Tim Smith, State Missionary, Georgia Baptist Mission Board, Atlanta, GA I use the D-Life weekly study guides for my personal devotion and also with my D-Group. When leading conferences or when I’m consulting with a church, I share with them about D-Life. I use D-Life because it is Bible based. Nothing creates spiritual growth better than the daily discipline of reading and studying God’s Word. D-Life is discussion oriented so that everyone can be involved. The discussion questions are great. Another reason I use D-Life is the emphasis on shared responsibilities. Each week a different person has a job. They are “praying it," “telling it," “reading it," or “leading it." The goal of my D-Life group is to reproduce disciple-makers. After a few months of D-Life, everyone is experienced and they have all they need to lead a new D-Group.
Jim Turnbo, Associational Missionary, Bowie Baptist Association, Texarkana, TX D-Life is the most solid and simple disciple-making process I have ever seen. Personally, I am in my second year of using D-Life and it is awesome. There is not a newsletter that goes out in the Bowie Baptist Association that does not mention D-Life.
Allan Taylor, Former Minister of Education, FBC of Woodstock, Atlanta, GA Bill Wilks led my Education Staff through the D-Life training. We were absolutely amazed! It is simple, yet profound. It has the basic ingredients of fellowship, Bible study, and prayer; but finally, a discipleship strategy that incorporates ministry, accountability, and . . . drum roll please . . . multiplication! If you are looking for a discipleship process that both makes and multiples disciples of Jesus Christ, then this is it.
Barry Owen, Associate Pastor, Lawndale Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC It was such a blessing to have Bill & Rondie bring D-Life to Lawndale Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC. We started in January and in less than 6 weeks we already have 10 D-Groups going strong.Thanks Bill & Rondie. D-Groups rock!! " (6 Months Later)...Just to give you and update. We had our third D-Life training on Sunday and we trained 27 new people. Out of the 27 we hope to start 10-12 new groups. We will have somewhere between 30-35 groups. WOW!!!! We are having over 100 people now attending D-Groups. God is awesome and He is moving! So glad I found D-Life!"
Stan Albright, Senior Pastor, FBC Oxford, AL It has been evident that D-Life has played a significant role in the spiritual awakening and growth of our church. It has resulted in multiple baptisms. We’ve had almost 40 baptisms since January.
Stephen Perkins, Owner, Anytime Fitness, Dallas, TX D-Life is an invaluable tool. After attending a D-Life Boot Camp at my church, I have used D-Life to lead a small men's group that meets weekly on Saturday mornings. I believe the greatest part of D-Life is the weekly format of the meetings and the discussion questions. The questions that drive the discussion have been meticulously prepared so that the group moves from an introductory to a missional application. Since all questions derive from the Scripture passage, they repeatedly drive the readers back into the Bible during the discussion. I see tremendous value to seeking Scripture for answers. The questions and reading plan make an excellent choice for any beginner Bible reader or experienced reader. Lastly, is the ease at which a disciple or disciple-maker can prepare. This is extraordinarily important as I host three groups every weekend. In the last two years, this has been a valuable asset to many men in our small groups. Thank you D-Life!
David Clegg, Associate Pastor, Harris Baptist Church, Greenwood, SC D-Life is exactly what I have wanted to get started for years, but didn’t know exactly how to get it started. For me, the beauty of D-Life is the simplicity of the plan and structure.
Richard Brown, Church Growth Pastor, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Cartersville, GA The D-Life Boot Camp was a home run. Your explanation of the process was superb. We would love to have y'all back after the first of the year for a Sunday service. I'm sure Pastor Don will be in touch with you. He wants you to speak to the whole church. I've heard nothing but very positive comments from people. I'm eager to see what the Lord is going to do in the future. Keep up the great work! You are making a difference!
Kenny Stevens, Pastor and Church Planter, Stilesville, IN If I could take one tool in my suit case on the mission field or as a church planter, I would take D-Life.
Andrew Dyer, Lead Pastor, Corinth Baptist Church, London, KY D-Life is by far the best discipleship tool I have seen. You read, study, and apply God's Word. The simplicity of D-Life is what makes it so effective.
Randle Elmore, Minister of Discipleship, Living Springs Community Church, Chicago, IL The D-Life Boot Camp training absolutely met expectations. The attendees really enjoyed it and I was approached several times this morning about people wanting to start discipleship groups. Two of our existing Community Groups went out to dinner last night to discuss how they can convert their groups into D-Groups. I even had a mother tell me her twelve-year-old son wants to lead a D-Group. There's a level of excitement around discipleship that hasn't been there in the past few years.
Tim Childers, Senior Pastor, GracePointe Church, Marietta, GA The D-Life process is so simple yet profound. Anyone, anywhere can become a disciple maker with D-Life.
Kris Segrest, Lead Pastor, FBC of Wylie, Dallas, TX D-Life is making discipleship real for our people. We finally have a tool that can be used at all age-levels and stages of life. With no materials to buy, the Bible is the textbook. For too long, the church has made discipleship about curriculum and programs. D-Life puts disciple-making in the context of real life for real people.
Fred Anderson, Association Pastor, Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church, Baxley, GA We are so excited at Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church in Baxley, GA to be a part of Living The D-Life. Rondie & Bill Wilks did an excellent job at our boot camp training and we are pumped to "Go & Make Disciples!" Thank you for challenging and inspiring us to be more like Jesus!
Rob Purdy, Lead Pastor, FBC of Seabrook, Houston, TX Dr. Bill Wilks led our church through the D-Life Boot Camp. The biblically solid, yet simple, approach to discipleship as a lifestyle rather than a program so resonated with the congregation on Sunday morning that we saw the best Sunday evening attendance I can remember. Dr. Wilks' genuinely excited approach to his teaching, and his sold-out commitment to building the Kingdom through multiplication more than equipped and prepared our church to start our own D-Life groups.
Dave & Deb Wilson, Missionaries in Baños, Ecuador The D-Life model of discipling is the perfect fit for our Latin America brethren. We are ready to begin a systematic teaching model that will walk these young pastors and new believers through the New Testament. It is our prayer that each new believer will receive this teaching and then become so excited they will begin new small groups within their own communities. I have noted your willingness to come to Ecuador to teach our pastors. We are currently in discussions with the National Baptist Convention of Ecuador to establish training sites in 2018 for training their pastors and church leaders. I know they will be excited to hear about D-Life. I look forward to meeting you Brother Bill.
Christy Hicks, Baptist Campus Ministries Director, Wallace State Community College We kicked off D-Life at Wallace State Community College in January 2016 with two girls groups and two guys groups. The amazing thing that I have seen with our groups is that D-Life gets the students into the Word of God whereas they probably would not even open God's Word any other time during the week. And of course we all know that the more they are in the Word the deeper their walks will become and those who are lost will come to faith in Him. One of our students is even starting a D-Group with his "gamer friends" online. Our prayer is that D-Life will revolutionize the way we do Campus Ministries at WSCC. I encourage everyone everywhere to look into Living the D-Life for your group or church family!
Gary Brittain, Baptist Campus Ministries Director, Jacksonville State University D-Life is spreading throughout our campus and is having a great impact on our students. We have as many students involved in D-Life as attend our main weekly Bible study.
Ray Burkhalter, Men's Ministry Director, Valley Baptist Church, Coker, AL Bill & Rondie Wilks lead a D-Life Boot Camp for Tuscaloosa County Baptist Association. The material presented was very helpful for me as the group leader and for the others from my church who attended. Discipleship is not just important, it is absolutely vital to Christians fulfilling the mission we’ve been given and also to the continued health of the Church. D-Life is a big part of the overall discipleship process for our church now and I’m seeing men remaining diligent about reading their Bible regularly and discussing it together. We love D-Life and would highly recommend it to others! Keith Wrenn, Lead Pastor, Hepzibah Baptist Church, Talladega, AL D-Life has been a true blessing to our church. Dr. Bill Wilks led a D-Life Boot Camp at our church. Since that time we have experienced the benefits of D-Life such as building unity among the brothers, increasing our knowledge of the Word, and building spiritual accountability through D-Groups. I love having seeing people of different ages in our D-Groups. The insights and the sweet fellowship that we enjoy in our D-Groups is quickly making this time the highlight of the week.
Micah Harbison, Student Pastor, FBC of Piedmont, AL Our church started living the D-Life about eight months ago and we have already multiplied to around thirty D-Groups that meet every week. D-Life is hands down the best and most effective discipleship tool on the market! If your church isn't doing the D-Life, then you should start NOW!
Parent of Middle School Boys, Trussville, AL I just dropped my 13 year old son off at school. As usual on Tuesday's, he attended his middle school D-Life Group. Being the morning after Halloween, the guys rolled into the group looking pretty tired. I am thankful for the process of growth that is happening in my son's life. He is reading through the Old Testament now. Last year he read the entire New Testament. By the time he finishes middle school, he will have read the entirecounsel of God's Word. Wow! I am proud of him! I am thankful for the work of all D-Group leaders. Because of the discipleship process my son is reading the entirety of God's Word. That is life-transforming. More than that...being foster parents, our 13 year old who lives with us is involved in the same Discipleship Group. He was baptized 2 weeks ago. Thank you for using your influence to get people reading the Bible and discussing it. May God be glorified through this good work.