Catch the wave and be
spoiled for the ordinary
YWAM Australia – Know God and Make God Known
DTS is a time to seek God’s face, hear His voice, and discover your destiny! It’s a time to focus on Jesus and hear His heartbeat for the nations, then step out of your comfort zone and give it all for God! It’s the adventure of a lifetime.
Why Sunny Coast? Location! Live in a house, with a pool, that is just 5 mins walk to pumping surf beaches. Couple that with our experience and commitment to offer you a proven and quality DTS experience – what more could you want?
YWAM Sunny Coast is unique.
YWAM Waves and its staff are dedicated to serving Jesus Christ and his mission to reach the world with the good news. We are willing to make any sacrifice to follow Jesus, to deny ourselves and give up our rights to comfort, freedom, safety, food, reputation, career…whatever. The YWAM Australia DTS will challenge your attitude and commitment – it will stretch you. If you don’t want to get serious with God, if you are not sure you are ready to die to yourself and live only for Jesus, if you are not willing to be uncomfortable and stretched on outreach – then this may not be the place for you. But if you are willing to give it all for God then you will love it (you don’t have to have to be “super-missionary”, you just have to have a sweet (willing) heart).
Our commitment to you -
we will stay in touch with you ALL the way through the application process. We will respond to you as quick as we can (we know what its like to be waiting for someone to reply!)
we offer a proven DTS program that is quality – we have been running DTS’s for a while and are committed to a program that is of the highest quality, that will stretch your faith, and will be everything you hope it will be
we are committed to being in a beach culture – you will live and learn right by the beautiful Pacific Ocean
We’re Making Waves in the Nations – our heart is to see young people gain a passion for Jesus and make a difference in the nations. We call it a Waves DTS because we want to release the next WAVE of young people into the nations (and hey…we are by the beach!). One of our core values is to have fun, and we love to hang out, surf, and enjoy living on the coast here in beautiful Australia. But, we are serious about why we are here. If you are ready to make that commitment then a YWAM DTS, or Discipleship Training School, is for you. We are calling our generation to give up dependency upon comfort and ease to finish the mission for Jesus.
You don’t have to be a surfer – just someone who enjoys the beach culture. Although, many people take the opportunity to get into the ocean and have an awesome time learning to surf or other sorts of water sports while they are here. We usually offer a surf orientated overseas outreach where students can impact some of the world’s most un-reached people at an epic surfing location.
The Details Places, dates, and costs
12 weeks lecture phase at the YWAM Australia Base, followed by 8 weeks on an overseas outreach.
Sep 8 -Jan 23 2015
Feb 10 – June 27 2015
June 29 – Nov 14 2015
DTS Lecture Fees: $4300 Outreach: ~$2000 – 3000 + airfare see application for more details
Apply Online for the YWAM Waves DTS
Part 1: Lecture Phase
Spend the first 11 weeks living in Australia in a full on discipleship community located just a stones throw from the beach and the surf. Make new friends and learn about God together with young people from all over the world who are also passionately seeking God’s heart. Each week we have guest speakers who come from dynamic ministries to share awesome truths – covering topics like: Hearing God’s voice, The Father Heart of God, Relationships, Spiritual Warfare, and World Missions
Part 2: Outreach Phase
After the lecture phase, you will put what you have learned into practice on a cross-cultural outreach. This is where the real adventure begins! Travel from Australia to strategic far-out locations – hacking through the jungle, trekking through deserts, climbing mountains, or surfing epic waves to reach un-reached peoples, plant churches, and bring hope through development projects that will transform a community and open the way for the gospel.