Real-Life Discipleship

The Ordinary Man's Guide to Disciple-Making
by Tom Gensler & Tom Cheshire
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Book Synopsis:

Modern Christendom is training leaders, developing curriculums, writing books, and creating programs yet life-on-life discipleship is rare. Men in thousands of churches across the world know there is more to faith than just attending church — they know there is the potential to walk in Christ’s image, live in Christ’s image, and work to spread Christ’s word. But the one big question they are all asking is how? How do you disciple another man? The spirit of God is compelling them to seek the answer. This book is the gateway to answering that question.

The authors spent years struggling to build a life of meaning before realizing their depravity and asking the questions: “What does it mean to be a godly man, and how can I become one?” The Spirit answered by sending men into their lives to disciple them, not with disdain or judgment, but with love and compassion. These men walked along side them in the messiness of life, helping them to apply Biblical truths and spiritual disciplines in a challenging world. From their own personal journeys out of the abyss, the authors have written this book.


Learn how to build a one-on-one relationship with another man of God to help each other live a Godly life. Learn how to create a community of men who support each other in their journey toward a deeper path through life. Learn how to look within yourself and find what obstacles are blocking you from becoming the person you were meant to be. Learn how to transform your life through your relationship with God and through the discipling of other men. “Real-Life Discipleship: The Ordinary Man’s Guide to Disciple-Making” offers a gateway from confusion to clarity, from struggle to transformation.


About Tom Cheshire:

Tom Cheshire, married to his helper and wonderful wife, Jan Cheshire, they have two adult daughters Amelia and Lindleigh and son-in-law Logan. Tom served in the USMC 1976-1980 where he fell in love with aviation and a career in corporate aviation from 1980 until 2002. Tom has been in men's ministry really all his life, but has been in leadership in both his church as an elder and in the community for the last 20 years. Tom’s passion for discipleship is born out of godly men investing in him to grow in Christ. Tom is also active in his church (Delta Church) as one of the Elders, with oversight of discipleship as one of his responsibilities. Tom has been an active member of the National Coalition of Men’s Ministry (NCMM) since 2002, as well as one of the charter members of the national conference ministry, Iron Sharpens Iron. (ISI) In 2007 Tom founded his second non-profit, Relevant Practical Ministry for Men (RPM) which is a servant ministry to the local church, to see her men maturing in Christ. RPM does that by investing in pastor’s and leaders to help them develop or strengthen a robust discipleship culture.



About Tom Gensler:

Tom and his beautiful wife Lisa have been married since 2004 and are in love with Jesus and each other. They have five children Ruby (8) Moses (5) Gabriel (4) Shiloh & Selah (1) and they reside in Decatur IL.  Tom is a graduate from the University of Illinois in Springfield with a Bachelor of Arts in Management.


He served 6 years as an Infantryman in the Illinois Army National Guard and spent 14 years working in the automotive industry gaining experience in every area of an auto dealership concluding with 5 years managing a multi million dollar service department with a multi-line dealership. Tom has accumulated credit hours with Lincoln Christian Seminary and Urbana Theological Seminary in pursuit of a Masters of Divinity Degree.

He has acquired an Advanced Christian Life Coaching Certificate and has completed a Church Planting and Leadership Course through Dove Christian Fellowship International(DCFI) and is presently working to acquire a Discipleship Certificate from The Downline Institute.

As a result of their own marriage struggles, the Gensler family is passionate about men understanding all that God intended for them and in-turn love seeing marriages and families thrive.

Tom & Lisa started volunteering with RPM in 2007 and joined full-time staff as missionaries in Feb of 2013.


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