Discipleship Training SchoolTherefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matt 28:19
Discipleship Training School or (DTS) is a 12-16 week missionary training course designed to help you become a true disciple of Jesus. The first part of the DTS, called the Lecture Phase, is based on our Nelson campus. Weekly lectures by different speakers from around the world focus on a range of subjects such as how to hear God’s voice, how to pray and intercede, and how to reach others for Christ. The purpose of this phase is to help you grow in your faith and in the knowledge of God. See below for more information on the curriculum.
The second part of the course is called the Outreach Phase, where we go out and put into practice what we’ve learned in the Lecture Phase. Each school’s Outreach Phase is unique. As we are living in a post-pandemic season, the outreaches will focus on ministering to people here in New Zealand by sharing the love of God for His children, and calling people into relationship with Him. The goal is simply to share God’s love with people who may have never experienced it.
We believe that it’s equally important to know God, and to make Him known to others. This is the ultimate purpose of a DTS, and it is the ethos by which we continue to live at YWAM. DTS is an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life, and give you a great foundation for your Christian journey going forward.
- All meals
- All utilities such as power and internet
- Use of swimming pool
- Weekend Activities* (extra activities such as paragliding aren't included but you can still do them from your own funds)
- Price varies depending on your choice of location
- All meals
- All team activities
- Admin Fee & Debriefing week back on base
* Please note there is also a fee of $500. This is to cover transportation costs and fuel to activities during the Lecture
Phase. It also includes some money for entrance fees. A few paid activities may be covered on the
weekends, otherwise, activities such as stand-up paddleboarding, sea kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, etc are all
extremely popular in the region, and will be offered on weekends.
Apply now for a DTS in 2022 and beyond!
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Week 1 - Introduction. How to spend time with God. Worship, Prayer, Evangelism, Hearing God's Voice, etc.
Week 2 - Clear Conscience and True Repentance
Week 3 - Character and Nature of God
Week 4 - Father Heart of God
Week 5 - Relationships
Week 6 - Lordship of Christ
Week 7 - Holy Spirit
Week 8 - Apologetics
Week 9 - Evangelism
Week 10 - Biblical Worldview
Week 11 - Missions
Week 12 - Debriefing/ReEntry