Accreditation

The South African Theological Seminary (SATS) has acknowledge the training done at FTLT - Focus Team Leadership Training and offers the following credits to students who successfully completed their training at FTLT:

For the Live School Curriculum:

Each student will receive 60 credits when enrolls at SATS for the Christian Life Certificate.

If the student enrolls for the SATS Diploma in Biblical Studies, he/she will receive an additional 24 credits for the subject “Mission Outreach 2”.

If the students enroll for the SATS Bth degree, he/she will receive an additional 10 credits for the subject “Cults and the Occult”.

Over and above the recognition for completing the Live School curriculum, if the student completes their year of training at FTLT - Focus Team Leadership Training, he/she will receive an additional 10 credits for the subject “Leading with Purpose”, bringing the total amount of credits for when enrolling for the SATS Bth degree to 104 credits.  

SATS is a fully accredited and registered, distance education institution and for more information you can visit their website at http://www.sats.edu.za

Formal Training & Curriculum

Training

Our objective is to train young people who will impact their sphere of influence through a focused lifestyle, working with others in a team, expressing Godly character and continuing to develop themselves and those around them into better leaders.

The formal training phase gives students the theoretical foundation they need to reach this goal.

Because of the uniqueness of training at FTLT, we have the privilege to see students empowered, at the end of each year, returning to their local communities with not only knowledge but also the know how to have a radical impact in the transformation of their community.
Nearly every person that has gone through FTLT is serving in some ministry capacity. Some are mobilising their congregations to missions, while others are at university mobilising their friends. Others have gone into the business world supporting missions financially. On a more full-time basis there are graduates currently serving the FTLT in a leadership capacity, some at various other organisations, and also in Malawi, reaching out to the people along the southern part of the lake. Another has started a mission school in Zanzibar, training locals to reach out to their own people.

Curriculum

We follow a broad-based mission and leadership focused curriculum that includes (but is not limited to) the following subjects:

  • Introduction to Missions
  • Spiritual Gifts
  • Biblical Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership Principles
  • Discipleship
  • Finances
  • Overview of Theology
  • Folk Religion
  • Perseverance in Ministry
  • Cultural Intelligence and Anthropology
  • Preparation for outreach.
  • Spiritual Authority

Workshops

Throughout the year various workshops and practical training are presented by experts from other organizations. These workshops include, but are not limited to

  • Orientation Workshops: Basic Cooking, Introduction to Computers & The Internet, Research and Writing
  • Sport’s Ministry
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Creative Arts
  • Oral Communication (Story telling)
  • Community Health & Development
  • Farming God’s Way
  • And more…

Assessment and Evaluation

Throughout the training processes students will be required to take notes, write articles and do presentations on what they have learned.

FTLT Missional Leadership School Application (2014)

BEFORE APPLYING:

During this one year experience an overall focus of missions within the 'Mission of God' will be taught as the students will complete the FTLT - Mission Leadership Training School (MLTS) as the core of their training.

Students will at the completion of their theory training be send to various Southern African countries for three months. Their practical involvement will depend on information received from research done throughout the year.

The motivation for such an unique focus is to develop a missional leader with a kingdom mentality of empowerment. Someone who has the ability of walking into any geographical area in the world, assess the community needs, whether spiritual or physical, identify the existing Entities of Change, if any, and strategically produce an unification plan around a common mission vision. This person will practically exercise a leadership style of empowerment, strengthening existing entities in what they are already doing; empowering them to be more effective in their daily responsibilities.

Because of the intensity of such a focus, we have limited our participation for 2014 to just 10 students. Careful consideration will be made to the ratio of International students vs National Students, as well as between men and women, and those coming from developed environments and those from disadvantage communities. The broader the spectrum of participants, the greater the exposure and understanding of realities globally. Because of the uniqueness of the school, FTLT anticipates that it will not be able to accept all who have applied.

Once you have prayed and feel that the Lord may want you to be part of the school, you should download and complete the relevant Application form below (or complete the online application form). You then send the application form together with its appropriate reference forms to the registrar of the school. If your application has been successfully considered you will be expected to confirm your final participation in the school by signing a document of understanding and making a deposit payment.

The decision of the Leadership of FTLT is final and no further dialogue will be entered into after the school has reached its maximum number of candidates for the year.

National Students – South Africa and all other countries on the Continent of Africa, incl. Madagascar.

International Students – Any other country in the world not situated on the Continent of Africa.

For National Students all fees are in South African Rand – “R”
For International Students all fees are in US Dollars – “US$”

SCHOOL CALENDAR - 2014

The Registration Day will be Friday, 31 JANUARY 2014.  After registration you will be taken to your accommodation venue while the rest of the weekend will be used for getting to know one another. Class orientation will start the next Monday.  Graduation will take place in November. A final date will be announced later.

CLASSES

The classes will run form Monday to Friday, with weekends for practical outreaches, as well as work duties (i.e. Housecleaning/gardening, etc.)  Some classes may be on Saturdays.

PRACTICAL & PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

FTLT aims to train missional leaders that are ready and equipped for an often harsh and challenging mission environment. Moderate to intense physical exercise forms an important part of the training. Bush phase and the cross border outreaches often require students to travel across challenging terrain and through harsh environments and have calculated physical risks associated with them. (As do all travel activities.)Students are informed to be aware of these risks and challenges that await them. While you do not need to be super fit to attend FTLT a general fitness level is required. NB: Being unable to participate in all physical activities does not automatically exclude you from attending FTLT but FTLT leadership should be informed of potential physical limitations.

SCHOOL FEES

It is vital that you understand the importance of having your finances in order before you begin your studies at the FTLT training school.

The school fees will be R42 000 / US$6 500 per person, per annum. (R2 000 / US$200 on approval.)

You will be required to make the full payment into the FTLT account prior to arrival and bring with you proof of payment.

Your School fees include:

  • Food – 3 meals per day
  • Communal Accommodation
  • Theoretical Training
  • Practical Training incl. Bush Phase
  • Local ministry opportunities
  • And much more…

You, as a student, will be responsible for raising your own 3-month outreach fees. (Bush phase and other short term outreaches are included in the school fees.)  This will be done in different combined, compulsory fundraising projects and personal contact with your supporters, friends and family.

ACCOMMODATION, LIVING EXPENSES AND PERSONAL NEEDS.

Compulsory, communal accommodation and food are provided.  Unfortunately it is not possible for us to accommodate any children because of the intensity of the course.

Living expenses – If you are the breadwinner of your family, please ensure that you follow the scriptural injunction to care for the natural and spiritual welfare of your own.

Finances used for personal needs are for your own account.

As hygiene is a high priority, please ensure you have sufficient toiletries and washing powder to maintain for at least the first month or two.

Bedding is not provided!  Please bring your own.

Please ensure you bring notebooks and pens for your personal needs.

REGISTRATION DAY

As mentioned already, the Registration day is Friday 31 January 2014.  Registration is defined as the student being physically present on that specific day.

On the day you are required to report to the Admissions office, between the hours of 09h00 and 14h00, in order to …

  • Register as a student of FTLT.
  • Pay your school fees (As mentioned above).
  • Collect your file.
  • Be available for queries if necessary.

Please note that submitting the APPLICATION and RECOMMENDATION FORMS does not mean automatic acceptance into the school.

Also note a personal interview with a member of the FTLT staff, or someone appointed by FTLT, might be required.  Therefore, do not make plans to attend the school, until you have received and official LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE.

LIST OF DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED

  • Application Form (Partly completed application forms will not be accepted.)
  • Pastor's Recommendation Form
  • Indemnity Form
  • Copy of Passport
  • Medical Certificate
  • Additional Documents (International students only.)

APPLICATION FORMS

Apply Online

Online Recommendation Form

OR

Download the application forms and relevant documentation below:

Application Form
Additional documents for international students

 

 

LIST OF DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED:

  • Application Form (Partly completed application forms will not be accepted.)

  • Pastor's Recommendation Form

  • Indemnity Form

  • Copy of Passport

  • Medical Certificate

  • Additional Documents (International students only.)

Focus Areas

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Partnership

As a mission training organisation that is continuously pioneering new ways to influence the mission leaders of tomorrow, we regard your partnership of high value.

 Individual Partnership

  • Pray for FTLT and all those using FTLT as a platform to follow the plans God has for their lives...
  • Subscribe to the FTLT newsletter and spread FTLT news among your friends and family...
  • Like the FTLT fan page on Facebook and invite your friends to do the same. In this way you will receive regular updates as it happens...

 Registered as an association without gain (NPO 52-781), FTLT relies entirely on donations from friends, family, churches and businesses who have engaged with us in a partnership relationship. Some preferred to partner financially through regular once-off donations, while other preferred to partner financially on a monthly basis through debit order. Whichever way, we acknowledge every partnership as a blessing from God, enabling us to do that which He has envisioned us to.   

Company Partnership

Recently, for the benefit of companies who partner with us and after much thought and research we have decided to have FTLT verified as an Exempted Micro Enterprise. In doing so it now gives you the benefit of any donation made to FTLT from your company, to have it counted towards your Enterprise Development responsibility on your BEE scorecard. (According to the codes of good practise released by the DTI, 9 February 2007, any grant given to a company that are at least 25% black owned and have a BEE status level between one (1) and six (6) will receive a 110% benefit factor (Page 84 – 86, Interpretive Guide, June 2007)).

In addition, for those companies who which to partner financially with our Empowering Community Project, you are guaranteed that your contribution will count towards your Socio Economical Development responsibility.

This is all just a small way in which we want to thank you for your involvement.

For more information on the above, please contact Adriaan Adams via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him on +27 (0)82 770 5310

Bank Details

FTLT
Nedbank Business Pretoria
Branch: 149745
Account: 1497187338

Swift Number: NEDSZAJJ

 

 

 

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