HIT THE SLOPES IN THE HEART OF THE SWISS ALPS AND CULTIVATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
Do you have a passion for snowboarding or freeskiing? Are you interested in pursuing your relationship with God at a deeper level? Do you desire to combine both your passion for snowboarding / skiing and your love for God? Then this is the Discipleship Training School (DTS) for you!
Come to the heart of the Swiss Alps in Davos, where you can experience and discover more of God’s Heart and destiny for you! The Snowboarders and Freeskiers Discipleship Training School (SFDTS) is more than a bible school – it’s the adventure of a lifetime that will transform you! It’s all about embracing the freestyle culture – not about the level of your riding. While the SFDTS includes all the elements of a ‘normal’ DTS, what makes this experience unique is that you will live among the snowboarding culture in a world class ski resort, and be steps from the terrain!
You will not only get to target the slopes, but your heart, your character and your pursuit for God!!
Find out more about this school on www.snowboardersdts.com
What is a ywam DTS?
A Discipleship Training School (DTS) will help you make a difference in this world by offering a life-changing experience that begins with you! A DTS is a full-time, residential training program that provides a supportive, live-and-learn environment for half a year. It is designed to help you cultivate growth in your relationship with God, enabling you to live more like Jesus, while actively going into the world to love, care for, and serve others in His name!
The program includes both a lecture and an outreach phase, where students can learn and grow in their understanding of the nature and character of God, while becoming more Christ-like in the way that they relate to God and people. In addition to gaining cross-cultural exposure and global awareness, students will gain a clearer understanding of God’s purposes and direction for their life, while identifying their unique gifts.
DTS Lecture Phase
The three-month lecture phase provides teaching that is based on a solid biblical foundation and that is led through the work of the Holy Spirit, while enabling personal application of biblical truth. Students will learn about different topics from several national and international speakers. For each topic we try to get a speaker that has a lot of experience in the area he/she is teaching about. This makes lectures very practical and powerful.
Some of the possible DTS topics include:
- The Nature & Character of God
- The Holy Spirit
- Hearing God’s Voice
- Worship & Spiritual warfare
- Identity & Destiny
- The Father Heart of God
- Godly Relationships
- God’s Redemption: Sin & The Cross
- Missions & Evangelism
- …and there is a lot more!
The regular DTS curriculum can be found at www.ywamdtscentre.com.
During the lecture phase students will attend lectures, receive one-to-one mentorship, and participate in a small group. They will also carry out a work duty within the community, while enjoying meals, breaks, fellowship, as well as worship and prayer with one another. Students will also have the opportunity to be a blessing and to share God’s goodness with people in the city.
DTS Outreach Phase
The 3-month outreach phase provides students with a cross-cultural experience and the opportunity to put into practice what they learned during the lecture phase. The school will be formed into smaller teams that will be part of bringing God’s love, hope, and practical help into communities by partnering with local ministries. During outreach the students will still be receiving one-to-one mentorship, and engaging in worship and prayer together.
Do you want to experience the power of God to make a difference? By stepping out of your comfort zone and learning how to share your testimony as well as your passion for the Gospel, you will experience a first-hand taste of missions. This will allow you to see whether you want to get further involved in ministry or a community that you serve in during outreach.
The individual schools can have different outreach locations, including South Africa, Sarajevo (Bosnia), and other places.
DTS Debriefing Time
A DTS should not be just a great time, it should be a life-changing experience that lasts. It is a stepping stone in your growth and a catalyst to future growth. This is why we take time to sit down and process the stuff you have learned and think about your next steps. How can you keep the fire? How can you continue to grow in your relationship with God? How can you be involved in ministry in the future? This could be attending school, working in the business world, becoming a full-time part of a church or doing missions work.
The debirefing time is also to prepare you to go home and adjust to the environmental and socal changes, as well as learning how to share with others what you have experienced with God.