The 5-month DTS is a wonderful way to practice the vision of YWAM: to know God and make Him known. It is for all of us who seek to follow Jesus in a new way and from different perspectives. You will learn more about how to live a life as a disciple of Jesus Christ. DTS also gives you the chance to get to know more about your passions and your part in God’s purpose.
The course is normally a full-time program and is divided into two parts: the “Lecture-Phase” and “Outreach”. The DTS is the first basic course of the “University of the Nation” and offers you the opportunity to go beyond in many secondary schools. It is possible to attend this school in many different YWAM-bases throughout the world.
All started with unique art. It says in the beginning “God created”. This creation is the most perfect work of art that exists. God loves to create! He loves to be lavish with details. And "God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. (Gen 2:7) This DTS is an opportunity to get to know deeper God's creative heart and also the creativity he has sown in us.
| Hearing God’s voice
| Nature & Character of God
| Father Heart of God
| Identity in Christ
| Biblical Worldview
| Missions & Evangelism
On the other side you will live 5 months in community with all the other students. You will grow together and challange each other, but you will also build really deep relationships. And you will also have small groups held with other DTS students. Here, your aim is to relax, just have fun and enjoy yourself.
The next two months there will be the Outreach. Here your goal is to set in practice, what you learned and receieved before. Each outreach is unique and what God has created for us. It is not about us, it is about him and his way to use us as his disciples. Until now we went to the Way of St. James, India, Portugal, Galicia and virtually to Germany. It depends a lot on the country, but you will havea lot of different opportunities to serve in that country: Evangelism, helping in soup kitchen, serve in churches and a lot more.
A Day in the DTS
Your day starts with the breakfast and after the breakfast you will have a personal time with a word of the bible and God. It is your personal time with God and his word – we call it Meditation or Devotional.
You are afraid about such a time?
Don’t worry you will learn about it in the beginning.
After it will we will have lecture. Every week has another topic and speaker. You will have a break to relax, eat something, have a little walk,or a conversation with the speaker or your classmates.
The morning time will end with the nice smell of the lunch, that our cooks, Thiago and Ieda, has prepared for us.
After a wunderful lunch, hopefully with a joyful “postre” you will have to do your work ministry. Maybe you are in the garden or you help cleaning the kitchen, there is always something to do.
After that maybe you will have some freetime, a local ministry, a second teachings, a workshop, something to prepare or something completly else. It depends on the day and your DTS.