Frequently Asked Questions

  • Aren’t there other discipleship materials available? Yes, there are discipleship materials out there. But most churches don’t have a discipleship process. They have a praise band, youth ministries, sports teams, women’s fellowships, teaching, committees, and so on. But they don’t have a purposeful disciple-making process. That is what we are providing.
  • How did this vision come about? For years we trained thousands of church planting leaders and told them they needed a Process of Discipleship. But since we didn’t provide one, our fear was that most of them, especially in developing nations, didn’t have a ready-made Process available and never developed one. Our vision is to provide a process to make mature disciples. We began the ministry in September of 2016 and launched the materials in September of 2017.
  • Are the materials just for new believers? No! While they begin with salvation, they quickly move to discipleship lessons that all Christians need no matter how long they have been a believer, such as how to deal with temptation
  • How can the materials be used? DJJ materials can be used in many contexts:
Small groups
House churches
Leadership training groups
Family devotions
Children’s classes
Self-study with mentor input
Home schools
Classrooms and classes
Other contexts coming from your experience and creativity
  • What topics are covered in the 52 weeks? Here’s a sampling: prayer, the church, sacrificial service, missions, Spirit led organization and systems, opposing false teaching, persistence, reaching the unreached, following God’s calling, faithfulness when sidelined, sharing your testimony, perseverance, ministry vision, strength through weakness, sexual purity, encouraging each other.
  • Why do you charge for the materials? Why not give them away for free? Actually, we do give the DJJ materials for free to those who cannot afford them. For those who can afford them, we ask a small fee to help pay for the materials and translations for those who cannot afford to pay. If you need to request assistance, please send an email to service@djjministry.org. If you’d like to help support our non-profit ministry, please click HERE to donate.
  • Can I see a sample? Yes! To receive a download of the first three lessons, please go to our Lessons Page.
  • Do the 52 lessons have to be completed in exactly 52 weeks (one year)? No! We expect that most will miss weeks due to holidays, travel and other interruptions.
  • How do you know the materials will work in my country? After years of international ministry and travel to over 60 countries, we’ve learned a lot about eliminating Americanisms and creating cross-cultural materials.
  • Do the materials represent a doctrinal bias of a particular denomination or theological perspective? It is our desire to represent historic biblical Christianity and not the biases of a particular perspective. You can see our Statement of Faith HERE.
  • I need these materials in the language of my people. What can I do? We want to provide the DJJ discipleship lessons in as many languages as possible. To get the materials in your language, you can request translation, volunteer to translate, suggest a translator and donate to the cost of translation. Send an email to service@djjministry.org.
  • What if people going through the lessons have questions? We are working to eventually provide a Help Desk to answer questions and give mentoring to those who request it.
  • Are staff positions available? Yes. But please understand that DJJ staff members are faith missionaries who raise support for the ministry. Please see our Staff Opportunities for a list of roles needed. If interested, please send an email to service@djjministry.org.
  • Can I help? Yes! You can: 
1. Pray
Your prayers for protection and blessing are vital. I know the enemy is not happy with what is happening. He will oppose us in every possible way. Please pray and if you are not yet on my prayer update list, you can sign up HERE
2. Provide
Please help us financially in this journey of making a half million disciples! Here’s how you can help do this:
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