Our Discipleship Training School (DTS) has been an instrument of transformation for our students, as well as our staff. The DTS lecture phase ends in December. During this phase of training, the students were challenged to apply what they learned through practical ministry in the mission field. For example, one week of lecture, taught by Donna Jordan, focused on hearing God’s voice. Students practiced praying and asking God questions, learning to hear the answers! What a tremendous gift from the Lord – the ability to hear guidance from an all-knowing God!
Our DTS also took several road trips during lecture phase. One week was spent at YWAM Redding; they joined other DTS students to learn about the fear of God, made new friends, and saw another expression of Youth With a Mission (YWAM) ministry. The DTS also went to Chico, California to participate in YWAM United’s Presence Gathering and Go! Conference. While in Chico, they worshiped, prayed, and fellowshipped with YWAMers from about 15 different points of ministry. Students were challenged to acquire a vision for their ministry during the outreach and seek God for a personal call to missions.