Discipleship Essentials - Trans World Radio Canada

Discipleship Essentials (DE) is a tool for individuals, lay leaders and churches to use in their existing discipleship efforts and ministries. DE is a multilingual discipleship content library available online for free, and also can be accessed through the Discipleship Essentials Android app. Each lesson contains a video, Leader's Guide, Study Guide and a text summary/devotional.

Content is currently available online in Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Cebuano, English, French, Farsi, Hindi, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese. Translation has recently begun in Hausa and Indonesian.

TWR Canada partners with individuals and organizations to distribute content and train others in how to get the most use out of the DE content. Those who are trained then commit to teaching more leaders on how to use DE to enhance their personal evangelism and discipleship activities. In 2019, nearly 3,000 church leaders and volunteers across the Middle East were trained.

Through 2020, TWR Canada is developing a video-based training series, to assist churches in training their leaders in discipleship.


“I was very lucky to participate in this seminar. It’s not like other seminars I’ve attended. Here I have better understood how I can become a true follower of Jesus Christ and participate in the change of society. The videos are quite clear and the testimonies are poignant."

"We have seen how the Muslim-background believers are so hungry for the Word of God. They need more teaching on biblical foundations and on how to create a discipleship movement. That is why using
DE is very strategic for them."

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for training events around the world.
  • Pray for the translation and production teams as they translate and produce DE in their languages.

Your gift to Discipleship Essentials will go towards translation and production in new languages, distribution and training conferences.