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Better Leaders = Better Ministry

The Difficult Boss Catherine is an area program manager in Uganda for a large NGO. In her position, she had struggled delegating to those who work for her. Catherine had also thought her subordinates could not do the quality of work she wanted, which made relationships sometimes very difficult. DAI Training Catherine’s NGO partnered with …

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Just a Typical Bible Study

In Myanmar, Yawng Ku (far right) leads a group of young, Christian business leaders as they gather for a weekly Bible study at DAI’s offices. The gathering is designed to give these believers a place for community and Biblical training on how to live out their faith at work. A Generation Rising 55% of the …

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School of Promise

One Leader Changed Means Many Lives Changed By Jacob & Marcie Cantleberry, DAI Educational Consultants We’ve all been there as leaders: feelings of hopelessness, discouragement and frustration. Tempted to give up. These are the feelings Tin expressed through tears at our women’s prayer group. Tin is a teacher at the School of Promise, a small …

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Challenging, Humbling, Exhilarating

Facilitating MAOL course modules with DAI “Challenging… humbling… exhilarating… and occasionally frustrating”, the words of Nigel Warren, one of DAI’s Associate Facilitators in the MAOL program to describe the six-month long relationship he had with a group of MA students in Uganda last March.  DAI utilizes a large team of part-time Associate Facilitators – men …

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Transforming Leaders

by John Rogers, DAI Senior Consultant – Retired DAI is a ministry that is passionate about growing effective servant leaders across the world.  Its focus is on developing a leader’s spiritual growth and effectiveness at managing people, money and organizations, with servant leadership as the core principle. Working with Christian leaders, mainly in Africa, Asia …

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DAI Training Considered Unique, Simple and Practical

It was a great privilege for me to go through the DAI leadership and refresher course. Initially, I didn’t know if I will be able to make it due to my very busy schedule. It was the singular effort of God’s servant, Rev. Raheem that eventually propelled me to participate. Today, I’m so glad and proud …

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A Lesson in Every Experience – MAOL Testimony

A Lesson in Every Experience Michael Gowon, an MAOL (Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership) student, shares how DAI’s courses have taught him to be a servant leader rather than a boss, whether in the office or in church. He is currently the Director of Planning, Research and Statistics (DPRS) of the Plateau State Universal …

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Myanmar MAOL Students

Courses Inspire MAOL Student to Take a New Approach to Leadership at Myanmar School

Sandar is the Centre Manager at Myanmar Vision Education Centre, where she fulfills her passion to mentor young teachers and provide a good education for the children of Myanmar. “The Servant Leadership course gave me all the things I needed to help me lead at this fast-growing centre. It has also given me the understanding …

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MAOL Graduate Bridges Cultural Divides to Impact Future Generations

DAI’s Culture, Ethnicity & Diversity course helps to build understanding and cooperation across cultural boundaries. Michael, a 2017 DAI Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) graduate shares, “The MAOL has been very good for my life because it has really broadened my worldview of leadership.” Michael is currently a pastor ministering to a village …

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A Voice for the Voiceless – Christian Leader in Kenya

Daniel – a Young Leader with Big Dreams for Kenya! Daniel Wambete dreams of “adding his voice for the voiceless in the ears of those who make policies affecting communities.” Right now, Daniel lives this out by advocating for the persecuted Church. DAI’s MA in Organization Leadership (MAOL) course on Strategic Management energized him and …

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DAI Spiritual Formation Course Impacts Christian Life

Aruna’s Reflections on the DAI Spiritual Formation Course Aruna, an MAOL student in South India, has really captured DAI’s vision for spiritual formation in her 5th assignment summary of what she learned through the course. Aruna, pictured right with husband and fellow MAOL student Rajendra, writes: “There is always a goal for the Christian life. …

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Servant Leadership Course Leads to Change and Impacts Togo School

Servant Leadership Course Brings Change that Results in Togo School A Leader’s Self-Awareness Brings Change that Impacts 320 Students “Our church had launched the creation of a private school, but then abruptly our funding ended after the first year of primary school. That was 2012. “In my heart, I thought I should leave. I left …

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Servant Leadership Impact Study Testimonial

Servant Leadership Course Helps Teacher Discover Student’s Potential Agnes, from Uganda, shared this story with researchers during the 2017 Impact Study. “While teaching at a primary school, there was a dull, quiet, withdrawn and disinterested pupil. One outgoing teacher told me not to bother with this pupil because all his efforts to help him were in vain. …

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Celebrating Diversity

Learning to Celebrate Diversity

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY Dr. Nasike, Medical Doctor, Uganda “Choosing to do the MAOL instead of a surgical residency was a bizarre decision according to most people, but it is one of the best (and hardest) decisions I made. This program has helped me develop so much, not just as a leader, but as a person. Through …

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Nepal Student is Prepared to Shine in Nation’s Darkest Hour

PREPARED TO SHINE IN THE NATION’S DARKEST HOUR Jay, Orphanage Director, Nepal “I believe the courses that DAI offers in the MAOL really played a big role in preparing me for the ministry God is allowing me to be a part at this moment,” shares Jay who heard about DAI’s MAOL program in 2012. A …

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MAOL Teachings Completely Change Family Life

MY FAMILY LIFE TOTALLY CHANGED Tajammul, Engineer, Pakistan In a recent reflection, Tajammul, shared how God used the MAOL to shake up and heal his marriage, “I was leading a family life with conflicts with my wife every other month and we were not a happy couple at all. Sometimes we love each other so …

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Development & Social Change

We Have Electricity!

  WE HAVE ELECTRICITY! Noel, Pastor, India After finishing the Development and Social Change course, Pastor Noel understood the importance for Christians to share the gospel in both word and deed. He surveyed his community and discovered that securing electricity for his village was the best tangible gift he could give. “As a Pastor, I was challenged …

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The Multiplying Effect of One MAOL Graduate in Nepal

The Multiplying Effect of One MAOL Graduate in Nepal Romi Tandukar, MAOL Graduate, Hopes Others See Jesus in Her Narayan Khadka, DAI Nepal National Director, says, “The church in Nepal is young but the growth rate is quite high. We believe the young leaders will bring great impact. It has been exciting to see Romi …

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MAOL Graduate Found Program To Be Holistic, Practical, Relevant and Biblical

Aggrey Sowekyo, who recently completed his studies in the DAI Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) program in Uganda and works within the Ugandan government,  shared his thoughts on why the program was so tremendously useful to him:   I noticed that a major gap in leadership in my country has been character. The MA …

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DAI Uganda Graduates 14 Influential Leaders

  On October 21st, 14 leaders graduated with DAI’s Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership at a ceremony at Uganda Christian University. The graduating students included 2 Archdeacons in the Anglican Church of Uganda, a Bishop in the Pentecostal Church, several pastors, an official in the Uganda Revenue Department, someone very involved in politics and an American working …

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Younger Leaders Combating Poverty in the Philippines

DAI’s commitment to partnerships comes with the benefit that we get to be a part of the work of groups like International Care Ministries (ICM). by Caleb Overstreet, DAI Consultant Myanmar   ICM has been serving the ultrapoor, those living on less than 50 cents a day, throughout the Philippines for nearly 25 years, in …

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MAOL Student Works to Bring Change to South Sudan

Fredrick Matakidi shares about the difficulties young leaders face in a nation torn apart by war and poverty, and how the MAOL program has impacted him. by Helen McAllister, DAI Director of Marketing and Communications Fredrick, a third-year DAI Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership student, lives and works in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan. …

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Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership Impacts Ugandan Government

DAI’s Servant Leadership training is making a difference at the highest levels of government in Uganda. “It’s about skill AND it’s about the heart.” Irene Kisaka, from the office of the First Lady, shares, “It’s not about becoming a prominent person in Uganda, it’s about service to God and to His people. It’s about skill AND it’s about …

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Equip a Leader to Serve the Poor and Neglected

“If We Don’t Do It, Who Will?” Pastor Cross’ story is truly one of abandoning self, leading through service, and caring for the poor with God’s love. It all started in 2010 when he attended a DAI workshop series in Northeast India. “The lesson on God’s heart for the poor changed my perspective on mission,” …

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Servant Leader at Work in Nepal

I Rebuild Families and Their Homes Abhay is a graduate of DAI’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) program.  He says the program “helped me to think strategically and be future-oriented, while the Leadership course helped me to find myself as a leader in Christ and follow His example.” As Operations Manager, Abhay has used his …

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MAOL Uganda Student Cares for the Elderly

I Care For The Well Being of the Elderly Deo Kalule cares for the physical and spiritual well being of impoverished elderly, and the children they care for, in his position as Area Manager for Reach One Touch One Ministries in Mukono, Uganda. ROTOM strives to empower older persons and their dependants, through the love of …

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Conflict Management Course Makes an Impact

I Led a Tribe to Turn Guns into Plows Samuel Ngorok is a student in DAI’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Program in Uganda. He serves a warring nomadic tribe called the Karamojong who are uneducated warriors. Using the knowledge and tools he acquired during his Conflict Management course he led the tribe to …

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Jethro’s Advice on Delegating

In the Old Testament, Moses for a time was managing all the conflicts among the tribes and peoples of Israel. He was burnt out. Thankfully his father-in-law witnessed the burn out and gave Moses some Godly advice as recounted in Exodus 18: 17-23. “Moses’ father-in-law said to him, ‘What you are doing is not good. …

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MAOL Student Born Hindu and Now Principal and Chaplain of School

Birendra’s Story                                                                                 I was born into a Hindu family. My elder brother was the first in our family to accept Christ as his personal savior through one of his college friends. After accepting Christ, his life was changed which really impressed me. I used to ask him many questions every day about Christ and faith. …

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MAOL Course Inspires Student to Improve Team Dynamics

Dr. Satish Thomas, a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) student in Delhi, India, was in the U.S. for a medical conference and stopped by the DAI Colorado Springs office to share how the MAOL program has impacted him. Dr. Thomas, who already holds two Master’s degrees, found himself in strong leadership roles but did …

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China

Consulting Improves Communication and Effectiveness for NGO in China

W.Y. is a sister working as an assistant to the leader of a Christian NGO. This leader, like many other Christian leaders in China, emphasizes mere trust in the Holy Spirit but, because of the lack of skills, fails to realize the reason of conflicts and low efficiency. Through consulting, DAI China worked with her to figure …

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China Workshops Reaching Migrant Workers

2014 was the first year that DAI China leadership workshops began reaching out to migrant worker Christian leaders. The workshop organizer and instructor shared that the group struggled with their management and leadership skills, but right after the workshop they started their written plan and began brainstorming for their 5 year vision.  They also did the finance/budget planning, which …

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Training a New Generation of Leaders

“I am training the generation of leaders in a new nation.” The civil wars of Sudan filled Romano’s childhood and young adult years. Twice he made the attempt to flee to Uganda. Once he was captured and sent to prison back in his homeland; and then he succeeded. While living as a refugee in Uganda, …

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Transformed Leader with a Biblical Worldview

I have always been quiet in nature and reluctant to speak to strangers. I don’t have an outgoing personality. But I am one who has a special interest in people. I like to meet people but I would only have a few close friends. I am not a hospitable person. I am more of an …

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Servant Leaders

Building Servant Leaders

Building Servant Leaders “Like Dwight Moody, I agree that there are many advantages to the delegation of responsibility in an organization like ours. I speak from bitter experience of ignorance at a time when I thought I was too great and too capable, more than anyone else. I thought that I alone could do the …

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Helping to Overcome Cultural Misconceptions

Sherif grew up in a Christian home and participated in all the church youth activities. The church cultuvated and highlighted his vocal abilities since the age of 7. He shares, “People were impressed by this talent but I never understood the significance of such a talent, or the reason why I had a good voice. …

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Life Changing Experience

“I consider what I am learning in the MA program is a life changing experience. I would like to express my gratitude for Mrs. Jane Overstreet and for all the team who developed the modules of the program especially the Leadership module and its main objective in making human strength productive. I was inspired during the …

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Learning How to Use the Armor of God

Let me introduce myself properly. My name is Tim Dooms and I live in Belgium, more precisely in Leuven; an old medieval student province town in the Flemish speaking area. Although I am now 31 years old I am only 3 years newborn, young Christian. I regularly attend an evangelical church. I work for the …

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Developing Capacity for Leadership

In the green hills not far from Kampala, the capital of Uganda, lies the Kira Farm Youth Development Project. Kira Farm provides practical training and education to at-risk youth via a working farm, guesthouse, carpentry and hair-dressing trade schools, all rolled into one. Overseeing the entire operation is Richard Kibuuka, a 2012 MAOL graduate. DAI …

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MAOL Research Project Transforms Uganda Hospital

“I would like to thank Dr. Fraser & Christine Mutua for taking me through the research project. It was not easy but they mentored me. I am very grateful to DAI for the way it handles the MAOL program. It is not merely an academic enterprise but one of the most dynamic and customized leadership …

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MAOL Student Supports the Growing Church

“Thank you for letting my wife and I complete the Ethics course. We have been using what we’ve learned in our lives and in the groups that we are involved in. A few months ago we went to a remote village, north-west of Pokhara. The young adults from 15 different churches gathered together in a …

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Multiplying Leaders in Colombia

The Christian Union Sports Club (CUSC) in Medellín, Colombia, evolved out of a neighborhood soccer tournament organized as a way to reach out with the Gospel to young me who were being recruited into the life of violence and crime spawned by the Medellín Drug Cartel.

MAOL Student Develops an Effective Ministry Team

Savita, an MAOL student in India, joins the many that have a heart to see the destitution of the slums of Delhi, India lessened. She manages an urban slum development project called Shalom, which provides clinical services to HIV/AIDS patients and equips the local church to advocate for and minister to those forced to live …

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Nepal Emerging Leaders Visit Remote Village

Below is an update from Sharmila, our DAI Nepal Coordinator. It is because of the generosity of prayers and financial gifts that this group of Emerging Leaders is able to minister to this remote village. Thank you! Please continue to pray. If you are able, please consider another gift as the need is great. www.daintl.org/help-nepal May-24, …

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Servant Leadership in Action

In Dhaka, Bangladesh DAI has offered Emerging Leader Forums for young leaders since 2010. Leaders, from various organizations and churches, come together three times a year for a three day forum. They then meet as small groups throughout the year for in-depth discussion and team activities. Each group is challenged with the task of finding community …

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Young Leaders Taking Christ to the Loba People

The Loba People group is a small group of approximately 2600 people, who live in the Mustang province of Nepal. The Mustang province is in far north western Nepal on the Tibet border – a three day bus ride from Kathmandu.  The Loba people are isolated and strongly Tibetan Buddhist. There is no record of Christians …

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Signs of Hope

Yajak shares, “It’s not only houses that are broken. It’s their hearts and hope as well…I heard a child saying to his father, ‘Dad, are we dying?’” As hard as it is, Nepali believers are bringing hope and healing to such dark emotional places.

Leading from Below, Not from Above

Nicholas was following the example of Jesus who told us in Matthew 20: 25-28 to not follow the example of the leaders of the day – who expected to be served and who took joy in telling others what to do. Instead, Jesus told us that the way to power is through service. They way to Kingdom greatness is from below, not from above.

Social Justice

Pastor Realizes His Role in Accomplishing Social Justice

Pradhan faithfully serves as Pastor for Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Eastern Nepal. Only partway through our workshop series on servant leadership, Pastor Pradhan made drastic lifestyle changes. He shared, “I have learned so many things in the DAI workshops. The most important learning for me is to be a leader after God’s own heart.” “Now …

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Investing in One, Impacts Many

I grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a community where most families live below the poverty line. In many cases, parents have to choose who goes to school. Political instability combined with civil wars and a high level of poverty make it difficult for parents to pay for a proper degree. In …

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First Lady of Uganda Shares on Leadership

Dorothy Kisaka, DAI Uganda Board Member, invited outstanding and celebrated Christian marketplace and government leaders to share their knowledge and wisdom gained from experiences in top leadership with emerging leaders at The Destiny Leadership EXPO. Some of those sharing the stage included The First Lady of Uganda Hon Janet Museveni, DAI Ministry Center Director Rev. …

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Integrity with a Price: Parse’s Story

Parse Rigo Beya is a rare individual. Although not tall in stature, his character, courage, and moral strength is towering. As a committed Christian lawyer, Parse has charted a remarkable path of professional and personal integrity through some very trying circumstances. When I think of influential Christian leaders who are challenging the status quo of …

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Bringing Healing to Former Child Soldiers

Cavine, a DAI Servant Leader, lives and works in her home district of Northern Uganda, which was destroyed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) creating large numbers of traumatized internally displaced people. Many are children orphaned by the war. Some of them were kidnapped by the LRA who forced them to kill, rape and pillage …

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From DAI Student to Pastor of a Conflict-Ridden Church

“I can go on and on about the impact of DAI and its ready application to my life and ministry without stopping because the course content, which is highly flexible in delivery, is amazingly and relevantly appropriate for day to day life and ministry applications in the setting and ministry context in Nigeria.” ~ Nash …

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