Becoming a Didasko Course Facilitator
The opportunity to be a catalyst for missions
Being a Didasko facilitator is a satisfying ministry and a great opportunity to act as a catalyst. Didasko Facilitators gather groups of interested Christians and coaches them through courses. A good facilitator stimulates deeper reflection on the course topics and better learning. The sense of togetherness that you are bring to your groups will encourage people to get the most from the courses. It is much better for someone to do the courses in a group than as an individual.
You do not need to be an expert on the subject material to be a Didasko facilitator. The courses have been designed so that the video instructors and assignments teach the actual material. Your role is to facilitate and encourage the group as they learn by working through the material. You don’t have the responsibility to teach. Your role is to stimuate the learners to think about the material by initiating group discussions. You create connection opportunities for people where they can share with the group how they are experiencing the course, encourage one another, and reflect on the course material.
Even though you don't have to register to be able to facilitate Didasko courses, there are a number of advantages to doing so. We will provide you with resources, for example a detailed facilitator's guide for each course. You will also gain access to other facilitators, so that you can discuss issues you face with them, share your experience with them, and learn from them in turn. Once you are a registered Didasko Facilitator, you will receive a Facilitator's certificate and gain access to our Facilitators Portal, where you can download the facilitator's material you need and interact with other facilitators.
We don't require any long-term commitment from you, for example requiring you to do a certain number of courses per year. You also don't have to pay any fees or royalties to be a facilitator. We regret that Didasko Academy is unable to pay facilitators. It is on a volunteer basis only.
However, there are some requirements for becoming an official Didasko facilitator.
Requirements to become an official Didasko facilitator
- You can only become a facilitator for courses you’ve already completed yourself. Even if you are already a missions expert, this is important so you can understand the way Didasko courses work.
- You need to have done the How to use Didasko course.
- If you want to facilitate any of the three courses that form part of the Discovering Missions series, you need to have done all three prior to applying. Even if you want to facilitate only the Bible and Missions course for example, you still need to have done the Discovering Missions series. Having done the whole series will give you the background and ideas for next steps to help you facilitate more effectively. The Discovering Missions series consist of the following courses: Bible and Missions, Missions 101 and Roles in Missions.
- If you want to facilitate other Didasko courses, such as the Fundraising for Missionaries course or the Prayer and Ministry workshop, you do not need to have done the Discovering Missions series as a pre-requisite. For such courses you need to have done the How to use Didasko course and the course you want to facilitate.
- You have to complete the online Didasko Facilitators’ Course. We will enrol you once you have completed the form below.
- You have to agree to the Didasko Facilitator Code of Conduct.