YWAM DTS Lecture Topics
October 19, 2020 - January 1, 2030
Hearing God’s Voice
Hearing God’s Voice is typically one of the first weeks of the DTS. During this week, you’ll learn from the Bible that God speaks to His children, as well as some of the common ways He does so, which are often unique to the individual. You’ll also get to practice different ways of hearing His voice, which may be challenging, but very rewarding!
The Character and Nature of God
The Character and Nature of God is also typically taught near the beginning of the DTS. This is the week where you’ll learn more about God’s character and nature and the differences between them. You will get to know who He is and how He interacts with His children. This will provide a solid foundation for your walk with God as you discover what God is like, and how you can relate to Him in Truth.
The Father Heart of God
The Father Heart of God is a week where you’ll learn more about God’s role as your heavenly Father. On DTS, you will touch on all members of the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. However, this is a week where you’ll dive deeper into this aspect of His character and experience Him as your Father.
Freedom and Deliverance
Our God is a God of freedom. No matter how you are coming to DTS, this week will enable you to have a fresh starting block in your faith journey. It is a time where God reveals His mighty power, even over darkness, allowing individuals to step out into newfound freedom in the Lord.
In Relationships week, you’ll learn what the Bible says about healthy relationships, not just romantic ones. You’ll be taught how to love, honor and understand others better by learning one another’s love languages and applying them. Letting go of past hurts, granting forgiveness, and setting healthy boundaries are also topics typically covered in this week.
The Holy Spirit is not an ‘added extra’ to the Christian’s experience. The Holy Spirit is a week devoted to getting to know the Spirit on new levels, whatever your past experience has been. You’ll explore how present He is in the Word and in your life, and you’ll also dive into spiritual gifts – what they are and how they apply to you today.
The Lordship of Jesus
Lordship is touched on through other topics during several weeks, but during this week, you’ll really grasp onto what it means to follow Jesus not only as your Saviour but as your Lord. Here you’ll be given so many beautiful opportunities to gain intimacy by surrendering and letting Jesus be the Lord of your entire life.
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“Reading the whole Bible was a real challenge for me, but it was so rewarding. My eyes were opened to the fact that Jesus had existed from the very beginning and that God’s gracious heart always was and is the same! I learned that the Bible isn’t just a story about God, but rather a story about imperfect, raw, real people. I know now that I am one of them, and that I can see God work in my life just like He did it with them!”
“For the past two years God has called me to go deeper in the word and not just let it be a surface level experience with Him. However I didn’t really have the tools, knowledge or understanding for how to go about this. God spoke to me months before I knew I would be able to do the DBS, during lockdown, that those who get into the word would see the face of Jesus. I am realizing that as I get into the word for hours a day with really helpful teachings to go alongside the readings, that is exactly what is happening. I am gaining such a deeper understanding of who God is and who I am, in relation to Him. There have been weeks where doing the homework assignments just completely wrecked me by seeing the love of God and in the moments of reflecting how God has moved so radically in my life. Even when I wasn’t walking closely with Him, He has always been drawing me back into a close relationship with Him by His love and mercy and grace.”
“Since being here at Marine Reach, my hunger for God has continued to grow more and more. In the Kingdom Come stream, our heart is to see the world changed by the message of His love and the demonstration of His power. It’s such a privilege to be apart of a group of people so on fire for Jesus!”
“Being a part of the Pilgrimage Stream impacted my life for the better. Not only did it teach me how to function in a small community (as we shared the burden of climbing those mountains together), but also how to rely on one another, have fun and worship together, and, most importantly, how to be vulnerable with each other. The focus of our Stream taught me what it looks like to be on a pilgrimage for God. God calls us out of our homes to the wilderness, where we’ll see Him face-to-face, and are forced to fully depend on Him before we receive His inheritance.”
“Before I did the Go Pacific DTS, I was expecting the Lord to do a lot of amazing things through me; and He did. However, I never expected Him to do so much work in my own heart. I drew a lot closer to God, experienced freedom, and I learned to believe in the ‘Jonas’ that He says I am. My relationship with God has become deeper and more serious, but at the same time it has become more fun and casual.”
“Before DBS the Bible was a bit overwhelming to me and I wasn’t sure if I was capable of receiving understanding for myself; especially when it comes to the hard questions or more complex passages. After DBS, that questioning was stripped away and my relationship with my Heavenly Father has gone deeper than ever before.
DBS taught me how to see the Father heart of God. I learned to see God’s justice, faithfulness, and consistency from Genesis to Revelation. My life and relationship with Jesus will never be the same. When I read God’s Word it speaks loudly to me in full color. I cannot get enough of my Father’s words!! DBS equipped me to search out the scriptures for myself and empower me to share what I’ve learned with those around me. DBS was the sweetest time of my entire life.”
“Doing The Cover to Cover DTS at Marine Reach was one of the best things I’ve decided to do. Reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation helped me see more of the different characteristics and nature of God. The Cover to Cover DTS was great. It taught me how to be diligent, manage my time properly, and helped me have a more sturdy foundation and in my beliefs. “
“Being a part of the Justice Movement Stream has really challenged the way I see and define justice. It has made me more passionate and aware of the help this broken world needs, and what I can do to bring a stop to the injustice. I can now confidently say that I am able to take on the world, seeking justice and mercy for people in need.”
“Doing SPHC was an amazing experience. Not only was I given the opportunity to continue to grow spiritually, but I learned things that can be used in a very practical and much needed way. SPHC gave me the opportunity to show the Father’s heart to people in a very unique way and love on the person in front of me while helping them in such a simple way.”
“The Medical Compassion DTS magnified my love for those in need. It stressed the importance of the power of prayer and how I can go to God in all the medical and daily situations in my life and the lives of those I minister to.”