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					  3D
Midlands
Campus
  Estcourt
KwaZulu Natal




                www.3dmidlands.co.za
                info@3dmidlands.co.za
                                                          Index                                                                                      Contact Information

THINKING OF GIVING A “YEAR OF YOUR LIFE”? ......................................................2                                         Our office hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday
WHAT DOES “3D” STAND FOR?....................................................................................2                                 but we can be reached anytime with an email.
PURPOSE OF 3D MIDLANDS .........................................................................................3
                                                                                                                                                             Telephone / fax
MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION ....................................................................................3                                             Tel: 036-3525024
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA .......................................................................................................4                               Fax: 036-3525275
HOW DID IT ALL START ..................................................................................................4                                        Postal
STUDENT LIFE ....................................................................................................................5                            PO Box 904
                                                                                                                                                               Estcourt
COMMUNITY ....................................................................................................................6
                                                                                                                                                                3310
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS .................................................................................8                                                KwaZulu Natal
MEET THE OVERSIGHT.....................................................................................................9
                                                                                                                                                                Physical
VISIT US ............................................................................................................................10                     8-14 Good Street
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 3D MIDLANDS ...........................................................10                                                               Estcourt
FROM THE STUDENTS HEARTS ....................................................................................11
                                                                                                                                                                Email
CONTACT INFORMATION ............................................................................................14                                       info@3dmidlands.co.za

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Nicole Silvernagel – North Dakota USA
                                                                                                  Thinking of giving a “Year of Your Life”?
My 2 years at 3D Midlands Campus have been life                                                    Many Christian students are unsure about their future careers as they finish matric. A
changing. I look back now and stand in awe of all the                                         few question how best to use their God-given talents and abilities. Some desire a Biblical
work the Lord has done in such a small period of time.                                        foundation, a deeper knowledge of God’s Word, and time for practical Christian service.
Last year He uprooted me from the place in the desert and                                     Others want a change in life and some time apart to get to know God better. Here at 3D
moved me beside the streams of water. This year He has                                        Midlands, all these questions are waiting to be answered.
made my roots grow deep within Him so that I can stand
through the wind and the drought. It has only been                                            Browse Through our Prospectus - Our website also contains
through yielding myself to Jesus that any of this has been                                    a wealth of information, but there's nothing quite like our
                                                                                                                                                                www.3dmidlands.co.za
possible. I look forward to finding out what He has in                                        prospectus to page through with family and friends as you
store for my future.                                                                          make your decision.
I also want to thank all of you for your words, teachings                                     You Can Also Arrange a Visit - So you like what you've seen
and actions. They have been a reflection of our Saviour and                                   and read about here - but would now like to experience 3D
have blessed me more than you could ever know. Thank                                          Midlands Campus firsthand? Why not arrange to visit us and
you for being like a family to me. May God bless you.                                         explore for yourself.

                                                                                              Application Process - If you have made your decision to
                                                               Ryan Smith - Estcourt          apply then this section will provide you with full instructions
                                                                                              including an application form and details about our
                                     This has been an exceptional year. It is amazing what
                                                                                              eligibility criteria.
                                     can happen in one year when you surrender it to Jesus.
                                     God really placed me here for a good purpose and
                                     allowed me to grow more into Him. I was challenged in
                                     many areas and was blessed by those around me. I
                                     really feel that I have accomplished something great
                                                                                                                 What does “3D” stand for?
                                     and made the most of the year. God has been faithful
                                     to me this year.
                                                                                              The   3D’s are…


                                                                                                                                 your passion and calling in life.
Bernice Aguirre – Chicago USA
As I reflect on my time here, I realise that any words I
may write to describe these past two years 3D
Midlands will quickly fall short when compared to the
amount of glory that is due to Jesus for His unyielding
faithfulness and love. Through the light of His truth                                                    Be                               in God’s Word and critical life issues.
and the power of His Word, I have learned what it
means to walk daily in the victory Christ has given me.
The Lord has shown me that there’s more to my life
than the pits I’ve fallen into. He’s delivered me and
broken down the walls that have kept me from being
who He wants me to be. He’s placed a new song                                                                                                 Be released into your destiny.
within my heart – one that tells not of who I can’t be
but of who He is and who I am in Him. Jesus has
unveiled my eyes to see His purpose for me. Simply
put, He’s changed my life.
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                     Purpose of 3D Midlands
                                                                                                                                                          Chileleko Kalembo - Zambia
                                                                                                                                         I decided to do the 3D program to quench my thirst
                                                                                                                                         for the Lord and to just have time off where I could
      We exist to reach and disciple young people with                                                                                   get to know Him more.
      the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so that they will develop                                                                              The Lord has actually given me a bonus: I can share
      and grow in a personal relationship with their Lord                                                                                my faith with strangers freely and openly! I also have
      and Saviour and fulfil their purpose in life, and also,                                                                            been able to develop my leadership skills and that has
      through the local church, have an impact on their                                                                                  also been a real blessing for me.
      community.




                                                                                                   Katrina Robertson - Canada
                    Making the right decision                                                      This year has been one of the best years of my life. I
                                                                                                   realised that I had been driving my life’s car while I put
If a young person is considering, “What             mention those just thinking about it, have     God in the passenger seat. Through a series of
should I do with my life?”, 3D Midlands             risen significantly over the last decade       circumstances beyond my control, I saw that God has a
Campus is a good place to come to!                  and continues to grow. But we have seen        different direction for me then the one I had planned
When young people set                                                  the difference when a       out. I was challenged all over again to examine my inner
aside time to study                                                    young person separates      motives and priorities and surrender my future plans to
God’s Word and wait on                                                 themselves and give a       God. I am so grateful for all the Godly men and women
Him and the leading of                                                 year of their life to       God has placed in my path to encourage and build me
the Holy Spirit, He is                                                 serve Jesus. This young     up. Through their prayers and support, I am now able to
able to give them a                                                    person has time to wait     live one day at a time and leave the rest up to God.
definite direction for                                                 on the Lord and find
their lives. This will be                                              His will for their lives.
God’s plan, which is the                                               A     year      of being
best plan for their future,                                            discipled      in  God’s
and will apply to all the                                              Word gives them an                                                                       Jayd Lawrence - Estcourt
students whether they                                                  advantage above their                                             I came to discipleship school, broken. I had hardened
are called to full-time                                                peers.                                                            myself to pain. I would bottle up my emotions and
ministry or a secular                                                  We encourage you to                                               was very withdrawn. During my year at the Midlands
career.                                                                think     firstly  about                                          Campus I gave myself over to God and let Him work
                                                                       giving a year of your                                             in me. He uncovered hurts and bitterness in me and
“Am I doing what is                                                    life to the Lord and                                              helped me to deal with those things.
right for me, or should I                                              then, when you have
change direction?” is one of the most               made that decision, choose to come and                                               This year I have really grasped who I am in Christ and
pressing questions in many students’                join us at the 3D Midlands Campus. You                                               found a confidence that comes from knowing that
minds today. The numbers of people                  will be making the right decision.                                                   Jesus lives inside of me and that I am set free by what
making major career choices, not to                                                                                                      He did for me. He has built me up on the foundation
                                                                                                                                         of His Word and I look forward now to going out and
                                                                                                                                         being an ambassador of Christ, wherever I go.



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                    From the students hearts                                                                                    Eligibility Criteria
                                                                                                  All applicants should be...
                                                                                                      •    Christians through confession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
                                                                                                      •    Prepared to learn flexibility and discipline under the Lordship of Christ.
                                                                                                      •    Involved in a church fellowship and be commended for training by its leadership.
Amanda Qwabe - Durban                                                                                 •    Willing to be equipped to share the Gospel.
I’ve seen the Lord work and move in my life. Being in 3D has                                          •    School leavers or older. Must have the blessing of their parents to attend the
matured me spiritually, and I’ve found that it is not just a                                               school.
gap year but a spiritual growth year, a year where God uses
you for His glory. Growing in Christ has enabled me to hear                                           •    Teachable and have a positive attitude.
Him talk, to let Him take control of my life. It has made me
stronger because when I came here I felt rejected, unworthy,
unloved, and hurt but now I know that He will never leave
me nor forsake me. Above all, He loves me!                                                                                      How did it all start
                                                                                                                                     In April 1982, the Lord supernaturally called our Pastors
                                                                                                                                     Dermot & Glenda Sandalls to Estcourt and, having
                                                                                                                                     answered the call, they pioneered the church in June
                                                                                                                                     1982 and since then have been the Senior Pastors of the
                                                         David Tweddle - Newcastle                                                   Midlands Christian Centre. This is a vibrant Bible-
                                   What I’ve learned at 3D has become invaluable to me. I                                            believing, Holy Spirit-filled church, reaching out to all
                                   can’t even begin to imagine putting a price on it; it’s like                                      people in the Midlands of KwaZulu Natal with the
                                   asking me to sell my eyes!                                                                        Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

                                   Nothing could have prepared me for the awesome
                                   wonders God has shown me this year. Now I look to the          Having a heart for young people and having been
                                   future with much content, knowing that as I continue           involved with them for many years in their ministry,
                                   with my life and the course of this year, I know He is         they opened our Discipleship Training School in
                                   with me always, guiding me on the path as I walk and           1986 with 4 students. It has grown over the years
                                   continue to seek His face. In short, this discipleship year    and many young people have enrolled for our one
                                   is an investment that yields many great rewards for            year programme, some staying for 2 and even 3
                                   eternity.                                                      years. Quite a number of the past students are now
                                                                                                  in full-time ministry.
                                                                                                                                        In 2006 the Discipleship Training School embraced
                                                                                                                                        the 3D Programme allowing young people to
                                                                                                                                                       complete accredited Bible courses
                                                                                                                                                       through Hebron Bible College. 3D is a
                                                                                                                                                       “Year of Your Life” Discipleship
Letrisha Arumugam - Estcourt                                                                                                                           Programme which was launched
When I came to the 3D Midlands Campus, I found ME.                                                                                                     through ACE Ministries under the
My mask was removed and I found the reason for living                                                                                                  leadership of Pastor Graham Yoko.
again. The Lord touched not just me, but my whole
family. Days are bright and healing is evident back at                                                                                                  Our prayer is that the 3D Midlands
home. God is bigger than all my problems!                                                                                                               Campus, will grow from strength to
                                                                                                                                        strength and glory to glory, producing an ever-
                                                                                                                                        increasing number of zealous and committed disciples
                                                                                                                                        for Jesus.
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                                  Student Life                                                                                               Visit Us
                                                                                                      Are you thinking about your future, but not sure if college or university is the next step for
      At the heart of 3D Midlands Campus - situated on the              Facilities                    you? Or maybe you have looked at other “gap year” programmes but are not sure if 3D
lovely grounds of the Midlands Christian Centre - is a                                                Midlands is the right place for you. Or just
vibrant and diverse community of all ages and                   Giving a “year of your life” to       maybe you have already chosen to join us and
nationalities, committed to the Lordship of Christ.             the Lord can be a big step            now have lots of questions...
                                                                and having the right
      As our students live, learn, worship and relax together   resources to face the                 No matter what stage you are at in your
they are challenged to encounter the Lord in fresh ways,        challenge can make all the
                                                                                                      thinking, we warmly welcome you to visit us,
interact with cultures from all corners of the globe and        difference.
                                                                                                      and explore what it means to be a student at
grow in their understanding of the Bible and how it applies                                           the 3D Midlands Campus.
to their lives today.
                                                                                                      Every day at 3D Midlands is 'visitor day'. These
      We are more than just a “gap year”. This section will                                           are great opportunities for you to get to know us a little better. You may even find it helpful
give you an insight into some of the other aspects of life at                                         to meet and hear the questions of others who are in a similar position as you.
3D Midlands Campus.

     As we seek together our place in God's mission in the
world, the result is so often a rich and rewarding
experience for all!
                                                                That's why at 3D Midlands                     Application Process for 3D Midlands
                                                                Campus we are equipped to
                                                                provide our students with
                                                                                                      The application process is very simple and we have explained the steps below.
                                                                the best possible facilities,
                                                                not only to assist students
                                                                during their life changing            Your part:
                                                                year, but also to provide
``                                                              them with a “home from                    •    Download the application forms at www.3dmidlands.co.za or request them by
                                                                home” experience.                              Email on info@3dmidlands.co.za
                                                                                                          •    Complete the forms and check that you have included all of the requested items
                                                                                                               including any certificates, 3 reference forms and a photograph.

                                                                                                               Post to:
                                                                                                               3D Applications
                                                                                                               3D Midlands Campus
                                                                                                               PO Box 904
                                                                                                               Estcourt, 3310
                                                                                                               KwaZulu Natal
                                                                                                      Our part:

                                                                                                          •    Once we receive your application form we will send you a confirmation of receipt
                                                                                                               letter.
                                                                                                          •    We will then arrange an interview with you. Wherever possible we will arrange for
                                                                                                               international students to be interviewed by telephone.
                                                                                                          •    Following the interview we will write to you to let you know the outcome and any
                                                                                                               further requirements.
                                                                                                          •    We complete the application process as quickly as possible, but it is best to leave
                                                                                                               plenty of time before the new discipleship year to save disappointment.



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                                                Our heart is to disciple young people
Meet the Oversight                              in the Word of God and trust Him to
                                                                                            Accommodation
                                                conform them into the image of His                We understand the necessities of community living and
Jon & Tracy Kühn                                Son Jesus Christ. Our emphasis is           our accommodation caters for the different needs of a
Pastors                                         primarily on the restoration of the         diverse student body.
                                                soul of the young person.
Jon and Tracy have always had a thirst for
the things of God and ever since they                                                             Students share accommodation in the large three
                                             Q. What is your view of a young person         bed-roomed residential home situated on the Midlands
were married in 1992, they have both            losing out on a year of tertiary
served faithfully in the church at                                                          Christian Centre grounds.
                                                education?
Midlands Christian Centre. Here are          A. Our motto is “1 Year 4 Jesus”. It is
some questions that have been                                                                     The bedrooms are spacious and fully equipped with a
                                                estimated that more than 60% of             bed, bedside table, cupboards, chest of drawers, desk and
posed to them over the years of                 young people change their course
discipling young people.                                                                    chair. Laundry facilities are conveniently located with an
                                                direction in their first year of study.     automatic washing machine and tumble drier.
                                                           Without direction in their
Q. How would a young person                                 lives, many first year
   benefit from a “Year of Your                              college students face the
   Life” programme?                                          pressure of making the
A “Year of Your Life”
   programme        is
   wonderful time for
                         a
                                                             right choices for a career.
                                                              We have seen the                                                  Community
                                                                success stories of young
   young people to ‘take                                           people that have
   time-out’ from their
   last 12 years of school
                                                                   given a “Year of Your          Social Places                    Having the time and space to relax and have fun
                                                                   Life” before they face                                    together is an important part of community living.
   and “sit at the feet of                                         university or college.
   Jesus”. In this year                                                                       The 3D Midlands Campus
                                                                  Over and over again         has numerous spaces,                 Around the structured events of each week
   they receive a solid                                           we hear how grateful        both formal and informal,
   foundation in the Word                                                                                                    students often find the time to socialise by playing
                                                                 they are that they had       where students can relax       sports or games or just sitting and talking with
   of God that will launch                                      time to make the right        and enjoy time together.
   them into their destiny.                                                                                                  friends. Everyone can find something they enjoy.
                                                               life decisions.        The
   Testimonies     of    past                                   world is waiting out
   students show how God                                                                                                           The following pages give you an insight into
                                                                there to snatch young                                        the social side of community living at the 3D
   has done such a deep work in their           people’s souls. Rather let them soak
   lives as they have surrendered all to                                                                                     Midlands Campus...
                                                in God’s Word, be loved and
   Jesus.                                       encouraged and touched by the                                                                        ~~~~~~
                                                power of God as they separate
   This year offers a safe environment          themselves unto the Lord for one
   for young people with an opportunity                                                                                            The beautiful grounds of the Midlands
                                                year.                                                                        Christian Centre are often used as a place to rest
   for them to put Jesus first in their
   lives.                                                                                                                    and unwind – maybe with a book, a frisbee or a
                                             Q. How would you describe your                                                  ball.
                                                                                              The student house has
                                                campus?                                       been recently refurbished
Q. How does your campus differ from a        A. 3D Midlands Campus is known as a
   Bible School?                                                                              with new built-in                    In the summer months,
                                                “Home from Home”. During the year             cupboards, beds, tiled         students make use of their own
A. Our campus is known as a                     the students are also welcomed into           floors throughout the home     pool situated on the grounds.
   Discipleship Training School. Our            various homes of people in the                as well as new curtaining.
   emphasis is on developing the whole          church for a weekend, meals or short          The lounge is a great place
   person, spirit, soul and body.                                                                                                  Students are also often
                                                visits.    This allows them the               for Bible studies, or simply
   Academics are wonderful but without                                                                                       seen relaxing around the
                                                opportunity to experience some good           chatting over hot
   Godly character development, young                                                         chocolate. It's a cosy place   pool table, foosball table, or
                                                home cooking and fellowship with                                             the musical instruments.
   people may never attain to the full                                                        to relax and unwind after a
                                                the family of God and to build lasting        day's ministry.
   potential that God has for them.             friendships.
   Jesus said, “Go and make disciples…”

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Meals                                                                                                               Frequently Asked Questions
Meal times at 3D Midlands are a special time of food, fun and
friendship.
                                                                                                   Here are some frequently asked questions about applying to 3D Midlands.
     Students are placed in groups for preparing meals and
cleaning up after the meal. They do their own shopping and                                         If you cannot find the information you               relationships with parents, siblings
budget for the necessities. This, together with having to do                                       are looking for then please ask a                    and friends are improved,
the cooking, equips them with a life skill.                                                        question.                                            strengthened and even, at times,
                                                                                                                                                        restored. This is a great blessing to
                                                                                                   Q.   How long does the application                   see.
                                                                                                        process take?
                                                                                                   A.   We aim to complete the application         Q.   What do we endeavour to instil
                                                                                                        process in six weeks.                           within you which will equip you to
Social Times                                                                                                                                            lead a successful life?
     From an evening out for supper with a family in the church, social events draw the            Q.   How can I help to speed up the             A.   We endeavour to make you a
community closer and offer more opportunities to share and appreciate each other's                      process?                                        disciple (follower) of Jesus Christ,
backgrounds and cultures. Birthdays are celebrated, often with a surprise party, balloons          A.   The longest part of the process is              modelling your life on His matchless
and cake!                                                                                               gathering your references. To speed             example of obedience and service
                                                                                                        up the process it is always helpful if          to the Father, and, being filled with
      At weekends there is always plenty to do, apart from                                              you can encourage your referees to              and led by the Holy Spirit, to go
some assignments and laundry that is! Students often spread                                             return their forms as quickly as                forth and boldly proclaim and live
their wings or recharge their batteries, whether it's celebrating                                       possible. Providing email addresses             the Gospel.
special occasions, taking trips into town or fellowshipping with                                        for your referees on the application
friends.                                                                                                form enables us to send and receive
                                                                                                        information efficiently.
     Students also get involved in the life of a local church,
such as offering a helping hand at social events, leading services                                 Q.   When should I apply?
and sharing on occasions.                                                                          A.   You can apply at any time for a
                                                                                                        “Year of Your Life” at 3D Midlands.
                                                                                                        We advise that you submit your
                                                                                                        application early (from September)
                                                                                                        to give us time to process the
Teamworks                                                                                               application and prevent
                                                                                                                                                   Q.   What are some of the social
                                                                                                        disappointment.
     As a necessary and important part of living in the 3D                                                                                              activities available?
Midlands community, students take part in teamwork duties and                                                                                      A.   Water skiing, hiking in the
contribute to the smooth running of their home and the local                                                                                            Drakensberg Mountains, fun sports
church.                                                                                                                                                 days and trips to the beach are part
                                                                                                                                                        of the year. As well as volleyball,
      Teamwork duties also form an integral part of the                                                                                                 soccer, touch rugby, pool and
discipleship we offer and help them to experience working as part of a multi-cultural team,                                                             foosball.
as well as providing an opportunity to develop their team building skills.
                                                                                                                                                   Q.   Are there any holidays during the
     Teamwork duties range from cleaning, gardening on occasion, and washing up to                                                                      year?
providing IT or administrative support as well as reception and administrative duties in the                                                       A.   You have a minimum of 5 weeks
church. No matter what the role, everyone has a part to play.                                      Q.   What positive results have you seen             holiday per year. There are 4 terms
                                                                                                        in the lives of the young students?             in each year. The holidays do not
     Each student has a turn to lead the whole group for one week. This gives the student                                                               necessarily coincide with the school
the opportunity to develop leadership skills.                                                      A.   We have found that, as the young
                                                                                                        people draw closer to the Lord,                 terms.
                                                                                                        their lives are changed and
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