What is the CDI?

What is the Contenders Discipleship Initiative?

The Contenders Discipleship Initiative (CDI) is a two-year program offered by Village Missions to equip Christians for ministry within their local church and to prepare those who are called for full-time ministry as missionary pastors.

The CDI program is tuition-free and involves two components:

  1. Biblical Education
  2. Mentoring for Ministry

The Biblical component is a rigorous but compact curriculum delivered in six courses. The Mentoring component is provided by a pastor/mentor. Successful completion of the Contenders Discipleship Initiative program satisfies the educational requirements of Village Missions for missionary applicants.

The CDI is a program that equips you to know what you believe concerning Christianity, why you believe it and enables you to “. . . contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3 NKJV). The program enables you to grow in the Christian walk through rigorous studying without quitting your job or going into debt. It also prepares you for ministry, whether in your home, among your friends, in your local church, in a mission field, or as a full-time pastor.

The CDI program is tuition-free and involves two components:

  1. Biblical Education
  2. Mentoring for Ministry

The Biblical component is a rigorous but compact curriculum delivered in six courses. The Mentoring component is provided by a pastor/mentor. Successful completion of the Contenders Discipleship Initiative program satisfies the educational requirements of Village Missions for missionary applicants.

The CDI is a program that equips you to know what you believe concerning Christianity, why you believe it and enables you to “. . . contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3 NKJV). The program enables you to grow in the Christian walk through rigorous studying without quitting your job or going into debt. It also prepares you for ministry, whether in your home, among your friends, in your local church, in a mission field, or as a full-time pastor.

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Village Missions is a non-profit organization that is totally dependent upon the generosity of those that believe in our ministry of building healthy country churches and reaching the surrounding community for Christ. We couldn’t do this without your support. If you would like to share financially in the support of the Contenders Discipleship Initiative, please donate today.