Discipleship Course 2023

Through the Discipleship Course every year at HOD, we offer young people aged 18 to 30 the opportunity to come and be discipled to Jesus. 


In 2023 there will be three terms of the Discipleship Course at the House of the Open Door community.  Join us during each term for as long as you can manage: 

  • Spring Term  Wednesday 1 February -Sunday 30 April 
  • Summer Term  Thursday 1 June- Sunday 6 August 2023
  • Autumn Term  Sunday 1 October – Friday 15 December  

The last two weeks of the summer term include the Gateway Summer Youth Conference (Monday 24th July – Sunday 6th August).

Please contact us if you are unsure when to come.


Join the course for a time centred on Christ, open to grow in following Him. There will be opportunities for prayer, fellowship, experience of community, teaching, service and mission:

  • Christian Teaching for the course will be within community and from invited speakers – for events already planned during the course, see our Calendar of Events.  Community is ecumenical so the course is open to all Christians,  Many (but not all) of those teaching will come from a Catholic background, with experience of Catholic Charismatic Renewal. 
  • Join in Prayer, praise and worship with other disciples, the community and our fellowship, friends and volunteers; plus individual time to be still with God, and pray through all you are learning.   
  • Join community members, and our wonderful supporters and volunteers in serving in a practical way, with work times supporting our daily life and the running of the course – in our Retreat Centre Gardens, farmland, kitchen and accommodation.  
  • Training in practical Evangelism before a time of Mission.
  • Relaxation will include time with other disciples and the community at different times, including trips out into the wonderful area in which we live.   

How much?

We ask for a suggested donation of £40 per week – but don’t let lack of finance stop you!

Interested?   Come follow!

If you are interested, and are between 18 and 30 years of age, please contact us for more details and an application form, by emailing discipleship@houseoftheopendoor.org.

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