News Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:19:22 -0700 en-us DTI Newsletter - Impacting The World! Our newest newsletter highlighting the most recent DTI happenings around the world is available now. The stories are literally world-wide ranging, from Mississippi, USA where we conducted two back-to-back mini workshops. In South Africa a Body of believers have translated the DTI manual into Afrikannas and duplicated the DTI web site in their native language. North of our border, in Canada, a faithful sister-in-the-Lord has impacted several churches and many lives by equipping believers to spiritually mentor others. There's a Cuba update and an update from Reno, NV USA on how Art and Toni Barkley (the Author of the materials) have…]]> (Frank Meitz) News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:34:37 -0700 How do I mentor someone? Have you felt the Lord’s conviction you that you should be investing in the life of a new(er) believer? Great! But, you might have questions about what a personal “spiritual mentoring” relationship looks like. Let’s take a look at how the DTI Manual and the four components of “spiritual parenting” can help you fulfill the Great Commission. The DTI materials are designed with the intent of raising questions and stimulating conversation which will lead to spiritual growth both in the mentor (discipler) and mentee (disciple). As you go through the material together there will be questions that will come up…]]> (Frank Meitz) News Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:04:51 -0800 Does God answer a child's prayer? Here's a great testimony from our just completed Cuba discipleship conference, that has nothing to do with the teaching, but was a "God Inspired" moment none-the-less. One precious 4-year old girl sat patiently through the eight hours of small group time with her mother each day. On Thursday (day four), Jeannette felt the Lord prompting us to give this little girl one of the extra dolls that we use in the new believer drama. Her eyes lit up and she smiled broadly! The mother then cried and explained that her daughter had been scribbling prayers on small pieces of paper,…]]> (Frank Meitz) News Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:30:56 -0800 The Equipping The Saints Model (working in Cuba!) Besides offering our FREE discipleship manual and other training resources here on our web site, DTI is committed in equipping believers in the Church Body to be disciple-makers who make disciples. It's based on the "Train The Trainers" model used in many business industries. In the spiritual realm we call it "Equipping The Saints" based on Ephesians 4:11-16. This model takes time to implement, however we believe that it will actually extend the "life" of most pastors as burn-out is an epidemic crippling the Church. Pertaining to our on-going mission in Cuba we have been implementing the Equipping model for…]]> (Frank Meitz) News Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:09:35 -0800 Empower, Encourage, Equip, Enjoy! In the aftermath of our just completed 11th conference in Cuba we ask the following question. How do we measure the success of a discipleship conference?  Over the years we have heard various Cuban leaders lamenting about the all too common problem when other ministries enter Cuba, conduct a conference and then leave without empowering and equipping those who attend to implement the material. Many of you may have even experienced this in your own professional careers. Just look at your bookshelf's... So DTI has been very strategic in our method of "Equipping The Saints" for our Cuba conferences. This means…]]> (Frank Meitz) News Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:42:50 -0800 Discipleship Training - Cuba Jan, 2017! Details are coming together for our two January, 2017 back-to-back discipleship training conferences in Cuba for Cienfuegos and Villa Clara provinces. We know that God is in control, and our “job” is to be in continual fellowship with Him, and pray. There are many ways you can partner with us, and our biggest need is prayer. Click here for our newsletter which lists how you can pray with us for this event. Thanks! Cuba DTI Team from November 2015]]> (Frank Meitz) News Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:54:16 -0800 Q & A With Art Barkley Q. Our church has been reviewing the DTI ‘Tool For Personal Discipleship” for some time now and would like to start implementing Phase 1 with the Spiritual Mentoring process you promote; discipling believers one-on-one. Do you suggest the mentor cover all of the Phase 1 content with the mentee? How long should this take? A. I’m very pleased to know of your interest in being used by the Lord to disciple others. The answer is yes, we recommend covering all of the Phase 1 lessons in order, as the lessons are built upon each other, similar to a house being built…]]> (Frank Meitz) News Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:40:34 -0800 NEW - Updated Free Discipleship Manual DTI is please to announce an updated "A Tool For Personal Discipleship" manual is now available in the "Free Lessons" section of our web site.]]> (Frank Meitz) News Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:25:51 -0800 Cuba November Conference Newsletter DTI just completed our eighth Equipping The Saints conference in Bayamo Cuba this past November. Click here to read the newsletter that contains many stories and testimonies of what God is doing in Cuba as well as seeing several pictures from the five-day workshop. We are tentatively scheduled to return to Cuba in January of 2017. We seek your prayers for the next conference as there are many logistical and financial hurdles that we need to overcome. Many blessings from Discipler Training International. If you are not enrolled in our electronic newsletter scroll down to the bottom of the page…]]> (Frank Meitz) News Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:47:14 -0800 A Testimony From Cuba A DTI Team just completed our 8th "Equipping The Saints" conference in Cuba. Here'a a video testimony given by Cesar, one of our Cuban trainers, of how a lady came to the Lord, just by listening to the DTI lessons being taught at a church. We are blessed by how God is working in the lives and hearts of the people in Cuba.We'll be posting more stories from the Cuba conference here and through our electronic newsletter. If you're not signed up for our newsletter scroll down to the bottom of the page and subscribe.  ]]> (Frank Meitz) News Sat, 05 Dec 2015 11:05:06 -0800