DNA YEAR 1

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 *You are responsible for paying your travel costs if you do DNA in your own church.
£4980 (£1660 per term) including food and accommodation if based away from your own church, and includes all DNA related travel except Scotland to England.

Fees are payable termly.

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 full/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 month) 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.

DATES

2020:

24-27th Sept

31st Oct – 1st Nov

21-22nd Nov

5th – 6th December

2021:

9th – 10th Jan

30th – 31st Jan

27th – 28th Feb

11th – 14th Mar

17th – 18th Apr

22nd – 23rd May

26th – 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

DNA 7 months

For some the idea of taking a whole year out to do DNA is simply not practical because of other commitments and responsibilities. For this reason we have created DNA 7 months, a discipleship journey with all the same heart and values but simply in a smaller timeframe.

On DNA 7 months you will still have automatic access to all the DNA Training (2 x 4 day residentials (Thursday – Sunday) plus 6 x 2 day Saturday – Sunday training blocks (one per month – Therefore only needing 4 annual leave days across the 7 months) 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 (4 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).

None of your travel costs are covered by your fees.

Your week on DNA 7 Months 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.

DATES

2020:

24-27th Sept

31st Oct – 1st Nov

21-22nd Nov

5th – 6th December

2021:

9th – 10th Jan

30th – 31st Jan

27th – 28th Feb

11th – 14th Mar

COSTS

£2220 (£1110 per term)

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

ADDITIONAL COSTS

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

Optional Add-ons

DNA are now partnering with 5Q.

5Q is a coaching collective, influenced by APEST thinking and dynamics, that exists to equip and empower leaders to release their God-given potential for the good of others.

5Q is the art of seeing APEST not just as a prescriptive text to be obeyed, but also as an interpretive key to understanding God’s deeper purposes and design throughout creation, history, and The Church.

In his book, Alan Hirsch dives into the fivefold (APEST) ministry as in Ephesians 4, locating the roots of APEST in nature and purposes of God. The training course takes this understanding to the next level. And now, it can be done alongside DNA due to the new partnership that has been formed.

It covers four key topics: foundations, leadership, organisation and movement. It engages participants to study and learn on a personal, leadership and organisational level.

For more information on the various modules, please see below:

    1. Foundations – The first module covers an introduction to 5Q/APEST, setting the context and exploring the biblical basis of APEST + much more!
    2. Leadership – This module covers creating a 5Q Team Culture.
    3. Organisation – The third module covers creating a 5Q Ministry/Organisational Culture and Structure.
    4. Movement – The fourth and final module covers how to multiply the 5Q Project.

DNA’s heart is to equip the local church, and the 5Q course is one great way of doing this.

This exciting new venture can run alongside our DNA course. We believe that combining DNA and 5Q together brings a synergy of holistic training because 5Q is about equipping people in a knowledge capacity whereas DNA is building the character of a person.

For more information please contact freddi@dna-uk.org

DATES

2020:

30th October

20th November

4th December

2021:

8th January

26th February

11th March

16th April

21st May

25th June

15th July

COSTS

Cost:

£500 + DNA Fees (UK Trainees)

£1500 + DNA Fees (International Trainees)

For more information please contact freddi@dna-uk.org.