A course to equip people to become followers of Jesus Christ

The purpose of the course

The first purpose is to know more about the Saviour Jesus Christ, becoming a disciple (follower) of Jesus Christ, learning from Jesus Christ and becoming more and more like Jesus Christ.

The second purpose is to learn more about the Bible, the teachings of the Bible, how to put the teachings of the Bible into practice in your life and to experience the fullness of the Christian life.

Later you may also learn about the Christian Community, which is a house fellowship (cell group) or a church; what the Christian Community is; how the Christian Community is built up through festivals and ministries; the introductions to the first Bible books in the Old Testament and the New Testament; and the explanation of the Gospel of John.

And you may learn about Christ as Shepherd and King through all the parables of Jesus Christ; the introductions to all the other books in the Old Testament and the New Testament; and the explanation of the letter to the Romans.

The contents of the course

The English pages of the DOTA web site contain four main sections, see menu above:


There are 12 Manuals for group leaders, free for download.

For your convenience we offer these as separate lessons and supplements, which makes it easier to download or to read them online.

The present version is the fourth revised edition of 2016.

You may use them for a small group of people or for private study.

Radio programmes

There are 390 radio programmes in six series. They are the original radio scripts of 1994.

List of topics

In addition to the manuals and the radio programmes there is an index, the List of topics, of 25 pages.

It contains a list of questions and subjects and the references to the matching sections in the 12 manuals and the 390 radio programmes.

Video programmes

In 2019 we have started a weekly lesson on YouTube. The 48 lessons are divided in two parts each and cover the first four manuals. The episodes that have already been released can be found here, classified by manual. We expect to have finished the whole project in the beginning of 2021.

Our prayer is that the Lord rapidly increases the number of disciples, house fellowships and shepherds and that a large number of people become obedient to the faith (Acts 6: 7). May the Lord be glorified! “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen” (Romans 11: 36).

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