DTS is a unique 5-month course in our live/learn YWAM community. It consists of two parts: lecture phase and outreach phase, designed for you to “Know God and Make Him Known”. During the 12-week lecture phase you’ll hear from qualified speakers who come for a week to impart to you the principles they live by and teach. It’s a time of encountering God, and allowing Him to work deeply in our hearts. During the 8-week outreach phase get ready to take the Gospel to the nations. You’ll learn to step out of your comfort zone, work with your team, and trust God’s leading as you proclaim Christ to hundreds in big cities, or hike miles through rugged terrain just to reach the one.
Expedition: a journey or voyage undertaken by a group of people with a specific purpose
Do you crave adventure? Are you ready to set aside everything and take big risks for God? How far will you go to bring the Gospel to the ends of the earth?
Be prepared to embark on a 5-month journey to knowing God in a much more intimate way and experiencing Him like never before. During lecture phase you will learn about God’s character and nature as well as His heart for the lost. You will also be given the tools to effectively evangelize and reach the unreached. On outreach you will continue the voyage and take up the challenge of bringing the gospel to the loneliest people in the world. You could be doing anything from trudging through the slums of India to hiking the rough mountains in Morocco. You will be stretched beyond your breaking point and required to go further, do more, and pray harder than ever before. This DTS is an excursion, an expedition of risking everything for the sake of the Gospel.
Each DTS we have offers a variety of 'themes'. This could be media, ships, trailblazers, and a few others! What this means is that 2-5 hours a week (sometimes more) you and your group get a chance to focus on whatever area you choose! A time to get passionate, invest, and learn about that certain topic. This could mean going for a hike, learning how to build a campfire, shooting a video, learning how to tie knots or going to feed the hungry. Sometimes these themes also play a role in your outreach, and sometimes not. You'll get a chance to choose your theme once you've arrived for your DTS, so don't fret about it too much now! Just get excited for more adventures, experiences, and learning!