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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“This is the craziest stream ever, not just doing fun activities, but the people I was with; they are wild as! Throughout the school, I’ve learned so much from the Bible that doing life with God and living my life on the edge is so much more interesting.”
“Being part of the Go Pacific Stream really opened my eyes to experiencing and living in other cultures, particularly that of the Māori and South Pacific. Being able to be so relational with others, a key part of their culture, meant that we could witness God move in peoples’ lives on such a personal level, which has impacted me ever since. It also helped me discover my heart for evangelism, encouraged me to step out in faith, and stirred a passion to share the life-changing love of God I came to know during this time.”
DBS has been a fulfilled prayer for me. When I was home, I asked the Lord to bring me deeper into his word, and He put that desire on my heart. I knew I would come back to staff, and I thought I would dive into it on my own. I found myself not having the right tools needed to effectively study God’s word. Once DBS became an option, I went for it wholeheartedly. I have been enjoying my time, going deeper than I imagined. God has shown me new things, removed false perspectives of his word and brought me into a deeper understanding of who he is. I have been challenged in many ways during this course, helping me find my place in God’s kingdom. I’ve been able to build a strong foundation with the Word of God. Over all, the Lord created a new heart within me that desires to love, praise, share joy, and bring others into the family of God. I love this school for all that is provided from strong friendships to heart moving moments in small groups and the teachings. My life will never be the same after this school!
“Coming into the medical compassion stream, I thought it would just be an addition to my medical experience. But after laying down my expectations I was able to grasp the essence of compassion through ministry, experiencing a new perspective on medicine. Choosing to serve in love, and taking the time to seek out and care for the one who need it most.”
“Being a Kingdom Come student was an awesome experience. We learned a lot about the kingdom of heaven and how to live it out in our daily lives.”
“Our DTS was a time set apart to seek God’s face and encounter Him in a completely new way. During those five months, He realigned our heart and mind with His heart and His thoughts for us. We found that to love Him and to sit at the feet of Jesus is the only place we want to be and to live our lives from.”
“I’ve learn what the Kingdom means for us, how can we bring the Kingdom here and just share it with others… That makes me super excited! The key is to listen to God’s voice, seek His face and His presence! Everything else will be added as he promised is Matthew 6:33!”
“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.”
“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.”