Frequently Asked Questions
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Is the course suitable for me?
If you are a committed Christian, over the age of 20 and do not need a visa to study in The Netherlands you can contact us to make an application. Click here to see the form.
How do I apply?
Please fill in the Application Request form and we’ll be in touch with further information. As part of the application process you will be asked for three letters of reference, to take part in an interview, write your testimony and, if you are a non-native speaker, take an English test. Apply now!
How much will it cost?
€ 5,734 This fee includes: Tuition & use of study facilities, food and accommodation (including weekends), travel expenses to weekly learning activities, Almassira, 3 week European placement, Integration Assistant course in partnership with AWM Korntal. For further information on costs please see our Fees section.
When does it start and finish?
20st August 2018 – July 2019
Is there an application deadline?
Our application deadline is the 30th May
Do I need previous experience?
No, but we do look for a strong commitment to ministry and an intention that you will be involved with migrant and/or refugee ministry on completion of the programme. As part of the application procedure we will ask about your involvement in your local church, missions and your motivation for applying to Doorstep.
Placements! Where will I go?
You will spend over 10 weeks on placement over the duration of the programme. At least one week with your home church, 3 weeks with migrant and refugee ministries in Europe and 6 weeks outside of Europe/in a culture different to your own.
Where will I live?
You will live alongside Cornerstone’s other students in our accommodation on campus in Beugen, The Netherlands. Most single students share a room with someone from a different culture, enhancing your learning experience and making international friends.
What language is the course taught in?
Cornerstone is an international college and English is our common language. All lessons are taught in English and you will be required to write your assignments in English. If you have questions or concerns about your level of English please get in touch – we’re happy to give further information and advice.
What are the English requirements?
If you are a non-native speaker of English you will need to take our English test as part of your application. The level we look for is equivalent to IELTS 5.5. If there are doubts about your level of English after your application you may be asked to formally take an IELTS or equivalent test.
What will the placements involve?
You will complete at least one week with your home church. The time will be focussed on developing and implementing migrant or refugee initiatives, sharing ideas, building relationships and educating your church about the need for mission, working with different cultures and how to reach those coming to their doorstep.
The three weeks in Europe will give you a taste of different ministry possibilities and cross-cultural teamwork as you travel and meet people working with refugees and migrants. It’s your chance to ask questions, gain ideas and get involved with what’s already going on.
The aim of the 6 week placement is to experience a little of what it’s like to be immersed in a culture very different to your own, to try to learn a new language and to gain an insight into living cross-culturally.
Will I get a certificate?
At the end of the course you will get a certificate of completion from Cornerstone Centre for Intercultural Studies. You will also be awarded an Integration Assistant certificate from the Akademie für Weltmission in Korntal and tools to use Almassira.
Cornerstone is a member of the European Evangelical Accreditation Association (EEAA). However, the Doorstep training programme is not accredited and does not have legal status as Higher Education in the Netherlands.
How can I get further information?
Doorstep is a programme of Cornerstone, a Bible College in The Netherlands offering a range of programmes to help you train for mission. Taught in English, and with a strong focus on intercultural mission, our courses provide a combination of academic and practical modules, equipping you for cross-cultural work and preparing you to be more effective as you explore and follow your calling into the nations.
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