Dear Carl and David,
It is with great pleasure that I write this endorsement of your Growing Deep and Strong program for the Discipling of new and maturing Christians.
In Growing Deep and Strong, God has given you the biblical pattern that will develop Christian Leaders and Disciplers.
Growing Deep and Strong provides the necessary resources to both teach the discipling process and to make disciples, so that people’s lives will be impacted, bringing Kingdom Transformation to our society.
Your work in developing the teaching material, videos, coaching manuals and retreats, provides a strong foundation to equip people on their spiritual journey that will enable them to step into God’s High Calling and purposes for their lives.
In the fullness of our God’s Blessing,
International Christian Chamber of Commerce, Australia
0423 228 125
When David W Searle and Carl John Fechner reached out to me to comment about their newly available Growing Deep and Strong discipleship course, I was somewhat hesitant. Church curriculae in the past have tended to be pedantic (scholarly) but not very rooted in what ordinary Christian living needs.
So I was delighted as I began to dig into what they have developed. From the first video, Behind the Scenes, I realized that they are talking spiritual reality, the actual war between light and darkness, between clashing world-views, and the need to learn how to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit and then to obey Him.
Christianity is not head knowledge but heart relationship. Head follows heart and not the other way around as we develop our walk with the Lord. But knowledge of God’s word as revealed in the Bible opens us up to understand and respond to the draw of the Holy Spirit to reveal Christ in us, the hope of Glory.
Many years ago, in the early days of Charismatic renewal in the UK, I heard David Watson say, “All word and no Spirit, and we dry up. All Spirit and no word and we blow up. Spirit and word and we grow up!”
May the Lord use this wonderfully developed tool to help many find their way into a deep and lasting CHOICE to grow up
“Growing Deep and Strong” provides a new Christian with comprehensive pathway and process towards becoming an biblically informed and mature Christian. It covers the essentials but goes further, and includes personal spiritual healing and growth – not only biblical knowledge. I have seen it work in the life of a new Christian. It is a very useful discipling tool.
Phil Brown Director for Oikos Australia
John W.J. Hewitt
Editor Australian IMPACT magazine
Former President Apostolic Church Australia
I certainly recommend this unique series and am impressed with its ability to establish Christians in their faith. The modules have been prepared in a manner that both enlightens the newly converted believer and increases the knowledge of the established Christian.
The program not only instructs in Christian living but disciples believers in reaching out to others. The Coaches’ Manual with filled-in answers, also questions for review and group discussion, is of inestimable value.