Training Schools

Discipleship School (Dschool)

EPICENTRE’S DISCIPLESHIP SCHOOL IS AN INTENSE, FAST-PACED, DEDICATED 5-MONTH ADVENTURE FOCUSED ON THE GOAL OF LIVING MORE LIKE JESUS.

Classes meet weekly on Sunday afternoons and once a month on Saturday for an extended time. Regular class time is filled with worship & prayer, dynamic speakers teaching the Word of God and on various topics, and building intentional, spiritual friendships in small group settings. In addition, students will be trained and equipped to share the love of Jesus to the people around them in many different ways.
 
During the DSchool, we want to help you further understand what it looks like to pursue our Epicentre values of Encountering God, Making Disciples, and Changing the World. In this changing world, we want to be people who know how to pursue the heart of God for ourselves and for the people around us. DSchool is the opportunity to grow in this area.

You will also have the opportunity to partner with God in what He is doing through outreach. Due to COVID 19, we will keep you posted on what outreach may look like.

Important: This spring, we will have a “hybrid” DSchool, meaning a combo of virtual and in-person gatherings. We feel some in-person meetings are important for us to be the type of school we need to be. However, to mitigate risks with COVID, we will predominantly meet virtually, with in-person gatherings & outreaches at times. If you are not comfortable with gathering in person yet, we suggest waiting until the next school or when the pandemic is under control.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Tuesday, January 19th
Spring 2021 Dates: 
  • Sunday Afternoons, 1:30 - 5:00 PM (Feb. 21 to July 11)
  • Saturdays, 9:00 am - 5:30 PM (March 20, April 17, May 15, July 10)
  • Retreat: Saturday, Feb. 27 - Sunday, Feb. 28
  • Tentative Outreach Dates: U.S. outreach: June 21 - 27; International outreach possibly June 27 - July 10.

DSchool Vision:
DSchool has been operating for over 10 years in Pasadena and over 30 years in the Antioch Movement, with the same consistent goal in mind: to train up Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40) and Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) disciples of Jesus – men and women who will love God wholeheartedly and who will submit their whole lives to His leadership and purposes.
                     
The following list are some areas we will be covering during your time. Please read over these goals to make sure they are consistent with your own desires as you enter the school.

We want to grow as we personally ENCOUNTER GOD
Personal devotional life (Bible reading, worship, prayer)
Vulnerability
Personal and relational wholeness
Accountability

We want to learn to both be a disciple and MAKE DISCIPLES
Character
Integrity
Servanthood
General alignment to the life and teachings of Jesus and the scriptures
Global awareness
Financial Stewardship
                     
We want to be equipped to CHANGE THE WORLD
Evangelism
Missional living
Disciple-making
Global and Local awareness
Required participation in the following:
  • Able to consistently and fully attend class time (weekly class and one Saturday class per month) - you are allowed to miss 3 regular classes OR 1 Saturday class + 1 regular class.
  • Weekend retreat at the beginning of DSchool (Sat., Feb. 27-Sun., Feb. 28)
  • Local or international outreach (during COVID, this may be modified)
  • Attend a Lifegroup
  • Regularly have Facetimes with God
  • Outside-of-class assignments including Bible reading, scripture memory, book reading, written assignments, etc.

Tuition:
Tuition is $850 for individuals, and $1600 for couples, with a non-refundable deposit of $300 per person due one week before the first day of class.

If finances are a struggle for you right now, we do not want that to be a deciding factor for whether or not you do DSchool. If you fill out the application, let us know that you’d like a payment plan.
Application & Acceptance Process  
1. Fill out the application form.
Please note, there are a number of questions, so we suggest setting
aside uninterrupted time to fill it out. You will have the option to save
and return to it, but if you do, please make sure to SAVE or BOOKMARK the url/ link for your form app to access later.

2. Choose a Reference Person.
Ask someone who knows you well (such as a Lifegroup leader, friend, or mentor) to be your reference and send them the reference form link.
3. Meet with Dschool staff.
Once you complete your application & your reference person has completed the form, DSchool staff will meet with you. This gives staff an opportunity to get to know you better, ask any follow up questions they may have, pray for you, and give you space to ask questions. It’s not so much an “interview” as a time to connect and get a sense of God’s guidance in this process.
4. Acceptance
DSchool staff will inform you shortly after you meet whether you have been accepted or not. After you receive the acceptance email, please reply to confirm that you’ve decided to do DSchool.
5. Pay Your Deposit 
To complete your acceptance, please submit a $300/person deposit, which is required at least a week before the first day of class.
Pay Online: Select "DSchool Fees."
Pay by Check: Payable to "Epicentre Church" with the memo line: “DSchool Fees - Your Name” and mail to Epicentre Church (425 Sierra Madre Villa Ave, Pasadena, CA 91107)
Note: Tuition payments are not tax-deductible.

Goschool

This day school is ideal for those who are in transition (recent college grads, job changes, etc.), need more structure, or have more availability in the day. It will consist of a five month classroom portion that will prepare students through teachings in the morning and part-time work in the afternoon/evenings. It will be followed by an optional 6-month overseas outreach with one of our long-term church plants in the nations. While GoSchool is not currently taking new students, a new cohort will launch with enough interest.