In 1999 I met David W. Searle in Tasmania while planting Cleansing Stream ministries in Tasmania. I could see that the Christian community needed a discipleship program that was more suitable for people like me that had no Christian background, now don’t get me wrong Cleansing Stream Ministries was a great ministry and transformed many lives, but it assumed that people already had some Christian heritage or knowledge of the Bible, plus at the conclusion of the series there was no continuity program.
The friendship continued to grow and beginning 2001, David and I teamed up and began writing and producing the Growing Deep and Strong series.
David W. Searle’s rich Christian heritage and strong Biblical background, combined with my understanding of today’s worldview and background bring a unique balance to the material making it relevant and understandable to new converts by presenting the word of God simply. The material is written in a way that takes the new believer on a journey of personal discovery through the Bible that is relevant in today’s society, and applies God’s standards to the way life should be lived.
Carl Fechner and David Searle: A Unique Team
As Co-Authors of the “©Growing Deep and Strong Series” we each have very unique gifts and experiences that work really well together. This has caused the ©Growing Deep and Strong to be rich in content with a strong Biblical emphasis, yet very easily understood by new believers who have no church background.
The “©Growing Deep and Strong Series” will provide and support the Christian community and its Leaders with a complete step by step off-the-shelf 12 months Bible Study Mentoring Program that is simple to use, easy to understand and multiplies small groups organically. The program takes a person from a non church background to a Small Group Christian Leader in 12 months or less. It is guaranteed to work if the program is followed, learned and used as described. The “one year” educational program is Word based and Spirit Filled, It consists of four modules taken up and applied in a 12 month period. The first two modules or six months consist of laying a strong Christian foundation and developing Godly character. The third and fourth modules or second six months is dedicated to
training the new Christian to discover their God-given gifts, how reach, teach and mentor others. Thousands of hours of research and development at huge cost both personally and financially were expended for 10 years to complete the materials, graphics, videos, packaging and various technological works to make the 12 months Christian Mentoring program available to the Christian communities in a simple yet profound manner that not only transforms lives but whole communities.