School - Practical Information
VenueUniversity/Technical College student accommodation: Thomond Student Village, Limerick, south west Ireland.
Travel By Air: Shannon International Airport (called the gateway to Europe) is a 20 minute drive from the Accommodation. Students flying in to Shannon airport can be collected by the SOC or members of a local congregation who assist the SOC in the work in Limerick. Students flying in to Dublin or Cork airports can take a train or bus to Limerick station, from which they can also be collected by SOC. By ferry, there are various ferry routes into Ireland; Rosslare being the most reasonable and Foynes (Limerick) or Ringaskiddy (Cork) the closest.
Accommodation Students are housed 4 together in a unit (4 women or 4 men) which consists of three bedrooms (2 single and one twin/en-suite), 3 bathrooms, Kitchen (fully equipped), Lounge-dining area. Bed linen is supplied and a washing machine and tumble drier are available in the student facility. Students are expected to maintain their own apartments and are responsible for a final clean-up. A convenience store is within walking distance and larger shopping malls or Limerick city are within an easy bus ride.
Application Forms must be carefully completed online (on this site: pull down Next School - Application ). Students will be notified of their acceptance to attend, following which the deposit* should be sent.
Three Week Course Fee Course fee covers most meals (see ‘Meals and Fasting’ for detail) and accommodation as well as the tuition fee. The total fee for the School is £450 (GBP) or €450 (subject to review if significant currency alteration occurs). A *non-refundable deposit of £100 (GBP) or €100 is to be received by the beginning of June. The balance of 300 (£/€) is to be presented upon arrival in July. All cheques payable to School of Christ Europe.
When to arrive Students should arrive the Sunday evening before the start of the course, (by 5 p.m.), when, after dinner, an essential orientation meeting will take place. The first Monday will be the most intensive and tiring - every day starts at 6 a.m. including the very first day.
Schedule The School is normally run in the month of JULY, beginning on the first weekend of July each year. It lasts three weeks or 20 days. Each day is very full with the exception of the weekends when Saturday and Sunday afternoons are free. Each day will begin with an hour of prayer at 6am, followed by an average of 9 lessons, with breaks for tea/meals, and each day ends with an hour of prayer after teatime/supper. The prayer life and discipline of this school is essential. Students who are late for prayer or lessons or who fall asleep will forfeit graduating.
Teaching The lessons will be taught by Pastor B.H Clendennen (in English) via DVD on a large screen, which has been very effective the world over, as well as by European Director, Keith Malcomson and visiting SOC preachers. There are 158 lessons broken down into 19 Series. A Manual of the School work will be available for purchase otherwise students should bring their own writing materials to take notes during classes. Other languages are also available when sufficient numbers are present.
Meals and Fasting Breakfast is taken together in each apartment whilst lunch and supper are taken as a group. During the school we will have one joint day of fasting and prayer — usually Wednesdays — but we would encourage you to fast more as led by the Spirit of God. Saturday evening meals are students’ responsibility. There is a good bus service to plentiful eating houses within close proximity. Leftovers are usually available for those who wish to stay in. Please note: Regrettably we are not able to cater for any special food requirements/allergies.
School Material Manuals, DVD’s, CD’s, tapes and books will be available. Again, the School is available in a vast number of International languges.
Telephone/Internet Each bedroom is wired for high speed broadband via an ether-net socket. There are also a few desktop computers in the Computer Room with internet available. There is a landline to each unit but students are fully responsible for all call costs.
Graduation Service An open graduation service will be held on the final Friday evening of the course. Those who have completed the full 3 weeks will be asked to testify to the work of God in their lives during the course and will receive a certificate of graduation. Please note this certificate does not give the student a qualification or any such educationally recognized qualification, but is simply a certificate of recognition of full and satisfactory attendance and fulfillment of the requirements of SOC. Family and friends are welcome to attend this service. A guest speaker is normally invited to this service.
Dress Code Preferably no jeans for either men or women. Women please note: no tight clothing or sleeveless tops please. Men please note: no shorts in class. Students are expected to dress neatly and modestly at all times. The graduation service is considered a special occasion and students would normally bring a suit/smarter clothes for that evening. Students from outside of Ireland should be made aware that summer weather in Ireland is not generally warm. Students should bring protective gear for rain as they will have to walk in the open between houses, meal room and teaching room.
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