Core Values

Servant Leadership:

We value each person and seek to serve him/her as Jesus would. We want to do all we can to lead them to a personal relationship with God, develop them to maturity in Christ and equip them to be leaders who are committed to serve other people to become all they can be in Christ. Leadership roles in DCI are functions, not positions of authority. (Luke 22:23-30; John 13:3-10)

Exchanged Life:

We recognize the importance of helping believers understand their identification with Christ in His death, burial, resurrection and ascension. This results in them living out the new life, which depends on Christ’s power for living (Colossians 1:29) and can only be experienced by daily considering oneself to be dead to sin and through the continual surrender of one’s will to His. As disciples abide in Christ, He lives His Life in them, producing abundant life and fruitful ministry through them for the glory of God. (Colossians 3:1-4; Romans 6:10-14; Galatians 2:20; Luke 9:23; John 10:10; John 15:1-8)

Spiritual Reproduction:

We value reproducing our spiritual lives and ministry skills in people as the best way to fulfil the Great Commission. As trained witnessing disciples, disciple-makers and leaders reproduce sufficiently they will impact every family, church, community, and nation. We believe biblical life principles transfer most effectively to the learner through One-to-One ministry, and multiply best in the environment of reproducing Discovery Groups. (2 Timothy 2:2; Matthew 28:19-20)

Equipping the Church:

We value the Church of Jesus Christ in its broadest definition and various forms (Matthew 18:20) as God’s instrument for bringing people into a personal relationship with Him through faith in Jesus Christ and to maturity in Christ. Therefore, as a non-profit faith ministry, we serve Christ’s Church by providing training and resources to equip Christians to be leaders and laborers who equip others to be witnessing disciples, disciple-makers and leaders. (Ephesians 4:11, 12; 2 Timothy 2:2; Matthew 9:36, 37; Luke 14:28)

Strategic Partnerships:

We value the multifaceted work of the Holy Spirit ministering to the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of people through both organizations and individuals who manifest the Lord’s Kingdom on Earth. We will explore and initiate strategic partnerships where we can come along side them to fulfill our mandate. (1 Corinthians 12:5, 6, 18, 19)

Learning Preferences:

We recognize that people have learning preferences and limitations determined by genetics, culture and education. We will seek to discover and evaluate the most effective means to motivate and equip the intended audience with Christ-centered strategies, methods and materials. (1 Corinthians 9:22, 23)

Prayer:

(Read 2 Corinthians 3:18 – 4:1)  “The world will not be changed by the overabundance of our information, but by the overflow of our intimacy (with God). So the cry of my heart these days is ‘Less Talk – More Prayer’. Where there is less talk and more prayer there will be more joy and less worry. We will have more of His presence and less of our presentations. There will be more unity and less division – more supernatural power and less superficial striving. We will experience more divine miracles with less human manipulation and more passion for the lost with less programming for the saved.” – Daniel Henderson, Keeping Perspective