Next MERCY DTS: SEPTEMBER 2017
The Lecture Phase will start at 17:00 on September the 21st, 2017 and will ends on December the 15th at 13:00 - then we'll go for Christmas vacation. The outreach will start on January the 2nd, 2018 with workers gathering at Grimerud, in Norway, and then the school will ends the 23rd of March, 2018 at 13:00 at Sola, Norway.
The school will give 24 credits, 12 for lecture phase and 12 for outreach, and it will require more than a 90 day tourist visa to Schengen.
Lecture phase: September 21st - December 15th
Outreach phase: January 2nd - March 23rd
Price group A: 25 000 NOK
Price group B: 22 500 NOK
Price group C: 20 000 NOK
Mercy for Europe: 25 000 NOK
Mercy for Papua New Guinea:
30 000 NOK
B: Europeans, North Americans, Oceanians
C: Asians, South Americans, Africans
* Price includes all costs for teachings, meals, accommodation and travel expenses during the school (23 weeks). Not included are expenses for the travel to and from the DTS and potential expenses for visas, vaccinations and items for private use (e.g. toiletries).
WHAT IS DTS?
YWAM Discipleship Training School (YWAM-DTS) is a 6 to 9 month school designed to train young people to follow Christ and to equip them for the future. It is the entry course for all YWAM schools and courses and is the beginning of a sea of mission opportunities offered worldwide. All Discipleship Training Schools vary around the world, but all have these things in common: you will learn from teachers about how to know God and make Him known (this is called lecture phase) and you will have the opportunity to take what you learned and apply it in your life and the nations (this is called outreach).
WHAT IS A MERCY DTS?
The Mercy DTS is about engaging in and expressing God´s heart of loving kindness to the lost people of the world!
James 1:27 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
As we go we will REJOYCE IN MERCY- to worship JESUS will be a big part of our focus!
Our DTS begins with lecture phase at our training center at Sola, near Stavanger in the south of Norway. We will have 12 weeks of Bible based teaching to help you grow in Christ and become grounded in the foundations of our faith. Each week will cover a specific topic such as, the the Bible, Prayer, Mission, Father-heart of God, Relationships, Evangelism, the Holy Spirit, Mercy, etc. Each subject will be taught by wonderful teachers from Norway and around the world. Our teachers vary from year to year, but each one will invest in you and inspire you through their lifestyle, faith and wisdom.
Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all that God has created!” and that’s just what we do. After twelve weeks of equipping have passed in Sola, Norway, we as a school will go on an outreach focused towards the refugees in Europe to respond to the crisis we are experiencing in this day and age. You will also get the chance to reach out to people in Norway during the school. In our neighborhood there are more than 500-1000 refugees. You will be putting all of your training into practice both while doing ministry in Norway and in the nations.
We are not people who simply hear; we are people who hear the Word and then do what it says! (James 1:22)
Outreach activities will vary and have previously consisted of evangelism, working in slums and refugee camps, orphanages and children’s ministries, church planting as well as practical work. Wherever we go, and whatever we do, we know that God is leading us and we’re ready to “Go!” and do all that He asks.
*This DTS is a University of the Nations registered course. The UofN is part of Youth with a Mission. A successfully completed DTS is a prerequisite to all other UofN training schools, degree programs and to work long term with YWAM.