- What is DTS?
- How It Works
- School Purpose
- Communication & Media
What is Communicators DTS?
The Discipleship & Training School (DTS) is your chance to experience God like never before. It is an intense, rewarding and fun 5-month learning experience, including a 3-month lecture phase at a YWAM base in Brazil and a 2-month field assignment/outreach.
During the DTS you will not only study the Word of God, but will find out how to make it real in your own life, learning to hear the voice of God and letting Him change your heart. The DTS is your chance to intensely seek the face of the Lord and to know the joy of having intimacy with the Creator. Each DTS offers opportunities of local, national and international outreaches.
The DTS is a training program that offers people the opportunity to have their character and personality strengthened to know God’s purpose for their lives. The main emphasis of the program is to know God in a deeper way and to provide the students with favorable circumstances to mature their relationship with the Lord and with people around them.
The Communicators DTS is a conventional DTS when it comes to the curriculum. Besides the DTS curriculum, we will have workshops, technical lectures and activities related to communication with focus in journalism, design, social media, photography and video. The school takes place in the environment of YWAM’s Central Mídia, the communication ministry at YWAM Almirante Tamandaré.
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Next school: from January to May 2019
Next School:from January to May 2019
Length: 5 months (3 lecture phase + 2 field assignment)
Beginning: January 14th 2019
YWAM Jocum Almirante Tamandaré – Av. Wadislau Bugalski, 3826 – Jardim Buenos Aires
Almirante Tamandaré/PR – Região Metropolitana de Curitiba – CEP 83511-000 – Brazil
We will study the following topics during the Communicators DTS:
I. God’s Nature and Character
II. God’s Intention for Individuals, Peoples and Creation
Seeing All of Life From God’s Perspective
III. God’s Redemption: Sin and The Cross
Recognizing Jesus as Lord
IV. God’s Family: His Children & His Church
Becoming More Like Jesus
V. God’s World: His Call and His Commission
Doing The Works of Jesus
VI. YWAM: A Response to God
Knowing God; Making Him Known
The DTS curriculum is designed for the development of an intimate relationship with God, Christian character and the student’s vocational profile. The student will be personally accompanied by a missionary who will help him in spiritual growth, discovering talents and gifts for the Christian service in missions as well as in Christian life.
How does the school work?
In the mornings you will have your quiet time with God and classes until lunch time. In the afternoons, depending on the day of the week, you will participate in work duties, communication work or creative evangelism training. There will also be small groups, one on one discipleship, intercession, etc, Most of the evenings will be free for personal study, reading and preparation of academic work.
On Saturdays you will have a weekly day-off. The day-off can also be on Monday or any other day of the week according to the week’s schedule.
After successfully completing the 3-month lecture phase, the students will be sent as a team to an outreach in a mission’s field in Brazil or abroad for the 2-month field assignment. The emphasis of the outreach is to apply everything that was learned during the lecture phase, with active participation in creative evangelism, training, discipleship, mercy, service and communication.
Reading is a fundamental aspect of the learning process. The Communicators DTS academic leadership has adopted reading and reports as one of the basis of the Discepleship and Training School.
The following book must be read prior to your arrival at the school:
Is That Really You, God?
Loren Cunningham – YWAM Publishing
Other reading suggestion:
Intimacy with God through understanding the Fear of the Lord
Joy Dawson – YWAM Publishing
Personal Study Time
Dedicated time for personal study and Reading, report preparation, individual and group work, etc. We suggest that you manage this time wisely.
The work duties are part of the University of the Nations curriculum and offer the student an opportunity to serve the community when not in class while teaching key principles of the Kingdom of God, such as diligence, service, teamwork, interdependency, etc.
We understand that serving one another is one of the most basic principles of the Christian faith and because we live together in a community, together we zeal for the place we live, work and study. The work duties are a daily activity that consists of manual work such as kitchen assistance, cleaning the cafeteria and toilets, gardening, construction, etc.
DTS Description & Purpose
The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is an intensive Christian training course beginning with a 12-week lecture/teaching phase followed by a 8 week practical field assignment. The DTS is designed to encourage students in personal character development, cultivating a living relationship with God and identifying their unique individual gifts and callings in God. Cross-cultural exposure and global awareness are special emphases throughout the course, preparing the students to reach current and future generations and answer the call to “Go into all the world and disciple all nations” (Mat 28:19).
To GATHER and CHALLENGE people to worship, listen to and obey God, releasing them (in the context of the DTS) to serve through evangelism, intercession, acts of compassion and other expressions of God’s heart for the world, possibly even pioneering new ministries.
To INSPIRE and CULTIVATE growth in one’s relationship with God resulting in Christ-like character, which is based on a solid Biblical foundation, the work of the Holy Spirit and the personal application of Biblical truth, especially concerning God’s Character, the Cross and empowering Grace.
To SHARPEN one’s ability to relate to, learn from and work with people, including those of different cultures, personalities and perspectives.
To further EQUIP each one to serve God’s purposes either in or outside of YWAM Family of Ministries, strengthening a commitment to reach the lost, especially the unreached, to care for the poor, and to influence all areas of society.
To IMPART the vision and foundational values of Youth With A Mission International as well as that of the host operating location and to provide information regarding a variety of opportunities for service.
Communication & Media Focus
We offer three weekend long training workshops in communication and media during lecture phase:
- Communication & Journalism Workshop
- Design & Social Media Workshop
- Photography & Video Workshop
These workshops have specific training and activities in the communication area within the DTS communication and media focus: lectures with experienced Christian professionals, key activities in the area of media, journalism, photography, video, design, evangelism through communication tools and implementation and/or support to communication ministries at churches or YWAM bases. The objective of the workshops is to generate knowledge, to inspire and to bring reflection about communication in the Kingdom, professional practices and tools in the communication area.
Application Fee: US$ 250*
School Cost: US$ 1,750**
* The application fee must be paid as soon as the student receives the school’s acceptance letter.
** This value includes the school’s lecture phase with food (three daily meals) and lodging.
IMPORTANT: The field assignment/outreach cost is not included in the costs described above. The outreach cost may vary according to its location and the cost will be informed to the students during the school’s lecture phase.
Additional expenses during lecture phase:
Ropes Course: US$ 10 / Niko Program: US$ 50
Optional expenses during lecture phase:
Internet: US$ 20 for three months lecture phase or US$ 10 per month.
Washing machine: US$ 20 for three months lecture phase or US$ 10 per month.
ATTENTION: The field assignment/outreach cost is not included in the school cost stated above. The field assignment cost may vary according to outreach location, which will be informed during the first month of lecture phase.
How To Pay
Please make an international payment order via SWIFT – MT 103 to BBDEBRSPSPO, which is Banco Bradesco’s SWIFT code.
Jovens Com Uma Missão – CNPJ: 06132231/0001-35
Banco Bradesco – Agência 1342-0 – C/C 43512-0
You will be charged US$ 40 for the international transaction
The requirements to apply for the Communicators DTS are:
• To be a Christian for at least one year
• To be in communion with a local church
• To have your pastor/leader’s approval/blessing
• To be at least 18 years old
• To like communicationPlease read all the information on this website very carefully.
It is essential that you understand what the DTS is all about and have a word/confirmation from God before applying. Ask yourself if you want to deepen your relationship with God and with others and if you are interested in evangelism, serving, training and missions. We will pray over each applicant and acceptance is subjected to God’s approval.
All students must be with us full time during the 5-month period of the DTS. There is no need for specific or previous communication skills or training.
How To Apply
Click here to fill the online application form.
We will send your pastor and your friend an on-line reference form via e-mail.
You will need to bring (or to buy here): sleeping bag, water bottle, pocket knife, flashlight and camping backpack to participate in the Niko progra during the lecture phase.
In case you are accepted, we will send you a letter with a complete list of everything you need to bring
Phone: +55 (41) 3047-1088