Know truth. Bring truth. Set captives free.
Start date: 6 January, 2019
End date: 22 June, 2019.
Lecture: $3,580 AUD
Outreach: $3,000-$5,500 AUD
Certificate III in Discipleship (10473NAT)
There are no prerequisites to join this DTS.
The Priceless DTS's lecture phase includes three months of intensive teaching, discipleship, growth, and practical application. Not only does it include classroom lectures, but regular times of worship and prayer, community outreach, hands-on serving, discussion times, smalls groups and one-on-one discipleship…. Oh, and lots of adventures!
During the Priceless DTS, you will have weekly workshops on issues of injustice. You will learn about many different topics relating to human slavery (i.e. overview of human trafficking, dealing with demand, sexual abuse, pornography, etc.) and learn how to respond. You will be trained to use an anti-trafficking toolkit and learn how to minister to those in prostitution. Other injustice topics may include the Refugee Crisis, FGM, gender based injustice and many others.
God's desire is for us to be in fulfilling relationships with Him and others. Your DTS is a great platform to grow in the area of relating to others and learn how to have healthy relationships. It's the top of God's priority list and should be the top of ours too! There is nothing like going on adventures in the nations with people who become your closest friends!
There will be a lot of opportunities to spend personal time with God during the Discipleship Training School. Many students have grown in their commitment to God during these times. You will also be coached by staff and teachers in what it means to pursue God with a whole heart as well as receive practical tips on what works and what doesn't. Lots of involvement in worship, prayer and discussion with peers and staff will also happen.
Outreach is when you get the opportunity to apply and live out all that you've learned during the lecture phase and to obey the command of Jesus to "go into all the world and make disciples." You will form different teams with your staff and fellow students and be launched into the nations! You'll get to experience life in a different culture, language, and setting. You'll see how God loves the nations of the earth and what is happening in missions worldwide.
The Priceless DTS teams will specifically focus on locations that are prevalent for human trafficking and prostitution. There will be many types of opportunities on outreach to serve including teaching, advocacy, meeting practical needs, evangelism, working with "at-risk" groups, reaching out to men, women and children involved in labor and sex trafficking and many other ways.
On outreach, you will get the opportunity to respond to the tangible needs of communities. This could look like working with orphans, the homeless, and the poor and needy through basic health care, buildings homes, feeding programs, and many others ways.
Whether it is in a planned evangelism time, through any other work we do or simply just through the day-to-day relationships that are built on outreach, we always look for opportunities to tell people about Jesus. Throughout the school, you will get lots of training and practice in how to effectively share with love. People are desperately hungry to hear that they are loved and that there is a God that sees them.
On outreach, you will have the opportunity to specifically reach out to those who have been affected by human trafficking and slavery in some way. You may be working with the most "at risk" of being trafficked and enslaved, teaching and educating them how to protect themselves. You may be ministering to those who have been trafficked into the sex industry or who are "willingly" there. You may be doing advocacy work in schools, churches and in communities to help them become more aware of the issues of human trafficking. The possibilities are endless!