A Discipleship Training School is a school to deepen your relationship with God, to learn how to make Him known and to discover the call of God for your life!
A DTS is putting time aside to ask questions and to build your life on a solid foundation. This DTS will be focused on artistic expression and creativity in sharing our faith in Lyon and in France. We believe that art is not just a form of entertainment, but it is also a strong and effective voice in bringing truth, beauty, justice, hope and transformation!
«It was a challenge to leave ‘everything’ behind to do a DTS but I saw God honour this step of faith; He healed me of many wounds of the past, I learned to hear His voice, I got to know Him more intimately and I learned how to understand His will for my future! I developed my talent in dance and I discovered other gifts!” – Laurence Munoz»
« I really loved my DTS for helping me discover more about God, more about me, the artist in me, and deepen my relationship with the Father. I was in Senegal for my outreach and I really enjoyed sharing the love of God with people!” – Julie Orenstain»
For 6 months, you will have the opportunity to live and create with people from all over the world, with different talents and backgrounds. You will find inspiration in listening to God, you’ll do open-air shows in the streets of France, you will see your life and others’ lives transformed by God.
Each student will choose one artistic area for the entire duration of the DTS: Street Art and Media, Dance, or Circus (acrobatics, juggling, etc.)!
This training is in French, but do not worry if you are a foreigner! We will translate the first weeks of the DTS to help you. We’ve already had students from 5 continents in the past years!
The first three months of the training will be held in Lyon. During this time, we will be inviting speakers and artists to share on themes like identity, the heart of God, evangelism, the biblical perspective of art, the call of God for our lives, and many more.
Every morning, we will have teaching and times of worship. The afternoons will be dedicated to artistic development and evangelism in the city.
We will then leave for a missions trip from mid-June to August in France and/or Europe to share the Gospel putting into practice what we have learned. We will participate in festivals and evangelism camps.
If your heart beats for those who do not know God yet, if you love art and you are motivated to learn, if you want to grow in your faith, and you want to get trained, this training is for you! No need to be a professional artist or evangelist to enrol in this school!
We want the Gospel to be accessible to everyone and not only to a certain category of people. Doing or performing art in the streets allows us to be in contact with very different people and share joy, peace, and thoughts on subjects that are important for our society. Our conversations with people are more spontaneous and authentic. We will meet our neighbours with simplicity and the love of God.
How Much Does a DTS Cost?
Application fees: 70 €
Lecture phase: 2800 €
Outreach phase (mission trip): 2200 €
These costs cover:
- your room and board for the duration of the DTS
- months’ worth of teaching by a different speaker each week
- contributions made towards those who run the weekly artistic workshops
- the return ticket for the outreach phase
- the cost of all transport used for DTS purposes
- other DTS expenses such as materials needed for evangelism, special evenings, …
The fees do NOT cover: your arrival and departure to and from the DTS. Your visa for France, if you need one, and any personal expenses you might have while on the DTS.