| An online global
DCI School of
with no walls,
and no fees
We make a difference
Banking for the Poor
Party with the Poor
We make ends meet
The Money Forum
Business for Mission
School of Money
Support for Mission
The DCI Fund
Write to us
Who are we?
All DCI pages
and debit cards
can we help you ?
How can you help us ?
to join us
a network of friends, partners and projects
that began in England in 1985 after
a year of prayer and
today can be found on all five continents.
Click here to see our photo albums.
These pages in the middle of the world's busiest market place - the
Internet, are our “shop window” and they show you our
everyday activities mainly in the developing world.
We provide fellowship and support
for men and women all over the world who have a heart to reach the lost, the
last and least of their region or over their borders.
By early 2011 we had
attended to over 53 million page visits or 'hits' from over 100
nations, through this website, which is one of the main ways that our
partners and friends around the world talk to each other.
We communicate what God is doing worldwide.
We provide free training with no
walls, frontiers or fees.
We equip graduates and leaders with resources for their vision.
We have a bank that likes to say yes to the poor of the world.
We bless the poor as our way of giving thanks to God.
We have ongoing prayer and worship. We honour the word of God and welcome the Holy Spirit to help and guide us.
In the UK DCI has always been a small group that serves, we belong to different churches, we are not a
sending mission, nor a
charity or NGO. We are like-minded friends who enjoy working, serving and giving together, supporting each
other in God's call to different kinds of lifestyle and mission. We
have no formal leaders, no elders and no written constitution
other than the Bible. We do
not charge for any of our materials, advice or support. We have no
buildings, and pay no salaries.
The founders of DCI in 1985 are Les and Pilar Norman
who provide the main personal care for the project
leaders and our supporters. Les Norman has spent 34
years following the
call of God to the last, the lost and least of the world and these days
is a journalist, mentor, consultant and writer, and a guest speaker. Pilar does just as much, also teaches
Spanish, and her Christian poetry
is a very big favourite in the Hispanic world.
Les is English, Pilar is Spanish
and both are 61 years old with 3
children, James, 39, David 37, and Elisabeth who is 22 and
a leader in her own right following her graduation
from University with a 2:1 in Developing World Issues. Les holds
an earned Doctor's and Masters degree, and Pilar is
qualified to degree level as a teacher and has known the Lord
for 42 years.
Since 1985 DCI has been working with leaders
and people of all ages, colours and nationalities from many church
backgrounds. In this photo the UK, Spain, Asia and Africa are represented. All over the world DCI is six people here and twelve people there and
ten somewhere else, and this is the way we like it because in small
we get to know everyone personally by name but over the years these small groups have reached tens of thousands of others.
Click on the link to see our Vision and Values statement.
Click on the link to see an
illustration of what we do, more or less.
Click on the link to see our statement
Click on the link to see our hopes for Building Community in DCI.
here to see independent research on DCI on Wikipedia.
Would you like to see
some of our photos ?
see our Picassa Albums from around the
one and then click Slideshow to see the display.
for a pdf. of Schools of Mission around the world
for Banking for the Poor projects in pdf.
here for projects to help orphans and the poor in pdf.
to see some of the people in the DCI family in pdf