What is a DTS?
The Discipleship Training School is a five month, life-changing, program designed to help you “Know God and make Him known”. It is a time for you to seek God’s face, hear His voice and discover who God made you to be. Putting aside all the distractions of life you can focus on Him and follow His command to make disciples of every people group on earth (Matt 28:19). It’s a time to step out of your comfort zone and give God your whole heart and your whole life. DTS will open your eyes to God’s heart for a hurting world and see Him use you to change it.
During the first 12 weeks of the Orphan Care DTS, you will experience impactful discipleship in a community setting with an emphasis on making a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable—children without families! Weekly guest speakers coming from dynamic ministries from all over the world will share on foundational topics such as: Caring for the Orphan, Hearing the Voice of God, The Father Heart of God, Evangelism, Spiritual Warfare, Biblical Worldview, and more. Each day you will learn to apply these to your life. But being a disciple of Christ does not end there; we do evangelism on the world famous strip, equip foster families for success, love abused and neglected children, and mentoring are all examples of the kinds of outreach you will participate in. You will have an opportunity to serve alongside Foster Connect, a YWAM foster care ministry, as you discover firsthand the struggles and joys the come from working on the front lines of orphan care.
The next 8 weeks of the Orphan Care DTS we will travel overseas and put into practice everything we have learned about making disciples of every nation (Matt 28:19). We will live out in a practical way what “pure and faultless” religion truly is (James 1:27). We will partner and serve ministries that are advancing the Christian Orphan Care Movement caring for the millions of orphaned children worldwide. We will grow and become more equipped with the tools needed to pioneer an orphan care or foster care ministry, or join an existing one. Previous outreach locations include Thailand, Central America, India, Nepal, and Africa.