Discipleship Ministry Partner Development (DMPD). During the month of February the team went through a training that would help us develop and sustain a Mission Team [made up of ministry partners] that would help us in our work both financially and through prayer.
It was challenging to be honest; our sessions would start at 8am and go until about 9pm. Often times I had to step out of my comfort zones and was forced to do things the “faith” way. Like calling people up and asking for appointments and sharing what the ministry was about. Fortunately, we had awesome trainers that worked tirelessly behind the scenes and encouraged us every step of the way.
Mickey and Judy Booth, the International Directors for DMPD were with us for the first two weeks of the training and they were such a blessing to the team.
Discipleship Ministry Partner Development is how we raise support at Campus Crusade for Christ [or Cru as it is known in the US]. CCC operates financially as a faith-mission organisation. It is therefore the responsibility and privilege of each missionary to find Ministry Partners to invest in their ministry. I’ll try to write more about DMPD so that you can get a better understanding of what we do but for the moment here are a few pictures.