DBA pastors and church leaders have the opportunity to join a small discipleship group led by Dennis Pethers

Joining Jesus is a discipleship process that pastors can reproduce in their churches after participating in 12 monthly meetings with Dennis.

First meeting: Monday, October 28 at 10:30 a.m.

In-person with Dennis Pethers (other meetings will be via internet)

DBA Training Center, 9780 Ferguson Rd., Dallas 75228 


Program Overview

Each Joining Jesus leader’s course will:

  • Be taught/facilitated by Rev Dennis Pethers through 12 online equipping sessions that will be followed by action leading to reflection on what is being learned. The sessions will be one-per-month.
  • Consist of 12 pastors/leaders who will participate in the online equipping session together and be placed into pairs for the ‘let me’ aspects of Joining Jesus.
  • Include practical and written ‘exercises’ that will measure the competency of the leader to be an equipper of a missional community. A certificate will be awarded to all who demonstrate competency. This will validate them to teach the ‘Joining Jesus’ course to others.

Focus on three key areas:

  1. What is the mission of Jesus?
  2. What is a disciple?
  3. How do we make disciples who make disciples?


If you are interested in Joining Jesus, please contact James Pendergrast as soon as possible. Only 10 spots are available. You can reach him at jamespendergrast@dba.net or 214-319-1154.