Discipleship Training
Center

Learn all about DTC at our next open day 28th September near Port Macquarie!

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OPEN DAY

We would love to have you come to our next open day on

28th September 2019

at 11 Mission Terrace, Lakewood NSW 2443

WHY DTC?

Word of Life is an international youth organization. Our passion and vision around the world is youth evangelism, discipleship and supporting the local church.
The Discipleship Training Centre (DTC) is a ministry that enables WOL to be involved in an intensive discipleship program with you during your year with us. Our program operates under three basic principles: know, grow and show (Ezra 7:10).

It is our objective that as each student applies themself to these programs and activities and, above all, yields themself to the guidance and working of the Holy Spirit, that his/her or their life might be moulded into a useful instrument for the Lord’s service.

DTC has been planned to:

EMPOWER

students to embrace the great commission and the importance of reproducing their lives.

EQUIP

students to make a godly difference in their local church and their community.

ENTRUST

students with opportunities to discover their God-given calling, spiritual gifts and talents.

ENRICH

students with theological studies and practical ministry training to prepare them with a solid foundation for life.

ESTABLISH

an environment
conducive for students to enjoy living in a community.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Missional experience: Travelling to regional NSW and around Australia
  • Evangelism: Involvement in the coordination of youth programs and evangelistic events (KICKOFF)
  • Discipleship: Growing as a disciple of Christ
  • Theological training: Online Theological Institute studies (Diploma)
  • Youth ministry philosophy and application
  • Minister to thousands of students through school ministry and evangelistic outreach across the country
  • Practical learning
  • Support the local church

At Australian College of Christian Studies you will learn online. You can access the library and course information from the online portal and communicate with the lecturers at short notice. The class sizes are smaller, which allows for a more personal experience.

Your study will have foundational biblical and idealogical subjects that you will love; the subjects are interactive and challenging. Your ministry, work and church service will be practical ministry placement. This will ensure that you will love your practical and hands-on learning – no boring lectures!

SCHEDULE (WEEKLY)

  1. Study days are online with the Australian College of Christian Studies (ACCS).
  2. Staff meetings & ministry planning
  3. Weekly schedule will include ministering alongside primary and secondary Scripture teachers in the region.
  4. Bible hours – Devotionals (staff or local leader)
  5. WOL Youth Leadership seminars and topics

SUNDAY – Church and day off

MONDAY – Day off / Study day

TUESDAY
9:00 – 12:00 pm Staff meeting/ Accountability time/Ministry planning
2:00 – 5:00 pm Ministry planning; General work, etc.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
9:00 – 9:30 am Devotional
9:30 – 12:00 pm Study Morning
2- 4 pm Follow-up study

FRIDAY  – Ministry involvement – Schools, Youth Groups, Community Services, etc.

SATURDAY – Day off

Throughout each term, you will be required to go on various ministry trips.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SCHEDULE CHANGES WHEN WE ARE INVOLVED IN MISSION TRIPS.

The application is a three-part process:

FIRST – Please email our office at marting@wol.org.au to receive the Registration Form

SECOND – When you receive confirmation from Word of Life, complete the ACCS application form found at: www.ccs.edu.au and follow the links on the front page of the website to apply, open the link and click on the ACCS Undergraduate Courses Application and then tick the WOL entity and complete the application form.

THIRD – A volunteer NSW Working With Children
Check is required. NSW Working With Children Check Link: www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-working-children-check

the course of study

DIPLOMA OF THEOLOGY

This is a higher education program, that will leave you with a great foundation from the Bible and will allow you to be genuinely equipped to serve God in your chosen field.

The Diploma is the first year of the a Bachelor degree in Ministry or Theology, which is especially beneficial for those who may consider further training. The goal of this study is for you to be “equipped for every good work”.

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim 3:16

 

WHAT THE DIPLOMA LOOKS LIKE…

This course is designed for Christians wanting to gain a greater understanding
of the Bible, theology and ministry. The program consists of 8 subjects:

CRITICAL THINKING AND WRITING SKILLS
This course will help you develop the core transferable skills in critical thinking, reading, and writing that you will use while studying. Through the analysis of a variety of readings, you will discover the characteristics and conventions and different genres of academic writing and how these reflect different rhetorical purposes.

OLD TESTAMENT INTRODUCTION
This course unit aims to introduce students to the literary forms, historical and cultural contexts and theological themes of the Old Testament. It seeks to provide a foundation for further biblical and theological study.

NEW TESTAMENT INTRODUCTION
This course introduces students to critical study of the New Testament, its literary forms, historical and cultural contexts and theological themes. It seeks to provide a foundation for further biblical and theological study.

INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY
This introductory course looks at the nature and sources of theology while reviewing the denominations and major theological doctrines. It also covers contemporary issues and perspectives in theology

SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS
This course explores the meaning of Biblical Christianity and its relation to faith and practice within contemporary cultural contexts, giving special attention to the dimensions of spirituality and spiritual formation as defined in the New Testament.

BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION
This course explores the foundations of biblical interpretation and provides students with key tools for reading, interpreting and applying the Bible in the contemporary world. 

APOLOGETICS
This course examines the history and shape of Christian apologetics. It considers models of apologetics found in Scripture and throughout church history, while teaching the theological challenges facing the Christian church and how to defend the gospel in the midst of religious and ideological situations.

MINISTRY PLACEMENT
Ministry placement provides the practical opportunity to launch into your passion through practical ministry opportunities. Your God given gifts and talents will be channeled through a mentoring relationship, where you will learn from ministry leaders as you prepare for a life of ministry. 

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About Us

Word of Life is an international youth organization. Our passion and vision around the world is youth evangelism, discipleship and supporting the local church. For over 30 years, Word of Life Australia has been committed to the evangelism and discipleship of youth. We seek to assist local churches through training, equipping, and encouraging leaders in Teen and Children’s ministry. Aslo, through dynamic and exciting outreach events, we seek to reach the youth of Australia with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Expertise

Youth Ministries

Know Grow Show

DTC

The Discipleship Training Centre (DTC) is a ministry that enables WOL to be involved in an intensive discipleship program with you during your year with us. Our program operates under three basic principles: know, grow and show (Ezra 7:10). 

  • Know the Word of God and how to apply it to ministry and life 
  • Grow in your personal walk with the Lord
  • Show what you’ve learned by participating in ministry 

"The best night of my life..."

KICK OFF

KICKOFF is a fun and vibrant evangelistic youth event that couples energetic fun with the message of our Savior. We partner with local churches and christian schools for night of mega scale games culminating in a dynamic gospel message.

dynamic evangelism training

THRIVE

ord of Life offers one day dynamic evangelism training that equips youth and young adults with a bold vision to reach their circle of influence through gospel conversations. Thrive is producing a grassroot movement that encourages youth & young adults to become passionate about making an impact on their generation!

bible based daily devotional

GROW

GROW is a bible based daily devotional designed for youth and leaders to study God’s Word together & develop an intentional prayer life. The resources are designed to be integrated within youth programs & grow Godly habits.

dynamic scripture seminars

School Seminars

We support schools with dynamic scripture seminars that target real & relevant issues that young people experience in their daily lives. These seminars tackle the issues with a response based on biblical principles.

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