The Discipleship Intern Training Program (DITP) is a 33-week intensive course of classroom instruction and training that prepares men and women for Christian service in churches following the pattern and principles of the New Testament. The instruction is divided into two semesters, the first 16 weeks and the second 17 weeks. An average week is comprised of 17 hours of classroom instruction and 13.5 hours of ministry and physical fitness training (laboratory) for a total of 30.5 hours per week. This totals 1,007 hours of classroom instruction and training during the nine-month program.
Participants must have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ, be fully devoted to the training, and be in general agreement with the doctrinal position of the teachers of the DITP. The Discipleship Intern Training Program operates under the direction of its two sponsoring churches: FreeWay Bible Chapel (Lubbock, Texas) and Grace Bible Chapel (San Jose, California). The elders of these churches oversee the DITP.
The Discipleship Intern Training Program seeks to provide equal opportunity and training to all people and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, disability, race, color, origin of nation, or ethnic ancestry.
The information in this catalogue is effective beginning with the September 2018 academic year. This catalogue is not a contract. The Discipleship Intern Training Program (DITP) reserves the right to change the policies or revise the information contained in this catalog at any time. Information regarding revisions and updates are available from the Registrar.