Discipleship Resources International

Discipleship Resources International

Director of Publishing Initiatives for DRI Kara Lassen Oliver shares the importance of encouraging Christian writers.  Video courtesy of Media Associates International (MAI) - www.littworld.org

Discipleship Resources International (DRI) is a ministry of the Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church (UMC) designed to support Central Conferences that are working to expand their publishing capacities in a sustainable way. "Central Conferences" are the UM bodies in Africa, the Philippines, and Europe/Russia. Learn More »

NEWS: Writing Workshops Amplify Voices from Africa for the Church and the World

When Rev. Dr. Rhoda Manzo of Nigeria attended her first United Methodist writing workshop in 2014 at Africa University in Zimbabwe, she had limited confidence in her abilities as a writer. She also was apprehensive that her writing could be used as a tool for ministry...

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Travel Journal: The Road to Discipleship — A Wonderful, Bumpy Road

By observing Advent, the church begins the Christian Year by focusing on the promises for the culmination of all things in Jesus Christ. We anticipate the Christ’s second coming to fulfill all things as a means to prepare ourselves for the celebration of his first coming […]

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General Services for Christian Worship in the United Methodist Tradition

General Services for Christian Worship in the United Methodist Tradition  (Second Edition (2016)) is an update of a resource originally published in 2000 to provide a set of guidelines and base texts in English that may be adapted or translated for use in settings outside the United States. Since 2000, several new  […]

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What We Can Learn About Evangelism from Central Conferences

Mark 1:14-20 “What can we learn about evangelism from Central Conferences?” Kathy Noble, a reporter with UMCOM, asked me this question in an interview for an article in Interpreter where she points out that “between 2003 and 2013, membership in the central conferences in Africa, Asia and Europe increased 4 […]

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God is doing a new thing through our work with the Central Conferences

6 years ago, our African Central Conferences possessed no publishing capacity to produce Wesleyan resources to support core ministries. In the Philippines, publishing capacity had become severely constrained. Today, 14 publishing teams serve these CC-s, including Bulgaria and Romania, and are responsible for a flow of resources that didn’t exist […]

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Publishing Partners

Learning from other pubishing teams  The website allows you to review the work of other DRI publishing teams—their publishing categories, titles, business models, breakthroughs, and victories. What other areas are doing can help you expand your vision for what is possible for you in your situation.   […]

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Training & Education

Raising your skill level Training notes and links are available here for team leaders and teams concerning the critical areas of publishing know-how. Training opportunities are also offered now and then, and will be featured here on this site. Training will revolve around the four primary areas of publishing: […]

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