2nd Year ETS Application

You are a powerful leader.

We believe in you and the call God has placed on your life.

We’re so excited you are interested in continuing on with us through a 2nd year at Emerge Transformation School!

Tuition for 2nd Year ETS is $950.

(Cost includes oversight, coaching, encouragement and 5 required books.)

Please apply by August 31, 2024.

Questions?

Check out the Application Requirements section.

Read through the FAQs section at the bottom of this page.

If you don’t find an answer to your question on this page, please connect with Brittani at brittani@dare2believe.biz.

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REVIVALIST = YOU!

We are on mission to equip and deploy a generation of revivalists who will openly display the raw power of God in every sphere of influence. A revivalist is 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.

2nd Year ETS overview

This 2nd year program provides a safe, encouraging environment for you to demonstrate and strengthen your leadership in a Kingdom-based, destiny-related setting.

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Student life

During your 2nd year at ETS, you will:

  • Learn how to operate in a ministry by serving
  • Receive individual pastoral oversight led by the Dare to Believe Leadership Team (coaching, leadership, training)
  • Build relationships during regular time with other interns
  • Receive insight into the Scriptures
  • And much more

    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 you to transform your entire sphere of influence for the King and His Kingdom. 

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

    Leadership. Apprenticeship. Internship.

    ETS 2nd Year is a leadership internship. You have the opportunity to experience the Kingdom culture of leadership first hand. Our program is tailored to meet both the calling on your life and the needs of the ministry in which you are interning.

    Monday nights

    2nd Year ETS students are required to be in attendance on the second Monday evenings of each month with Pastor Kristi and meet with their ETS Pastor Group on the fourth Monday of each month.

    (If there is a Monday night speaker the group wants to hear, 2nd year students can decide as a group to reschedule their required time.)

    Other Monday evening obligations/opportunities with ETS will rotate and include:

    • Sharing quotes and encouragement after worship on Monday evenings
    • Assisting with group facilitation at ETS gatherings
    • Prophetic exercises with students at ETS gatherings
    • And more

    Internship

    Your 2nd year at Emerge Transformation School focuses on helping you grow your individual calling, gifts and anointing through an internship.

    The 2nd Year ETS internship will begin no earlier than January 1, 2025 and no later than January 30, 2025. Internships will be 100 hours total.

    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.

    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. 

    Completion of 1st Year ETS & high integrity

    Applicants must have completed the first year of the Dare To Believe Emerge Transformation School. Approval will be based strongly on our history with you and the recommendation of your ETS pastor(s) (year one). On appropriate occasions, exceptions will be made. All applicants must have consistently demonstrated a high standard of personal integrity, character and motivation.

    $35 application fee

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

    ETS pastoral reference

    After you have completed your 2nd year ETS application, you will be required to ask your 1st year pastor to email a letter of recommendation to brittani@dare2believe.biz.

    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

    – 1st year ETS pastoral recommendation

    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 the 2nd year of 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 deposit (this IS applied toward your tuition billing). 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. This payment confirms your attendance at ETS and reserves your spot.

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

    FAQs

    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 by no later than 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?

    Your $100 deposit fee must be paid online and will be provided to you once you receive your ETS acceptance letter.

    The remainder of your tuition can be paid online, or via check payable to:

    Dare to Believe Ministries
    P.O. Box 1173
    Burnsville, MN 55337

    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 we 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 from DTB 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 2nd year 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 2nd year attendance: You have the option to attend as frequently as you would like. However, your attendance is required on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 6-9:30pm. 

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

    How much does 2nd Year ETS cost?

    Finances

    $35 non-refundable application fee

    $950 tuition for ETS 2nd year

    Up to $3,000 mission trip expense not covered by tuition

    Questions that weren’t answered above?

    We’d love to hear from you!

    “Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

    – James 1:4