DNA Full

About 80% of DNA Trainees do DNA Full, starting with us at the beginning of October and ending at the close of August.  This is the best and most cost effective way of embarking on the DNA adventure.

DNA Full  gives you everything that DNA has to offer in Year 1, and really is your “Year in with God”.

On DNA Full you will access all the DNA training through 3 x 4 day residentials (Thursday – Sunday) plus 8 x 2 day Saturday – Sunday training blocks (one per year), therefore only needing 6 annual leave days across the year.  The training covers more than 90 different topics drawing on the passion and expertise of more than 30 different practitioners.  You will have the option to bolt on additional training on World Mission which is automatically part of DNA Overseas, at a small additional cost should you so wish.  This is 2 x 1 day Mission Training Days and 1 x 5 days Kairos Training.

To aid your learning we’ll provide you with a recommended and required reading list alongside the comprehensive DNA book and MP3 library.  Other tools to supplement your development will be your completion of 6 Worksheets and 2 Assignments of your choosing from our extensive catalogue.  And you’ll find the discipline of spiritual journaling of great benefit during your journey with us.  This personal study will take 2 days per week, and if required can be completed at an accredited level through our partnership with Laser Learning at a small additional cost.

Each DNA Full trainee will also experience fast track growth through our provision of a discipler in the local church, who will meet with and care for you on a weekly basis.  We also provide through the local church a co-ordinator, again meeting weekly with you, but this time for your programme and skills development.

If you don’t want to do DNA Full in your own church then we’ll provide you a church placement matching your passions and aspirations.  We train your discipler and co-ordinator before your year starts and meet with you and them in each of the 3 terms at the church base.

On DNA Full, alongside the DNA training and personal study there’s Local Church Action, because you learn as you do.  Local Church Action will take 4 days per week, and will consist of many and varied opportunities to stretch and develop you, and to serve the church and its community.  It could take the form of youth work, parents and toddlers, ALPHA, Prison work, Healing on the Streets, Street Pastors, Messy Church, working with the elderly, etc; whatever serves the local church in its heart to reach its local community.

So your work on DNA Full will therefore generally consist of DNA Training as diaried below, 2 days a week personal study, 4 days a week Local Church Action and 1 day a week off.

And finally, DNA Full also features Extra Local Opportunities.  These include serving at Spring Harvest (Europe’s largest Christian Event), a two week International Trip and a DNA Summer Experience in the highlands of Scotland with our close partners Refuel Scotland

DATES

2020

23-27th Sept

30th Oct – 1st Nov

20-22nd Nov

4th – 6th December

2021

8th – 10th Jan

29th – 31st Jan

26th – 28th Feb

11th – 14th Mar

16th – 18th Apr

21st – 23rd May

25th – 27th June

15th – 18th July

COSTS

£3975 (£1325 per term) if based in your own church
£4980 (£1660 per term) including food and accommodation if based away from your own church
Fees are payable termly and include all DNA related travel except Scotland to England.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Accreditation: £320-£400 (cost depends on numbers)
Kairos: £170-200 (cost depends on numbers)
Mission specific training days: £65 each

My year can be summed up with this, I feel like I’ve been living in the book of Acts due to the amount of amazing things God has done. I have seen God provide my every need!

Matt Payne, DNA trainee in Lossiemouth Baptist Church, 2013-2014

DNA Flexi

Every year we have a smaller number of people who do DNA Flexi.  If this is you it’s usually because you have a part time job, or have family commitments and we want to be flexible so as to serve you in your call and circumstances, if you fit into this category. On DNA Flexi you will still have automatic access to all the DNA Training (3 x 4 day residentials (Thursday – Sunday) plus 8 x 2 day Saturday – Sunday training blocks (one per year) Therefore only needing 6 annual leave days across the year) and you’ll have optional access (at a small additional cost) to the world Mission training (2 x 1 day Mission Training Days and 1 x 5 day Kairos Training).

Your discipleship journey will still include personal study (6 Worksheets and 2 Assignments at 2 days per week), and could still be done at an accredited level for a small additional cost.  You will still have weekly meetings with a Personal Discipler (for character, pastoral care and development) and with a Co-ordinator (for programme and skills development).

But to increase flexibility on your DNA Flexi year you won’t have automatic access to DNA Extra Local opportunities (Spring Harvest, international Trip and Summer Experience in the highlands of Scotland with our close partners Refuel Scotland). Instead, you will have the option, of adding any of these to your DNA Flexi year, with an additional cost for each.  None of your travel costs are covered by your fees.

Your week on DNA Flexi will therefore generally consist of DNA Training as diaried below, 2 days a week personal study, 4 days a week Church action/ workplace/family care, etc, and 1 day per week off.

There is also an option of doing DNA Flexi as outlined above, but finishing at the end of March, after the 2nd DNA Residential and the subsequent 2 day training block.  This 6 month opportunity is rare, but do talk to us if you think this might be your preferred option.

DATES

2020:

23-27th Sept

30th Oct – 1st Nov 

20-22nd Nov 

4th – 6th December 

2021:

8th – 10th Jan

29th – 31st Jan

26th – 28th Feb

11th – 14th Mar

16th – 18th Apr

21st – 23rd May

25th – 27th June

15th – 18th July

COSTS

£3330 (£1110 per term)

Fees are payable termly. You are responsible for covering the cost of your travel.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

International Trip: £510
Summer Experience: £170
Spring Harvest: No extra cost
Accreditation: £320-£400 (cost depends on numbers)
Kairos: £170-200 (cost depends on numbers)
Mission specific training days: £65 each