Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

David Peter

Scripture References in this Resource

Exodus 20:1-17; Matthew 6:9-13; Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 1:17; Luke 6:12-19; Luke 10:5-7; Galatians 6:10; Ephesians 2:8-10; 1 Corinthians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 11:1; Philippians 3:17; 2 Timothy 1:13; Hebrews 13:7


This Doctor of Ministry (DMin.) Major Applied Project (MAP) offers a companion guide for the discipleship training program called D2MC (Discipleship to Missional Community) taught by PLI, a leadership development organization that works primarily with the LCMS. The D2MC program is based on the training pioneered by Mike Breen through 3DM. The companion guide shows how the methods and practices taught by PLI are soundly based in Scripture and confessional Lutheran theology and offers some personal insights and devotional thoughts. The companion guide was distributed and field tested with volunteer participants through and with the approval of PLI. Participants in the D2MC program offered feedback based on five interview questions that included affirmation of its value, criticism, and suggestions for further expansion of the themes.

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