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Wednesday, 10 July 2019 16:52

Are You A Typical Modern Church Congregation?

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How Discipleship is Presented in a Typical Modern Church Congregation

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 09:36

Where Am I? Diagnostic Tool

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Many believers don't know where they are spiritually. This diagnostic tool is intended to help mentors and mentees evaluate where they are in relation to four "spiritual catagories."

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 08:41

DTI APP for Mobile Devices

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 DTI material now available for mobile devices

Thursday, 07 March 2019 08:12

Praise from Vangi Munchinsky in Saskatoon

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"God is still at work in my life and in the lives of my church family. At our recent Discipleship Sunday, many came forward requesting one-on-one mentoring in response to powerful testimonies about being mentored using DTI.

Lisa H. talked about the darkness she was in before she was saved, and how I offered to disciple her."

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 05:57

DTI Devotional now live on YouVersion!

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DTI is please to announce that we are an approved partner with YouVersion and their Bible APP.  We have our first devotional, "Spiritual Transformation, Not Behavior Manipulation, Are you 'white knuckling' your Christian walk?" 

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This 6-day devotional is designed to help all believers see life more from God's perspective.

Click here to go to the devotional.

We pray you will blessed by it as we continue to seek ways to help all believers to "see life, more and more, from His perspective".

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DTI material now available for mobile devices

  • Lessons from all three Phases
  • Discussion on "Redefining Discipleship"
  • Additional videos, resources and teaching embedded in the lessons, including Art Barkley, the author teaching live in Reno, NV   (HINT: many mentors play these videos with mentees to stimulate conversation, in addition to using for their own preparation and training.)
  • Ability to download and print a PDF at the bottom of each lesson

HOW TO GET THE APP:

  • The DTI Apps are not available in any app store. To Download the APP click the links at the top of the page.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • For easy access, after opening the app, create a shortcut to your device's Home Screen. For assistance with these instructions:
    • Click on the menu icon in the upper left corner
    • Choose “App Tips” from the menu
    • Follow the instructions either for an IOS or Android device

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ACCESSIBLE OFFLINE:

  • Once a lesson is opened, the content will be “cached” and available when off-line. (without any internet or cell signal.) This will be especially important in remote areas where there is none or inconsistent internet access.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS:

Send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and let us know how you are using the app, what you think of it, and suggestions for making it more useful.

Share these links with others, especially the younger generations who use their mobile devices for most everything.

 

Saturday, 22 September 2018 10:18

Just Launched - Intentional Discipleship Communities

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 Spiritual Mentors, Frank & Jeannette Meitz are leading a group of believers getting together regularly to seek the Lord for His presence, unity, and a fresh anointing in His individual and collective calling and mission.

Using all three Phases in the DTI manual with thoughtful engaging conversations we seek the Lord and His promise of Living in The Abundant Christian Life.

We are video recording each session so pastors and leaders can use it to lead their own groups. We make all the handouts available for you!

You can access the material in several formats:

  1. From the DTI App. If you don’t have the DTI App, click here for instructions. You’ll find the Intentional Discipleship Community (IDC) section on the App Home Screen.
  2. From the Mentor Training section of the DTI web site. Choose the IDC section and follow the links.
  3. Facebook Live. We plan on streaming the gatherings live. We will announce when this launches.

Our desire is that God will make each of you into an effective “spiritual mentor / parent” and that your life will be multiplied many times over.

entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. (2 Tim. 2:2)

unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone, but if it dies, it bears much fruit. (John 12:24)

Thursday, 12 July 2018 06:15

ANNOUNCING: DTI App for digital devices!

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Have you wished the DTI manual “A Tool for Personal Discipleship” could be read with your phone or tablet? Well, now that is a reality! AND it includes video and audio snippets of additional explanations and thoughts.

DTI App now available!

(Phase 1 only thus far; other lessons coming soon!)

The DTI App is not available in any app store. You can access by clicking on this link https://dti-tool.disciplers.org/ and then add a shortcut to your device's Home Screen.

To add the app to your device's Home Screen, click on the menu icon in the upper left corner, and choose “App Tips” from the menu.

We invite you to “poke around” – use it when mentoring someone, and let us know what you think!

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Monday, 16 April 2018 08:39

The DTI Vision Statement

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Our vision for the DTI ministry is to be useful to the Lord to effectively provide discipleship resources and encouragement to the multitude of individuals, churches and ministries worldwide, who desire to put discipleship principles (spiritual mentoring) into practice.

The Lord has made me aware of the need for all Christians to have the opportunity to grow to spiritual maturity, spiritual fruitfulness and to spiritually reproduce (Col. 1:28-29).

The Lord is also providing us with a growing understanding of how to clearly explain to others the process by which that goal can be achieved in greater measure for those believers who simply have a desire to serve Him as their Master.

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Monday, 18 December 2017 09:17

Where Am I As A Christian?

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Unfortunately the American church is not having much impact on the world because the emphasis in the American church is on evangelism and getting people saved. Therefore most believers know they're going to heaven but for the most part many are left on their own trying to figure out how to live the Christian Life.

Why?

Simply put, new believers are not being mentored. They're not being shown right at the beginning of their Christian life what the Christian life is all about. Many Christians spend months and years trying to figure it out. (They Ask) “What am I supposed to be doing?”

If God didn't have a purpose for your life after you became a Christian then you have to ask yourself, “Why doesn't He (God) just take me home? Why does He leave us here?”

We believe God has a purpose for every Christian. But the majority of Christians don't have a clue what they're supposed to be doing from the time they are saved to the time they die.

As a result when you ask many believers about their Christian life they will say something like “I used to be a drunk and this (was bad in my life) and now God has saved me and I have assurance of going to heaven.

It's going from salvation to heaven but nothing in between.

Unfortunately there are a lot of believers that fall into that mindset. If you ask them, “what are you supposed to be doing here on earth between the time you’re saved and the time you die?” many believers will just express that they are trying to do their best or they are trying to live “like Christians” or they are trying to be a witness.

But for most believers that is pretty much it. (sadly)

God has a greater purpose for us than just try our best. God wants to transform our lives and He wants us to be lights through which He can flow.

As spiritual mentors if you can help a new believer to get started on the right direction right from the beginning, it’s going to accelerate their growth. There will be an acceleration of their spiritual growth. This is what we want.

There is no reason why believers have to spend time in the spiritual desert. That is not what God intended. And yet this is where the majority of Christians are - out in the spiritual desert. Not because they make a choice but mainly because no one has ever laid out the options. (See Lesson 3-4 for more on the spiritual desert)

Use the “Where Am I as a Christian?” diagnostic tool to help believers evaluate themselves as to where they are in their spiritual journey. In the Spiritual Promised Land or the Spiritual Desert? The lesson is located in the Assessment section of the DTI manual.

Click here to watch a few short teaching videos describing the lesson.

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