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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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
4. We have a four lesson introductory package (no charge) that can be shared to acquaint others with DJJ. To request a copy, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Yes, there are discipleship materials out there. We find that 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. Most don’t have a purposeful disciple-making process. Our vision at DJJ is to help change that and help churches provide a clear process of discipleship.
While they begin with salvation, they quickly move to discipleship lessons that all Christians need, no matter how long they have been a believer.
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.
We expect that most will miss weeks due to holidays, travel and other interruptions. Also, since these are actionable lessons, we can see where it may take a short time to work out your lesson. Others may be able to complete more than 1 lesson a week.
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.
DJJ materials can be used in many contexts: Small groups ,One-on-ones,House churches,Leadership training groups ,Family devotions,Children’s classes, Self-study with mentor input, Home schools ,Classrooms and classes and more!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to answer your question.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
After years of international ministry and travel to over 60 countries, we’ve learned a lot about eliminating Americanisms and creating cross-cultural materials.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.