What is a DTS?
The Discipleship Training School seeks to bring you into a more intimate relationship with God. It also gives you an opportunity to discover your passions and your part in God`s purpose for the world. It is for those who long to follow Jesus in new ways with a different perspective. The course is a full-time program and lasts seven months. It consists of two parts: lecture phase and outreach phase.
The lecture phase
In the lecture phase, you will learn more about God and His world.
We start out with 15 weeks of focused, intensive discipleship training. You and your classmates will explore a range of topics, guided by experienced local and international teachers and missionaries. Every week will address areas related to following Jesus in life and character, personal relationship with God and missions.
You'll learn not only from lectures but also from community living and practical training.
The outreach phase
The outreach phase focuses on applying what you learned in the classroom trough an intense, cross-cultural experience. Outreach teams go and serve the lost wherever they are, and share the hope of Christ in many ways: evangelism, discipleship, sports, drama, youth ministry, teaching, music, practical service, prayer, media and healthcare. We want to demonstrate the love of God to people trough our lives and trough the gifts that He`s given us.
As YWAM, our approach to training is to build a ”live-learn” environment recognizing that learning and growth don`t just take place trough lectures in a classroom, but also trough serving, living in community, one-on-one discipleship, small group discussions and more.
This track is for you who have a passion for doing something about the injustice in the world. Through the DTS you will learn about different justice issues and learn how you can make a difference. We will equip you with skills in how to build water systems that can supply villages with clean drinking water. You will learn how to write stories and take pictures to make people aware ofinjustice and to fight it. We will teach you practical skills as well as help you discover your own passion and how you can use it to work for justice.
On this track we will have a focus on reaching next generation of youth. If you want to see a new generation rise up and follow God wholeheartedly. This is the track for you. We will reach out to the youth in the area where we live but also around in north of Norway. Throughout the DTS you will have the opportunity to travel around and meet the youth where they are.
DTS is just the beginning
Your final week will be spent back in Borgen, de-briefing and getting ready for all God has for you next. You`ve now got an open door into further training and minstry within YWAM both in Borgen and internationally. The opportunities – in YWAM and beyond are endless. You`ll be amazed at where God can take you! (And we`d love to help you get there)