Waves DTS – Justice and Mercy Track
‘What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.’ – Micah 6: 8
When you look at the world and the injustice that is in it, how does it make you feel? Does it make you want to curl up and cry without hope that anything could ever change, or stick your head in the sand and pray these issues never impact you or your family? Or does it make you want to stand up and be the change your heart hopes for? If it is the second response then this track is for you.
We are passionate about understanding the issues that plague the world and taking that understanding to bring change. We do not underestimate this calling but we believe that one person can make a difference, and that it is our calling as stewards of this earth to be part of God’s solution to the pain and injustice that we have allowed to dominate so many of the world’s people. A wise man once said that too often we preach about the Kingdom without modelling the Kingdom in practical ways. He said that many of the world’s population have bags over their heads as their basic needs and rights as human beings are not being met. With the bag over their heads they cannot hear what we are preaching or see Jesus for themselves. Enough is enough. Let’s go out and take the bags off people’s heads. Let us no longer accept that war, poverty, human slavery, refugees, homelessness, etc are unfortunate but simply part of the world and society we live in. Let’s advocate for change and then be part of the solution to seeing the tide of injustice turning and God’s Kingdom advancing and truly impacting lives at the most basic of level.
During this track you will have the opportunity to learn more about many of the relevant justice topics that impact the earth right now and be a part of turning that tide both on the Sunshine Coast and into the nations.
How will it look during the DTS Lecture Phase?
Firstly it important to note that you will still be a part of the main Waves DTS and this will always be the primary focus of the school and the weekly schedule. However with the tracks it will additionally give you the opportunity to journey particularly closely with some like-minded people that have similar passions to you. The WAVES DTS consists of a 12 week lecture phase, where you’ll have incredible Spirit led, biblical teachers.
Topics include: the Character & Nature of God, Missions, the Father Heart of God, Identity & Purpose, Relationships, Bible Overview and many more.
Each track will be led by one of our awesome DTS staff that already has a particular passion for the track and to see this sphere impacted. In addition to the normal DTS schedule, every week you will have certain times that will be specifically focused on your track and will help grow your passions, giftings and knowledge of the many unique aspects that make up your track. This will include teaching from speakers already living out missions in the area that your track is focused on, activities, intercession and prayer times, and most importantly community outreach. This community outreach element will help DTS overall lead to a change in lifestyle and not just be an event in your life, and it means that outreach really begins from day one where each of you will be involved in reaching out into the local community in the area that your track is focused on.
How will it look during the DTS outreach phase?
The students that are a part of these tracks will form into outreach teams that will go out and see God’s Kingdom advance. with a particular focus on reaching out within the area of the track chosen. The staff and leaders of the DTS will prayerfully chose nations to do outreach in that will allow this to be outworked in a major way. Outreach phase is a 8 week cross cultural mission experience where you will go and make God known.
Finally, as you many be aware at the moment this track is only available this September, therefore if this is where your passions lie, and this track jumps out at you, then don’t hesitate – apply today!!