To train and mobilise surfers for missions
Start date: 8 January, 2017
End date: 23 June, 2017.
Lecture: $3,580 AUD
Resource: $1,250 AUD
Outreach: $3,000-5,000 AUD
Certificate III in Discipleship (10473NAT)
Surf experience is expected
The Christian Surfers 4WD Discipleship Training School begins with three months of lecture phase. The focus of this time is on personal application of truth and response to the character of God.
Throughout the weeks, you will be actively learning and encountering God through school and base activities. Your week will include lectures, worship times, prayer times, small groups and personal discipleship, surfing, community outreach and adventures in Western Australia.
January is summertime in Perth, so we incorporate beach and camping activities into the Surfers DTS lecture phase. Life on the YWAM Perth base at this time is highly interactive with many other schools, providing for a huge range of friendships and learning opportunities. The Surfers DTS is typically a high energy, active school full of surfers from all over the world. We’ll be having three weeks of teaching while 4WDing and camping in the Western Australian bush along the coast.
We are serious about providing you with on-going discipleship and support. This happens through one-on-one mentorship, where you will get to regularly meet with your staff member to process all the information and experiences that a DTS offers. There are many opportunities provided to actively respond to God's word and teaching, both in small groups and the classroom. Applying the word of God is just as important as hearing it.
Christian Surfers International aims to be a Christian presence and witness in the surfing community by evangelising, serving the local church and networking with Christian Surfer missions.
We recognise the different strengths that CS and YWAM can offer each other and we are continuing on this partnered DTS in order to see the Kingdom of God grow through our love and passion for God and surfing. One of our hopes is that this school will empower surfers to have a personal vision for long-term service in a local surf community.
Outreach phase is when we put into action everything we have learned during the lecture phase. The heart of outreach is to effectively communicate the love of God to the people we encounter. We do this through a variety of ministry opportunities. Ministry varies according to location, but the bottom line is evangelism and discipleship. You will be sharing Jesus with people you meet through many activities. These activities could include youth ministry, evangelism, and practical service. Our teams will partner with long-term YWAMers, Christian Surfers, local church ministries or contacts in outreach locations.
Outreaches are led by YWAM DTS staff who also maintain personal discipleship and input for you to continue to grow in your relationship with God and life direction.
Surfers DTS outreaches regularly involve a focus on supporting existing pioneering ministry. Teams often are involved in prayer support and encouragement through a variety of ways. We also get out and engage with people on the streets and in communities. Overall, a large part of our ministry time is directed towards presenting Jesus in both word and deed.
Our outreaches typically include trips to bring Jesus to those that may never have heard His truth. Teams have adventured through remote jungles, mountains, and villages to share with and pray for people groups. Sharing Jesus with people whilst having an incredible adventure is what outreach is all about!
Surfers DTS outreaches often return to some of the places we have been to before, in order to maintain a relationship and build towards lasting growth and development for ongoing ministry. We have been to many locations over the last ten years and supported many long-term visions in countries such as Sri Lanka, South Africa, Philippines, Indonesia, and Japan. Follow-up is one of the most important aspects of sharing the gospel, and we have seen lasting fruit from our efforts in these nations.