Discipleship Training School in Lyon from 21 February to 2 August 2020

What is a DTS?

A Discipleship Training School is a school where you can deepen your relationship with God, learn how to make Him known, and discover God’s calling on your life!

A DTS means setting some time apart to truly ask yourself the questions that matter and rebuild your life on a solid foundation. This Discipleship Training School will be geared towards developing artistic expression and creativity to share our faith in Lyon and France. We believe that art isn’t just for fun but also a powerful and effective voice that brings truth, beauty, justice, hope, and transformation.

Lecture Phase

During 6 months of the school, you will have the opportunity to live and create with talented people of different backgrounds from around the world, to find inspiration while hearing God’s voice, to perform skits in the streets of France, and to see your life and the lives of others transformed by God. Each student will choose and focus on one type of art for the whole duration of the DTS: STREET ART, MEDIA, DANCE. The school is in French, but don’t worry if you’re not a native speaker. We will translate the first few weeks to help you. We’ve had students in the past come from 5 different continents! The first three months of the school (the lecture phase) will take place in Lyon. We will have speakers and artistic teachers who will share about lots of topics like Identity, the Heart of God, Evangelism, the Biblical Perspective on Art, God’s Calling on our lives, and many others. Every morning, we will have teachings and times of worship. The afternoons will be dedicated to artistic development and evangelism outings into the city.

Outreach Phase

We will then jump into a missionary trip around France and/or Europe from mid-June to August to share the Gospel by putting into practice what we will learn. We will participate in festivals and evangelism camps.

If your heart beats for those who don’t know God yet, if you love the arts, if you’re motivated to learn, and if you want to grow in your faith and be trained, then this school is for you! You also don’t have to be a professional artist or an evangelist to apply!

We want the Gospel to be available to everyone, not just a certain kind of person. Doing art in the street allows us to get into contact with very different people and share joy, peace, and thoughts on important subjects in our society. The way we interact with people is more spontaneous and authentic. These interactions with our neighbors will be simple and through God’s love.


You can find out more information via: efd@jem-lyon.com


  • Application fee: 70 €

  • Lecture phase: 2,800 €

  • Outreach phase (missionary trip): 2,200 €

  • These costs cover:

    • your room and board for the duration of the DTS

    • 3 months’ worth of teachings by a different speaker each week as well as contributions to those who run the artistic workshops

    • the return ticket for the outreach phase

    • and other DTS expenses like evangelism materials and distribution of literature to those we meet, special evenings, etc.

  • The fees do NOT cover: your arrival and departure to and from the DTS, your French visa (if you need one), and any personal expenses you might have while on the DTS.

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To know God to make him known