footballers dts

Beautiful Love, Beautiful Game.



Football (Soccer) is the unspoken language of the world. Our focus is to use this avenue in seeing the Kingdom of God cultivated in the hearts and minds of ourselves and those whom we come in contact with. This DTS is an opportunity to know God and make God known by using the beautiful game that we love within the urban setting.

lecture phase

The Discipleship Training School begins with 12 weeks of actively encountering God personally. Each week we have a different speaker from around the world come to our base in Biarritz and bring in-depth teaching on topics such as Hearing the Voice of God, Character and Nature of God, Lordship of Christ, and Evangelism. During the lecture phase, we also take part in times of prayer, worship, individual mentorship, and serving the community that we are apart of.

While the main focus of the lecture phase is pursuing our relationship with God, much time will be spent growing in & enjoying Football. We hope to build our skills together through training while gaining a greater understanding of God’s vision for sport and mission.

DTS was an incredible time that revolutionised my view of who God is, and who I am. As a footballer, I know this wonderful sport is a perfect platform to bring people together and I believe God wants to use sports as an evangelistic tool to bring truth into people’s lives and demonstrate what real community looks like. Be a part of this incredible opportunity, you won’t regret it.!

                                                       – David O’Connor, England

outreach phase

The second half of the school is where we put all we have experienced with God into practice. For 11 weeks, we will seek to impact urban areas through representing and imparting the culture of the Kingdom of God. We will take to the streets and create an atmosphere where God’s values are displayed in and through our lives, on and off the court. 

While using football as our basis of interaction, we have a platform to share the gospel.

Although we have a focus for large urban areas within our continent, the impact and importance of football is not exclusive to Europe, which is why the outreach phase may also reach out to North and West Africa and/or the Middle East.

Start Date: 7th January 2018 ~

End Date: 24th June 2018 ~

Registration: 30 €

Lecture Phase: 2440 €

Outreach: 2,000 €

Languages: French & English

Erik de Jong, School Leader

Kyle Roth, School Leader


“I come from the Great-White-North (Canada) but have european parents who have passed their love of the beautiful game on to me. Football is a uniter and can break down cultural/language barriers like nothing else. I want to see God increase in our lives through discipleship & revelation and I want to see God use the gift of football to impact and collide with peoples worldview as we display the Kingdom of God on the streets and on the courts.”


“You can tell alot about a person in how they play the sport of their preference, and I love seeing Christ shine through the avenue of football! I love to play and see the joy of the Lord come alive through the game while being passed on from person to person. I have a heart for urban areas and culture, which has molded my style from the pitch to the street in hope of using this passion for the Kingdom of God. Come and get creative with God.”

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