Christian Surfers DTS

To train and mobilise surfers for missions

Training Overview

Go deep as we dig into the Word of God together and see God transform lives here and in the nations. Surf Missions is fun!


Start date: 9 February, 2020
End date: 25 July, 2020.


Lecture: $3,580 AUD
Resource: $1,250 AUD
Outreach: $4,000-5,500 AUD

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Certificate III in Discipleship (10473NAT)

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Surf experience is expected

The Lecture Phase

Know God

The Christian Surfers 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, base activities and lectures in Margaret River. Your weeks will include lectures, worship times, prayer times, small groups and personal discipleship, surfing, community outreach and adventures in Western Australia. Follow us @cs_dts and @ywammargs

What you'll experience during the lecture phase.

Margaret River for 6 weeks

YWAM Margaret River is Family. The base is lead by Terry and Janice Bowdler and their family. We are a family friendly base. Come be part of the family as we humbly learn how to grow in doing family, community and discipleship well together.

Our Vision Statement:
Our heart is for Western Australia and the Nations to all know God. We seek to be a YWAM family that loves and follows Jesus. Through generosity, hospitality and community we want to create a place where everyone is welcome and discipled in their relationship with God. We are passionate about using Discipleship, Surfing and Doula support(Janice) to mobilize others to be an influence locally and internationally.


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 each week. 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! Daily life with one another gives us a direct way to apply the teaching and learn what it means to love and live in community well. We sharpen each others as we celebrate, fellowship and strengthen one another. We need to re-learn the way we do family and relationships. It's all part of the discipleship where we live, learn, laugh, cry and love one another.

Working with Christian surfers

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, YWAM and others can offer each other and we are continuing in 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. check out and

Topics & Speakers

12 weeks of interactive teaching to develop you in your relationship with God

Week 1.

Hearing God's Voice

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Week 2.

Nature and Character of God

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Week 3.

Repentance and Forgiveness

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Week 4.

Intercession and Worship

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Week 5.

Fear of the Lord

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Week 6.


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Week 7.

Making Jesus Lord (Lordship)

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Week 8.

Living in Spiritual Authority

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Week 9.


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Week 10.

Father Heart of God

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Week 12.

Submission and Authority

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Outreach Phase

Make God known: three months of actively bringing the love of God to the nations

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.

Mission experiences during the outreach phase.


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 in some of the hardest to reach places on the planet.

Reach the Unreached

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. Our presence is credibility and it means a lot to simply Go, Pray and Read the Bible in place where the gospel is not allowed to be preached. Prayer Changes Things!


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 Vanuatu. 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.

Meet the Staff

program: Christian Surfers DTS

ID: 136

Terry B.

About Terry





Janice B.

About Janice

Kolton H.

About Kolton

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