SCHOOL OF COMMUCATION FOUNDATIONS

Crafting Voices, Transforming Nations

Christian Perspective

A faith-based approach to communication foundations and training

Cross-Cultural Emphasis

Preparing students to work in diverse global settings

Discipleship and Mentorship

character building and spiritual growth, alongside academic and practical training

Holistic Approach

Exploring the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical aspects of individuals

This three-month program lays essential foundations in biblical communication while advancing the individual’s skill and confidence in speaking, writing, and listening. It aims to sharpen the student’s ability to communicate clearly through cross-cultural and interpersonal dynamics, and equips students with principles of preparing and delivering a message to a variety of audiences. Through provoking instruction and discussion, video evaluation, practical and written assignments, students discover their place and potential as effective influencers in the public forum.

Expected Topics of the SCF

  • Communication models and foundations
  • Public Speaking: preparing, delivering, and evaluating a message; speech work and techniques
  • Research Writing; writing a paper on either an unreached peoples group, or a marginal group in society
  • Creative and Professional Writing: developing writing skills, tools and presenting your own work in public
  • The Art of Feedback, and Listening Skills: Two most important but least understood communication skills
    Biblical Worldview, and the spheres of society
  • Cross-Cultural Communication: non-verbal communication, understanding of cultural codes, dynamics and barriers
  • Jesus Style Communication: biblical principles for effective communication
  • Intrapersonal Communication: working from the inside-out: discovering the heart of life’s matters
  • Interpersonal Communication: conflict resolution, assumptions, and relational matters

Who is included?

The SCF seeks participants who are eager to learn, starting from the communication basics – to a depth of understanding and growth in giving and receiving feedback, conflict resolution (including calling out ‘elephants’ in the room), alongside practicing writing and speaking skills. This school assists in deepening what it means to walk in biblical fellowship as a local body of believers – integrating head, heart, and Spirit, with knowledge, skills, and character in application. The SCF offers a holistic approach to what it means to be a biblical communicator- taking an understanding of God, self, and others to a new level. It will require humility, humour and engagement to step out of comfort zones, take more risks, and work hard on the multiple assignments – but we are in this together…

The proposed outcomes seek to cultivate a maturing awareness, and explore what it means to be fully present, fully alive – and discover more who God made you to be as a communicator. The leader of the SCF is the Founder and Author of Communication, Himself: the facilitators are a motley crew of learners and disciples alongside you – with maybe a bit more life experience. If you’re up for the challenge and are willing to jump in and join us on the journey, you are welcome – whatever your story.

Due to an intensive workload and individual attention given, places are limited – so please apply early.

Programme Information

DATES

31 January - 26 April 2025

FEES

Our fees are based on the nationality of the applicant. This fee structure (want to know more about it?) allows students from less privileged backgrounds to join our training. The fees are in South African Rand, including tuition, food, and housing for 11 weeks.

2024 PRICES:

South Africans (subsidised): R24,240
Zone 1 (African countries): R25,640
Zone 2 (Latin America and Asia): R30,840
Zone 3 (North America, Europe, and Oceania): R38,740

*Please note that every year in January the prices are adjusted according to the national inflation, usually around 6-8%).
**Prices might change without prior notice.

APPLICATION

When faced with challenges, I always look back to this school. It changed everything.

Dora, West Africa

Former Student