Friday, July 1, 2016

Doulos Training School

The Doulos Training School (DTS) is a ministry of Doulos Missions International. It is intended to provide teaching and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work (2Ti 3:17).  This is a distance education school, so all training is conducted over the Internet.  It is an international school for adult students in every nation on earth, and is intended for those who already have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, who desire to become a disciple that makes disciples.

Requirements
In addition to that requirement, and the academic requirements, students are also required to do practical work throughout the course of their studies in the DTS. That includes maintaining a daily prayer life, daily Bible reading, participation in a discipleship group, known as a Life Transformation Group, evangelism, service for the Lord in some capacity, weekly participation in local worship services (may be a house church, not necessarily an institutional church), giving tithes and offerings, accountability and submission to godly oversight.  Therefore, please pray before you decide to enroll in DTS, and count the cost, since this is a big commitment that should not be made lightly, and we want you to be led by the Holy Spirit. Since you will be required to submit to this process I've just outlined, in order to maintain your enrollment, you will need the Lord's help to endure to the end.

Auditing the Courses
Of course, anyone who wishes to simply audit the courses may do so without enrolling.  All they need to do is click the links and read the articles. That will still be instructive and edifying, but the results will not be the same as experienced by those who enroll.

Enrollment
To enroll in the DTS, please subscribe to this blog and also submit a comment below introducing yourself to me briefly. Please give me your email address, and the comment will be not be published, but it will allow me to get in touch with you privately via email in order to respond to you, and to send you a brief application for enrollment. That will also allow you to contact me with questions throughout the course of your studies.

Tuition
Doulos Missions International (DMI) offers this DTS to those who meet the requirements, and is free of charge to all who attend.  However, if you are able to give offerings of any amount to DMI, it would be greatly appreciated, since this ministry is supported by those who give to it financially from their own means that the Lord has provided. As the Scripture says, "The one who is taught the Word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him." (Gal 6:6).  The Lord will bless you as you give, and your giving will be a part of your discipleship training as well. Since there is no tuition fee, the amount you give will be in proportion to your means.  As Paul wrote: "For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have." (2Co 8:12).  You may use the Donate button in the side bar for any offerings to DMI.

Time Commitment
The DTS course load is geared for working adults, and we understand how busy you can be, so we have made it so that it is not too time consuming for you.  The minimum effort for core tasks that are measurable should be about six to seven hours per week on average. That's about sixty to ninety minutes per day on average. If you are considering enrollment, we recommend reviewing the Curriculum Overview and the Course Load Overview for more information to help you determine whether you are able to afford the time commitment.

Award for Completion
There is no degree awarded for completion of the DTS, such as a Bachelor's degree, Bible school diploma, or Certificate of Completion. However, the righteous receive an eternal reward in heaven for every righteous deed done for the Lord. That includes prayer, worship, Bible reading, giving tithes and offerings, evangelism, and service in the Church. The earthly award for completion of this course of study is that you may be adequate, equipped for every good work in the Lord's service.

Servant
My name is Len Lacroix, and I am the founder of Doulos Missions International. I will be providing these services by the grace of God. I have known Christ since 1986 while serving in the US Army Infantry. You can read my testimony called The Truth Set Me Free! I graduated from Zion Bible Institute (now Northpoint Bible College) in 1992 with a diploma in Bible and Ministry. I also graduated from Regent University's School of Divinity in 1995 with a Master's degree in Missiology (World Missions).  I am married to my wife Jennifer, and together we have had five children, which we are still raising.  They range in age from six through seventeen years old. We spent over four years in Eastern Europe as missionaries, making disciples and training others to so do. You can read more about us on our ministry website.

Training Structure
This school is divided into three years with each year having four quarters of training.  Each quarter lasts a total of twelve weeks or three months. Below you will find the links to the curriculum for each quarter:

First Year Second Year Third Year
First Quarter First Quarter First Quarter
Second Quarter Second Quarter Second Quarter
Third Quarter Third Quarter Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter Fourth Quarter Fourth Quarter

Schedule
The school runs on a schedule, so it's important to enroll in time. There are four opportunities during the year to begin. If you miss the deadline to enroll at the beginning of a quarter, then you will need to wait until the start of another quarter to begin. No matter when you start, you will begin with the first year, first quarter curriculum and proceed with all subsequent quarters in sequence without breaks until you have completed the entire training at the end of three years.

Quarter Beginning Date Ending Date
Quarter A September 1 November 30
Quarter B December 1 February 28
Quarter C March 1 May 31
Quarter D June 1 August 31

If you are considering enrollment, we recommend reviewing the basic rules that help to provide structure and accountability to the discipleship process.

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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org. Partner with us online by giving to DMI.

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Our gift of these articles by Len Lacroix is made possible in part by your gracious support of the ministry.  Our ministry partners, who sponsor us, share a passion for reaching people for Jesus Christ, and we'd love to have you join us in this effort.  One way you can do so is by giving financially.

There are two ways to donate to Doulos Missions International. You may either send a check or money order by mail or you may donate securely online.

Doulos Missions International, Inc. is incorporated in the State of New Hampshire as a publicly-supported non-profit charity.  We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax exempt organization under IRC 501(c)(3). Contributions made to this organization are tax deductible.

Online Donations
You may use an electronic check or a major credit card to make a gift today. Click here to donate.

By Mail

You may send your check or money order made payable to Doulos Missions International to the following address:


Doulos Missions International
PO Box 5526
Manchester, NH 03108-5526

By Paypal or Payza
You may also securely send money directly to Len Lacroix via Payza or Paypal, which are alternatives to donating to DMI, especially for those who are not within the US or Canada.  DMI only accepts credit cards from the US or Canada, but Payza and Paypal are more international. Please note that these alternatives are not tax-deductible, and will not be given to DMI, but to me personally. Just message me through the comments section of this post to get my email address for Payza or Paypal.



"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Luke 6:38


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First Year - First Quarter

Welcome to Doulos Training School!

The following is a list of courses to be covered in this quarter:

Theology I Foundations I Discipleship I

Videos
If an article features one or more videos, viewing is required for the completion of the course.

Practicum
As your practical work for this school, you need to be a part of a Life Transformation Group (LTG) by either joining an existing one that operates according to the description I have provided in this blog, or starting an LTG of your own that follows the same process I have laid out. This is not meant to replace your regular Church attendance.

Disciplines
Be sure to schedule time each day for prayer, worship, and Bible reading. It is recommended that you read at least twenty-five to thirty chapters of the Bible per week. I also recommend that you read one Psalm and one chapter of Proverbs per day. I suggest reading the chapter in proverbs that corresponds to the day of the month (e.g., Proverbs 1 on the first day of the month, Proverbs 2 on the second day, etc).

Moreover, it is wise to also develop a lifestyle of fasting, whereby this is a part of your life each week in some way. In addition, be sure to faithfully give tithes and offerings to the Lord.

Back to DTS Home Page.     
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org. Partner with us online by giving to DMI.

First Year - Second Quarter

Welcome back to Doulos Training School!

The following is a list of courses to be covered in this quarter:

Christology I Theology of Prayer I Discipleship II
Foundations II

Videos
If an article features one or more videos, viewing is required for the completion of the course.

Practicum
As your practical work for this school, you need to be a part of a Life Transformation Group (LTG) by either joining an existing one that operates according to the description I have provided in this blog, or starting an LTG of your own that follows the same process I have laid out. This is not meant to replace your regular Church attendance.

Disciplines
Be sure to schedule time each day for prayer, worship, and Bible reading. It is recommended that you read at least twenty-five to thirty chapters of the Bible per week. I also recommend that you read one Psalm and one chapter of Proverbs per day. I suggest reading the chapter in proverbs that corresponds to the day of the month (e.g., Proverbs 1 on the first day of the month, Proverbs 2 on the second day, etc).

Moreover, it is wise to also develop a lifestyle of fasting, whereby this is a part of your life each week in some way. In addition, be sure to faithfully give tithes and offerings to the Lord.

Back to DTS Home Page.     
___________________________________________________

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org. Partner with us online by giving to DMI.

First Year - Third Quarter

Welcome back to Doulos Training School! The following is a list of courses to be covered in this quarter

Discipleship III Theology of Prayer II Evangelism I
Pneumatology I


Videos
If an article features one or more videos, viewing is required for the completion of the course.

Practicum
As your practical work for this school, you need to be a part of a Life Transformation Group (LTG) by either joining an existing one that operates according to the description I have provided in this blog, or starting an LTG of your own that follows the same process I have laid out. This is not meant to replace your regular Church attendance.

Disciplines
Be sure to schedule time each day for prayer, worship, and Bible reading. It is recommended that you read at least twenty-five to thirty chapters of the Bible per week. I also recommend that you read one Psalm and one chapter of Proverbs per day. I suggest reading the chapter in proverbs that corresponds to the day of the month (e.g., Proverbs 1 on the first day of the month, Proverbs 2 on the second day, etc).

Moreover, it is wise to also develop a lifestyle of fasting, whereby this is a part of your life each week in some way. In addition, be sure to faithfully give tithes and offerings to the Lord.

Back to DTS Home Page.     
___________________________________________________

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org. Partner with us online by giving to DMI.

First Year - Fourth Quarter

Welcome back to Doulos Training School! The following is a list of courses to be covered in this quarter:

Christology II Pneumatology II Evangelism II
Discipleship IV

Videos
If an article features one or more videos, viewing is required for the completion of the course.

Practicum
As your practical work for this school, you need to be a part of a Life Transformation Group (LTG) by either joining an existing one that operates according to the description I have provided in this blog, or starting an LTG of your own that follows the same process I have laid out. This is not meant to replace your regular Church attendance.

Disciplines
Be sure to schedule time each day for prayer, worship, and Bible reading. It is recommended that you read at least twenty-five to thirty chapters of the Bible per week. I also recommend that you read one Psalm and one chapter of Proverbs per day. I suggest reading the chapter in proverbs that corresponds to the day of the month (e.g., Proverbs 1 on the first day of the month, Proverbs 2 on the second day, etc).

Moreover, it is wise to also develop a lifestyle of fasting, whereby this is a part of your life each week in some way. In addition, be sure to faithfully give tithes and offerings to the Lord.

Back to DTS Home Page.     
___________________________________________________

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org. Partner with us online by giving to DMI.

Second Year - First Quarter

The following is a list of courses to be covered in this quarter:

Pneumatology III Eschatology I Demonology I

Electives
Students are required to take a total of two Electives during DTS, which are to be completed during their second year.

Videos
If an article features one or more videos, viewing is required for the completion of the course.

Practicum
As your practical work for this school, you need to be a part of a Life Transformation Group (LTG) by either joining an existing one that operates according to the description I have provided in this blog, or starting an LTG of your own that follows the same process I have laid out. This is not meant to replace your regular Church attendance.

Disciplines
Be sure to schedule time each day for prayer, worship, and Bible reading. It is recommended that you read at least twenty-five to thirty chapters of the Bible per week. I also recommend that you read one Psalm and one chapter of Proverbs per day. I suggest reading the chapter in proverbs that corresponds to the day of the month (e.g., Proverbs 1 on the first day of the month, Proverbs 2 on the second day, etc).

Moreover, it is wise to also develop a lifestyle of fasting, whereby this is a part of your life each week in some way. In addition, be sure to faithfully give tithes and offerings to the Lord.

Back to DTS Home Page.   
___________________________________________________

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org. Partner with us online by giving to DMI.