On this episode, Gina is joined by Marika Springer and Brittany Bowers who are two of the women who are students in our 3DM Discipleship School. Both have committed to taking ten months out of their lives to press into discipleship and mission, and both have given up a lot to do it – jobs, family, friends, and one even sold her home! But as you will hear, they both say it’s worth it!
Gina is catching them as they are completing the first of four stages of the Discipleship School and preparing to move on from Maine to make their way to Indiana. They’ll then go to California and finish in Lima, Peru. Ten months in all with immersion into four of our 3DM missional contexts. What they’re learning and experiencing and what they’ll share with us on this episode are valuable and practical discipleship and mission tools and practices.
Find out more about 3DM at: https://www.3dmovements.com/
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2023/24 3DM Discipleship School
This is a 10-month intensive gap year program (Sept-June) where you will get immersed into 4 very different contexts across 3DM North and South America. It will be a year of spiritual growth, discipleship investment, and missional engagement that will help you live the ways of Jesus in any context. Participants will get folded into the missional families in each location, receive investment and input from key leaders in each location, develop community with other participants, and engage in hands-on ministry/mission experience. Check out the information for 2023-2024 here.
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