Finding Purpose When Life Doesn’t Make Sense


A Live Event experience on the life of Joseph. Be trained to teach the Detour Live Event yourself!

This is an instructor training event.

A Live Event experience on the life of Joseph. Be trained to teach the Detour Live Event yourself!

Detour explores the life of Joseph, who could have easily given up mentally and emotionally. But God had a different purpose for Joseph.

Discover how God worked out His plan in unexpected ways and what it all means for us.

What if the detour is the only way to the destination? Joseph’s dreams were dead. Or were they? No, his hardships were part of a bigger story – a story of faith, character and influence for God’s kingdom. And you are part of this bigger story too. Whatever your path, God will put you in unexpected places of influence if you are faithful to Him and responsive to His ways.

By being a Detour Instructor you can now help many in this critical process of building faith, character and influence for God’s kingdom.

Introducing someone to a LifeChanging relationship with God through His Word is a very special opportunity. Time and time again, people who attend our Live Events tell us what a difference it made in their understanding of the Bible and ultimately, in their understanding of and relationship with, God Himself.

As an Instructor, you can dramatically increase the impact of your teaching in your current role and open up opportunities to touch more lives.

Teaching God’s Word. Revitalising People’s Walk.


If you have a heart to impact lives in a major, LifeChanging way and you have a passion for teaching, mentoring and coaching, then you’ll find becoming a Detour Instructor one of the best investments of your time and gifting.

Become a Detour Instructor and you’ll impact lives!


Detour Instructor training is a one-day equipping event for pastors, professionals, life skills trainers, teachers and business leaders.


Our Detour instructors are a special group of people who are passionate about God’s Word and passionate about igniting that same passion in others. They have a Biblical knowledge and are experienced teachers or speakers.

Detour Live Events can be taught to adults and young people.

Available to you

When you teach this Live Event you will have the following teaching aids and materials available to you: workbook, workmap (you’ll use one or the other) and PowerPoint presentations. Instructors are also trained to teach without presentation aids such as PowerPoint.

While your initial Instructor Training will be in English (unless otherwise indicated), afterwards you are be encouraged to teach the Live Event in the languages of your choice. You can teach in your mother tongue. The participant workmaps and workbooks for the various Live Events are currently available in English, with additional languages to be added based on demand.

Permission vs Certification

After successfully participating in the Detour Instructor training you will automatically have the lifetime permission to teach this Live Event anywhere. There are no minimum annual event or reporting requirements. At the Instructor training event you will receive a once-off personal Detour Instructor Training participant certificate. In short, ‘Permission’ means: trained once – no requirements thereafter – teach forever. 
Ready to maximise your training investment and to take the next step up? You want to achieve and retain the coveted certified Instructor status, along with all the benefits. This group of committed instructors is the heart of the legendary Walk Thru the Bible Live Events – and you are invited! See the Instructor FAQ section for all the details and benefits of being a certified Instructor.

Your Detour Instructor training includes:

A one-day live training.
Instructor manual.
PowerPoint materials.
One full set of Detour teaching DVDs – for personal preparation only.
One course workbooks for your personal training.
Twenty course workmaps for your first teaching event.
Lifetime permission to teach Detour anywhere.
Your personal Detour Instructor Training participant certificate (for ongoing certification see Instructor FAQ).
No annual renewal fee, no reporting requirements and no minimum annual workbook order requirement.
Lunch and refreshments.

Unless otherwise indicated, accommodation is not included in the Live Event fee.

Alumni discount – If you have previously attended a Detour Instructor Training event (or equivalent) you can attend this event at a 50% discount. Come for a refresher. Advise upon registration to qualify.

Remember! Get more than DOUBLE your investment back – see the Instructor Rebate Offer.

Detour Instructor training requirements

To be one of the select Detour Instructors there are requirements to meet BEFORE attending the Instructor Training, standards to achieve DURING the training and expectations to meet AFTER the training.

  • Submit your application for Detour Instructor training timeously.
  • View the full Detour course on the exclusive teaching DVDs or online.
  • It is highly recommended that you set up your first teaching event before you even arrive for training.

  • As the training event is facilitated in English you need to be proficient (read, speak, teach) in English to attend the Instructor Training.
  • You’ll need to have taught all or part of the training in the presence of the trainer and/or to other trainers or instructors – don’t worry, we’ll train you to do this!


  • Detour Instructor Training participants receive lifetime permission to teach Detour anywhere.
  • Original workbooks or workmaps must be used at all Live Events.
  • If though, you want to achieve and retain the coveted certified Instructor status, along with all the benefits, you need to…  
    • Teach Detour at least three times within the first six months of being trained. (for ongoing certification see Instructor FAQ)
    • To qualify, each Live Event must be reported and the completed participant evaluation forms returned.
    • The exclusive CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR certificate is only issued after the above AFTER requirements have been met.
    • Once achieved, your Detour Instructor certification will be valid for 12 months.
    • To maintain your Detour Instructor certification thereafter you will need to teach and report a minimum of three (3) Detour events per year. This is to ensure our certified Detour Instructors remain on top of their game when teaching this event!
    • Not achieving this minimum will mean your certification and LIFe Forum membership will lapse and you cannot be recommended to potential Live Event hosts. You may continue to teach Detour in your own capacity though. Lapsed Instructors can attend refresher training to reactivate their certification.  

Detour Live Event key facts (for when you teach)

Duration: 4 to 6 hours. Can be divided into sessions suitable to your schedule, over one day or weeks.
Audience profile: Adults; Teens.
Audience size: A recommended audience size is 20 participants or more. Minimum should be 5.
Participant materials: Workbook or workmap. Confirm language availability.
Presentation aids: Can be facilitated with or without an available PowerPoint.
Venue options: Hall, classroom, open air, boardroom, other similar.
Participant certificates: Optional participant certificates are available at an additional fee and this needs to be arranged in advance with the Instructor.

Take the next step today:

Review all the information and options under ‘Live Events’ on this website.
Carefully review the Instructor FAQ
Review the Instructor Rebate Offer
Review the LIFe Forum
Confirm upcoming Crucible Training dates
Complete the NO-OBLIGATION Instructor Application Form
Expect a follow-up call to answer any questions you may have and to clarify expectations.  

You thought you knew God’s will. Then life went in an opposite direction. That detour causes some to walk away from God. Others, like Joseph, draw near. And that choice can make the difference between disappointment and destiny.

God is writing an epic story, and you are part of it. Discovering your place in that story can transform your life – and the lives of many others – forever.

For any questions you may have at any time please contact Walk Thru the Bible in Johannesburg on 011-782-4222 (+27-11-782-4222) or email and we’ll call to you back.