First Class Free

If you are a full-time Kanakuk staff member, you can take your first class with DTS free. All you need to do is apply and be approved, and then we’ll help you register for your free class!

Earn up to 12 hours credit for serving on Kanakuk staff

If you're serving on staff with Kanakuk at least 25 hours weekly, you may be eligible for DTS's dynamic Ministry Residency program within the MACL,   MACE,  and ThM programs. DTS comes alongside you, integrating readings and competencies with your ministry, and you earn up to 12 hours credit. You're already doing the work, why not get credit for it?

On top of that, as a full-time staff member, you qualify for reduced tuition. Your tuition will be approximately 50% less than regular tuition!

Advanced Standing

If you have completed the Kanakuk Institute (or are currently in), graduated from a Bible college, or completed another discipleship program, you may qualify for Advanced Standing! This could reduce the ThM by up to one year and one semester off an MA program.

To begin the application process, simply:

  1. Begin the online application
  2. For the application fee, select "pay by check"
  3. At the end of the application, you'll see this question:

    Are there any other facts or information that you would like the Admissions Committee to know for evaluation of your application?

    Insert this note as an "answer" to this question:

    I am applying for the "First Class Free" offer. I am full-time Kanakuk staff. Thank you for waiving the application fee!

If you have any questions, please let us know! You can reach us at or 800-3-Dallas (800-332-5527).