Iris Global School: The Father’s House – Robertson, Western Cape, South Africa


Welcome!

We want to invite you to join the Iris Global Discipleship and Missions School called “The Father’s House” that was created to “train up the Pauls and Peters of today, raised up to cause trouble around the earth” [as prophesied by David Wagner Feb. 2013].

In a vibrant, active yet nurturing family environment full of adventure on a working farm at the foot of the majestic Langeberg Mountains near a town called Robertson in the Western Cape, South Africa, we want to equip and train anointed disciple-makers and missionaries, transparent saints with oversized hearts, fearless and passionate laid-down lovers, fully empowered and grounded in their identity in Christ, and released in their God-given calling to impact the world by believing for the multitudes and stopping for the one!

Location: Robertson, Western Cape, South Africa
Date: October 1, 2018 - November 19, 2018
Cost: US $2,700 tuition (covering room and board, local transportation, and a diet of basic South-African cuisine) + $300 (non-refundable and non-transferable) registration fee (due within 10 days AFTER receiving your acceptance letter.) = US $3,000 in total
10-day Outreach: US $700 (optional outreach, Nov 20, 2018 – Nov 30, 2018)
Applications will be open April 10th, 2018 - September 25th, 2018.

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Overview

Come and participate in our Father’s House Discipleship School based on the principles of Isaiah 61.

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners…” ~Isaiah 61:1

Attending Harvest School is not a prerequisite for this school.

Please apply if:

  • You are hungry for more of Jesus
  • You want to have an exciting, vibrant relationship with God’s Word
  • You have the desire to be a disciple-maker
  • You have a heart for missions
  • You want to be part of a loving family and Body of Christ
  • You want to step into and fulfill your Godly calling
  • You want to be a carrier of His love and power to the people of South Africa

This will be a wonderful time to come away with Jesus in a beautiful piece of Nature, have mountain top experiences, dig deep into the Word, grow in personal development, hear and learn from dynamic local and international speakers and missionaries who have been impacting the world, be part of a spiritual family, learn about the elements of disciple-making, and apply it during practical ministry opportunities every day.

We have tailored this school in such a way to facilitate an interactive, discussion-oriented teaching environment. Some of the subjects we will be focusing on are:

  • Elements of disciple-making
  • Your identity and spiritual authority as sons & daughters
  • Foundational principles of the faith
  • Centrality of The Cross
  • Living in the fullness of Christ
  • Intimacy and Relationship
  • Controversial issues of the Bible
  • Principles and guidelines of dreams & prophecy
  • Symbolism, Shadows & Types in Scripture and Practical Application
  • Self-discovery, Calling & how you have been tailored to function within the Body of Christ
  • Entering into His Rest
  • Tending people’s hearts
  • Creating Family and Community
  • Ministering and sharing the Gospel with boldness and authority
  • Gain understanding of how to minister cross-culturally in the culturally diverse rainbow nation of South Africa

Atmosphere

Some words that best describe the atmosphere that we have created on our farm and for this school are: Sense of Family, Adventure, Freedom, Scripture and Nature, Fellowship, Fullness, Deep connections, Intimacy.

About the Western Cape

We strongly believe the Lord is breaking forth from the Cape Area as part of spreading His light and hope throughout all of Africa and the world. If you are interested in seeing some of what we have done over the past 15 years, check out www.godwithusmin.com.

Outreach

We will be offering an optional 10 day extended outreach in South Africa following the school through our Adventures with Jesus program. It will be a time of ministry, evangelizing, adventure, fun and family. The final details will be decided on by the team during the school. Air travel will not be involved.

Attention Mission School Alumni: For Staff

If you have graduated from one of our Father's House or mission schools in Pemba and are interested in applying for a staff position at Iris Global Western Cape The Father's House – Robertson, South Africa, please start an online staff application. We are asking for Father's House School or Harvest School Staff that can commit to serve with us for the duration of the school. If you have questions please contact Marié Fourie marief@irisglobal.org.

We are delighted that you are considering serving with us in 2018 in Robertson, South Africa! We will look forward to hearing from you.

You are invited to come!
With much love in Jesus,
Johan and Marié Fourie


FAQS

--Students: The maximum number of students that will be accepted for this school is 25. We have tailored this school to be for a small, intimate group in order to facilitate an interactive, discussion oriented teaching environment. It is also our intention that given a smaller group of people, the teachers and staff will be able to invest in a deeper, more personal way with each student.

--Schedule: We will have classes, activities and practical missions throughout the week and weekend while at the same time leaving ample space throughout the week to enjoy the mountains, nature and surrounding communities.

--Living Arrangements: You will be living in close community, created to nurture a sense of family. Housing will be in dorm-style housing with bathrooms available. Meals will be provided, prepared and served family-style.

--Questions: Contact Marié at marief@irisglobal.org.

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Next School
FH10: Oct 1, 2018 until Nov 19, 2018
Online applications open: Apr 10, 2018 PDT
Applications close when school is full.


The school meant a lot to me – it was a taste of Heaven! Truly a Father’s Home, the house of God. I used to pray to God and ask Him is true repentance means “return home”, return to the house of Abba Father, then Lord, show me Your Home and how it is going to be like to stay in your house, where you have many other children. The experience here in the school showed me a glimpse of how the house of Abba Father looks like. Xin Yu, Malaysia

My time here has a been a life-changing experience! I knew I would find Jesus, but I did not know that I will find Him in these ways.. All of this journey has made me more dependant on Him, more connected to the Holy Spirit and more in love with Jesus! Sandra, Egypt

The school is a place to get refreshed and equipped, to step back from our daily routines and pause and fix our eyes on Jesus and our priorities. I learned about family and God taught me how to persevere and lean on His strength. The more we stepped out, the more we discovered what God has placed inside of us, and the more we learn about ourselves. Unconditional love and acceptance are key words for the Father’s House. Being surrounded by people loving and believing in me has been so good! Estelle, France

The time at the Father’s House has clarified in my mind what my direction and calling is. My purpose has come to the surface. It helped me to focus on that and what God is saying. My life before the school was cluttered and there were too many things in my mental space. The Father’s House has given me more freedom and direction. Elliot, UK

The school meant so much to us! God opened Mellie and my eyes to a love for the Body of Christ that we did not know existed. We came for both of us and to come close to the Lord as a couple, to seek Him as one and to know Him as one, and we got that and much more. Personally, the Lord revealed to me my calling and purpose while I was here and that is just so big and wonderful! He also opened up my heart and mind to dream again. I am just so thankful. Joshua and Mellie, USA

The school was such an amazing experience! I felt completely accepted and supported by family members and staff. We shared life, prayed together, cried together and laughed together. I grew in my identity in Christ and I am now so on fire for God. The school is a life-changing experience and you just want more of Him after the school. Sara, Switzerland

The Father’s House has been revolutionary! In hindsight, my relationship with God was legalistic and I subconsciously thought He didn’t have time for me. He has been doing a slow but deep work in me concerning my opinion of myself and His love for me, which has transformed my walk with Him. He is my Daddy now!

I can’t wait to go back and take my fresh perspective of God’s love into my family, workplace and community. My time at the Father’s House will be forever imprinted on my heart – I’ll never be the same again, Praise the LORD! Alesha, UK

My time here has meant a ton! There has been much learning and much healing. Being part of the Father’s House helped me realize that I have something to share and helped me in my confidence in sharing about my Saviour and Lord. Duncan, USA

I love this school and it has been the most significant turning point in my walk. I wish I would have learned all I have here, years ago. I will never be the same again! I am so thankful for the family aspect and learning my true identity. It was the beginning of my destiny into missions and has made me way more passionate about missions. The Father’s House school has truly been life-changing and exactly what I needed, and so special. I am so very thankful! Sarah, USA

This is a place where people will never leave unchanged. It is a place where the Lord has special favour and delight! If you are hungry for more of Jesus, this is a place where there is a concentration of it; and you WILL be filled! I recommend any Christian who wants to revive their first Love, to book yourself ASAP to Father’s House, Robertson, South Africa! Abi, South Africa

I feel the school has increased my faith – both through hearing the Word (faith comes through hearing) and through actual experiences of God’s power, during our missions, work and practical missions. I loved the township evangelism – it really built up my confidence and gave me ideas about how to approach evangelism in a whole range of situations. The Father’s House gave me an opportunity to live like the Bible says we should: in close community, sharing our talents to bring Heaven to earth, sharing our dreams and spurring each other on, sharing our love for God and worshipping as one. Helen, Australia

There are 2 questions that you can spend a lifetime answering: Do you know how much God loves you? Did you learn how to love well? This is in a nutshell what the school endeavours to answer or at least create an environment for these questions to be answered. Being at the Father’s House has reignited in me intimacy to the Father’s heart – a place of rest and complete acceptance. At the same time I discovered my calling and understood how my Creator designed me to fulfil that. I am so thankful for His love – it is indeed better that life! Give thanks to the Lord for His love endures forever! Genevieve, Singapore

The Father’s House school made a huge difference and it restored my trust in God, as well to believe in a Christian family again. I loved being here – I never thought that God could restore my heart and faith in such a way, just to feel completely loved and understood again – It meant everything to me! Victoria, Moldova

The culture of honour, love and transparency set the tone and tangible Kingdom mindset in the school. The culture immersed us into thinking and behaving as we truly are in Christ – sons and daughters, His Bride, His Body etc. It challenged and required us to deal with old mindsets, lies and issues that war against this reality, rather than ignore, brood or excuse them. The Body ministry empowered us as students to step out in our identity in Christ and use the gifts God has given us for the ministry He has called us for.. Thank you for the incredible, life transforming, equipping time you provide at the Father’s House school. Lynley, New Zealand