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Purpose of the Antioch Discipleship School

The goal of the Antioch Discipleship School (ADS) is to train and equip men and women to fulfill the great commission (Matthew 28:18-20) and the specific call of God for their lives.  Students set aside a year of their lives for an intensive discipleship process where they grow deeper in their relationship with God and in their understanding of His purposes for their lives.  ADS is for people in every vocation, from businessmen to full-time parents to cross-cultural missionaries because as Christians we are all called to live missionally and approach life as ministry, especially in our vocation.  ADS is also a first step in training future church leaders and church-planters within our movement of churches.

One Year Night School

What would your life look like if you spend just one year sacrificially focusing your time and energy on God? The school is an intense one-year discipleship program designed to accelerate growth in your relationship with God and the transformation of your character to be more like Jesus. Give one year to God... be changed for a lifetime.

Training School Objectives

  • Intimacy with God  (Spiritual Disciplines, Hearing God)
  • Understanding the Character of God  (Father Heart of God, The Holy Spirit)
  • Developing a Biblical Worldview (Bible Study Principles, Survey/Overview of the Bible)
  • Personal Wholeness (Character, Inner-Healing, Identity in Christ)
  • Healthy Relationships (Communication, Spiritual Gifts)
  • Great Commission Mindset (Discipleship, Church-Planting, Life-Vision)
  • Life Skills (Finances, Time Management)


Count the Cost: ADS Commitments


  • $2000 + the cost of books
  • $3000 for couples + the cost of books

“Where God Guides, God Provides” - Please talk to us if finances are the only factor keeping you from participating in the school

  • Summer Outreach: Raise $2,500 to $3,500 in Support
  • Tuition includes: two retreats, fall outreach & World Mandate
  • Tuition is used for: staff stipends, books, supplies, rent, speaker costs, and administrative expenses.


  • Classes run from September - June
  • Weekly Class Times: every Sunday night from 5-9pm
  • Location: TBD
  • Fall retreat, fall outreach, spring retreat, World Mandate conference
  • Readings and Assignments: Approximately 6-8 hours/week
  • Serving in a Ministry: Approximately 8 hours/week (Sunday mornings, church events, ministry meetings or faithgroup, discipling others, administration for the ministry, etc.)
  • Discipleship meetings with ADS staff
  • 2 week Summer Outreach
  • Personal goals for time with God and evangelism



Apply Online

APPLICATIONS DUE: June 1st for 2021 year

A completed application includes the application form and three references:


For More Information

Email Brian Carlson