2019 Discipling Year Calendar

For detaled important dates, please download the 2019 Discipling Year Student Calendar below

EDT Yearly Calendar 2019 – Student

Dates at a Glance

Australian Students

Applications open: 15th August 2018
EDT Open Day: 15th September 2018
Application Deadline: 31st October 2018
Interviews: 8th-22nd November 2018
Confirmation of Acceptance: 1st December 2018
Orientation Day: 2nd February 2019
Induction: 3rd February 2019
Classes Commence: 4th February 2019
Commissioning Service: 12th January 2020

Dates at a Glance

International Students

Applications open: 15th August 2018
EDT Open Day: 15th September 2018
Application Deadline: 30th September 2018
Interviews: 1st-15th October 2018
Confirmation of Acceptance: 20th October 2018
Orientation Day: 2nd February 2019
Induction: 3rd February 2019
Classes Commence: 4th February 2019
Commissioning Service: 12th January 2020

Full Time Students

Student’s in EDT are responding to the call of God in their hearts to be prepared and equipped for an influential destiny in God. The discipleship training is intense and requires every student to drop their nets and follow Jesus wholeheartedly. Due to this, student’s discipleship training is not limited to time in class or a strict timetable as many training opportunities and valuable class experiences occur outside of this time and by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Below is a basic weekly timetable for students, however, it should be noted training can occur outside of these times.

Day Time Content Location
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 1:30pm EDT Classes In Class
Monday – Thursday* 2:00pm – 5:00pm Online Diploma Outside of Class
Tuesday 7:30pm – 9:30pm Evening Training In Class
Friday OFF N/a N/A
Saturday OFF N/A N/A
Sunday 9:00am – 1:00pm Church Service Southern Lights Church

* It is recommended that students allocate this time to completing the requirements of the online Diploma.

 

In addition to the above hours, students are required to participate in the following:

  • Elective tasks
  • Small group (Wednesday fortnightly)
  • Occasional specialised training (Saturday mornings)
  • Home learning opportunities and reading
  • Gym and fitness training

Home Learning Opportunities

EDT is focused on students experiencing personal transformation and character development.  As such, no grades are given for the EDT component of the course.  Rather, students are assessed based on their participation in class and their competence demonstrated in their mentoring and the home learning opportunities given.

As for the Diploma of Ministry, students will need to meet the requirements of the online course, submitting assessments by their due date in order to pass each of the Diploma units.

Sponsored students

Sponsored students are typically single and without dependents or large financial responsibilities. Sponsored students apply to live with an experienced family in the local church who open their homes and welcome students to live, eat and board with them without seeking financial compensation. This affords the student the opportunity to focus their time and energy into their training rather than acquiring finances. In turn, the majority of sponsored students do not work during their training unless special circumstances deem it appropriate. The Mentors in the Home act as life mentors for the student’s and provide training in daily living skills such as cooking, serving, cleaning, managing finances, and the development of interpersonal skills in a wholesome home environment.

 

Unsponsored students

Unsponsored students may be single or married and may have dependents or significant financial responsibilities. Often students in these circumstances elect to be unsponsored and remain in their own home or with their family for the duration of their training. If the unsponsored student is not local or from interstate, they can choose to board with a family from the local church, which the EDT team can assist with if requested. If being unsponsored suits the student’s circumstances best, they will be accountable for their growth both within and outside of their home by their individual mentor. Unsponsored students are responsible for all their own living expenses and in turn may decide to engage in casual or part time employment during their training. The only requirement is that work is undertaken outside EDT class time and does not interfere with the students training.

Evening Stream Students

Student’s in EDT are responding to the call of God in their hearts to be prepared and equipped for an influential destiny in God. The discipleship training is intense and requires every student to drop their nets and follow Jesus wholeheartedly. Due to this, student’s discipleship training is not limited to time in class or a strict timetable as many training opportunities and valuable class experiences occur outside of this time and by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Below is a basic timetable for students, however, it should be noted training can occur outside of these times.

Day Time Content Location
Tuesday 7:30pm – 9:30pm Evening Training In Class
Thursday (fortnightly) 7:30pm – 9:30pm Evening Training In Class
Sunday 9:00am – 1:00pm Church Service Southern Lights Church

* If a student is completing the Diploma in Ministry they will need to undertake this in their own time.  The option of attending mid-week tutorials will also be available should the student desire to participate in these.

 

In addition to the above hours, students are required to participate in the following:

  • Small group (Wednesday fortnightly)
  • Occasional specialised training (Saturday mornings)
  • Monthly Sunday evening church services
  • Home learning opportunities and reading
  • Gym and fitness training

Home Learning Opportunities

EDT is focused on students experiencing personal transformation and character development.  As such, no grades are given for the EDT component of the course.  Rather, students are assessed based on their participation in class and their competence demonstrated in their mentoring and the home learning opportunities given.