Dayspring Discipleship Institute was founded in 1997 by Brenda Cox as a ministry dedicated to teaching the deeper ways of our journey in Christ. The spiritual principles revealed in this sacred passage offer healing to our broken and hurt places, wholeness in the midst of our stress and fragmentation, and allow us to receive life as gift to be cherished and celebrated and passed on as gift to others.
As a "ministry of the Word," Brenda has developed, and teaches, an array of Bible studies and other offerings that seeks to help those who bear His name glimpse what they really can become in Him and what He really can become in them.
is a system of Bible studies and other related offerings that fall into four categories dealing with the deeper walk of discipleship, the blessings of the abundant life available in Christ, the liberating power available to us through His principles, and the way into interior oneness and communion in the Spirit with Christ.
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All four of these are sub-menu pages in the Pilgrim of the Soul page as pictured to the right.
seeks to expose the Christ-follower to understandings and experiences of some of the great men and women of faith and to challenge us in modern day America to consider the possibilities of a profoundly deep possession of our lives by the Holy Spirit. Entering into one-ness with Christ was His prayer for us in John 17, but it's implications often are missed. The selections of this Classics Club are little known, or read, in contemporary Christianity but open windows through which we may glimpse the realities of such a place with Christ.
invites you to an evening of discussion and fellowship around the table with simple food for the body and rich food for the soul. Selections for this club normally are covered in one evening and are from more contemporary but lesser known books that emphasize the abundant life available to followers of Christ and offer a presentation of ideas that challenges how we see ourselves and God and confronts our complacency in how we live out our life in Christ.
God declared through the prophet Hosea that His people perished because of lack of knowledge. Likewise, our walk in the power and abundance of Christ perishes if we have no true knowledge of what it is and how to go there.
Dayspring Discipleship Institute arises from this reality; offering avenues to discover and learn of His ways with our soul.
"The Dayspring from on high has visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."
Christ's yearning for the woman at the well in John 4 was that she know who He really was and what was available to her through Him. He knew the water He offered could forever slake the thirst of her searching soul, and the words He spoke were spirit and life for her - indeed, they held the power of creation itself in their breath.
As a ministry of the word, Dayspring seeks to present God's word in such a way that people will begin to truly know the gift of God and who it is that pursues them with a holy love.
In Acts, when the apostles experienced pressures to divert their focus to the many pressing issues of the people, they insisted their focus on the ministry of the word remain pristine. They did so because they knew the power of the word of God to discern the heart's motives, to separate false from true and good from best. They knew the power of the word to confront the empires of hell and subdue the powers of darkness with its fears and struggles, its loneliness and hopelessness. The word must be preserved because it would change the lives of all who embraced it.
It is my deep desire that Dayspring might in some small way be an instrument through which we might know Him and the truth He holds, know the truth and the freedom it brings, and know the power of His resurrection and the life it brings to our dying places.