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Discipleship Resources International Quarterly Newsletter (March 2016)

Français  |  Português March 2016 Subscribe A Voice From the Shore by Rev. Stephen Bryant Many of our pastors confronted with our denominational concern for “congregational vitality” feel the same discouragement Peter and the disciples felt when “after fishing throughout the night they […]

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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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Discipleship Resources International Newsletter (Issue 9, July 2015)

From Rev. Stephen Bryant "How Many Loaves Have You?" A Lesson on the Vocation of Writing Mark 6 marks a shift in emphasis from a focus on what Jesus can do to what the disciples can do by faith with him. Jesus continued to circulate among the villages teaching and healing […]

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Discipleship Resources International Newsletter (Winter Issue, February 2015)

From The Rev. Stephen Bryant Publishing Teams Respond to Ebola The written word can bring healing! DRI and DRI publishing teams have become active participants in the church’s response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Ebola is what experts call a “social disease.” It destroys […]

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Discipleship Resources International Newsletter (Issue 7, November 7, 2014)

From The Rev. Stephen Bryant Five Cries of Central Conferences Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, was stuck on the side of the road in Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples passed by on the way to Jerusalem, Bartimeaus cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Mk. 10:47). […]

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Pastor Praises the E-Reader Project

Last spring I was looking at the website for Discipleship Ministries and found a project that immediately drew my attention. It’s a project to provide E-readers filled with books for seminarians (graduate students preparing to be ordained) in Africa and in the Philippines. Think about it. You take […]

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Discipleship Resources International Newsletter (Issue 6, February 15, 2014)

From the Director, Rev. Steve Bryant Breaking News: Jesus Was A Publisher Did you know Jesus was a publisher? The Bible tells us he was a carpenter by family trade, but it also tells us that at age thirty he became God’s favored publisher on earth. The English […]

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Discipleship Resources International Newsletter (Issue 4, October 2012)

Resources for Transformation by Steve Bryant, Director As I write, two things meet in my mind. First, thoughts of you and the ministry potential of your publication teams. Second, the story of Jesus changing water into wine and turning a wedding party into a glory sighting (John 2:1-11). “Six […]

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Discipleship Resources International Newsletter (Issue 3, August 2012)

Growing Number of Resources Available The DRI network of United Methodist publishing teams is growing. It is growing in number of teams, but it is also growing in quantity of resources available for every team to access for use, adaptation, or translation in your country. When the publishing team in […]

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Discipleship Resources International Newsletter (Issue 2, June 2012)

General Conference 2012 In the months leading to General Conference 2012 (GC 2012), we told you that the future of the work we began with you was uncertain. Strong efforts were underway to combine all general agencies into one super agency and to reduce agency funding in ways that could have diminished or […]

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DRI Establishes Publisher in Malawi

DRI is pleased to announce Kara Oliver will be the point person in Malawi. Immersed in the Waters Kara Lassen Oliver When I arrived at Soulfeast, the Upper Room’s annual spiritual formation event, I knew that God had begun to stir my soul. My husband and I were […]

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Steve Bryant named as Director of Discipleship Resource International

(NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 11, 2009/Discipleship Ministries) — The Rev. Stephen Bryant, outgoing world editor and publisher of Upper Room Ministries, is staying put. Effective July 1, 2009, Bryant becomes special assistant to the general secretary for Development of International Resources and Initiatives at The United Methodist Discipleship Ministries. "I am delighted to announce […]

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