Discover Nations School

**Prerequisite: The successful completion of a DTS (Discipleship Training School).


Reaching the lost and transforming society must start with love, so we as Christians must LOVE the nations on a deep, detailed level by studying and understanding the cultural, historic, and geographic landscapes of the world.  Learning how to ask the right questions about the world and its people will help us as believers have greater impact and influence in the lives of those we are trying to reach.

The Discover Nations School is a critical thinking course that studies aspects of land, nations, and peoples, and how they relate to the global Mission and the spread of the Gospel. By the end of this 12-week course, the student will

  • Gain an understanding of what the Bible says about God and human interactions over the earth
  • Think and discuss implicationally about interactions between peoples and nations in modern global affairs
  • Have a basic understanding of doing missional and geographic research to answer questions about the world

Lecture Phase

The lecture phase will involve classroom lectures from speakers who are professionals in their fields, dynamic small group discussions about contemporary world issues, interesting local field trips, and independent study whereby the students will dig deeper into the Word to apply Biblical principles to social issues of today.

Weekly topics will focus on both historical and modern global issues related to:

  • Local and global conflict
  • Migration & Refugees
  • Urban space
  • Borders and territory
  • Ethnic and national identity
  • Human impact on the environment
  • Etc

These topics will be explored from the perspective of human interaction over land and space, and will include weekly assignments rooted in Scripture. Students will be introduced to how the spread of the Gospel is positively or negatively impacted by these human geographic processes, and vice versa. The course will also prepare us for a future of being believers in an increasingly complex and globalized world.

Field Research Trip (Outreach Phase)

This course offers an optional 8-week field research trip to apply what has been learned in the classroom.  The research project you choose could be done either individually or in a group with fellow students. It is recommended that the trip take place in the summer quarter following the lecture phase, but this is not required. The research location may be chosen by the student(s) at the advice and discretion of the school leader. The details of this portion of the course will be discussed further and in-person at the start of the lecture phase.

Pricing, Dates, & Details

Arrival Day 9th April 2020
Departure Day* 2nd July 2020
Languages English
Lecture Phase** £2200
Application Fee £35

*The departure date is NOT the date of the commissioning. The commissioning will be the day before meaning that the school runs from Arrival date-day before departure date.

**includes meals, accommodation & tuition fees
There is a possibility of fee reductions (lecture phase only) for accepted applicants from certain nations. Applications for fee reductions should be made to the school leader after acceptance and will be considered on an individual basis.

School Leader

Jill Thornton


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