Find out more about the course, living in community and who it is aimed at
About the Course
What is the Refreshers Pioneer Mission Training Course?
The Refreshers Course is a twelve-month mission training course based at the Refresh Centre in Blackpool. It is an intensive course designed to encourage and equip pioneer missionaries for a Western context.
The course is delivered with students living in community in Blackpool and will help develop the skills required to become a missionary.
Living in Community
What does living in community mean?
Being based at the Refresh Centre in Blackpool, you will live with a maximum of 18 other people and aim to live like the first century church.
Acts 2:42 says:
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. The programme enables students to grow and support each other through teaching, fellowship, eating together and prayer.
Should I apply?
Is this course for me?
The course is aimed at Christians who have a desire to become a pioneer missionary. We define this as being someone with a heart to bring transformation to their community through discipleship and will go above and beyond to make that happen.
This includes working alongside other churches as well as setting up new projects. There is both a practical and academic element to this course, and we would expect students to be fluent in reading, writing and speaking English.
If you can answer yes to all these questions, then Refreshers course is for you:
Do you desire to see your community transformed through the message and power of the gospel, no matter what it takes?
Do you desire to follow Jesus and get to know him more intimately through a life of spiritual discipline, along with a pursuit of holiness?
Do you desire to step out in faith and persevere in your calling to see His kingdom come on earth, even when you have to take up your cross?
When does it start?
What are the dates for the course?
The one-year course in Blackpool takes place annually from September to August and is restricted to just eight places.
Our 2021-2022 course begins on Saturday 4th September 2021 and ends on Sunday 31st July 2022.