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The Fuel and the Flame

by Steve Shadrach

Global Ambassador, Center for Mission Mobilization, Fayetteville, AR

and Paul Worcester

Director, Christian Challenge at Chico State, Chico CA
Published by CMM Press

The Fuel and the Flame: Ignite your life and your campus for Jesus Christ

(Advanced Readers Copy – 2020 edition, updated from original 2003 edition)

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This is a new and completely revised edition of The Fuel and the Flame, originally published in 2003. It is so new, it’s the Advanced Readers Copy produced just in time for summer projects. The final edition will be released in Fall 2020 in time for the spring semester. Authored by Steve Shadrach and Paul Worcester.

Summary: College: A four-year (or more!) window of time where a student can become and accomplish all that God has for them. This book will help you do just that as you discover a vision for your life, the kind of personal and spiritual foundation you need to build, and practical ways to share your faith, disciple others, and impact the world for Jesus Christ. The challenge? If you will fully submit yourself to the Lord to be the fuel, God will ignite your life and spread the flame of the gospel across your campus and world. So beware, what you hold in your hands may forever change you. You in?

This is the totally revised and updated version of The Fuel and the Flame! This one was written with students in mind. The original version was published in 2003 and quickly became the go-to book for a myriad of campus-based and church-based college ministries around the U.S. and beyond. However, it is high time we reexamined everything for this new generation of students in light of the challenges and opportunities that lie before you.

Our goal in this book is to focus on a few of the simple commands and modeling Jesus provided us. To be able to easily remember these commands, we will refer to them as EDM (evangelism, disciple-making, and mission mobilization). We hope that God uses the basics of EDM shared in this book to transform your everyday life and change your heart to be more like His own.

So, if you want to walk with God more closely, have a vision for your life and ministry, develop a practical plan for you to lead others to Christ and make disciples, and to impact the world for the glory of God…you’ve come to the right place! Read this on your own. Or take a small group through it. Encourage your whole college ministry to use it as their semester training tool or summer project book. Not everything in here will work for you and your group, but—as long as you are seeking to be an obedient (and teachable!) disciple of Jesus Christ—a lot will!

Table of Contents

This new, 2020 edition has 26 short chapters instead of the 10, longer chapters in the original 2003 edition.

Part 1 – The Fuel
– Open Your Eyes: How’s Your Vision? (Chapters 1-3)
– Dig Deep: Laying Your Foundation (Ch 4-11)
Part 2 – The Flame
– Show and Tell: Everyday Evangelism (Ch 12-16)
– Build Your Chain: Disciple-making Links (17-22)
– Go Global: You Are a Missions Mobilizer (Ch 23-26)

Original edition published in 2003

Written in 2003 by Steve Shadrach, the original version of The Fuel and the Flame was produced to benefit college students and ministry staff. In writing the book, Steve drew from his time in college, having been involved with Cru, The Navigators, Kanakuk Kamps, and his church. Spending the next 20 years on staff with his church as the college pastor and launching and developing the Student Mobilization campus ministry also provided valuable experience and insight to write the book. God has used it with church based and campus based collegiate ministries all over the U.S. and in numerous other countries and languages.

Completely revised edition, published in 2020.

Steve Shadrach turned the Student Mobilization ministry over to the next generation of leaders in early 2000’s and started serving and training staff and students in other college ministries across the U.S. and world. This allowed him to keep broadening his knowledge of campus ministry and observe the best of the best practices from a myriad of amazing churches and organizations. Then, in 2019, he teamed up with campus ministry leader Paul Worcester to begin a year long process of totally rethinking and revising the original The Fuel and the Flame into a brand new version. This one has much shorter chapters, is written exclusively for students, is even more practical and reproducible, and includes many new jaw-dropping life-changing stories from students across the U.S. and world. We pray God will use this edition to ignite for Christ the lives and ministries of this generation of college students all over the world. Go the new edition of The Fuel and the Flame.