Cultivating Jesus followers
Discipleship Training School
You are created for something more. You are alive to make a difference, to create, to explore, to live life to the fullest. You are loved by your creator, and He has a purpose for you. Now it is up to you - do you want to discover it?
Burn for Jesus Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a 6 month adventure diving deeper into what it means to be a disciple as you learn, go and travel the nations together with new friends from all over the world. You get to go to at least six nations! Our greatest desire is that you will experience the love of God in such a way that you will never be the same again, and that you will discover more of His purpose for your life.
DTS consists of three months of community living and lectures in beautiful Skien, Norway, including a week of lectures in Amsterdam, Netherlands. After this you will go for nine weeks of outreach to the Middle East and three European nations.
Six months - six countries - one passion: Jesus.
Are you ready?
The kingdom of God is "righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit" (Rom 14,17). Expect to have lots of fun as you experience new levels of freedom in God, make new friends in community living and travel the world! Doing DTS with us is fast-paced, but tons of fun.
HUNGER FOR GOD
"Taste and see that the Lord is good" (Psalm 34,8). Because we have experienced that His love is the only thing that satisfies us, we go out of our way to seek Him for more. Worship is central as we seek that our lives revolve around the presence of Jesus.
ADVENTURE - TRAVEL - MISSION
We love seeing and experiencing the beauty of God in each nation with its nature and people, as we explore the local food, the greatest sights and the city streets. We enjoy traveling, but we do not come as tourists staying in five star hotels. We travel light, and are ready to serve, love and meet people with the love of Jesus wherever we go. We have a special love for our continent, Europe, and belong to the YWAM ministry Mission Europe.
We have the deep belief that life with Jesus is meant to be done together. Community is where we experience His grace, and where we get to pursue lives of holiness and integrity. We talk, pray, laugh and encourage each other. Coffee consumption is high.
We believe God has put us in our cities and neighborhoods to make a difference. We constantly seek new ways to interact and get engaged to see the Kingdom of God come, and dream of seeing people all over the world influencing their universities, workplaces and other environments through the love of Jesus.
God’s work done
in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.
- Hudson Taylor
Lecture phase is designed to let your heart, mind and soul go through a complete transformation. We desire that you will get to know the God who created the world and has a purpose for it as a good Father who knows and loves you intimately. We believe Jesus is worthy of all our lives, so it is our desire that you will fall in love with Him as you discover what He has done for you. Finally we desire that you will learn to know the Holy Spirit, so that your life becomes an overflow of His power, freedom and joy.
To make all this happen, we are flying in teachers to teach topics such as Father heart of God, Worship, Relationships, the Bible, Holy Spirit, Missions, Worldview, Lifestyle Evangelism and much more. Of course all teaching is Bible-based. To make what you learn go deeper, we have put into your schedule reflection time, group talks and one on one-mentoring. In addition to this you will have lots of fun times as you get to live in an old, «cozy», renovated prison and make many new friends! Living in Skien, you have a short way from city life to beautiful nature. Welcome to our home!
What has shaped the cities and nations we come from? Is the Bible relevant to how we build our societies? How can we as Christians bring change and hope? These are among the questions we will dive into together as a class when we travel to Amsterdam in February for a week of teaching.
Along with exceptional teaching, we will spend time exploring, praying for and reaching out to one of the most diverse and exciting cities in Europe. Amsterdam is a prime example of a city so much shaped by the influence of the Bible, now famous for its open prostitution «Red Light District» and open use of drugs.
He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep
to gain what he cannot lose.
- Jim Elliot
Ready for some backpacking? On this outreach you get to go to at least three different nations! The nations will be revealed during lecture phase of your DTS. This is the plan:
One month in one nation + Three weeks traveling to two different nations
We always try to be led by the Holy Spirit in which nations we choose to go to, but we also want you to experience the diversity of European nations as you are on this outreach. We go to experience what God is doing in the different places we go to. For years, many have said that christianity is a lost cause in Europe, but we know a different reality. God is raising up new movements al over the continent, and He is breaking through in supernatural ways through normal people like you and me. Heaven is open, people are longing, so we are going.
Middle Eastern Outreach
The Middle East is a war-torn region. Millions have had to flee their homes, and conflict has caused so much suffering. We know that God is close to the broken hearted, and we want to be His hands and feet. For 2-3 weeks we will go to a peaceful region of the Middle East to be a light in the darkness - show the goodness of God in every way we can. Expect your heart to be moved, and God to break in.
6 nations - one passion: Jesus
Christ not only died for all: He died for each.
- Billy Graham
The Discipleship Training School will have a total length of 5.5 months with approximately 3 months lecture phase and 2.5 months outreach.
Starts: About the 8th of January 2020
Ends: About the 20th of June 2020
55 000 NOK
Price includes all costs for teachings, required books, meals,
accommodation and travel expenses during the school.
Lecture Phase: 26 000 NOK
Europe Outreach: 17 000 NOK
Middle East Outreach: 12 000 NOK
Not included: Potential expenses for visas and vaccinations.