The Lord has blessed our efforts! After 12 years, there are more than 1,700 graduates of DC: Thoroughly Equipped at dozens of churches. These men and women have studied 5 hours per week and met weekly for 21 months, learning how to watch their life and doctrine closely, growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, becoming thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Our mission was to help our church and other churches fulfill the Great Commission-- to make disciples who could make disciples. We wanted to develop "thoroughly equipped" lay-leaders for the local church. We wanted to empower people to be more effective in their marriages, their families, their workplaces, and their neighborhoods. By immersing themselves in God's word through an established process, hundreds of DC'ers have learned to walk more closely with God, in greater knowledge and humility, with more competence and confidence, to be effective Kingdom workers.
Of course, there are many ways to accomplish this aside from DC. But if you don't have a plan-- or a plan to make your plan happen-- Kurt or I would be happy to talk with you about ministry, making disciple-makers, and training up lay-leaders. We also have a new website that might be useful: http://thoroughlyequipped.org. If you're interested, drop me a line.