Why are DJJ materials “free?”
Actually it costs quite a bit of money to operate the Discipleship Journeys with Jesus ministry. However, these expenses are paid through the generous donations of our financial partners. In this way, we are able to offer DJJ materials to everyone without charge, in the spirit of Jesus’ teaching to, “Give and it will be given unto you.” (Luke 6:38) Otherwise, many around the world would not be able to afford it, often in areas that most need discipleship training.
Please pray along with us for abundant financial provision and please consider helping to support this non-profit ministry. You can give through our DONATE page.
Who is behind Discipleship Journeys with Jesus?
We’re a non-denominational ministry which adheres to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith and you can see our statement of faith, (which comes from the National Association of Evangelicals) HERE. Our top leadership is in the hands of our Board of Directors which you can become acquainted with HERE. Our founder and president is Dr. Mark Alan Williams, whom you can get to know through his biography HERE. Ultimately we exist to honor the Triune God of the Universe whom you can come to know HERE.
What’s the biggest barrier to making disciples?
It has insightfully been observed that “Discipleship is a long obedience in the same direction.” Discipleship is not an overnight job. It takes time, it takes obedience and it takes persistence. That’s why we’ve designed Discipleship Journeys with Jesus as a series of many lessons requiring steps of obedience to the Word of God in order to move on.
How can I best introduce DJJ to my church or ministry?
1. Review DJJ carefully to make sure you understand the materials and ministry.
2. If you’re not a top leader of your ministry, share this website and the discipleship journey lessons with the leaders.
3. If they have questions you can’t answer, direct them to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. We have a four-lesson introductory QuickStart package (at no charge) that can be shared to acquaint others with DJJ. To request a copy, contact us at: email@example.com
How did this vision come about?
For years we trained thousands of church planting leaders and told them they needed a Process of Discipleship. 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 of Christ. We began the ministry in September 2016 and launched the materials in September 2017.
How can I help Discipleship Journeys with Jesus?
Your prayers for protection and God’s blessing are vital. We’re making major advances for Christ’s Kingdom! We know the enemy is not happy with what is happening through DJJ and he will oppose us in every possible way. Please sign up for our Ministry Updates here.
Please help us financially in this task of taking 100 million people on discipleship journeys with Jesus. We need funding for ministry support, for translations, for video production, for scholarships, trainings and more. Any amount you can donate is appreciated. Visit the donate page here to find out how you can help.
Spread the word
God’s command to followers of Jesus Christ is that we “Go and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19). You can help by sharing this ministry with others. Please direct people to www.djjministry.org to find out more. If you are a pastor or leader who wants to know how you can incorporate these materials into your ministry and need help, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are the materials just for new believers?
While they begin with salvation, they quickly move to discipleship lessons that all Christians need, no matter how long they have been a believer.
What topics are covered?
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.
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.
In what context can these materials be used?
DJJ materials can be used in many contexts: Small groups, one-on-ones, house churches, leadership training groups, family devotions, self-study with mentor input, home schools, classrooms and more!
What if people going through the lessons have questions?
Your first point of contact ideally would be a mentor who is taking you through these lessons. A small group leader or your pastor if you attend a local church can help you. If you do not have any local help, you can email us at email@example.com and we will do our best to answer your question.
What if I find an error in the lessons?
While we have made every effort to find any grammatical or syntax errors in the lessons, we may have missed some. If you find any, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, please make sure you are signed up to receive Ministry Updates CLICK HERE in order to be notified when changes occur. You will find the updated lessons in your downloads when you log into your account.
Do you update your lessons?
When we make corrections in grammatical and syntax errors, we upload a new file to our website. To access the new file, just log into your account and you will find it in your downloads.
I need these materials in the language of my people. What can I do?
We want to provide DJJ discipleship lessons in as many languages as possible. If you are interested in a particular translation, please let us know by emailing email@example.com. If you or someone you know is willing to donate translation services, or if you are willing to consider funding a translation please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Aren’t there other discipleship materials available?
Yes, there are discipleship materials available and many are very helpful. However, DJJ is unique in that the materials are free of charge, translated into more and more languages, accompanied by videos recorded on location in the Holy Land, provide a comprehensive A to Z path of discipleship, trans-cultural and non-denominational.
How do I get my Certificate of Completion?
When you complete each DJJ Quarter, you are entitled to a Certificate of Completion signed by DJJ President, Dr. Mark Alan Williams. To receive this certificate, please email email@example.com. You will receive a digital copy that you print. If you would like it mailed to you there will be a small postage and handling fee. If you are a mentor taking someone through the lessons, please let us know and you will receive a certificate that you are able to sign as well.