DISCIPLING FOR DEVELOPMENT (D4D)
HOW IT WORKS
Discipling for Development® is a ministry that helps people in community to become all God intends them to be. This is a God-empowered, relational process, in which experienced facilitators assist the people of a community to grow in their ability to solve problems and to reproduce this process in other communities. Ongoing transformation of individual and collective thought and behavior results in personal growth and improvement of community (health, agriculture, water, and relationships) for the glory of God.
The Discipling for Development ministry process is based on the following principles of effective community development and discipleship:
Spiritual Formation—Ongoing transformation of the messenger is a prerequisite for transformation of communities.
Incarnation—The messenger identifies with the community to create understanding and demonstrate the Good News.
Transformation—Transformation of communities results when the Good News comes in power, truth, and love.
Integration/Holism—Effective community development integrates all of life and community.
Empowerment—Effective community development builds the capacity of a community to become all that God intends for it to be.
Community—Impact is magnified as a unified community ministers among other communities.
My name is Feni Wandwasi. I appreciate M: MM for the knowledge and skills they gave me that has helped me to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of my life. I now hold a leadership position in my church, minister to the sick and are healed through prayer, & have wedded with my husband in church. Four of my children and many community members have given their lives to Christ through witnessing to them. I am now able to read the Bible and share with Christians I lead Bible studies! I do whole-life discipleship (areas of Environment, Agriculture, Income Generation and Spiritual) in my community. Am in a saving group which has helped me to manage my family financially and am food secure because of skills acquired!