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Furnace Discipleship Program

Furnace is a discipleship program designed to refine you like silver and purify you like gold to be a worker for the kingdom of God

What is Furnace?

Furnace is a discipleship program that will see you be immersed wholeheartedly in the Word of God, be guided by the Holy Spirit and live as sold-out disciples of Jesus Christ.

It is a one-year residential program where you live and learn at our Berkeley Vale campus. The main focus is to help you discover who you are in Christ, start you on a journey to become more like Christ and to provide you with a solid foundation to be able to go and achieve new and greater things for Christ. 

The Furnace program is also offered as a non-residential program.

Program Structure

The three main components of Furnace are:

1. Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology 10433NAT
    You will study the nationally recognised certificate course and be equipped for leadership and ministry.
2. Ministry Placements (Practicum)
    You will travel locally, regionally and/or internationally to gain real life mission experience.
    Mission placements are tailored to your passion, future aspirations and learning goals to provide you
    with frontline mission experience.
3. Community and Church Ministry
    You will worship and be part of the Long Jetty Church and live in a community at Berkeley Vale with 
    other like-minded young adults. 

What will your average week look like?

Personal devotions - 1 hour every day 
Group prayer and Bible meditation
Classroom learning - 12 hours
Ministry in the local church and community - 10 hours
Most evenings after dinner - free time
One day off on Thursday


Residential student: AUD$7800 The fees cover training, lectures and resources, accommodation and meals (breakfast, lunch, snacks and most evening meals)

Non-residential day student: AUD$3800 The fees cover training, lectures and resources, lunch and snacks

Furnace start date

Enrolments for 2018 are open. If you would like to explore the program for 2018 please send us an enquiry

How can I apply for 2018?

Download the Application Form. complete it in your own handwriting and email it to

More information

The program will be delivered at the Salvos Discipleship School located at Berkeley Vale.
The Furnace team
Accommodation at Berkeley Vale
Information for international students