The JDTS is a focused school that equips passionate people with the knowledge and opportunity needed to take a long-term stand against human trafficking locally and globally. Students will have the opportunity to learn about and experience ministry in the areas of trafficking prevention, outreach to victims, and recovery for those who have been exploited. This is an incredible opportunity to determine what type of ministry you are called to and how to use your gifts and passions in ministry.
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What is a YWAM DTS?
A Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a 5-6 month, hands-on Christian discipleship training program with 3 months of lecture phase followed by 2-3 months of international, cross-cultural outreach. The DTS is a remarkable, transformational journey that gives you the opportunity to fully focus on Jesus, hear His voice, and step into the calling He has for your life.
3 Months Of Training In Los Angeles
YWAM LA is an international and multicultural community of staff and students who worship, pray, serve and live life together. In this diversity, a unique classroom and living experience is created where God imparts His heart for the nations to each of us.In this dynamic living and learning environment, a love and appreciation for cultures, races, and peoples of the world will prepare you for a life of service to the nations.
The first phase of your DTS, the lecture phase, is a journey in encountering and knowing God that will forever transform your life. Speakers from all over the world will bring profound insights into topics such as The Nature and Character of God, Recognizing God’s Voice, The Father Heart of God, Who is the Holy Spirit?, Spiritual Warfare, Intercession, Evangelism, and much more.
God has placed our campus at the front door of one of the most diverse and international cities in the world, Los Angeles. Every nation of the world is represented in this urban metropolis.During your lecture phase, you will be given opportunities to reach into the heart of the city with the love of Christ.Ministry will range from serving the homeless on Skid Row to evangelism on university campuses.God will use you to make a kingdom impact in this city where the need for Jesus is so great.
3 Months Of Outreach Overseas
Outreach is an opportunity for JDTS students to continue receiving discipleship, put into practice all they have learned during lecture phase, as well as see and experience what the issue of trafficking looks like on a global level. We partner with our long term global ministry partners during the outreach phase. This provides long-term opportunities for our students while introducing them to ministry with prevention to those vulnerable of being trafficked, outreach to victims, and aftercare for those who have been exploited. Outreach locations are announced during the lecture phase.
University of the Nations Credits: (DSP 211, 212) These credits may be applied to a UofN degree program or transferred to other participating colleges or universities. Learn more about UofN accreditation.