The Discipleship Year is for ANYONE aged 18-24 looking to:
Every Tuesday we will gather as a training centre at All Saints’ Marlow for a day of teaching. The curriculum is carefully tailored to enable you to learn the foundations of faith including topics on; doctrine, practical theology, character, leadership and hot topics. The day will run from 9am-4pm, including morning and afternoon teaching sessions, a word for the day, sung worship and time to pray together.
Throughout the year there are also two national weekends away where we gather will all the training centres across the country. These weekends cover some of the key aspects of the teaching as well as a great opportunity to get to know other trainees and to make lasting friendships.
Alongside teaching, you will also serve as part of a placement in an area of ministry that you are particularly passionate about, as well as some other areas to give you a broad range of experience of ministry through the year. Placements do vary in the amount of time required from you in the week, with the average being a day and a half, though there are full time placements available. Most placements allow time for you to get a part time job so that you can support yourself financially through the year, as well as explore the mission field in the locality that you’re in. Those placements that require more time from you sometimes pay towards the student fee cost.
The 2020-2021 Discipleship Year will beginning the week of the 13 September 2021
The fee for the year is £1000 which can be paid upfront or in termly instalments. The fee covers the cost of all teaching, coaching and training at the Hub (including resources and material) as well as attendance to the two national weekends away that take place throughout the year.
Ideally, you will live near you placement church.
Usually trainees find their own accommodation and pay for their general living expenses by working part-time in casual employment.
In some instances you may be offered accommodation in a community house or host family. In this case you might be asked to give more time to serving in your placement.
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You will also need to gather two references and get them to fill out the reference form, either by completing the online form or by printing out a hard copy form and asking them to send the completed version to the above address.
If you have any questions about the Discipleship Training Centre please don’t hesitate to get in touch.