Part One: Lecture Phase
The focus of the first 12 weeks of DTS, the lecture phase, is to inspire and cultivate growth in one’s relationship with God resulting in a Christ-like character based on a solid biblical foundation. Through the work of the Holy Spirit and the personal application of biblical truth, especially concerning God’s character, the Cross and His empowering grace, transformation takes place. One’s ability to relate to, work with, and learn from people of different cultures and personalities, brings about a deeper perspective of God’s world. This further equips each student to serve God’s purposes by strengthening a commitment to reach the lost, especially the unreached, to care for the poor, and to influence all areas of society.
The first 12 weeks of the TDTS are spent on the campus at YWAM Los Angeles. Students live, study, worship, pray, and work together in community during the lecture phase. Each week focuses on a different area of discipleship teaching. Topics may include, but are not limited to: The Nature and Character of God, Hearing God’s Voice, Prayer and Intercession, Father Heart of God, and Effective Evangelism.