Join us for an Arts Evangelism Discipleship Training School (DTS)!

Is art more than just a hobby? Do you long to make a difference in your community? Learn to use your creativity to draw people into the Kingdom of God on our Arts Evangelism Discipleship Training School! Whether you are a trained professional or just starting out, our desire is to give you opportunity to grow in your practical skills and understanding of God’s heart for creative expression.

This 6-month course is a full-time, unique, live/learn community experience. It consists of two parts: lecture phase and outreach phase. The lecture phase will offer you a time of deep revelation as well as liberating personal application. Encounter God like never before as you hear from seasoned speakers who live out the principles they teach. The outreach phase will take you to places you have only dreamed about as you take the Gospel into the nations! Grow in confidence as you share your testimony from small to large groups in cross-cultural settings.

Get hands-on experience in the thriving ministry of Youth Street. Develop your skills in reaching Australian young people, mentor Christians from various walks and be amazed at how deeply you can connect with young locals in just 12 weeks.

Example core curriculum topics include:
  • Hearing God’s Voice
  • Character & Nature of God
  • Building and Maintaining Godly Relationships
  • Fatherheart of God

As part of the Arts Evangelism Elective, you’ll join the October Compassion, City Transformation and Ships electives in one combined DTS lecture phase. Each DTS will have a coordinator gathering students around that elective. This may come in forms such as small group activities, excursions, events, or guest speakers.

While you’ll have specific times for your DTS elective, this will not occur every week. It is important to see electives as a way of gathering similar individuals without taking priority over the core purpose of the DTS. Additionally, we cannot guarantee that each DTS elective will have a major representation on the outreach phase. Our hope is to look for how we can incorporate the elective on outreach but factors outside our control such as culture, event coordination, and ministry contact preferences may affect what is possible.

An elective is defined by:

  • Gathering similar individuals.
  • A leader with an affinity or passion for that elective (but not required).
  • Low level, structured inclusion during lecture phase.
  • Outreach inclusion of the elective where culturally possible and appropriate.
Example Arts Evangelism features include:
  • Sharpen practical skills
  • Creating outside of the classroom
  • Opportunity to use art for evangelism in the city

Take your art into the nations! Using the skills you have learned over the lecture phase you will be equipped to continue sharing God’s heart for the world through your art.

The outreach phase is your opportunity to travel to a foreign culture, bringing the hope of Christ to the nations. The Great Commission to “go into all the world & make disciples” will be pumping through your veins as you jump into this cross cultural journey to make God known.

Outreach will take you to the places you have only ever dreamed about! Grow in confidence as you share your testimony to large audiences. Whether you are called to long-term or short-term missions, the benefit of going to a cross-cultural location and seeing the needs of that location and then being part of the solution is life changing!

Each DTS sends teams to unique locations. Here are a few places we have gone:

Thailand, Cambodia, The Phillipines, Hong Kong, Germany, England, Spain, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand & around Australia.

Cost

Lecture Phase:

$4,250 AUD

*This includes the cost of additional art supplies

Outreach Phase:

Approximately $3,500 – $5,000 AUD

Dates

Start – Finish

8th October 2018 – 16th March 2019

7th October 2019 – 14th March 2020

5th October 2020 – 13th March 2021

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