In some parts of the world, we see children starving and in other parts of the same world we see people dying from eating too much or in unhealthy ways. Somewhere in the middle, we see people on the move, refugees, looking for ways to feed themselves and their families, dreaming about rebuilding countries torn down by the war.
We believe there is redemption for people and for the land! We believe in a God who trusts us to redeem all of that with Him, through His beloved Son! This is the first command we have in Genesis 2 and we want to be part of learning how to work the land and take care of it here in Burtigny and equip others to do the same.
We as believers have a key role to play in bringing God sized solutions to how we produce our food sustainably. We are on a journey of discovering God’s solutions and equipping a tribe of people who will pursue him in the garden, the field and the barn. This DTS will help equip you to know God and learn to Co-create with him. And then to take that wisdom and share it with others!
One of YWAMs core values is that we DO before we TEACH. For this reason all of our experienced teachers are sharing wisdom not from their head knowledge but from their heart, having wrestled with the Lord in this specific area of expertise. You will study different topics such as: Hearing the Voice of God, Principles of Intercession and Spiritual Warfare, Communicating Cross Culturally and Your Identity in Christ.
Your character plays a vital role in your overall calling and life. Throughout your DTS you will be encouraged to pay careful attention to your growth, challenging yourself to practice and apply what you learn both inside and outside the classroom.
Collaboration with God and one another is highly emphasized on this course. So throughout your time you will embark on a journey of discovery with others who share both your faith and also similar questions. Sharing and praying together as you go through this course will deepen your faith and encourage others in their walk with the Lord.
Sharing your faith also deepens your faith. Find out how in words and actions you can share what you believe in a relevant way to the world around. Learn how to love and serve God during both the lecture and the outreach phase.
Worship and prayer are integral aspects of our daily lives. Engaging in these allows us to grow a deeper passion for God and seek revelation of his heart and purposes for the world. It is a place to get nourishment, encouragement and inspiration as we connect and join in his redemptive work. We also find the courage to change and be transformed as his disciples
Joining with a DTS and becoming part of a learning community opens the doors to new and deep friendships. As you pursue God with all your heart, in the company of others there will be many moments of fun and laughter on the journey. Enjoy each moment and build memories that will last a lifetime.
Travel to an outreach location where culture and language are not the only things which are foreign to you. Explore the beauty of a new nation while living and working with your team in a cross cultural setting.
Whether you are teaching in a church, sharing in a youth group, working in a community development project or serving in a soup kitchen. Outreach gives you the opportunity to share your faith with others. Sharing your faith journey with others allows God to open their hearts to Him.
PROCESS THE POTENTIAL
During your DTS you will have been faced with many new experiences and it's important to take time to process and consider all that you have learned. Your debrief time is an important aspect of the school as you consider going back to school, re-insertion into the workplace or whether you are considering a longer term in cross cultural mission.