Classic DTS

Deeper Roots / Intimacy / Passion
SCHOOL details
5 July 2020 - 11 Dec 2020
Upcoming: More dates coming soon
Training: $4,750 NZD
Outreach: $5,000 - $7,000 NZD
* Outreach costs vary depending on location & travel expense

The Heart of the School

The Classic DTS is an intergenerational school that focuses on discovering God’s true character and nature, knowing who He is to us personally, and learning to be intimate with Him. As we grow in intimacy our roots go down deeper and we cling to Jesus in all situations. As we cling to Jesus and grow closer to Him, we become passionate to share who God is to us with all nations.

On this school you can expect to have God meet you in a new and refreshing way. You will experience the God who has a burning desire to make Himself known to you, and then be trained and equipped in sharing the gospel to a variety of different cultures.


During the lecture phase, we will having speakers sharing on different topics such as:

– The Love of our Heavenly Father

– The Character and Nature of God

– Intimacy with Jesus

– The Lordship of Christ

– Relationships

– Holy Spirit

– Spiritual Warfare

Each week will consist of lectures, small groups, working in our community and time in prayer and worship. The heart of the school is to know God in a very real and intimate way and then to make Him known throughout the nations.


The Classic DTS is for all nations and all generations – we accept anyone from the age of 18 to 60+!


The purpose of outreach is to take the love of God to the nations. To take the revelation that we have received during lecture phase and become Jesus in skin to bring the light of Jesus to the world. This looks like going to those who have no hope and revealing to them the one who can give them hope. Going to the lost and helping them discover who they are as sons and daughters of God, and loving people into the kingdom.


Possible outreach locations are Southeast Asia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. These are just some locations where our base has sent teams in the past but we are also open to God’s leading us to wherever He is wanting us to go.


The length of outreach is 12 weeks. One week will be completed in New Zealand during lecture phase called church serve week and the other 11 weeks will be served during outreach.

Weekend and School Activities

There will be four inclusive weekend trips to different places around the South Island. These are a few of the possibilities: taking an overnight trip to the West Coast and going to Castle Hill, which you might recognize from movies like Narnia and Lord of the Rings. Sitting in the relaxing hot pools at Hanmer Springs, going on a hike/tramp, and visiting Akaroa, a small French town.

On the other weekends, there will be optional trips which would cost extra money to cover the cost of the use of vans and petrol. These trips could be to different hiking locations around Oxford and Canterbury Plains, or into Christchurch to do some sightseeing in town. Budget around $100 for optional trips.

We do weekly outreach which consists of either going into Christchurch and serving with a ministry or local church, or doing street evangelism. Some weeks we might stay in Oxford and love our community around us as well. During lecture phase you will also go on church serve week with your outreach team to serve and to bond as a team.

School Leaders & Staff

Alec •

Hello everyone! My name is Alec, and I hail from the state of Oregon. I was raised in a small town called Boring... and yes that is the actual name of the town. I did my DTS here in Oxford in February 2016. During my DTS, God showed me what it truly looked like to live a life fully surrendered to Him. He made my heart come alive in new ways, and showed me how loved I am. I have been back on staff here in Oxford since August 2017, and it has been awesome. I love being apart of people's journeys, and seeing them fall more in love with God. I'm stoked for you to come and journey more with God and experience Him in new ways as He reveals more of Himself to you (by the way, it's worth it!).

Besides being a part of DTS' here, I help out at base which usually revolves around maintenance. I love working outdoors and just being outdoors in general. I am a lover of books, coffee and tea, math, and talking with people. I'm excited to be a part of your journey for a bit. I can't wait to get to know you, see you soon!

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