Emerge Transformation School

Join us for an ETS preview event in April!

Do you have questions about Emerge Transformation School? Wondering if this might be your next step? Looking for more of God in your life? More connection and intimacy with Holy Spirit? A stronger relationship with Jesus? More growth? More passion? More understanding of your calling? 

Experience one of our Monday night teachings at Emerge Transformation School!

ETS 2024-2025 open house - Apr 15 & 24, 2024

Come to one (or both!) of the following Monday evenings:

Monday, April 15 and Monday, April 22

Step into the shoes of a student at Emerge Transformation School for the evening. Enjoy worship, an encouraging word, a time of teaching by Gary Graner on April 15 and Kristi Graner on April 22 and experience an opportunity to practice what you just learned!

Please sign up by Sunday, April 14.

Please sign up by Sunday, April 21.

Get on the waitlist for our next season of ETS!

Interested in joining us for Emerge Transformation School? Fill out the waiting list form and we’ll be in touch as soon as we start sending out registration details for our next September 2024 – June 2025 season.

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Will you say yes?


A believer who is focused and passionate, willing to pay any price to live in community, purity and power because they are loved by God and love Him, Whose manifest presence transforms lives and cultures.

We want to help develop the world-changer in you!

Are you hungry to see God move powerfully in your life?

Do you want to deepen your relationship with God?

Are you passionate about seeing the “impossible” made possible?

It’s time to take the leap. 

It’s time to say yes to more of Jesus. 

It’s time to dive deep into His presence.

Join us for an amazing 9 months starting in September!


Emerge Transformation School (ETS) is a ministry training center and prophetic community that teaches students of all ages to walk out their God-given destiny. Students are encouraged to embrace their royal identity, learn the values of the Kingdom and walk in the authority and power of King Jesus.

ETS overview

The school is comprised of three phases:

      • Discovery Phase – stepping into your true identity in Christ
      • Development Phase – understanding the gifts and the gifts God has given you
      • Delivery Phase – learning how to use and release your gifts


September 9, 2024 – June 2, 2025

  • Every Monday evening from 6:00 – 9:30pm
      • Worship
      • Teaching
      • Pastor Groups
  • 5 weekend intensives:
      • October 25-26, 2024
      • January 24-25, 2025
      • February 21-22, 2025
      • March 7-8, 2025
      • April 5-6, 2025

Additional Mandatory Requirements:

  • Daily Bible reading
  • Volunteer service of 4 hours a month
  • Volunteer at two worship nights during the year
  • Weekly and monthly homework assignments
  • Monthly book reading (with book report)
  • Attend the Dare to Believe Gala (date TBA)
  • One mission trip by May 31, 2025


  • $1,575 (10% discount) for individuals applying by July 31, 2024
  • $1,750 for individuals applying between August 1-31, 2024
    (Married couples will receive 25% off of the cost of their 2nd registration when applying together.)

    Included in the tuition cost:

    • Monthly required books
    • Registration fees for intensives
    • One complimentary Sozo session

    Not included in the tuition cost:

    • $35 non-refundable application fee
    • Mission trip ($500 – $3,000)
        • Varies based on location and ministry activities


    Boldness, passion and growth take center stage. These values define the ETS atmosphere and are evident in worship, ministry and relationships with each other.

    About ETS

    Be encouraged.

    Embrace your royal identity, learn the values of the Kingdom and walk in the authority and power of King Jesus. 

    Be empowered.

    Do life Jesus’ way – enjoy the presence of God, say what He is saying and do what He is doing.

    Be challenged. 

    Live out a naturally-supernatural lifestyle while continually growing in your character through in-class learning, homework and hands-on ministry opportunities. Experience a safe, encouraging environment to learn and grow deeper in your relationship with the Holy Spirit. 

    Be a Kingdom-bringer.

    God is in a good mood! We believe Jesus meant it when He taught us to pray, “Your Kingdom come…on earth as it is in heaven.” 

    ETS is committed to this truth:

    God loves people, gave Himself for them and has given His Church supernatural power to bring individuals and nations into wholeness. We are driven to pursue God’s Presence and see believers step into their God-appointed destiny and the unyielding conviction that God is good. 

    ETS is Biblically-rooted.

    We believe that ALL Scripture is God-breathed, useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.

    Wherever you start, you will be forever impacted and become more of the mighty leader God created you to be.

    Core values

    Generations join together at ETS. We teach every age group to value and serve one another.

    This means a lot of laughter and fun! Life at ETS is full, alive and joyful.


    Hands-on training

    ETS emphasizes a “do and teach” culture where you will be taught academically and practice what you learn. Students are expected to take risks to stretch their faith and grow in their understanding of God.

    We believe that each verse of the Bible invites us into an experience with the Lord. Therefore, students are challenged to live out what they learn in the Bible. This produces a class environment that often feels very much like a laboratory – where disciples practice the things they are being taught while instructors coach the process.

    As the year progresses and students gain confidence and experience within the safety of the classroom, they are sent into the community. This includes ministry outreach to neighborhoods and after-school programs plus street and service evangelism. Students then return to class to debrief, share testimonies and cheer each other on as they speak what they learned and what God did.

    Personal transformation

    If you love Jesus and follow Him, you’re in full-time ministry, regardless of your occupation. Whether you’re a doctor, architect, photographer, pastor, mother or a missionary, all believers are called to live a life that represents Jesus and the values of His Kingdom here on Earth. 

    Our goal is to equip and empower students to transform their entire sphere of influence for the King and His Kingdom. 

    Our prayer is that by the time a student graduates from ETS, they’re just as comfortable healing the sick and prophesying as they are managing their own lives, communicating effectively or leading a ministry.

    Student life

    ETS is unique because it is taught by apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. This provides a great variety of perspectives for our students.

    Ninety percent of the teaching happens in-person with the Dare to Believe Ministries team and special guest speakers.

    • Receive insight into the Scriptures.

    • Be immersed in a revelatory culture where the Holy Spirit becomes the chief instructor and tour guide. He causes His Kingdom to come alive through the pages of the Bible.

    • Learn how to read, understand, and “do” the Bible – how to cast out demons, witness, heal the sick, prophesy, preach, pray, practice His presence and so much more.

    It’s time to dive in

    ETS is not for the faint of heart

    It is an extremely fast paced season of schooling. You must be ready and willing to invest time and energy to keep up with weekly assignments, service hours, outreaches, intensive weekends and small group meetings. Reading on your own time is expected and is a large part of our curriculum. Students also read one book per month in addition to their daily Bible reading.

    We are excited to have you join us on a lifelong journey to see the Lord glorified in every single part of culture and society and to experience a life where the things that were impossible now become normal.

    What our students are saying

    “Emerge Transformation School is a safe place to learn to activate the gifts of Holy Spirit in your life and be able to use them to bless the church and God's kingdom.”  - Robin
    “As you learn and grow in your identity, you will discover God’s purpose for your life in a new way. By staying connected to the Father, we carry His love and peace and are able to shift atmospheres wherever we go and bring heaven to earth.”  - Theresa

    Application requirements

    Answer all questions

    When applying, you must complete every answer on the application for it to submit properly. If a question does not apply to you, write N/A (not applicable) in the space provided. 

    $35 application fee

    A $35 application fee is required to be paid prior to completion. Please note: this fee is nonrefundable.


    3 references

    Three recommendation forms must be submitted to the school:

    – One recommendation from your pastor

    – Two personal recommendations from people who know you well and can speak on your behalf regarding your character, gifts and calling.

    Please do not use relatives for any of the required recommendations. If your pastor is your parent or spouse, ask another member of the church’s pastoral staff to complete the form.

    If you are married, we will require your spouse to sign a document of agreement before you are accepted into ETS that acknowledges their understanding of the time, focus and financial commitment this school will require from you.

    When you apply online, an email will be sent to the person you have chosen to complete your recommendation. If they are unable to access the internet, they can mail the recommendation to us. Please follow up with these individuals to ensure they have completed and mailed the recommendation to us in a timely manner.

    Apply by August 31

    Students are advised to apply as early as possible as the maximum number of students who we can accept per year is limited.

    Preference for acceptance will be given to students who have submitted all required documents to the school office before August 31.

    Complete all necessary documents

    Your application will be complete and submitted for review when we have received all necessary documents:

    – Your completed application

    – Application fee of $35

    – Pastoral and personal recommendations

    Review & Interview

    Once the Admissions Committee has reviewed your application, you’ll be invited to an interview with ETS leadership.

    After the interview,  you will be notified within 2 weeks via email if you have been accepted into Emerge Transformation School.

    $100 deposit after acceptance

    Within 15 days of receiving your acceptance letter and email, you are required to submit a non-refundable/non-transferable $100.00 deposit. (This IS applied toward your tuition billing)

    This confirms your attendance at ETS and reserves your spot. Details on how to submit this payment will be included in your acceptance letter.

    Please note, your application is NOT complete until the $100 deposit is paid.

    If you have any problems completing your payment, please contact Brittani at brittani@dare2believe.biz. Thank you!


    Is there an application fee?

    Yes, a non-refundable application fee of $35 is required to process your application.

    What are your application requirements?

    See Application Requirements tab above.

    How long will it take for me to hear back after I apply?

    It could take up to 15 days to process your application. If you don’t hear from us after 15 days, please email Brittani at brittani@dare2believe.biz.

    When are applications due?

    Applications are due August 31.

    Students are advised to apply as early as possible. There are a limited number of spots available for each ETS season.

    Preference for acceptance will be given to students who have submitted all required documents to the school office before August 31.

    Why do we need references?

    “Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” – 2 Corinthians 13:1

    By talking to your references, we get to know you even better. We are able to verify by the testimony of others who know you well that you are who you say you are. We get a feel for how others see you and what they see in you – your strengths, weaknesses, dreams, hunger and passion for the Lord, etc. This helps give us a good picture of what it may be like for you to go through ETS and adds more insight into what God may be wanting to do in your heart through this school. It also helps us discern if ETS is the right fit for you! It’s not a scary thing, it’s a beautiful thing.

    Is there a mission trip & is it mandatory?

    Yes, a part of the ETS experience is going on a mission trip.

    It is required for all students.

    Cost is not included in your tuition (typical trip costs range from $500-$3,000 depending on location).

    This is a wonderful opportunity to serve others and continue to grow as you’re activated in what you’re learning through the ETS course. Students will work with their pastor to plan their own mission trip or go on a Dare to Believe Ministries sponsored trip (dates TBD). 

    Who are the ETS instructors?

    See here for more information on Pastor Kristi Graner.

    (Speakers in previous years have included John Thomas from Streams Ministries, Bill Vanderbush, Dawna DeSilva, Steve Backlund with Igniting Hope Ministries, and more.)

    Class 2024-2025 dates and intensives

    2024-2025 class dates: September 9, 2024 – June 2, 2025

    Weekend Intensives: October 25-26, 2024 | January 24-25, 2025 | February 21-22, 2025 | March 7-8, 2025 | April 5-6, 2025

    What is an intensive?

    It’s a Friday night and all-day Saturday time of gathering that is about building community, being activated in what you’re learning, outreach on Saturday and learning from a visiting speaker. 

    There are five required weekend intensives per ETS season.

    Typical time requirements: Friday, 6-9:30pm and Saturday, 9am-5pm (subject to change as needed)

    Will you be offering ETS virtually or in-person?

    Our classes will be in-person! The best class experience happens when we’re in the room together.

    Do you have satellite locations?

    Satellite locations vary each school year. If you are interested in attending a satellite location or starting a satellite location, please reach out to Brittani at brittani@dare2believe.biz for more information.

    Is this an accredited ministry course?

    No. While you are provided a certificate of completion, ETS is not an accredited school.

    Do you provide financial aid?

    We do not offer financial aid or scholarships. ETS is not an accredited university. 

    However, we encourage you to tell your friends, family and community about this opportunity to attend ETS and highly recommend you fundraise to cover the cost of your tuition. While your payments toward the course are not tax-deductible, any donations you receive toward ETS from others will be considered a tax-deductible donation.

    How can I pay my deposit and tuition fees?

    We highly encourage you to mail a check or cash to:

    Dare to Believe Ministries
    PO Box 1173
    Burnsville, MN 55337

    If you’d rather pay online, we prayerfully request you cover the credit card fee. Thank you!

    How do I raise money for tuition?

    Many students raise support through their local church, family (extended family, friends, community and colleagues) or using a fundraising platform like Go Fund Me.  

    There are many creative ways you can invite people to partner with you to extend the Kingdom of God by coming alongside you as you go through Emerge Transformation School.

    It’s a wonderful opportunity to give the people in your network the chance to invest in your life and your walk with the Lord.

    Any donations made toward your ETS tuition will be tax-deductible with exception to your personal payments toward the course.

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    Is tuition tax-deductible?

    Tuition is not tax deductible if you pay for it yourself. However, if you receive a donation toward your tuition, that is considered a tax-deductible gift and that person who donated to your tuition will receive a tax receipt at the beginning of the next year.

    Is there an age limit?

    Our minimum age to attend ETS is 18 years old. Exceptions are made periodically. There is no maximum age!

    If I get accepted but decide not to attend, can I forward my application to next year?

    Sorry, no. Your application is non-transferable to a different school year.  We kindly ask you to reapply when you are able to maintain the time commitment for the full course.

    Do you have a sample schedule?

    Our ETS schedule typically follows the below schedule:

    • Class begins the first Monday of September after the Labor Day holiday.
    • Students graduate 9 months later on the first Monday of June of the following year.

    ETS classes are held every Monday evening from 6-9:30pm.

    Five required weekend intensives: Friday, 6-9:30pm and Saturday, 9am-5pm (subject to change as needed)

    How much does ETS cost?


    • $35 non-refundable application fee
    • Tuition is:
      • $1,575 (10% discount) for individuals applying by July 31, 2024
      • $1,750 for individuals applying between August 1-31, 2024
        (Married couples will receive 25% off of the cost of their 2nd registration when applying together.)
    • Up to $3,000 mission trip expense not covered by tuition

    Do you offer a discount for couples?

    Yes, we do!

    When married couples apply together, they’ll receive a 25% discount off full-price tuition for the second person. Note: only one set of books will be provided per couple.

    On the podcast

    In today’s podcast, Pastor Kristi and Brittani share all about DTB’s ministry school! Learn how Emerge Transformation School got started and get a peek into what it’s like to be an ETS student.


    On the blog

    By the time a student graduates from ETS, our goal is that they’re just as comfortable healing the sick and prophesying as they are managing their own lives, communicating effectively or leading a ministry. Our purpose for Emerge Transformation School (ETS) is to equip and empower individuals to transform their sphere of influence for God and His Kingdom.

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