Handbook

DTC History


It all started with a vision that God gave to Rev. Larry Mackay, a long time associate of Apostle Don Stewart. Rev. Larry Mackay envisioned a place for men and women to find their destiny and place in the body of Christ. The vision was fulfilled in January 2000 in the island of Mindanao. It is constructed in August 2001 on 1,500 square meters property in Silway 8, Polomolok, South Cotabato. The construction was completed in 2001 and it was inaugurated in January 9, 2002 with its founder Rev. Larry Mackay spearheading the momentous event. The DTC is a two-storey building with function rooms, dormitories, dining hall and guest rooms. The DTC is designed primarily to train men and women through non conventional teachings. Students will not only learn the bible but also other business skills as well that will better equip them to reach the new generation of educated, computerized individuals. Courses offered include Bible, business and computer subjects. Teachings on videos of international bible teachers are also incorporated.

DTC Statement of Belief

  1. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, the supreme and final authority in faith and conduct. (2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 3:16)
  2. We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; that He rose from the dead on the third day, after which He was seen alive by many witnesses; that He ascended into heaven, where He is now alive, and is our great High Priest and advocate with the Father. We believe that because He conquered death for us, we too shall be delivered from sickness, poverty and death. (Matthew 24:30,31; I John 2:1; Mark 16:4-6; Hebrews 5:5,6; Luke 24:6-8)
  3. We believe in personal salvation through Jesus Christ, in water baptism by immersion and in Holy Communion.
  4. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:13-14 and 12:6-8; I Corinthians 3:16; I Corinthians 6:19-20 and 12:7-11;  Ephesians 4:20; Ephesians 5:18)
  5. We believe that God still works miracles through the preaching of the Gospel with signs and wonders for a witness to the nations. (James 5:13-15; Mark 16:17-20; Acts 29:3-6)
  6. We believe that according to 3 John 2, God wants every believer to prosper and be in health even as  their soul prospers-and that the purpose of prosperity is to meet the needs of the believers and support the work of God (3 John 2; 2 Corinthians 9:8)
  7. We believe that the five-fold ministry of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist], Pastor and Teacher as described in Ephesians 4:11-16 is necessary for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of ministry, bringing the Body of Christ into unity and maturity. (Ephesians 4:11-16).
  8. We believe that the faith of all true Christians will be expressed in loving service to God and our fellowman. (Matthew 22:37-39; John 15:12; Galatians 5:13-14).
  9. We believe in the resurrection of the just and the fellowship of the saints in the love of God.


DTC Admission Policy

Applicants must receive the highest pastoral and personal recommendations. DTC offers an intense two-year program to students who are serious and committed to reaching the Philippines and other nations for Christ with signs, wonders and miracles. DTC requires that students when they graduate to take what they learn and put it into action on the field through the Weekend Ministry Program. The Weekend Ministry Program matches students with a seasoned pastors or evangelists so that they may serve as an apprentice for a period of two years.


Students Behavior

Counseling

  • Students are encouraged to make appointments with teachers to seek guidance on improving their class work or when assignments are not clearly understood.


Severe Misbehavior

  • Students who exhibit severe or continued misbehavior, as well as students and/or actions are not in harmony with the philosophy and spirit of DTC will be subject to dismissal.


Unacceptable Behavior

  1. Willful defiance or insubordination to any faculty or staff member.
  2. Using, handling, possessing or furnishing to others illegal drugs, narcotics, drug paraphernalia, alcohol or tobacco. Offenders are subject to expulsion.
  3. Gambling, cheating, lying, stealing or dishonesty in any form.
  4. Willful destruction or defacing of school property or private property. The students and their parents will be responsible to pay for such abuse.
  5. Tampering with school fire equipment.
  6. Meeting persons of the opposite sex including town boys or girls at any unauthorized place, including campus area, or involvement in sexual immorality in any way.
  7. Fireworks, explosives and other flammable materials are prohibited by law and are not allowed inside the campus.
  8. The use of candles, matches, or cooking appliances in dormitory rooms.
  9. Unauthorized leaving the school campus at any time without permission from school authorities.
  10. Interfering in disciplinary action concerning student.


Discipline Definition

The following is an explanation of the most commonly used method of discipline.

Fines - assessment activated for such offense as:

  1. Tampering with any fire equipment or on fire escape
  2. Willful property damage
  3. Stealing personal property.


Detention

Saturday Workday

Suspension - temporary removal from school for a specific number of days.

Expulsion - permanent removal from the school.

Social Life

Courting

  • A major goal here at DSDC is to have each student give two full years to God, whole hearted and undistracted. It is hard to give one’s heart fully to God if it belongs to another person.


Campus and Service Facilities

Dining Hall

Weekday Meal Schedule
Saturday Meal Schedule
Sunday Meal Schedule

  • Schedule is subject to change to certain activities.


Dining Hall Rules

  1. All meals will be eaten in the dining hall unless otherwise scheduled by the Center.
  2. No one but authorized personnel is permitted in the kitchen.
  3. Student may not enter the dining hall in pajamas or sleeping clothes.
  4. When finished eating, students will deposit their trays and dishes in the clean-up area.
  5. Consideration for others should be evident by keeping noise, talking, and laughter to a table-level.
  6. Food, dishes, silverware, etc., are not to be removed from the dining hall or kitchen.
  7. All students should stay out of the dining hall except during authorized times. Students are not to be in the dining hall in between meals.


Dormitory Life

Weekday Schedule

Lights On
Breakfast
Classes Begin
Lunch
Dinner
Study Hall
9:30 pm Getting Ready for Bed
10:00 pm Lights Out

  • The evening schedule may be adjusted for special events and practices.


Dormitory Guidelines

  • The dormitory is your home away from home. Therefore, within the guidelines your room should reflect you and your creative abilities. Respect is to be shown to those with whom you live and to the furnishings in your dorm. In order to accomplish this there are certain guidelines that must be followed.

 

  1. Rooms are to be kept clean and in order at all times. Your room will be inspected each day, and formal inspection will be made once a week.
  2. Students are directly responsible for any damage they do to school property, including their rooms. Students will also be responsible for damage to other students’ property.
  3. Dormitories must be closed at all times. No visitors are allowed to enter the dormitory without permission from the administrator.
  4. “Lights out” on school nights will be at 10:30 PM. On Saturday and Sunday nights students must be in the dorm by 9:00 p.m. with lights out at 10:00 pm unless social activity dictates otherwise.


Spiritual Life

Devotions: Students are encouraged to set aside time each day for personal devotion.

Fridays:  Halleluiah Class.  A special time set aside for spiritual refreshment. Friday evening chapel featuring guest speakers, musicians, Christian leaders, and speakers from our own faculty and staff. Attendance is a must. (Chapel Service instead of Halleluiah Class)

Dress Code

Dress appropriately
Dress-Up Days & Church Dress Code
Casual/After School Dress Code

Students Conduct Code

  • The DTC requires that all the students maintain a code of conduct. Everyone is expected to be cooperative, trustworthy, friendly, respectful, and courteous. All are entrusted with the DTC’s purpose to serve God and honor Christ. Each student’s conduct therefore no longer affects only himself. Each has a responsibility to his fellow students, to the faculty, the DTC, and most of all to Jesus Christ. This code of conduct shall be in effect while the student is enrolled at DTC, including weekends and vacations.


Graduation Requirements

  1. The candidate for graduation should become an official graduate by complying the documents needed upon enrollment, such as:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Marriage Certificate if Married
    • Transcript of Records if college level
    • High School Diploma
  2. The candidates for graduation should accomplish all the subjects offered for the General Ministry Course.
  3. The candidate for graduation should have at least passed the 175 units required for graduation.
  4. The candidate for graduation should update his or her academic records at the registrar’s office before the 3rd trimester or last trimester begins.
  5. The candidate for graduation should accomplish the school on time as directed.
  6. The candidate for graduation should settle all the financial obligations for the completion of the signing of clearance.


Awards and Honors

An award shall be given to the students who can garner the corresponding required grades:

100 - 98 Excellent Award
  97 - 95 Outstanding Award
  94 - 92 Special Award
  91 - 89 Special Award
  88 - 87 Fair - With Honors

Grading Criteria for the Awardees & Other Students

60% Academic
30% Character
10% Extra Curricular

Grading System

Character - As the school year begins all students are given the same grades of 100%. However, there will be a corresponding point deduction every time disobedience is committed.
Academic - Shall be taken from the results of their accomplishments in all
the subjects offered in the following levels:

Grading Periods

1. Midterm
2. Final

Grading System

20% Assignments, Home Works, and Projects
30% Quizzes
10% Attendance & Participation
40% Examinations

Extra Curricular Activity - shall be based on the active life of the students in the expression of his or her talents, abilities and in his participation to all the school activities and in the area of leadership.

Academic Life - Grading Scale Standard

100 - 98 Excellent
  97 - 95 Outstanding
  94 - 92 Very Satisfactory
  91 - 89 Satisfactory
  88 - 87 With Honors
        86 Fair
        85 Needs Improvement - Cut off passing score
        84 Failed

Graduation Requirements

Attendance is required of all graduates at Baccalaureate, graduation practice, and Commencement. Standard of dress and conduct will be in effect for all graduation activities. Each student’s account, including tuition fees and other fees, must be cleared before graduation.

Pre-Arranged Absences

Procedures to obtain a pre-arranged absence form.

  1. Written or phone permission from the parent preferably one week prior to anticipated absence.
  2. Acquire a pre-arranged Absence Form & approval from the registrar.
  3. All work due on planned days of absence should be done in advance or at the discretion of the administrator.
  4. Gain approval of the School Administrator.


Excused Absences

  • Absences are considered excused due to….

       Personal illness
       Medical appointments
       Serious illness in the family
       Death in the family

  • A note from the parents must be presented to the office upon the student’s return in order for the absence to be excused.
  • Students will be allowed to catch up work after an excused absence, but only the same amount of time as the absence.


Unexcused Absences

Absences other than illness, family emergencies or pre-arrangements will be considered unexcused. These will be reviewed on individual basis. Make-up works will be considered late and graded accordingly.

Vacation Policy

Students should not plan to leave for school vacations earlier than the dates listed on the yearly school calendar. Leaving early may be marked as an unexcused absence and dealt with on individual basis.

The Following are Guidelines Regarding Vacations.

  1. All students are required to leave campus for vacations on the scheduled date, and should return the Sunday before school resumes.
  2. All students should be on campus no later than 9:00 p.m. on that Sunday.
  3. Any student spending vacation with another student must have a letter from both sets of parents or guardians one week in advance.
  4. Boys and girls cannot spend weekends on vacation together. The parents involved must arrange any variations from this totally on their owned. The school can have no participation in such arrangement.
  5. In the event a student will spend his/her vacation at DSDC due to financial reasons he or she must notify the school administration one month advance notice.


Classroom Procedure

  1. Students must come to each class on time and be properly prepared with bibles, notes and writing materials.
  2. Each teacher/facilitator will establish specific rules for activities in their classroom. Classes are dismissed by teachers, not bells.
  3. A teacher’s desk, cabinet, bookcase, etc. are regarded as personal property and students are not to borrow, use or occupy anything or in these places without the teacher’s permission.
  4. Students are not to be in a classroom unless a teacher is present.
  5. No gum chewing, eating, or drinking (except water) in any classes or study halls.
  6. No leaving classes to entertain visitors or make telephone calls. Telephone and cell phone are off limits during classes.
  7. Each teacher will establish specific rules for activities in their classroom. 
  8. Students will sit as directed by their teacher. Students are expected to be in their seats on time.
  9. Nobody is allowed to operate the equipment except the one assigned by the Administrator.

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