October 2, 2018 to March 8, 2019
This DTS is about TRANSFORMATION!
God doesn’t want us to conform to the pattern of the world, he wants us to be transformed from within, by Him. People who have been transformed by God are then able to transform the world around them, in the power of God. They become world changers!
Transformed People -> Transformed Communities -> Transformed Nations
This is the focus of the Transformation DTS – knowing God’s love, being transformed into His image and then being His agents of transformation in the world around us. It’s a remarkable journey that will give you the opportunity to fully focus on Jesus, hear his voice and step into the calling He has for your life.
And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18
Knowing God and Making Him Known
This is what the DTS is all about. Knowing God more, discovering who God made you to be and using your unique talents to extend His kingdom.
The five month course begins with a three month lecture phase, consisting of challenging and life changing teachings on relevant topics such as: Hearing God’s Voice, Character and Nature of God, Evangelism and many more (more details below).
Up next is the outreach phase where you’ll undertake a two month, cross cultural missions trip. During this time you will have the opportunity to put into practice all that you’ve learnt, through practical tasks such as evangelism and mercy ministries (more details below).
Our Location – Breathtaking Tasmania!
The Transformation DTS is based at our YWAM centre in breathtaking Tasmania. Located on a 200 acre property just outside Hobart, we are surrounded by beautiful farmland. We share the property with various forms of Australian wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies and wombats. A great place to experience God!
Tasmania is home to world heritage listed rainforest and alpine wilderness areas, spectacular landscapes, rugged highlands and quiet solitary beaches. We’ll have the opportunity to explore some of these during the DTS.
During the DTS, we will also travel to Melbourne and Adelaide, giving you the opportunity to engage with YWAM in three diverse locations.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
During the Lecture Phase we’ll dig deep into the character of God and find out how His love transforms our lives. As a DTS community we come before the Lord daily to learn from Him and apply His word to our lives. Through the work of the Holy Spirit and the personal application of biblical truth, transformation takes place.
Living in community, working with and learning 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.
As you grow in relationship with God, you will also be empowered to share His love with others. You will learn about evangelism, missions and extending God’s hope to the poor and needy. Each week, you will have opportunities to put into practice the principles you learn, in our local community and the city of Hobart.
Lecture Phase TopicsSome of the topics covered during the lecture phase include:
• Hearing God’s Voice
• The Character and Nature of God
• Identity and Calling
• Forgiveness and Repentance
• Loving Relationships
• Evangelism and Missions
• Worship and Intercession
Whichever outreach location you choose:
• You will grow in confidence as you see God using you show His love to others.
• You will gain a greater perspective of the world and what God is doing.
You will see great needs and be part of God’s solution
Outreach will involve sharing God’s transforming love with people who desperately need it. There are communities all over the globe lacking the basic necessities of life: food, water, clothing, shelter and health care. People are crying out for someone to come alongside them as the hands and feet of Christ to show them the love of the Father.
Our DTS outreach teams go and find the lost wherever they are, and then demonstrate the love of God in whatever way they can. Our heart is to go where there is physical and spiritual need and practically demonstrate God’s love by helping to meet those needs. It’s all about bringing the love of Christ to people through our lives and through the gifts that God has given us.
CostsRegistration fee: $40 AUD
Lecture phase: $4,200 AUD (including food, accommodation and tuition)
Outreach phase: approx $3,000-$5,000 AUD – depending on location (including food, accommodation, transport, airfares and travel insurance)
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