D I S C I P L E S H I P

TRAINING SCHOOL

3 MONTHS OF FAITH-DEEPENING TEACHING.

9 WEEKS OF LIFE-CHANGING OUTREACH.

A LIFETIME OF FOLLOWING CHRIST WITH EVERYTHING YOU'VE GOT.

SEPTEMBER
2019

September 2019:

Arrival: 14 September 2019

Departure: 15 February 2020

JANUARY
2020

January 2020

Arrival: 11 January 2020

Departure: 13 June 2020

 

SEPTEMBER
2020

Dates TBC

Our Discipleship Training Schools are an opportunity to experience authentic community, discovering more of who God is, who He’s calling you to be and how to live out the gospel of Jesus in the world.

With over 40 years of DTS experience, Holmsted Manor is passionate and committed to see you released into all that God has for you. Our live-learn environment, with community living; classes and assignments; small group discussion; your own personal mentor and other elements, trains people to be disciples of Jesus. In becoming more like Him, you will become a more authentic version of yourself, created in the image of God to go and change the world.

Lecture phase is your opportunity to develop and deepen your relationship with God. Every week you’ll hear from speakers from around the world with real-life experience of what they’re teaching. Each one has a passion for discipleship and mission, teaching on key areas of the Christian faith. Outside the classroom, you’ll get stuck into life here at Holmsted Manor – eating meals together; worshipping and praying; doing practical serve; going to church on a Sunday and enjoying free time socialising together!

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Prayer and worship is the heartbeat of life at Holmsted Manor, connecting with God shapes what we do here and how we go out to share the love of God locally and with the world. We have several dedicated prayer and worship spaces here including an outdoor chapel, a tiny prayer cubby and a large, beautiful space called Qadash (a Hebrew word meaning ‘to be set apart’).

These are available for your own quiet times and corporately with others: with your one-on-one, small group, DTS and participating with the rhythms of prayer and worship with the rest of the community.

We believe in the value of discipleship and all of us need regular input and support. You will have a dedicated mentor who will personally invest one on one time with you every week to help you on your discipleship journey and also to help you process the things that you’re learning and experiencing. You will also be part of a small group, where you can talk openly and apply what you have been learning, receive support and be encouraged!

We listen to what God is saying to us about what the outreach should be and respond to what He says. We generally go to locations where we have relationships with missionaries and ministries around the world and also supporting new initiatives that are finding their feet.

On a Holmsted Manor DTS, you’ll experience mission both in an overseas location and here in the UK. In recent years, teams have been to countries on almost every continent, serving in both urban and rural settings. A few examples of recent DTS outreach locations are Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Germany, Brazil and India.

We believe mission is a lifestyle, not just a trip. Your DTS outreach will also equip you for living missionally wherever God may call you to, whether that’s staying in YWAM, going to university or starting a career – God’s love is needed everywhere.

As you regroup at Holmsted Manor at the end of the outreach, time will be set aside to debrief. DTS is an experience where perspectives and lives are changed and debriefing will help you process all that God has done in your life: the things you’ve learned and how you’ve grown.

"DISCIPLESHIP IS THE PROCESS OF BECOMING WHO JESUS WOULD BE IF HE WERE YOU."

- Dallas Willard

DTS Structure

For 12 weeks you’ll be with us in West Sussex before you go on outreach! You’ll get to do things you’ve (probably) never done before – from speaking in churches, leading youth camps or praying for the homeless!

The outreach phase is about taking what you’ve learned about God and His kingdom during lecture phase and putting it into practice by sharing the love of God in a variety of contexts. You’ll continue with learning – prayer, worship, one-on-ones – as you live and serve in teams. Locations for outreach are not always decided in advance, so where you go will be communication when appropriate. We try to ensure that at least two weeks are spent in the UK either before or after a cross cultural, overseas placement.

After your 8-10 weeks of outreach, you’ll come back to Holmsted Manor (it will feel like coming home at that point) where we will help you unpack all that God has done and you’ve experienced. You’ll have around 10 days to evaluate all that the previous six months has meant to you, prepare to leave, have a closing graduation ceremony and say your goodbyes. After this, we’ll commission you out with into the future God is calling you to, wherever that may be.

FAQs

As an international and interdenominational movement, your DTS will probably include people from all over the world. Most DTS trainees are between the age of 18 and 28 but people of any age are absolutely welcome to apply to be part of the school!

Community living is part of the experience of DTS, so trainees share dorm-style rooms. The building maintains many of its famous original features, so although the rooms are dormitories, it will be spacious (as long as you don’t bring too much luggage!). Living in a beautiful English manor house is a one-in-a-lifetime experience!

Our upcoming DTS’ include the following:


September 2019:

Arrival: 14 September 2019

Departure: 15 February 2020

 

January 2020

Arrival: 11 January 2020

Departure: 13 June 2020

 

September 2020

Dates TBC

Lecture Phase: £1975 (A £200 deposit paid upon acceptance to the school is included in this figure)

This includes your accommodation, food and travel within the location.

Outreach Phase: £1400. This includes your accommodation, food and travel within the location. Please note that flights to outreach will be at an additional cost to this number.

Applicants who are not from the UK, EU or EEA will require a visa to do a DTS. However, we will help you through the whole process once you’ve been accepted to DTS.