Darrow Miller and Friends

An Idea Shaper You Need to Know

Bob Moffitt, fellow co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance, and I have been teaching within Youth With A Mission (YWAM) circles since about 1987. For many years, as I would travel and facilitate the Worldview and Development Workshop, people would say “You must know Landa Cope!” I would respond “No! We have never met! Why?” The response would always be, “Because you are teaching the same kinds of things! You need to meet!”

Finally that opportunity came, and I will never forget it. I was at the Lausanne YWAM base. Loren Cunningham, the Founder of YWAM, had asked Landa and I to team teach on the theme of Reviving the Reformation. When Landa began to speak, I was stunned. Her boldness and sense of humor were a breath of fresh air, and her message was indeed very complementary to my own. I understood immediately why so many people had said we needed to meet.

Landa  shares our DNA heart and we consider her one of our Ideas Shapers. She has raised and answered the question: What did God do to take the Hebrew people, a slave people with a slave mindset, out of Egypt and transform them into a free and great nation? The answer to the question is the Old Testament Template.

If you long to see the great commission fulfilled  and  your nation transformed, Landa Cope and The Template Institute will be a tremendous resource for you.  Her book The Old Testament Template: Rediscovering God’s Principles for Discipling All Nations is a must read.

– Darrow Miller


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Darrow is co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and a featured author and teacher. For over 30 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer. He also served as a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and two years as a pastor of Sherman Street Fellowship in urban Denver, CO. In addition to earning his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Arizona State University, Darrow pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Darrow has authored numerous studies, articles, Bible studies and books, including Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Culture (YWAM Publishing, 1998), Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women for Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM, 2009), Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion (YWAM, 2015), and more. These resources along with links to free e-books, podcasts, online training programs and more can be found at Disciple Nations Alliance (https://disciplenations.org).