We are taking precautionary measures in response to the COVID-19 virus, which has affected our on-site training. We are offering several further accredited training schools, including the Transformation School, online during this time. Most are available to both DTS graduates and those who have not yet completed a DTS. For more information, please see our Online Training Courses.
Ideas have consequences. The Transformation School is a call to follow the implications of ideas through to their practical applications and build understanding into our worldview.
A worldview is the foundational ideology of an individual, nation or society - the key to bringing Kingdom change. The Transformation School gives you a context to explore these dynamics and a platform to make a difference. We desire to love God and embrace the challenge to also think like Him. As you take the time to get the mind of Christ, seeking Him about the problems affecting the world today, He reveals His plan of redemption.
This course teaches you to identify, assess and change ideas that shape worldviews. Our lecture phase centres on the Biblical call to “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” We explore topics such as: the Biblical view of man, critical analysis, the foundations of science, church and mission history, research, evangelism and more.
As we encounter topics on lecture phase, we wrestle through these together. Our ideas are not our identity. Once you have the chance to voice your ideas, you see what your ideas truly are. Through debate, group discussion, one-on-ones and research, your ideas and beliefs are challenged to become a stronger part of your foundation or are removed. We’re after more than just knowledge - wisdom is the application of knowledge. It comes through experience and understanding. Wisdom is the difference between knowing God and knowing about God.
Outreach is applied worldview training. We will examine the effects of worldview on the communities we reach and serve. You will not only study God’s view, but you will have opportunities to put it into practice. It is in this application that we see real, God-breathed change in the world. This goes well beyond just theory and information.
God's plans are holistic and personal and can bring God-breathed change to nations as well as individuals. You and your team will be released to create your own transformational projects that address felt needs in communities. Utilising the gifts and strengths of your team, you will help to bring sustainable, Biblical development through the most influential of building blocks - ideas. This can take many forms, depending on the needs around you. TS outreaches have included running numerous courses and seminars at schools, universities, bookshops and to government bodies on Biblical thinking, God's design for societies and more.
Through it all, having a clear, Biblical worldview is crucial to understanding the worldview of those with whom we engage. You will have lots of time to practice this, as both your lecture phase and outreach will include many opportunities for intercultural evangelism. This could involve discussing the purpose of life with a Buddhist or our origins with a Humanist. You will be prepared with worldview tools to engage with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. Transformation comes as people encounter Jesus!
The worldview tools and lived experience of community engagement that you gain through the TS will help prepare you to bring Kingdom change into any arena in the future.
October 4th, 2020 - March 20th, 2021
Lecture Phase: AUD $3,990
(plus visa and health insurance)
Outreach Phase: AUD $3,500 - 6,000
(depending on location)
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