DTS is short for Discipleship Training School, a program designed to bring intimacy with God into reality for the individual. We apply the well known YWAM motto “To know God and make God known” in practical, but exciting and life changing ways! Be prepared to learn & experience in 5 months what many missionaries develop over the course of 5 years.
DTS begins with three months of lecture and practical training, the school is staffed by experienced missionaries and weekly speakers come from around the globe to impart their own knowledge and share their stories and experiences. During this time, students learn groundbreaking lessons on prayer, reconciliation, relationships, spiritual warfare, the Character of God, and how to develop and grow in your relationship with God. Knowing God is the focus! Students are constantly challenged by staff to live what they are taught. We focus on doing before teaching, a method of BEING the Godly example.
DTS ends with a two-month outreach (missions trip) applying lessons and models taught in the lecture phase. Students are challenged to reach out to different cultures and become a part of reaching this generation with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
This school is geared towards foreigners who want the DTS experience of knowing God, hearing His voice, growing in relationship with Him and others, in a third world country. You’re embraced into a completely different culture and language, though your classes are in English (most of your teachers are flown in internationally), your surroundings and atmosphere are multicultural. Work leaders, room mates, and the general community do not speak English as a first language. The focus during ministry opportunities and outreach will be about how to be a blessing to Haiti and the nations. You will spend several weeks on outreach completing a cross country trek of Haiti to various cities and towns serving the Haitian people physically and spiritually. You will then go international into the world to serve and put into more practice all you have learned during the classroom phase of the DTS.
All of your DTS staff will be bilingual, many of them will even be your translators! Prepare yourself for 5 months of amazing spiritual growth, physical challenges, and turning the great commission into a reality. Bless Haiti!
The Summer DTS is primarily focused on Haitians being a blessing to the nations, seeing actual fruit come from our national vision of Haiti actively becoming a blessing to the world (Zech 8:13).
This school is primarily Kreyol speaking, however, because the majority of our teachers speak English and are flown in from foreign countries, there will be classroom translation. Foreigners considering this school please take note, all other activities will be primarily communicated in Kreyol.
The focus during the ministry functions and outreach will be about blessing the nations through service and sharing. Sharing the love of God through our hands as well as through our mouths. The outreach will spend only a couple of weeks, at the most, in Haiti fulfilling the call to be being a blessing, but our primary goal is to take Haitians outside of their country to put into action what they’ve learned during the classroom phase and be a blessing to the world! Haiti has received much, and God is transforming hearts and minds, but to continue to receive blessings from the Lord, we must in turn be a blessing to others who have or have not yet to experience God’s love!
For 5 months you will be challenged spiritually and physically to seek God for yourself and learn how to share with others, you will learn about sacrifice and what Jesus ultimately did for us and what He ultimately calls for us to do. Be a blessing!