Discipleship Training School
We believe that God has a purpose for your life. Get ready to explore it!
The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is about knowing God and making Him known! The school will give you many opportunities to grow in your personal relationship with God. On a DTS you’ll get to learn to know God in a way that impacts your everyday life. Through life-changing teaching, Christian fellowship, Christ-centered living, Bible study, worship, and a cross-cultural mission trip. In these months you will be challenged in developing your character and identifying your giftings and strengths. In this DTS, theory and practice goes close together providing opportunities for your faith to grow and life to change.
A School with both Theory and Practice
DTS starts with three months of life-changing teaching at beautiful Skjærgårdsheimen. Every week has a new subject where you will get the chance to listen to engaging teachers from different countries who live out what they teach. The main purpose is for you to know God. Know who He is. Hear His voice. Have courage to follow the faith and to be a Christian in your everyday life. We invite you into a fellowship that seeks to know God and make Him known. A fellowship with prayer, worship, discipleship, social events and much more.
Lecture Phase Track Options
There are three track options you can choose from when taking your DTS with us: Mission, Counseling and Adventure…
Mission – Reaching the unreached
Is your dream to be a part of His dream? To write His story? To be the first to share Jesus with someone? To travel to the unreached and see God’s heart for the nations? This track will equip you for cross-cultural missions. Get ready to see the Great Commission with new eyes.
Today, there are about 6000 unreached people groups amounting to more than 3 billion people who have never heard the gospel! Skjærgårdsheimen has always had a heart for and a focus on reaching unreached people groups since we started in 1994. As a base we have adopted several unreached people groups. Our dream is to see them worship God in their own language and culture.
Through the mission track we want to train and equip young people with a heart for missions and unreached people groups. We want everyone to see that missions is not only for a few chosen ones. Rather, we all are called to be a part of fulfilling the Great Commission that God has given to us. In this focus track, you will get new knowledge about culture and communication, biblical principles for mission, and how to share the gospel. You will learn how you can be a part of missions with your giftings, passions, and interests.
During the lecture phase, you will meet people with many years of mission field experience in different countries. Do you want to be inspired and challenged by what God does among the people groups? And to find out how you can be a part of making a difference for eternity? You will not be the same afterwards.
Counselling – Reaching the Broken
Do you have a heart to bring healing and restoration to a world that is broken? Are you longing for people to be set free in God? You were created for relationships. With God. With other people.
We will give you practical tools to lead people to freedom and wholeness. The world is full of broken people and relationships. God is longing to bring freedom and restoration into every situation. Do you want to understand and learn more about how to help people in difficult situations in their life? We believe in inner healing and God’s power that restores. Counselling is an important part of helping people live a whole and restored life.
Through the counselling track you will get the opportunity to share and talk about your own life and experiences. You will get a bigger picture of how we can be Jesus’ hands and feet, and be able to help other people. You will be equipped to serve plus gain useful tools along the way.
New! Adventure – Reaching the Edge
Are you up for an adventure? Want to challenge yourself and have some fun? We will explore life, nature and action together and enjoy the kick of being alive. Explore the magnificent surroundings of the base through water sports, sailing, snorkelling, kitesurfing and fishing as well as hiking, climbing, go-karting and other exciting adventures.
This is a new track and we will come with more information about this very soon – Watch the intro video below!
In the beginning of January we travel on outreach. The school gets divided into several teams and is sent out to distant nations. In this phase you get to immerse yourself in another culture and people with different perspectives of faith and life. Outreach gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of other people and share the gospel through both words and actions — the most important work in the world! In the last years outreach locations have included Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines, Turkey, and other countries in South-East Asia.
If you think you are not able to do a full-time DTS but still want to join then this is your opportunity! Most of our part time students are between 25 and 65 years old. It is an amazing opportunity, if you have responsibilities like family, home or other things which mean you’re not able to join us full-time. You can continue to live at home and come and attend the teaching with us every day. This means you get a life changing experience, but not the University of the Nations credits for the DTS. This will give you a new direction, a new standard in life, and a renewed fellowship with Jesus.
Program for part-time students:
Monday – Friday
Worship/prayer: 9 – 10 AM Teaching: 10 AM – 2 PM
You will also attend small groups and one-on-ones.
Price for part time students:
11. September 2018 – 15. March 2019
Price for lecture phase:
(approx. 3000 USD/2500 EURO)
Price for outreach:
(approx. 2400 USD/2000 EURO)
(approx. 5400 USD/4600 EURO)
There are also reduced prices available for students from developing countries – please get in touch to find out more.
Note: the exchange rates are changing all the time, so you will need to double check these prices! School fees are paid in NOK, not USD or EURO.
Phone: (+47) 38 10 68 70