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Disciple Making Intensive (DMI) Summer 2024

At Candlewood Church in Omaha, NE, the Gospel is the foundation of everything we do. We believe, live out, and share it with others, leading to devoted followers of Christ. We invite you to join in on this effort so that we can continue to be difference makers in our city and multiply the followers of Jesus. 


Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

- Matthew 28:19-20


One opportunity to share the Gospel and to make disciples who make disciples is by participating in Disciple Making Intensive (DMI) this summer, May 24 - May 25, 2024. (Note: DMI is $30/person and includes a DMI manual, Friday night supper at 5pm, and Saturday breakfast, lunch, and supper.) DMI is for everyone who is determined, even if a little scared, to learn and practice using some simple, reproducible tools. It is highly encouraged that parents bring their older and eager teens with them to help their teens be fishers of men through their high school years.


What is DMI? 


Disciple Making Intensive (DMI), a program offered by LiNC Omaha, is a hands-on and highly interactive learning environment, leaving you with a clear vision and plan for reaching your area: 

  • Grow in your understanding of and confidence in the how and why of sharing your faith 
  • Learn simple, reproducible tools 
  • Be enriched by Biblical examples of making disciples 
  • Experience God using you in powerful ways! 


Join us to be equipped as a lifelong follower of Jesus Christ enabled to help others know and follow Him, be a difference maker, and make a great impact for God’s Kingdom! 




 ** If you are attending LiNC Omaha, you do not need to complete a separate registration for Disciple Making Intensive. 


DMI Testimonials

DMI dustin


"I so appreciated participating in the 2023 DMI! It is a blessing to be a part of a community that is not just hearers of the Word, but doers. I gained a greater appreciation for pre-planned evangelism 'tools/methods' and, even more so, an appreciation for the importance of swapping contact information and having eyes set not just on converts but disciples who want to live out and grow in their Christian life alongside believers in the local church. I'm thankful to be a part of a community doing this good work!" 

- Dustin Pennington 




dmi kiandra


“DMI was an eye opener to me in many ways. DMI taught me not only different tools to use while sharing the Gospel, but also the importance of each one. It gave me different options of sharing the Gospel with people when going out and sharing. It was a great course to be involved in and be able to take these tools with me wherever I am in season, whether that is college or just working full time. There is value in these different tools and it helps, too, to see what is comfortable for you.” 

- Kiandra Lee



dmi matt


“Go and make disciples,” found in Matthew chapter 28, is a common phrase in our circles, unfamiliar maybe to a few who are new to discipleship themselves. Discipleship, if I may casually define it, is possessing a heart that loves God, and, is willing to sacrifice anything to obey and follow Him. Having this heart for God is a bedrock for all Kingdom living; however, this cannot be the fullest extent of all kingdom living. Here’s why.

Last year, Candlewood hosted a program I was relatively familiar with called LiNC - Laborers Impacting Nations for Christ. This program, from my perspective at the time, was going to be a 5-week evangelism intensive built to quickly train young believers how to start many evangelistic conversations in a short period, as to encourage rapid growth. But to my surprise, the LiNC program taught me much more than evangelism and rapid church growth.

The program is surely designed to kickstart rapid growth, but not through mere evangelism, as I had first assumed; but rather, through another key principle also found in Matthew 28 - “teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

What LiNC taught me was that discipleship cannot merely be love for God and a heart to obey him - you may call this individualized Kingdom living, but also cultivating a heart to be with others and being willing to sacrifice anything to help them obey and follow God.


This is generational thinking. This is rapid reproduction. This is life-on-life discipleship. This is the Great Commission. This is LiNC.

- Matt O’Malley 


Additional Information About DMI


If you have any questions or would like additional information about DMI, please contact Candlewood Church’s Missions Director Jim Wiebelhaus at

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