Radical Love DTS

Creative Arts / Justice / Missions
SCHOOL details
25 January 2020 - 10 Jul 2020
Upcoming: January - July 2021
Training: $4,700 NZD
Outreach: $5,000 - $7,000 NZD

The Heart of the School

The Radical Love DTS’ are a family of schools that desire to help people know and receive the ‘Radical Love’ that our Father God has for us. As we receive this love into our hearts we are then faced with the question; ‘How do I express this Love with the World’?. The Radical Love DTS seeks to express this through three distinct themes or tracks. These are: Radical Love through Justice, Radical Love through Missions and Radical Love through Worship and Creative Arts.

The schools meet together for the majority of the school but separate into themes for about 10% of the time to focus on their particular theme.

The 3 themes are:

1)  Justice – for those whose hearts have been broken for the people around the world who are treated unjustly, whether that be in human trafficking, kids living in orphanages, homelessness or racial tensions.

2) Missions – for those who are wanting to take the gospel to the lost, to share the love of God with people and who have a heart to be God’s hands and feet around the world.

3) Worship and Creative Arts – This stream is for those who want to pursue God’s heart through singing, playing an instrument, drawing, sketching, photography, painting, or so many other ways that God has created us to be creative in. To use the gifts and talents God has given us to glorify His name throughout the nations.

Who is it for?

The school is for those who have a desire to know more of Abba’s love for them and a passion for any of the themes of i) Justice, ii)Missions and iii) Worship and Creative Arts. The school is geared towards young people aged 18-35 (or the young at heart), who are passionate about Jesus and about seeing this world in revival for the Fathers kingdom.

The Purpose of the School

The purpose of the school is to grow in intimacy with God, to know the authority we have as sons and daughters, to know the love of God in a more intimate way, and to take the love of God to the nations.

What can people expect in the lecture phase?

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. There would also be time spent every week in your stream focusing on justice, missions or worship and creative arts.

Outreach Phase

What is the Purpose of this?

The purpose of outreach is to take the love of God to the nations. This looks like seeing people set free from the bondage of sin and living as his sons and daughters, loving people into the kingdom and seeing people released to be who God created them to be.  To break through language barriers using creative arts and worship and using this  to express God’s love to them.

Possible Locations

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.

Price range for Outreach budget: $5000-$7000

Length of Outreach

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, going to Castle Hill and Cave Streaming, 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, visiting Akaroa, a small French town or Diamond Harbour, one of the many bays in Banks Peninsula.

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 beaches like Taylor’s Mistake or Sumner, 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.

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