Discipleship Training School

A step into the missions world

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Discipleship Training School

A step into the missions world
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What is a DTS?

A Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a five or six month course designed for you to discover more about your identity, purpose, and the passions that God has given you. You also have the opportunity to apply what you learn onto the mission field, as well as in your day-to-day life. Just as Jesus invited the disciples to leave their everyday life to follow him, we are asking you to answer the call and choose to do the same! (Matthew 4:18-22)

A DTS is truly about developing your faith and going further and deeper than you have ever gone before. The ultimate goal of a DTS is for you to know God more personally, and obey Him from a place of love. It is an exploration into the heart of God, and a journey of discovery where God’s ways become your own. The emphasis is not so much on a mind filled with facts, but a heart filled with faith. Knowledge is gained, but emphasis is placed on applying the principles learned. A DTS is also a great time for people at a crossroads in life to stop and find refreshment, and be revitalized for the journey ahead with God.

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The DTS Breakdown

Lecture Phase

Learn more about God

 

This is a twelve week classroom-styled learning module consisting of:

  • Teachings
  • Small Groups
  • One-on-One Mentoring
  • Personal Study Time
  • Worship and Intercession

Speakers come from New Zealand and across the world to share teaching on a range of topics ranging from:

  • Intimacy with God
  • Hearing the voice of God
  • Spiritual warfare
  • Relationships
  • Evangelism and many more!

Outreach Phase

Traveling to make God known

 

This is an eight to twelve week missions opportunity for students to share with others what they have received in the Lecture Phase. Students go to New Zealand and/or a variety of nations to explore:

  • Cultural Orientation
  • Relationship based evangelism
  • Working with Christian ministries, churches, schools, prisons, children’s ministries, long-term missionary posts... and so much more!
  • Travel
  • Teaching
  • Living alongside locals
 

Choose your theme

We offer a number of different themes and focuses, and we run each of our schools on a yearly basis. Find a school and a date that suits you, and come join us!

NEW BEGINNINGS DTS

DISCOVERING GOD'S HEART FOR  AOTEAROA

When? January

  • Connection: Develop your relationship with God, build new friendships, and find your place in serving the story that God is telling in the land of New Zealand.
  • Revelation: Discover more of  who God is, the calling God has put on your life, and what He has for you.
  • Restoration: Be a part of bringing the Kingdom of God to the earth and releasing the hope of the Gospel to the nations.

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Classic DTS

All nations and all generations

When? July

  • Intimacy - You will have the opportunity to grow in the intimacy of your relationship with God. 
  • Roots - As you grow in intimacy, the roots of your faith will strengthen and go deeper into the soil of trust in Jesus. 
  • Passion - As we know God more intimately and fall more in love with Him, our hearts will come alive to share Him with others. 
  • All Nations All Generations - God’s heart is for people from every tongue and tribe to be actively part of His plan for redemption and restoration. No matter where you are from or how old you are, God wants to invite you to be a part of His plan for redemption.
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Backpackers DTS

Hitting the trails and reaching the travelers of New Zealand

When? April & September

  • Identity - We desire people to know who they truly are, and how deeply they are loved by God.
  • Adventure - We invite you to embark on an epic adventure of going deep with God through traveling and exploring nature.
  • Relationship - We value everyone's story. Through daily life and adventure-seeking, we aim to build relationships with the traveling communities in New Zealand and beyond. 
  • Truth - We believe the word of God is true. Hearing from God is an essential part of living in relationship with Him and other people. We seek what God says through the Bible, and listening to His voice. 
  • Evangelism - Through seeking God, discovering the truth of who God is, and building relationships, we desire to share the love of Christ with all nations and people.
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Climbers DTS

Climbers reaching out to climbers

When? April & September

  • Freedom - We learn to be set free by God from the things that slow us down, so that we can then make Him known to others in power and love.
  • Passion - We want to take our passion for climbing and dedicate it back to God. We do this by setting aside time in our lives to be discipled by Him.
  • Sacrificial Service - We desire to carry the idea of intentional community and sacrificial service into the rest of our lives. Our attitude can be one of willingness to forgo our climbing goals, champion those behind us, or overcome our “fear of heights” to reach out to climbers where they are! 
  • Missional Climbing - We want people to leave DTS with an understanding that missions can be a lifestyle. Ministering to climbers doesn’t have to stop once you finish school. It’s something you can do whenever you go outside and harness up or climb in the gym.
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Classic DTS

The Heart of Missions

When? TBD

  • Missions: Pursuing Gods heart and His people (Romans 12:1)
  • Steadfast Intimacy: Knowing God. Hearing His voice. Responding. (John 15:1-2 / Psalm 139.)
  • The Word: Developing an understanding and love for the Bible. (Psalm 119:105)
  • Passion. Zest. Fun.
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Father's Love Crossroads DTS

A DTS for 30+

When? TBD

The Father's Love Discipleship Training School is a Crossroads school for people of all ages, specific to those who are 30-70. The school focuses on coming into a revelation of Father’s Love, and helps you grow in your identity as a son or daughter of our Heavenly Father.

“Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls." Jeremiah 6:16

Focusing on:

  • Identity - Discover more about your identity as a son or daughter of a loving Father.
  • Freedom - Rather than living a life of obligation and duty, walk out your faith through freedom and a desire to be obedient.
  • Understanding - Learn and experience the character and nature of God, and understand more fully who He is.
  • Evangelism - Learn how to apply the freedom in your life through missions. Discover your missionary heart, and put it into action.
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  • New Beginnings DTS

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    DISCOVERING GOD'S HEART FOR AOTEAROA 

    When? January

    Connection: Develop your relationship with God, build new friendships, and find your place in serving the story that God is telling in the land of New Zealand.

    Revelation: Discover more of  who God is, the calling God has put on your life, and what He has for you.

    Restoration: Be a part of bringing the Kingdom of God to the earth and releasing the hope of the Gospel to the nations.
  • Backpackers DTS

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    HITTING THE TRAILS AND REACHING THE TRAVELERS OF NEW ZEALAND

    When? April & September

    Identity - We desire people to know who they truly are, and how deeply they are loved by God.

    Adventure - We invite you to embark on an epic adventure of going deep with God through traveling and exploring nature.

    Relationship - We value everyone's story. Through daily life and adventure-seeking, we aim to build relationships with the traveling communities in New Zealand and beyond. 

    Truth - We believe the word of God is true. Hearing from God is an essential part of living in relationship with Him and other people. We seek what God says through the Bible, and listening to His voice. 

    Evangelism - Through seeking God, discovering the truth of who God is, and building relationships, we desire to share the love of Christ with all nations and people.

  • Climbers DTS

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    CLIMBERS REACHING OUT TO CLIMBERS

    When? April & September

    Freedom - We learn to be set free by God from the things that slow us down, so that we can then make Him known to others in power and love.

    Passion - We want to take our passion for climbing and dedicate it back to God. We do this by setting aside time in our lives to be discipled by Him.

    Sacrificial Service - We desire to carry the idea of intentional community and sacrificial service into the rest of our lives. Our attitude can be one of willingness to forgo our climbing goals, champion those behind us, or overcome our “fear of heights” to reach out to climbers where they are! 

    Missional Climbing - We want people to leave DTS with an understanding that missions can be a lifestyle. Ministering to climbers doesn’t have to stop once you finish school. It’s something you can do whenever you go outside and harness up or climb in the gym.

  • Classic DTS

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    The Heart of Missions

    When? To Be Determined

    • Missions: Pursuing Gods heart and His people (Romans 12:1)
    • Steadfast Intimacy: Knowing God. Hearing His voice. Responding. (John 15:1-2 / Psalm 139.)
    • The Word: Developing an understanding and love for the Bible. (Psalm 119:105)
    • Passion. Zest. Fun.
  • Father's Love Crossroads DTS

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    A DTS FOR 30+

    When? To Be Determined

    The Father's Love Discipleship Training School is a Crossroads school for people of all ages, specific to those who are 30-70. The school focuses on coming into a revelation of Father’s Love, and helps you grow in your identity as a son or daughter of our Heavenly Father.

    “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls." Jeremiah 6:16

    Focusing on:

    Identity - Discover more about your identity as a son or daughter of a loving Father.

    Freedom - Rather than living a life of obligation and duty, walk out your faith through freedom and a desire to be obedient.

    Understanding - Learn and experience the character and nature of God, and understand more fully who He is.

    Evangelism - Learn how to apply the freedom in your life through missions. Discover your missionary heart, and put it into action.

 

DTS Details

*EXCLUDES NEW BEGINNINGS DTS

 

Dates

January: 24 January - 18 June 2021

April: 11 April - 3 September 2021

September: 26 September 2021 - 11 March 2022

Costs

The DTS costs are as follows:

Lecture: $4,750- $4,900 NZD

Outreach: $5,000 - $7,500 NZD

These costs include all accommodation, meals, school materials, and travel for the full 6 month program. This does not include your return flights from your home country to New Zealand.

Activities

There will be four inclusive weekend trips to different places around the South Island. These are a few of the possibilities:

- Going on a hike/tramp.

- Taking an overnight trip to the West Coast.

- Going to Castle Hill and Cave Streaming (which you might recognize from movies like Narnia and Lord of the Rings).

- Sitting in the hot pools at Hanmer Springs.

 

NEW BEGINNINGS DTS DETAILS

DATES

 

24 January - 18 June 2021

 

COSTS

 

$5,000 NZD

This cost includes all accommodation, meals, school materials, and travel for the full 5 month program. This pricing is offered only for the New Beginnings DTS as part of our Jubilee quarter!

ACTIVITIES

 

The New Beginnings DTS is an opportunity for you to encounter more of the beauty, adventures, and wonders that Aotearoa has to offer. Activities could include tramps, cave streaming, kayaking, and many other sweet as adventures that will allow you to experience the incredible way God designed the nation. This DTS will also include trips to other places within New Zealand.

 

 

Student Testimonials

DTS at YWAM Oxford helped me reactivate my faith in God. Before, I pushed him away because I was so focused on myself and my studies. DTS helped me change these bad habits and taught me what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus. I applied all that I learned by serving others in need and outwardly expressing the love God has given me.
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James
DTS Graduate
From the moment I arrived on the YWAM Oxford base I felt so at home. The staff were so welcoming and genuine. The environment they have created here was such a blessing to my time in DTS.
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Emma
DTS Graduate
 

Check out this testimony video from one of our students!

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