COURSE OVERVIEW | spring 2019

The School of Transformation is embedded in the context of our local church, Antioch Dallas, and is designed for adults of all ages, backgrounds, occupations, and stages of life focused on spiritual practices that will help disciples have a vibrant relationship with Jesus and live like Jesus in their everyday context. The school accomplishes this goal by immersing students in the Scriptures, equipping students with practical activation of spiritual disciplines and kingdom values, and fostering an atmosphere of openness and hunger toward the Holy Spirit.

IMPORTANT DATES

January 27th              Early Bird Application Deadline

February 8th-10th      Opening Retreat

February 17th         First Class Meeting

April 21st Easter (NO CLASS)

May 19th          Last Class Meeting & Final Exam

June TBD          Mission Trip

Addition Class Dates – March 2nd, April 5th, May 3rd-4th

REGISTRATION PROCESS

  1. Step ONE – Review Course Overview & Submit “I’m Interested” online form. We’ll contact you with how to take next steps!

  2. Step TWO – Complete “Get to Know You” Profile

  3. Step THREE – Sign-Up for Orientation Interview with School of Transformation Staff

  4. Step FOUR – Upon Acceptance, Sign Commitment Form and Pay Deposit

  5. Step FIVE – Get Prepared, any Pre-Reading, gather prayer support

FINANCIAL INFO

  • Due to the generosity of our church family, we are able to underwrite most of the cost of the school for the Fall 2018 term out of the tithes and offerings of our church. This is really exciting! There is some cost we require students to pay as well. They are:

  • Tuition: $350 individual | $600 couple | $600 family

    • After Jan. 27th Tuition increases to $425 individual | $700 couple | $700 family

  • Cost covers all supplies, books, materials, retreats, some meals, activities, and outreach materials.

  • Payment Dates: $100 deposit is due upon acceptance to the School of Transformation with signed Commitment Form. Remaining Tuition is due the first day of class. Payment plans are available. *Refund Policy: Deposit and Tuition is non-refundable

THE BASIC SCHEDULE

CLASS TIMES: Sunday Nights 5:00pm-8:00pm & 3 Additional Class Dates

  • Basic class time includes corporate worship and prayer, teaching, and ministry time. Some days include group Bible study, discipleship groups, activation of spiritual gifts, and training with ministry areas.

    • Addition Class Dates – March 2nd, April 5th, May 3rd-4th

  • Families/Parents: We desire The School of Transformation to be a family friendly experience! Therefore, we provide age appropriate children’s ministry for kids nursery age through 6th grade during class times where your kids will be taught the Word of God and be equipped to follow Jesus. In order to be well prepared for ministry to kids, please apply to the school ASAP!

  • Tardies & Absences: Students are allowed one pre-approved absence and one emergency absence during the school. Any additional expected absences should be discussed with staff during orientation interview.

SERVE TEAM: Sunday mornings, various other times (1-2 hours every other week)

  • Each student will be connected with a ministry area in our local church to use their gifts in serving while being equipped for ministry in that particular area. Students will serve in their ministry area every other week at minimum. While many of the volunteer times take place on Sunday mornings during church services, others take place during other times (i.e. Leading a Life Group). You are allowed to serve in more than one area if you desire.

  • *Families and individuals with challenging schedules/variables can participate in a modified service track. Please address this in your Orientation Interview with School of Transformation Staff.

  • SERVE Teams include: Worship/Media | Antioch Kids | Welcome Home | Life Group Leading

LIFEGROUP: Various nights of the week (1-2 hours a week)

  • We highly value community at Antioch, the primary vehicle for facilitating this community is our Life Groups. We ask for all students to be a part of a Life Group where they are giving and receiving as an active part of Christian community.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE: Sunday mornings (1-2 hours a week)

  • Our Sunday morning, church-wide gatherings for worship, prayer, Bible teaching, and fellowship are an integral part to the vision, unity, and mission of our church. We ask students to be active participants in our Sunday services by attending and investing in a SERVE Team.

TEACHING TOPICS COVERED

The teaching curriculum for the School of Transformation is comprised of 3 key areas that will be developed through class time teaching, Bible reading/study, outside books, and other assignments.

THEOLOGICAL:

  • Character of God

  • Person & Work of Jesus

  • Person & Work of Holy Spirit

  • The Word of God

  • Identity in Christ

LIVING OUT KINGDOM VALUES:

  • Devotional Life

  • Spiritual Disciplines

  • Sharing the Gospel

  • Ministering to the Poor

  • Stewardship

CHARACTER TRAINING:

  • Fruit of the Spirit

  • Servant Heart

  • Holiness & Purity

  • Time Management

  • Freedom in Christ

COURSE WORK

READING AND ASSIGNMENTS: There will be a variety of reading and writing assignments giving students opportunities to learn and grow in Christ. You can expect a stretching, but doable amount of outside reading (about one book every 3-4 weeks). It’s all amazing and transforming content!

Basic weekly reading includes:

  • Daily reading assignments from Scripture (1-2 chapters a day)

  • Short weekly written journal reflection on the week’s Bible Reading

  • Reading assignments from selected books (One book every 3-4 weeks)

  • 4 book reflection papers (one page each)

  • There is one final exam at the end of the class

SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES:

Students will be instructed and coached in various spiritual disciplines that are vital to spiritual growth in Christ. Students will have the opportunity to see these disciplines modeled and be helped to put them into practice in their everyday world in tangible, doable, and sustainable ways!

  • Devotional Time – Spending time with God everyday (Bible reading, worship, and prayer)

  • Sabbath – Learning to rest well, be renewed, and live within healthy margin

  • Evangelism – Learning to share your testimony and share the gospel with others

  • Stewardship – Learning to honor God with your time, talents, and resources

  • Scripture Memory – Memorizing up to 2-3 verses each week

COMMUNITY STANDARDS:

We believe the Scriptures give us freedom/grace in many of these areas where some traditions of men have drawn black and white lines. We do not want to have a legalistic culture, however, in order to maintain a unified, rich environment that will provide the best opportunity for each student to experience the fullness of what God has for them personally and corporately during this school, we feel it is important and wise that we set a community focus and standard in the following areas:

  • Dating – We ask that students not begin new dating relationships during the school

  • Media – Abstain from media that dishonors God or distracts you from receiving God’s best

  • Alcohol/Tobacco – Abide by Biblical guideline. Do not get drunk, do not be addicted, do not cause your brother/sister to stumble, be high above reproach.

MISSION TRIP

We believe God has called us to minister and plant churches in the nations of the earth! Therefore, a huge part of the Antioch Discipleship Schools is the Activation Mission Trip where students get to share the love of Jesus in an international context and see God working around the world. Participating in a mission trip is required to complete Antioch Discipleship School.

  • Approximate Dates: June 2019

  • Cost: Approximately $1,700 (not included in tuition)

  • Details: More details regarding dates, travel info, documents, packing lists, etc. for this trip will be available for students at the beginning of the school.

  • Trip Location: TBD (Likely Central/South America)

  • *Raising Funds: Students will be encouraged and given tools for raising support for their trip, but each student is responsible for raising their funds.

QUESTIONS?

Send School of Transformation related questions to us at ads@antiochdallas.org, call the church at (469) 563-2223.