Directed Readings in Discipleship

Directed Readings in Discipleship is an investment in yourself so you can make an investment in others later.

This course is a directed program designed to broaden and deepen understanding of Discipleship, and its application to an everyday biblically-founded faith-filled Christian life, while inspiring people to continue their own process of discipleship, educating and shaping them to better disciple others.  During the Directed Readings in Discipleship course, the student will read a large volume of reference literature from a pre-selected list determined by the course advisor.

All Participants in the Directed Readings in Discipleship course will conclude the 3 months with:
–  A greater understanding of God’s Word and many of it’s applications in life/discipleship today,
–  A broader picture of discipleship as seen in the Old Testament, New Testament and Church History.
–  A big picture view of the New Testament.
–  A Resource File Collection full of material to be used at a later date if desired.

{This course is also offered via correspondence.  Please contact for more information.}


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Weekly Schedule

The course involves reading 105 pages per day, 6 days a week for 12 weeks. Reading material will be decided by the course supervisor. Students will work approximately 6-8 hours per day. Students will also read once through the New Testament.

Assignments 48 Hours/Week

48 Hours/Week

Read 4 chapters/day of the New testament for 3 months (6 days per week).
Read the following books in 5 major categories.

• Hearing God’s Voice:
Forever Ruined for the Ordinary – Joy Dawson
Hearing God – Peter Lord.
• Nature and Character of God:
Knowing God – J.I. Packer
• Bible Study, Feeding one’s heart through the Word:
How to Read the Bible for All it’s Worth – Fee and Stuart
• Holy Spirit – The person and work of the Spirit:
Paul, The Spirit, and The People of God – Gordon Fee
• Father Heart of God:
Father Heart of God – Floyd McClung
• Kingdom of God:
The Divine Conspiracy – Dallas Willard

• Relationships
How People Change – Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp
• Intercessory prayer
Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting – Derek Prince
• Missions – Unreached People
Let the Nations be Glad! – John Piper
• Community/Team-Work
Life Together – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
• Financial Stewardship
Never Do Fundraising Again – Ken Williams
Financial Peace – Dave Ramsey
• Stewardship/Work
Ordering Your Private World – Gordon MacDonald
QBQ! – John Miller
• Worldview
The Book That Made Your World – Vishal Mangalwadi

• The Fear of the Lord
Intimate Friendship with God – Joy Dawson
• Jesus
The Cross of Christ – John Stott
• Giving up Rights
Making Jesus Lord – Loren Cunningham
• Sin, Repentance and Restitution
The Doctrine of Repentance - Thomas Watson
• Worship
Worship Matters – Bob Kauflin

• Discipleship
The Discipline of Grace – Jerry Bridges
• Identity in Christ
Victory Over Darkness – Neil Anderson
• Renewing the Mind
Love Your God with All Your Mind – J.P. Moreland
• Leadership
Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make – Hans Finzel
Spiritual Leadership – J. Oswald Sanders
In the Name of Jesus – Henri Nouwen
• Church History/Advance of the Gospel
Church History in Plain Language – Bruce Shelley

• Calling/Destiny
How Then Should We Choose?: Three Views on God's Will and Decision Making – Douglas Huffman
• Cross-Cultural Communication
Foreign to Familiar – Sarah Lanier
• Discipling Nations
Discipling Nations – Darrow Miller
• Equipping Others
Teaching to Change Lives – Howard Hendricks
• Evangelism
Tell the Truth – Will Metzger
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God – J.I. Packer
• Spiritual Warfare
3 Crucial Questions about Spiritual Warfare – Clinton Arnold

Work Duties 8 Hours/Week

8 Hours/Week

At YWAM Montana we believe in a servant-hearted attitude and lifestyle. So as a part of the DRD curriculum, you will serve in different areas on our campus for 6 hours a week. You will serve in areas like: Meal prep, Meal clean-up, housekeeping, facilities/Maintenance, etc.

Worship & Intercession 2 Hours/Week

2 Hours/Week

Time spent in corporate worship and intercession with the rest of the YWAM campus staff and students.

School Leaders


Dan Lake

Dan Lake is originally from New Zealand, and has served with YWAM for 8 years. He was on Staff in England, and Taiwan before joining staff in Montana. He's taught in 14 nations, mostly in DTS and churches. He is passionate about teaching, discipleship and leadership. He is married to Heather, whom he met during his School of Biblical Studies. He loves going to the zoo to watch monkeys.

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