Waves DTS – Youth Ministries Track
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
The foundation that YWAM itself was built upon was a vision of waves. In this vision Loren Cunningham, the founder of YWAM, saw waves of young people going out into all the nations. This vision and mindset is still pretty radical, but the fruit of this vision has seen the nations impacted by generations of young people answering the call to go. This calling has not changed, and this track is focused on continuing to see the call go out for young people to fall deeply in love with God and follow Him to the ends of the earth.
Within this track we are hoping to see major callings get birthed in you and in the young people that you meet in Australia and throughout the nations. We want to see revelation of identity and impactful encounters with a loving Father. We want to see youth groups on the Coast resourced and inspired, and young and old the world over come to faith in Christ.
How will it look during the DTS Lecture Phase?
Firstly it’s 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!!