‘The time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory.’ – Isaiah 66: 18
If you are passionate about sport then this is going to be one awesome wave to ride. Sport is one of the few things in the world that transcends national borders, and bridges language and cultural difficulties and differences – just look at the Olympics as an example. We are therefore excited about the opportunity for you to use your passions in this area to see God’s Kingdom advance to nations and people that may otherwise be very closed off to the traditional way of preaching the gospel. It is about preaching the gospel of the Kingdom in a language that all people groups understand and seeing people come together over shared love of sport and the fun and camaraderie it naturally creates.
No matter if you have a passion for one particular sport or many, we hope that this track will broaden your love of all sports and give you the chance to maybe try sports you have never played before. Australia as a whole nation is sport mad, and the Sunshine Coast is no exception. Indeed we benefit here majorly from our gorgeous beaches, warm climate, and a great outdoor environment that is perfect for most sports. Because of this many in our YWAM community play a whole host of different sports regularly – both team sports such as beach volley ball, rugby or soccer, as well as more individual sports such as cross-fit, surfing, skating and wake boarding. However when it comes to sport we are open to just about anything that has a competitive element so whatever your passions let’s see what doors we can open to see those spheres impacted for the Kingdom.
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!!