The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is designed to encourage character development in the student, cultivating a living relationship with God and identifying individual gifts and callings in God. Cross cultural exposure and global awareness are emphasized throughout the course, preparing the students to answer the call to “Go into all the world and disciple all nations.” (Matt. 28:19)
If you want to obey the call, and you need preparation in this area, pray about doing a DTS and to set yourself apart for 6 months to be equiped and experience God’s heart for the nations.
The DTS is a six month course, divided in two parts. First part is 12 weeks and residential. The training will include teaching, discussion groups, practical assignments, and work duties.
Some of the teaching topics are:
- Knowing God: His character, learning to hear His voice, the Father heart of God, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit.
- Relationships: The challenge of loving others God’s way, forgiveness, restitution, repentance, Godly relationships between guy/girl and husband/wife.
- The Fear of the Lord: A basic understanding of the fear of God which is deep respect for God and a real hatred for evil (sin).
- Spiritual Warfare: Taking a look at the authority we have in the Lord Jesus Christ. How Christ’s authority confound the powers of darkness.
- Ministry and Missions: Evangelism, the heart of a servant, the unfinished task, making disciples, ministry to the poor and needy, Cross-cultural ministry, the Great Commision and much, much more….
The second part is the outreach/ field trip, 8 to 12 weeks, which is an important part of the school giving the students the opportunity to put into practice the principals they have been taught in the lectures. Students will be able to experience mission work first hand in evangelism and service. Outreach locations are carefully selected through prayer. Depending on where teams go, the fees for outreach will differ.
All staff, including leaders, are volunteer workers and receive no salary. Workers are supported financially by their churches, friends, family or raise their own income and the same applies for the students who need to raise their own school fees.