Bill Morrison has dedicated much of his life to discipling students and equipping them to live on mission. His latest project seeks to extend that effort beyond the students he encounters daily.
“Offered As Worship: Attributes of a Disciple” is a 90-day curriculum Morrison recently published as a companion study to his 2016 book, “Offered.” Both draw from his more than 30 years of experience with Baptist Campus Ministries.
Morrison is the campus minister at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he has served since 1999.
Years ago he was asked to preach in Montgomery on Romans 12:1–2, he recalled. As he studied the text, he considered what it looked like for Christians to “present [our] bodies as a living sacrifice” to God. He recognized the connection between that sacrifice and seeking to fulfill the Great Commission.
The realization led to “Offered,” which aims to encourage and equip Christians to obey the Romans passage. In many ways the book is the fruit of years of work with college students.
“Truthfully the impact of this book came long before the actual book was written,” Morrison said. “We are called to live out the Great Commission as a living sacrifice. Whatever God calls you to do, His will is for you to make disciples. You can’t be an effective evangelist without discipling, or vice versa.”
“Offered” helps young adults find the connection between discipleship and evangelism. Morrison identifies the imperatives Jesus gave His disciples and categorizes them to help families serve one another.
Call to action
The companion curriculum, “Offered As Worship: Attributes of a Disciple,” goes along with the book and seeks to help equip college students and campus ministers, as well as Christians of all ages and walks of life, in discipleship through a clear call to action to invite others to join them.
“After the reader completes ‘attribute 10,’ they will be prompted to start a group with others,” Morrison noted. “We can’t just sit around and talk about making disciples. We must begin the discipleship process while we are being discipled. My focus is on ‘becoming’ rather than ‘doing.’”
Morrison hopes the curriculum will help believers become people who follow Jesus by reading the Bible, sharing the gospel and serving others. It is available on Amazon.