Start date: 7 April, 2019
End date: 21 September, 2019.
Lecture Phase: $3,580
+ Outreach $3000-$5000
Certificate III in Discipleship (10473NAT)
There are no prerequisites to join this DTS
The Young People's 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.
It is designed to give you a biblical worldview, to enable you to live more like Jesus and identify your unique gifts and purpose as you pursue God's call on your life.
The lecture phase facilitates for incredible growth in and outside the classroom. It's about doing the journey with amazing friends. You'll have the opportunity to process in weekly small groups, engage in work duties on base, and many sweet times in the city! This is just a glimpse of all lecture phase involves!
Some of the greatest moments that shape us as individuals take place as we discover God in the place of worship. As we encounter God together and experience His presence, it brings significant revelation and change in our lives. It's an opportunity for each person to cultivate and practice actively pursuing God, and through this receiving a greater understanding of His holiness and worthiness.
Each week you will have a new guest speaker sharing on a new topic alongside new activities and challenges. To help this teaching to really take root in your life, you'll have a staff 'mentor' to talk through the week's teaching and challenges. This gives you ample time to process, share, receive prayer and this will ultimately serve you in seeing breakthrough and growth in your life.
Every week you will have a different topic and a different speaker. The teaching is life-changing, powerful and centred around getting revelations of God through His Word. You'll have speakers from around the world who will teach each week in an interactive and compelling way and provide room for questions and personal application. Come be inspired and challenged!
Outreach is all about taking what you have learned on lecture phase and putting it into practise! You and your team will be launched out to different locations overseas to actively share the hope and love of Christ. We facilitate an outreach geared to train and equip individuals in various types of ministry. It's an opportunity to discover your strengths and giftings in ministry, as well to grow in your character and confidence as you reach out. Your team will be led by your school staff, so you'll continually receive input and encouragement as you step into new experiences!
The April YPDTS is all about providing diverse and ample opportunity for each student to have a go! Outreach is a time to be creative, dream with God, step out of your comfort zone and see God meet you and those around you. We want each person to experience various types of ministry. Think practical, hands-on building projects, playing and serving in children's homes, teaching and preaching in schools, churches, prisons, and city centres, reaching out to the poorest of the poor, and partnering with local organisations and projects to effectively make God known.
Some of the most distant and beautiful places in the world have large populations of people who have never heard the truth of the gospel. That's where we come in. Encounter the intense love and pursuit of God for these people and go the distance to bring the good news to their doorstep. Whether by foot, boat or by bus, we embark on the great adventure to chase after the ones God has not forgotten about.
As you travel and experience new cities and cultures, you will be challenged in the way you see the world. When you partner with God on a missions adventure, you become ruined for the ordinary! Get exposed to where our world is at today, the injustices that take place, and political issues in the nations you visit. What is God doing and what more does He want to do? These are questions that we face as we follow God and respond to His invitation to be a world changer!