President’s Welcome

Acts 20:20

How I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house.

Do you remember when you first learned how to ride a bicycle?  Did you teach yourself?  For most folks, this learning process included others.  A mom or dad, brother or sister, uncle or aunt or perhaps a friend helped steady you as you attempted what seemed impossible.  There were many falls before you mastered balance.  Discipleship is a lot like riding a bike.  We need others to help us.  Your Next Step Institute is designed to help you learn how to effectively follow Jesus Christ by being His disciple and making disciples in His name.  We do this in two settings.  Setting one is the classroom.  Here we help you understand how the Old Testament and the New Testament fit together.  Setting two is the living room and here we focus on relational learning.  Most discipleship training focuses either on academics or on relationships.  We believe both are necessary.  Like the Blues Brothers, we are on a mission from God.  Our mission is turning disciples into disciple makers.  Paul said,

1 Thessalonians 2:7-8

But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children.  Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.

If you are ready to take Your Next Step in being a disciple maker, we’d be delighted to have you as a student.

Take Your Next Step,


Turning Disciples into Disciple Makers 

Dr. L. Douglas Dorman, President
Your Next Step Institute
PO Box 70519
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572