Training with no frontiers, no walls and no fees since 1985. 5000+ pages of free resources in 27 world languages.

Welcome To The DCI Pages

Les and Pilar Norman the founders of DCI say, “Since 1984 we have been serving in this movement for prayer, mission and justice for the poor across the developing world. We help to train believers on all five continents to become disciples and grow into being leaders who follow Christ in their home, small group, church, …

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Our Discipleship Training Is Free

The DCI School if Mission is first of all free and follows the training methods of Jesus and Paul. There are no walls, no frontiers and because it is not traditional Bible School there are no fees, exactly as you find in the New Testament. Since 1987 we have been making these materials available on …

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A Free Book to Download

Les Norman, the founder of DCI in 1985, says click here to download a free copy of my book of 365 true short stories from our forty years in Christian ministry in mission, training and establishing churches. Click here to go to Amazon Kindle buy a hugely  discounted copy of my book of 365 unique …

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WHICH TWO QUESTIONS ARE STILL ENOUGH TO CHANGE THE WORLD

There are two questions that everyone who follows Jesus needs to ask, sooner rather than later so as not to let life slip through their fingers.  Saul, soon to be known as Paul, the apostle, wasted no time at all in asking these two questions even when he was face down in the dust of …

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WHAT WOULD WILLIAM BOOTH SAY TO OUR NEW PRIME MINISTER

  Just ten minutes from our home is the terraced house in Nottingham, England where William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, was born in 1829. You can still visit Booth’s home where a young man from the Salvation Army will tell you the story and show you Booth’s bed, his Bible and his …

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WHEN HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS

Earlier this month our friend Pastor Emmanuel made a perilous four hour journey in an open speedboat on a choppy sea crossing the Atlantic coast from Nigeria to Cameroon. Emmanuel was met by Pastor Gaius and together they set about finding believers to make into disciples and finding learners to make into leaders. What happened …

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WHEN LIFE GETS COMPLICATED HERE’S WHAT TO DO

It became so complicated and that was in just the first five minutes.  If we said yes to a ‘you must come’ meeting, three other people were going to be upset with us. If we said no to the invitation, the people there would be even less happy than the people here. The dates clashed, …

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HOW SOME PEOPLE LEARN TO APPRECIATE THE INVISIBLE

  This month the biggest School of Mission we have ever seen is meeting for the first time and every one of the hundreds of students would love to go over the borders. We have waited forty years to hear this.  Unfortunately, however, not one of them will be going anywhere, anytime soon. That’s because …

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SO WHEN DID WE BECOME CIVILISED?

 Margaret Mead was once asked how she discerned the first sign of civilization in prehistoric cultures, perhaps in their pottery or tools? “Not so,” said the renowned anthropologist, “For me, the first sign of civilization is when I find a leg bone that has been broken and then healed. If an animal breaks a leg, …

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HOW FAR IS FURTHER ? WE JUST FOUND OUT . . .

  This week Patrick and Emily, of retirement age, are not in the garden, not going on a cruise and not feeling bored by the television.   In fact they are so deeply entrenched amongst an unreached and unfriendly people group that even we do not know which continent they are on. They only say …

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WE SHOW YOU A BETTER WAY TO OPEN THE DOOR TO REVIVAL

  Andy is Cuban and has grown up with all the difficult politics and economic blockades that have been part of life in Cuba for as long as we can remember.  We first met Andy and his wife years ago when they sold their wedding rings to help fund a mission outreach in Cuba. This …

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SO, HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE YOU TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND?

  When our pet dog died after 17 years with us, the good people of our village decided to lend us their own dogs to fill the emptiness in our home. The first to come was a Chihuahua which in one day made three attempts on my life and drew blood twice. Only its diminutive …

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