Discipleship Resources

Discipleship Resources

Discipleship resources

We have collected resources for you to deepen your relationship with our Heavenly Father and to help you help others to walk closer to Jesus.

We hope you those resources helpful for your walk with the Lord. If you have any comments don’t hesitate to contact Pastor Carsten here.

Bible Study

Basic Bible Study Techniques for Individuals

The main component of every discipleship group or small group is deep study of scripture. If you are not familiar with some basic bible-reading strategies, below you will find three helpful methods for reading ANY passage of scripture. It’s not as hard as you think! Try out one that fits for you! We also have provided a list of plans for individual bible-study for your own personal times with the Lord.

  • One-To-One Bible Reading
    • A step by step guide to reading ANY passage of scripture in the Bible according to its genre.  At the end of this downloadable guide is an 8-week study through the gospel of Mark. Good for 1-2-1; Small groups, Discipleship Groups or Family discussion.
  • The Swedish Method of Bibel-Study
    Downloadable guide
    • A simple way to lead a Small Group, Discipleship Group or Family discussion on ANY biblical passage through asking three simple questions.
  • The Discovery Bible Method
    Downloadable guide
    • A simple model for reading ANY biblical passage by empowering those you are leading in a study. Good for families, small groups, discipleship groups.

Bible Reading Plans

  • Navigators
    • Three reading plans. Choose from: Journalling, to book-by-book, or a five minute a day reading plan for beginners.
  • The Definitive Bible Reading Guide
    • Every plan you can think of in one-place, including plans from reading the entire bible to short-term, 30 day, commitments. An entire spectrum of plans, including getting an Overview of the Bible; The Bible in a Year; Short-Term Commitments; New Testament Reading Plans; Sources and Other Reading Plans

Engage and Evangelise

At ICF, we realise that discipleship is a journey. Discipleship begins from the very moment we engage our neighbours, colleagues, friends and family in genuine friendship. Below we have listed some helpful resources for you to thoughtfully and lovingly engage and evangelise those the Lord has placed around you.

  • Every Person
    • A non-confrontational webpage dedicated to explaining Christian beliefs by engaging current events, questions, and common obstacles.
  • Explore God
    • A video-based explanation of foundational Christian beliefs, by various Christian speakers, authors, academics and pastors.
  • Answers to Tough Questions
    • Video answers to tough questions by trusted Christian teachers.
  • The Jesus Film
    • A movie presentation taken word-by-word from the Gospel of Luke. Plus articles and blog posts about evangelism in the midst of Corona.
  • Ray Comfort
    • A New Zealand, street evangelists, who has videos addressing current events and themes.
  • CRU Discovery Series
    • A free, downloadable, four-part walk through the gospel
  • One verse evangelism
    • A simple step-by-step guide to lead someone to Christ.


Establish and Equip

Once someone comes to the faith in Christ, the journey is not over, rather only begun! Below you will find some tested a tried resources on helping to establish and then equip others to become Disciple-makers so that they in turn can continue the mission of God.

  • Discipleship Resources:
  • Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ ( The Essentials Set) 
    • A great resource available at Amazon (can be purchased as e-book) for groups of 3-4. A typical session: 1. Core Truth; 2. Scripture Memory; 3. Inductive Bible-Study; 4. Article
  • Growing in Christ Together
    • A FREE ebook at Amazon at the moment! Growing in Christ Together is a sixteen week curriculum designed to help groups of men and women initiate this life-long process of discipleship. You will focus on the essentials of following Jesus through reading, conversation, community, and obedience. Be prepared: this is more than a Bible study you attend. Growing in Christ Together will invite you to grow as a disciple and help others grow, too.
  • Multiply
    • free e-book with study guide and video introductions by David Platt and Francis Chan; A introductory walk through the entire bible.
  • Now that I’m a Christian
    • A 10 week guide through 5 basic beliefs and 5 basic practices for a new Christian. Available at Amazon.


If you need are in need of pastoral care or biblical counsel, please email our care team

  • Paul Trip
    • A Christian Counselor, with videos, articles and daily devotionals. Basic tips for how to help those around us cope and process life’s turmoils through a Christian lens.
  • Christian Counselling and Education Foundation
    • A great resource with articles, lectures and tips for counselling our friends and family through any type of difficult season.
  • The Biblical Counseling Coalition
    • A great resource with articles, lectures and tips for counselling our friends and family through any type of difficult season.


Print and E-Books

Outside of the Bible, these 14 books have shaped Pastor Carsten’s theology more than any other literature. In his mind every Christian ought to have read these books.

  • Stott, John:  The Cross of Christ
    • A foundational study on the meaning of the Cross for the whole of Christian living. By one of the premier British theologians of the 20-century. Print and e-book available. Free audio book on Amazon.
  • Carson, D.A.: Praying With Paul: A Call to Spiritual Reformation
    • How to pray like Paul. A study of Paul’s prayers. This will change the way you pray. Print and e-book available. Free audio book on Amazon.
  • Goldsworthy, Graeme: According to Plan:
    • Getting a grasp on the unity of the Bible, its central message from Genesis to Revelation, helps immensely in understanding the meaning of any one book or passage. Amazon.
  • Tozer, A.W.: The Essential Tozer:
    • This 3-in-1 collection of A.W. Tozer’s writings will strengthen your walk with Jesus. The Pursuit of God is sure to resonate if you long for a life spent in God’s presence. The Purpose of Man is a call to worship as God reprioritizes your life and fills your soul. The Crucified Life will lead you to the cross so you can be raised to new life in Christ.ebook and Free audio book on Amazon.
  • Piper, John: Desiring God
    • This classic work by Piper is an extended reflection on the meaning of the Christian life: “To glorify God and enjoy Him forever. ” Amazon.
  • Lewis, C.S.: Mere Christianity
  • Bunyan, John: Pilgrim’s Progress 
    • A fictional allegory of the Christian life. You follow “Christian” on a journey to the eternal city. Often disguised as something that would help him, evil accompanies Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. As you walk with him, you’ll begin to identify today’s many religious pitfalls. Each character represented in this allegory is intentionally and profoundly accurate in its depiction of what we see all around us, and unfortunately, what we too often see in ourselves. But while Christian is injured and nearly killed, he eventually prevails to the end. So can you. Free e-book on Amazon.
  • Wright, NT: Simply Christian
    • Not since C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity has such a wise and informed leader taken the time to explain what Christianity is and how it is practiced. Walking the reader through the Christian faith step-by-step and question by question, Wright’s Simply Christian offers explanations for even the toughest doubt-filled skeptics, leaving believers with a reason for renewed faith.
  • Chesterton, G.K.: Orthodoxy
    • An autobiographical story of an amazing intellect coming to faith in Christ. A major reason that C.S. Lewis wrote Mere Christianity and a major reason Lewis himself became convinced of the faith. 2.99 e-book on Amazon
  • Augustine
    • Confessions is one of the great works of Western literature. In this intensely personal narrative, Augustine describes his conversion from Gnoticism to Christianity. A philosophical treatise. 3.42 e-book and Free Audio on Amazon.
  • Newbigin, Lesslie: Foolishness to the Greeks: Gospel and Western Culture
    • How can biblical authority be a reality for those shaped by the modern world? This book treats the Western World as a mission field, offering a unique perspective on the relationship between the gospel and current society by presenting an outsider’s view of contemporary Western culture. Writing from four decades of experience in Christian mission, Lesslie Newbigin applies the same discernment involved in contextualising the gospel in another culture to the issues involved in contextualising the gospel in our Western culture. 2.86 e-book and Free Audio book on amazon.
  • Keller, Tim: The Reason For God
    • In this apologia for Christian faith, Keller mines material from literary classics, philosophy, anthropology and a multitude of other disciplines to make an intellectually compelling case for God. Written for sceptics and the believers who love them.
  • Bird, Micheal: What Christians Ought To Believe
    • Bringing together theological commentary, tips for application, and memorable illustrations, What Christians Ought to Believe summarises the basic tenets of the Christian faith using the Apostle’s Creed as its entryway. After first emphasising the importance of creeds for the formation of the Christian faith, each chapter, following the Creed’s outline, introduces the Father, the Son, and the Spirit and the Church.
  • Packer, J.I: Knowing God
    • A spiritual classic … The truth he handles fires the heart. — John Stott.  Dr Packer’s volume says it simply, says it best. — Joni Eareckson Tada.  Has the rare ability to deal with profound and basic spiritual truths in a practical and highly readable way. — Billy Graham. This book is strong meat. To read and digest it is an experience no discerning reader is likely to forget. — Church Times

Online Resources

The internet is a crazy place. There are a lot of great online resources, but also a lot of junk! While we wouldn’t limit anyone to only the below websites and online resources, we can assure you that these sites will provide solid food for your soul.