Ships DTS

Join us for a Ships Discipleship Training School (DTS)!

If you have a heart for the Pacific region or a desire to reach the island nations, come and engage your passion for the people Papua New Guinea. Perhaps you have experience in the medical field and want to provide healthcare to those in remote and isolated communities? Maybe you have maritime experience or interest in growing maritime skills?

Regardless of your background, this is the DTS for you!

Last year, YWAM Ships Newcastle received the s/y Ruach, a 37-metre schooner yacht that will enable us to join the work of YWAM Ships in Papua New Guinea. We would love to have you join us in this exciting season as we launch a new mercy ministry at YWAM Newcastle!

This 6-month course is a full-time, unique, live/learn community experience. It consists of two parts: lecture phase and outreach phase. The lecture phase will offer you a time of deep revelation as well as liberating personal application. Encounter God like never before as you hear from seasoned speakers who live out the principles they teach. The outreach phase will take you to places you have only dreamed about as you take the Gospel into the nations! Grow in confidence as you share your testimony from small to large groups in cross-cultural settings.

Example core curriculum topics include:

  • Recognising God’s Voice
  • Character & Nature of God
  • Building and Maintaining Godly Relationships
  • Sharing your Faith
  • Missionary Lifestyle

As part of the Ships elective, you’ll join the Mercy Theme. The Mercy Theme in October joins the Compassion, City Transformation and Ships electives in one DTS lecture phase. Each DTS will have a coordinator gathering students around that elective. This may come in forms such as small group activities, excursions, events, or guest speakers.

While you’ll have specific times for your DTS elective, this will not occur every week. It is important to see electives as a way of gathering similar individuals without taking priority over the core purpose of the DTS. Additionally, we cannot guarantee that each DTS elective will have a major representation on the outreach phase. Our hope is to look for how we can incorporate the elective on outreach but factors outside our control such as culture, event coordination, and ministry contact preferences may affect what is possible.

An elective is defined by:

  • Gathering similar individuals.
  • A leader with an affinity or passion for that elective (but not required).
  • Low level, structured inclusion during lecture phase.
  • Outreach inclusion of the elective where culturally possible and appropriate.

Our Ships DTS will send teams to Papua New Guinea to serve from our vessel, the s/y Ruach, and partner with the existing ministry of YWAM Ships. You will have the opportunity to work alongside locals and medical volunteers; in the past this has looked like distributing eyeglasses, assisting patients and running basic hygiene seminars.

The outreach phase is your opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture, bringing the hope of Christ to Papua New Guinea. The Great Commission to “go into all the world & make disciples” will be pumping through your veins as you jump into this cross-cultural journey to make God known!

Join us as we pioneer this new mercy ministry and carry the Spirit of God to the remote islands of Papua New Guinea.

Cost

Lecture Phase:

$3,950 AUD

Outreach Phase:

Approximately $3,500 – $5,500 AUD

Dates

Start – Finish

9th October 2017 – 16th March 2018

More DTS Themes

nat-logo-150x150Youth With A Mission Newcastle in partnership with Youth With A Mission Canberra Inc Trading as Institute for the Nations - Australia (RTO 0449) ABN: 40 345 561 378 Nationally Recognised Training - YWAM Newcastle currently offers two courses which are accredited courses recognised through the Australian Qualifications Framework. They are: Discipleship Training School (Certificate III in Discipleship, course code 10473NAT) School of Worship (Certificate IV in Worship, course code 10475NAT)