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The Father's House

Iris Global Schools (FH12)

Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Dates: Oct 17 – Nov 14, 2022
Cost: US $2,700 + $300 registration fee

Covering room and board, local transportation, and a diet of basic South-African cuisine. The registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable and due within 10 days after receiving your acceptance letter.

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Applications open May 15, 2022 – Sep 30, 2022.

Outreach: There will be no extended outreach as we will be doing missional outreaches during the school to beautiful areas and bases along the Garden Route and coastline of South Africa.

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


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!


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.

Who can apply?

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
  • You have a calling to Africa and/or South Africa and Missions in general
  • Students, as well as couples (no children), of all ages are welcome

This will be an exciting time to come away with Jesus, 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 as well as during outreaches during the school.

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
  • Tending People’s Hearts and aligning them with the Heart of God
  • 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 through Prayer, Worship, etc
  • 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
  • Creating Family and Community
  • Ministering, Missions and sharing the Gospel with Boldness and Authority
  • Gain Understanding of how to minister cross-culturally in the culturally diverse and vibrant Rainbow Nation of South Africa


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, Revelation…

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 19 years, check out www.godwithusmin.com.

Safety and Security

We want to assure you that it is quite safe where we live in the Western Cape and where the Father’s House School takes place, as well as where we will be doing outreach work during the school. We would not deliberately allow our students in situations where their safety may be threatened or compromised. Many and recent powerful prophetic words about the future of South Africa confirm that He has a plan for South Africa and is working, and we want to invite you to come and be part of history and His move in South Africa.

Outreach & Travel

We will be doing missional outreaches during the school to beautiful areas and bases along the coast line, Garden Route, etc and will thus also travel by road. It will be a time of cross-cultural ministry, evangelizing, adventure, fun and family, as well as experiencing the diverse beauty of the South African landscape. The final details will be communicated in your acceptance letter. Air travel will not be involved.

You are invited to come!

With much love in Jesus,

Johan & Marié Fourie


--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.

Attention Mission School Alumni: For Staff

If you have graduated from one of our Father's House or Harvest Schools 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. If you have questions please contact Marié Fourie marief@irisglobal.org.

We are delighted that you are considering serving with us in 2022 in Robertson, South Africa! We will look forward to hearing from you.

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“This time has been by far the best experience in my life! I have been healed of so much pain and hurt from the past and have grown in patience, community living and how to function in the Body. This place has been chosen by God to mould the next generation of leaders in the Kingdom for ministry, missions and evangelism.”

— Russell, Scotland

“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

“I was done with life but the school showed me that God cares and that He caught me and gave me wings to fly! It started a new book in my life, a new identity, a new me and a new perspective of God as a Father, of life, family and friends. I loved my time here. It saved my life!”

— Sandy, Egypt

“I have learned and experienced so much more than before. I have a better understanding of who I am in His love story and who He is and why He is so loving. I doubt less when I hear His voice and have more peace than ever before. The school also meant family to me. Here I found a family, and a place, I found siblings and parents and love. It also meant growth as I grew in my relationship with God and with people. I have learned how to communicate more easily and how to let go of control. Thanks to this school and everybody’s love and patience, I also learned to let go of the anxieties of the world and to trust my Father as an Eternal Provider!.”

— Ayssata, 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

“It made me trust my Father more and gave me a fuller picture of God and Jesus through others. I learned to lean and rely on Him and the Body, not myself. This school is a melting pot for miracles – the hand of God moving unhindered! Totally worth it!”

— Morné, South Africa

“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

“The Father’s House has helped me to realign myself back to God. I was given the opportunity to serve and learn in many aspects, worship, prophecy, art, and ministry. The different teachings shed light a new perspective about my Christian faith in a way that is really beneficial. It brought me to a deeper level of intimacy with prayer, the Holy Spirit and my identity. I am so glad to have been able to give 2 months to allow Him to realign me at the Father’s House School.”

— David, Singapore

“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

“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

“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

“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 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