A FRESH KIND OF LEARNING
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT 3DTC?
3D is a training center like no other. Our concentrated approach to Bible scholarship and spiritual development is comparable to drinking from a biblical fire hydrant. In ten short, rigorous months students receive an extensive and global understanding of the Bible.
No leaf in the biblical text is left unturned. Our four-part Panorama series encapsulates the entire Bible. The Panorama of the Old Testament curriculum provides a comprehensive study of the Old Testament, while the Eden to Calvary curriculum is an overview of God’s great plan of salvation from Genesis to the Gospels. The Panorama of the Life of Christ is a harmony of the four Gospels, supplemented by the Gospel of John curriculum. The Panorama of the New Testament meticulously follows Luke’s historical narrative found in the book of Acts. This course covers the first 30 years of the church, with an excursion into each New Testament book wherever it emerges on the scene in the chronology of the historical account. Finally, the books of Daniel and Revelation conclude the panoramic flow of history, revealing God's prophetic declarations of what is soon to take place.
A GROUP APPROACH
One result of everyone studying the same material at the same time is that it fosters amazing camaraderie. Outside-of-class conversations naturally revolve around the topic at hand. Thoughtful discussions and personal reflections are born out of group reading and other corporate assignments. All in all, the group approach develops solidarity and fosters deep and lasting friendships.
We teach one curriculum at a time, each with a clear start and finish date. This provides students with a great sense of achievement and keeps momentum high because the finish line is always within reach. Since the students’ time and mental energy is not divided between a variety of subjects, they can focus all their effort on the topic at hand and learn it well.
Because our goal is to create teachers, not merely learners, we provide students with all the materials and knowledge they need to teach others what they have learned. Besides mastering the subject material and learning the skills needed to teach others, we provide them with both the teacher and student manuals, along with all the PowerPoints for each curriculum. In this way every course provides them with another tool for their ministry toolbox. 2 Timothy 2:2
A HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE
Students have many opportunities to put their knowledge into practice, so that by the time they finish the program they are fully prepared to make a difference in their world. We provide opportunities for students to teach others the material they learn. Students are also involved in real-life evangelism. By watching an experienced mentor, students slowly gain the skill and courage to wade into the water themselves. All along the way, the mentor is right there with them, guiding and giving input. In this way the students learn to naturally, gently, and expertly lead others to Christ.
3D Training Center is committed to maintaining as low a cost for the student as is possible. Because of the intensity of the coursework, students will not be able to work a secular job. Therefore, we strive to make this program as affordable as we can. Through the generosity of Beaumont Bible Church in Beaumont, Texas, we have the free use of their facility for classrooms during the week. All the teachers are generously offering their services for free as well. The student manuals for each course will be provided by DM2 at no cost to the students. Beyond this, student expenses will include food and toiletries, lodging, books (for assigned reading), travel and any miscellaneous costs.
A CHANGED LIFE
Finally, our goal is a changed life. While we do give students tools, our greatest goal is to give them a deeper walk with their Savior. We are not about numbers; we are about the student becoming God's person, ready for the challenges that life and ministry will present. We believe that the closer they walk with Jesus, the more they will shine for Him. Jesus’ challenge to the disciples was for them to first follow Him and then He would teach them to reach the world.