor who discovered this:In 1985, God dealt with me to start a discipleship class. I did the classes until someone else was trained. Over the past twenty years, those who go through Discipleship classes have about a 75% retention rate. Many become involved in some ministry. We retain less than 20% of those who dont take a discipleship class. And of those who do stay, they do not grow spiritually-just become basic Sunday morning bench warmers. Over the years, we have broken the barriers of 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500. We now occasionally bump over the 600 mark in Sunday attendance. Discipleship has been the key. -Pastor Paul Graham (Montreal, Canada)Does this sound familiar? Does your church seem to be stuck in this pattern? Are people being converted, only to disappear after a few months?You Wouldnt Want An Ostrich For Your Mama is an excellent resource designed to equip you to retain new believers. General Home Missions Director of the United Pentecostal Church and former pastor, Carlton Coons heartbeat is to develop people and provide tools to get the job done. His book asks the question How much does your involvement and mothering style in your local church resemble that of an ostrich? He then provides practical ways to transform ostrich churches into mothering churches. Whether pastor, discipleship director, or faithful saint – it takes the whole church. We all must accept the vision for discipleship, commit to working together to help transform our churches into nests, and actively care for the babes God gives us.