Young Guns Information


The Program is a nine-month intensive discipleship and leadership-training program for post-college (usually) men from around the country. Exceptions to this policy are made on a case by case basis.


The program is designed to develop well-rounded leaders who will be able to exposit the Scriptures, defend the faith both historically and theologically, and exercise a leadership role in a local ministry.

While the Program was started by Tom Nelson almost 30 years ago, the Program is now directed by Charles Stolfus. Charles teaches Systematic Theology and Apologetics and Tom Nelson teaches the Old Testament. We also supplement the Program with contributions from some of the other excellent teachers here at Denton Bible in the areas of Biblical Counseling, Worship and Evangelism.

The Program is designed to deepen the participants’ understanding of the big picture of the Bible from both the Old and New Testaments. They will learn Systematic Theology and Church History. In addition, they will learn how to think critically and coherently on current issues in culture as well as in the Church.

We will meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM, and then Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Finally, there will be several over-night in town retreats throughout the year.

The men commit to a regular systematic program of Bible reading and of at least one book a month to develop their minds to think biblically and theologically on the important issues of our day. They will also be involved in small group accountability and serve in a ministry at Denton Bible or one of our local mission plant churches. (Exceptions to this are made for those who are already engaged in a regular ongoing ministry such as another local church, CRU, Navigators, etc.)


There will be some readings (articles and books) that need to be finished before the start of the Program.



The monies paid will go to offset the cost of materials and handouts for the year.

Possible Seminary Credit

Young Gun graduates have the opportunity to apply for Advanced Standing and Dallas Theological Seminary and if accepted, could get up to 30 hours off in ThM or 15 in MA and enrolled in accelerated courses. For more information, click here .

The Application Process



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