The January Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a training course on discipleship to Jesus in the context of missions. The school is 23 weeks long, with the first half being lectures in Amsterdam and the second half being outreach to various nations.
We embark on this journey because Jesus has called us to make discipleships of all people groups. In order to do this, we need to walk as disciples ourselves.
Be Prepared to:
- Engage in 12 full lecture weeks on topics such as hearing God's voice, Jesus and the Cross, Missions, and more.
- Spread the Gospel in Amsterdam in radical ways
- Worship together in song and prayer
- Live and eat in community
- Have people speak words of direction and encouragement into your life.
- Travel to other countries to share the message of Jesus for 10 weeks
- Step out of your comfort zone in nations not your own
- Know God and make Him known
Taking place within the January DTS, the Core Track focuses on the question,
"What does it mean for us that Jesus is a Jewish king?"
We go to Israel to explore God's heart for this nation, the Jewish people, and those around them. Our aim there is to learn about our roots in the Jewish faith and how relevant it is for missions and the Church today. As we seek to spread the Gospel to all nations, we must dutifully consider the Jewish people's place in frontier missions.
Taking place within the January DTS, the Arts Track focuses on the question,
"How do we create now that Jesus is our king?"
Though we are artists, we believe we are firstly disciples. When we lay our artistry down at the feet of Jesus and allow him to speak in the process first, then we will be able to create from a true place. It is from the place of surrender we encourage our students to think outside of the box and try new things. Whether it is acting, singing, photography, culinary arts, electronic music, fine arts, crafts, typography, video, storytelling, spoken word or anything else, we want to create together.
At least 18 years old or have completed high school.
6 Jan - 17 Jun
Outreach Start: 4 Apr
Outreach end: 10 Jun
Dutch translation for first two weeks of lecture.
Training Phase: €2.250
Tuition fees, food, and housing included
Outreach Phase: €3.000
At the completion of the classroom phase, students have the opportunity to ‘make God known’ in the outreach phase. The Gospel comes alive as students step out in faith to preach the good news, baptize new believers and heal the sick (Mark 16:15-18).
Outreach is an exhilarating time of risk and adventure, as teams serve with local believers: transforming lives and impacting society with the love of Jesus Christ.