COVID-19 10-week Virtual Cohorts
Interested in being equipped to make disciples during this season of COVID-19 travel restrictions? During the pandemic, we have adapted our pre-field, discipleship training community to be delivered online during hours that work with your schedule.
10 weeks, 10 critical topics
Hands-on practice with a church planting coach
Personal Discipleship Mentoring
Invest one day a week in GDS Lite, spread between weekly team meetings, mentoring, and 1 hour of pre-work and 1 hour of post-work for each weekly 3-hour training session. These sessions are highly interactive and reinforced through immediate application within your current life and ministry context. Throughout the 10 weeks, participants engage in intentional, cross-cultural ministry in their current contexts, receiving training and intentional coaching from experienced, cross-cultural church planters.
Who are we?
Spiritual & Character Formation
Integrated Learning & Hands-On Mission
Globally Accessible & Multilingual
Reproducible & Contextually Expressed
We desire to equip and release well-formed disciple makers into the global Pioneers family, through hands-on mission and mentoring, within life-on-life intercultural teams.
We focus on spiritual and character formation – inward before outward, private before public. We value and celebrate the diversity of Christ’s global Body – and desire to learn how to serve as a unified family on the mission field. We believe learning happens best in reflective communities of practice.
20 hours a week you will be trained in content designed to shape you as a disciple-maker, taught by a diversity of experienced leaders. The rest of the week is focused on applying this content through ministry among migrant unreached peoples.
We seek to provide experienced, heart-language mentors for you to process how God is shaping you through community, the content, and hands-on ministry.
You will be coached in various strategies and skills for starting church planting movements as you serve on an intercultural teams.
Our Rhythms of Formation:
We aim to be accessible to all members of our global Pioneers community. Each cohort pools its resources and seeks to live simply in mutual interdependence and generosity.
See our upcoming cohorts & costs page for how much it costs to participate in Global Disciples Sydney. Scholarships are available as we seek to help participants cultivate faith-filled dependence on God in support-raising and wisely steward God’s resources available within the global Body.