Monday, August 13, 2018

Derick's Graduation

Big news from the Dillards. Derick has just graduated from the Cross Church School of Ministry, a one-year residency program that he has been a part of since last August. In addition to serving at Cross Church, doing local missions projects, working with college students, and participating in multiple mission trips, Derick also took some seminary classes. Stay tuned for more news on what the Dillards will be doing next.

Derick Dillard, Jill Dillard, Samuel Dillard Israel Dillard
Derick Dillard, Jill Dillard, Samuel Dillard Israel Dillard

Photo courtesy dillardfamily.com

56 comments:

  1. Glad to hear some news about the Dillards. Congratulations Derek.

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  2. That's great! Congrats!

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  3. Wow, Jill sure looks like her mom here!

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    1. I've always thought Jill (mostly) resembles her mother. She does not have the round duggar face at all.
      It is very nice to hear this news. I wish them well.

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  4. Congratulations, Derick!!! Always, happy to hear of someone getting an education. Hope we can hear more from the Dillards.

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  5. Congratulations! Precious family; Samuel looks like a Duggar & Jill is the spitting image of a young J.B.! ❤

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  6. It’s already been announced that he’s going to law school this fall.

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  7. What does that say? Certificate of License? License for what? Looks like something you'd print online. My BIL became an ordained minister, so he could officiate at a friend's wedding, simply by applying at a church online for free. He was ordained and could then legally marry people. That's all the training it can take to become a "minister."

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    1. In the Baptist denomination a ministry license is given to a man who is not yet pastoring a church. It is a credential from his home church that "Yes, this man has demonstrated through his manner of life and his teaching/preaching that God has called him to preach the Word. We as his home church vouch for his character and call." At some future time he will be ordained (usually when he accepts his first pastoral position in a church, goes to the mission field, etc.).

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  8. Congratulations! Thanks for updating us on the Dillard's miss seeing them on Counting On.

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  9. I'm starting to wonder about Derick's ability to stay focused on something. First he's getting an accounting degree, then he's in Nepal, then he's working as an accountant, then he's in Central America, then he's doing this program, and next he's...off on an entirely different tangent...

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  10. GOOD JOB DERICK - best wishes to the Dillard Family.
    Jill looks stunning - beautiful family.

    THANKS so much for posting - continue to keep us informed.
    Much appreciated

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  11. Aw I miss seeing them..

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  12. What do Derick and Jill do for a job?

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    1. According to the latest report, Derrick will be attending law school. I don't know who will be paying for that. Jill is a lay midwife but I don't think she gets paid for it.

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    2. not sure what business it is of yours how these people support themselves? They choose to share what they want. They don't OWE us anything, nor any explanation. How about 'congratulations on your successes and best wishes in law school, Derrick'!!

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    3. So they're supposed to just show up on TV every Monday night, expecting people to tune in, with no explanation as to what they're doing?

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    4. Jill is a stay-at-home mom and Derick participates in many educational programs.

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  13. Samuel looks so cute in this picture.

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  14. Congratulations y'all look like a beautiful family wish y'all were on the show still

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  15. Congratulations! We need more Christian attorneys. Hit the books!!!

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    1. Why do they have to be Christian? Have you noticed how there are good people of all faiths, and even no particular faith at all?

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  16. @ 11:28 AM Looks like by going to school he is trying to prepare himself for a job.

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  17. so good to see them I miss them on counting on, so glad they are doing well....

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  18. Congratulations Derick! Beautiful family, God bless you all❤️

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  19. Accounting. Ministry. Law. What subject will Derick be studying next?

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    1. House flipping or car sales, I'd say.

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    2. My Daddy had a cousin who was a professional student. Never did work.

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    3. Boys used to do that to get out of serving in the Army. Stay in school & have your draft deferred.

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  20. Congratulations Derick, Good luck to you. Natasha B

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  21. Love this family
    📚

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  22. Congratulations Derick. God Bless.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  23. Way to go Derrick... May God Bless you on the path he has chosen for you an your family.

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  24. She does look like Michelle in this picture!

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  25. Congratulations! You all look great in the photo!

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  26. I wish Jill had the chance to go to school- maybe nursing school. She would do well, but Duggar women don’t get the chance to go to college.

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    1. Once they are married their choices belong to them. I would say none of them has chosen college...yet

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    2. too busy raising kids

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    3. She has said that she WANTS to stay home with her kids, just like MANY other women do after they have kids. It’s a couple’s choice if they want one parents to stay home, or for them both to work and to put the kids in daycare or school depending on their age, and obviously they’ve decided they want their kids to be at home with a parent.

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    4. The womb is more important than the diploma.

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    5. I think at this point Derick should stay home with the children and Jill should find employment. A household needs at least one income.

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    6. So, 9:28, school is ok for a man since he doesn't have a womb, but women should just stay pregnant until their womb gives out? I thought this was the 21st century.

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  27. SO happy for them, wish they could be back on the show, really miss them !!! Gods blessings to you all !!

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    1. Derick wanted to leave, why would you want them back on if that’s not where they want to be?

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    2. Derick "wanted to" leave. LOL

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  28. Congratulations!! Keep your eyes and Jesus and enjoy the ride! Things will be rough, but He will give beauty above and beyond what you can imagine!! He will see you through as you follow Him

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  29. I like Jill's dress!

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  30. Congratulations to the whole family.

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  31. How did you know it was me.August 19, 2018 at 6:04 PM

    They all look good. Jill looks so pretty here when she gives her naturally beautiful smile. I don't like the 'surprised' look she makes when she takes a selfie. Those kids are adorable and everyone's clothes look nice. I love how elegant Jill looks in that dress and She doesn't have a wad of old fashioned hair hiding her pretty face.

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