FULL TIME

About 80% of DNA Trainees do DNA as a full-Time Course, 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 Time  gives you everything that DNA has to offer in Year 1, and really is your “Year in with God”.

On DNA Full Time you will access all the DNA training through 3 x 5 day residentials plus 13 x 2 day training blocks (40 days in total spread across your 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 time 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 time 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 Time, 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 time 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 time 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 of church-based community service and evangelism.

DATES

Term 1 – 2nd Oct – 22nd Dec 2017
Term 2 – 8th Jan – 27th April 2018
Term 3 – 7th May – 31st Aug 2018

COSTS

£3765 (£1255 per term) if based in your own church
£4710 (£1570 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: £300-£375 (cost depends on numbers)
Kairos: £160-200 (cost depends on numbers)
Mission specific training days: £55 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

PART TIME

Every year we have a smaller number of people who do DNA on a Part Time basis.  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 Part time you will still have automatic access to all the DNA Training (3 x 5 day Residentials and 13 x 2 day training blocks) 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 Part Time year you won’t have automatic access to DNA Extra Local opportunities (Spring Harvest, international Trip and Summer Experience).  Instead, you will have the option, of adding any of these to your DNA Part Time year, with an additional cost for each.  None of your travel costs are covered by your fees.

Your week on DNA Part Time 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 Part time as outlined above, but finishing around the middle 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

Term 1 – 2nd Oct – 22nd Dec 2017
Term 2 – 8th Jan – 27th April 2018
Term 3 – 7th May – 31st Aug 2018

COSTS

£3150 (£1050 per term)

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

ADDITIONAL COSTS

International Trip: £480
Summer Experience: £160
Spring Harvest: No extra cost
Accreditation: £300-£375 (cost depends on numbers)
Kairos: £160-200 (cost depends on numbers)
Mission specific training days: £55 each

OVERSEAS

How do you know if God might be calling you to serve Him Overseas, maybe even medium to long term?  DNA provides a safe but stretching opportunity to explore if God is saying this to you.

We do this by placing you on DNA Full Time in a quality UK church which has good links to an international setting, so you can explore an overseas call.  You’ll complete the first part of your DNA year in the UK, with all the training and discipleship and church based opportunities that involves.  This includes our 2 x Mission Training Days and Kairos automatically.  Your study work will be geared towards your mission trip.

Then around April time you’ll embark on the adventure of your mission trip, which will normally last between 12-16 weeks.  Enough time to genuinely experience culture shock and explore if mission overseas forms part of God’s call on your life.

Flexibility is important to us in making this the best, most developmental experience possible for you.  So talk to us; there are various options and costs open to you, if DNA Overseas is for you.  Options include a placement at home and overseas through your own local church. Or a placement with one of our Partner organisations Amor, doing Relief and Development work building houses and overseeing teams among the poor of Mexico. Or a placement with another of our Partner organisations Urban Saints which would include shadowing one of their leaders on an additional overseas trip as well as the Mexico experience.

So, heart for justice? Desire to serve God and His Church overseas?

We have the options if you have the call.

DATES

Term 1 – 2nd Oct – 22nd Dec 2017
Term 2 – 8th Jan – 27th April 2018
Term 3 – 7th May – 31st Aug 2018

COSTS

£7860 (£2620 per term) if based in your own church or
£7410 (£2470 per term) including food and accommodation if based away from your own church.
Different fees apply for DNA Overseas with Amor and Urban Saints. Please contact us for details.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Accreditation: £300-£375 (cost depends on numbers)