Launching musicians into missions
Start date: 2 July, 2017
End date: 15 December, 2017.
Outreach: $3,000-$5,000 AUD
Certificate III in Dicipleship (10473NAT)
There are no prerequisites to join this DTS. It is beneficial if you have an interest in music, if you play or are learning to play an instrument, or if you can sing.
The Music Discipleship Training School (MDTS) is designed to guide you in understanding God more, to help you live more like Jesus and to teach you how you can use your gifts or passion for music as a platform for ministry in a missions context.
The 12 weeks of lectures cover a diverse range of topics to do with personal character growth, understanding of the Bible, and developing musical skill.
The DTS emphasises cross-cultural exposure and global awareness, preparing students to answer the call to "Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19) and to carry that into all aspects of their lives.
This is a school for those interested in becoming a missionary, who want a short-term missions experience, or just want to grow in their relationship with God and love for music.
Students will be split into band groups where you will work as a team to develop your musical skill and perform cover songs, as well as write your own songs together.
There will be input to help you understand how to write a song and time to put that input into practice when your band groups have the opportunity to write songs together.
You will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a specific staff member, to receive feedback, help, and discipleship in desired areas of personal growth.
During outreach, you get to take your love for God and your passion for music into the nations to reach the lost. You will have the opportunity to put into practice everything you've been learning over the weeks in lectures. In YWAM Perth, we focus on reaching the nations that surround the Indian Ocean. This means you will have the opportunity to visit one or more of these exciting countries and be a part of seeing a transformation happen in places that need it the most.
We have the opportunity to work alongside ministries that have already been established in the countries we will go. As we join the local church, we can bring encouragement and support as well as partner with what they are already doing. Long after we leave, the church will still remain and we have the opportunity to help strengthen them and encourage them to reach the lost and continue in discipleship with the people in their own backyards.
We offer practical help to those who need it the most, Whether that's praying for the sick, visiting slum communities, or other forms of hands-on serving.
Sharing the gospel can present itself in many different ways. Whether you are doing an open-air testimony in front of a large crowd in a busy street, having a one-on-one conversation about the gospel with someone who has never heard it before, or sharing an encouraging word at the local church - you'll have many different opportunities to share the love of God with those who need to hear it.