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THE PURPOSE OF DTS IS TO…
- GATHER and CHALLENGE people. This can be done through worship, and learning to listen to God and to obey Him. They can serve through evangelism, intercession, acts of compassion and other expressions of God’s heart for the world. This can even include pioneering new ministries.
- INSPIRE and CULTIVATE growth in one’s relationship with God and to form a Christ-like character based on the Bible. This includes: the work of the Holy Spirit; the understanding of God’s character and the message of the cross.
- SHARPEN one’s ability to work with, learn from, and relate to people of different cultures, personalities, and perspectives.
- Further EQUIP each one to serve God’s purposes. This should strengthen a commitment to reach the lost, especially the un-reached, to care for the poor, and to influence all areas of society. This could be either within or outside of YWAM’s family of ministries.
- IMPART the vision and foundational values of Youth With A Mission International, as well as that of the host operating location. It will also provide information regarding a variety of opportunities for service.
Each week you will hear from world-class speakers on the following topics:
Nature and Character of GodDeveloping Christ-Like BehaviourHealthy RelationshipsEvangelism and MissionsSpiritual Warfare and IntercessionBiblical Worldview and Cross-Cultural MinistryDiscovering God’s Purpose for Your LifePower of the WordHearing God's VoicePurpose of God’s Redemption
Nature and Character of God
Who is God, really? What if He is infinitely bigger than we have made Him to be? These are beautifully vast questions that we can explore for the rest of our lives. Come alongside other classmates, staff, and speakers who are passionate about discovering and loving God deeply and truly. Dig into scripture, read the wisdom of sages, worship, and engage. Bring your heart, your curiosity, your confusion, and your hunger and gain tools to make a lifestyle of getting to know and live with our indescribably wonderful God.
Developing Christ-Like Behaviour
There is nothing more powerful than living a life that reflects Christ. We will encourage you and help you develop a devotional life where you can discover Christ and how to better be His disciple. This is a lifelong journey that can take many shapes during your walk, but there are some key, foundational principles that can help you get started or improve your personal devotional life.
How to Make and Keep Healthy Relationships
We love relationships here at YWAM Dalarna. We want you to learn how to build solid friendships that are based on the firm foundation of God’s Word.
There is nothing stronger than a world-wide community of friends knitted together with the truth of God’s love.
Evangelism and Missions
A light is not meant to be hidden. God wants a personal relationship with you and every one of His created children. Imagine if no one dared to tell you about Jesus. Don’t miss the opportunity to lead someone one step closer to knowing Christ. We’ll teach you how to make this a practical lifestyle both locally and internationally.
Spiritual Warfare and Intercession
We are called to pray without ceasing. We regularly practice hearing what’s on God’s heart and standing in the gap for nations, communities, crises, people groups, and more.
Biblical Worldview and Cross-Cultural Ministry
How can we speak truth to the world if we don’t understand truth nor have a broad, cross-cultural understanding of worldview? In order to empower all nations to submit under God’s original design for them, we must be aware of and respect all cultures that God created. On your DTS, you can grapple with these concepts over the lecture phase. Then, you can immediately apply them in the diverse cultures that are here in Sweden as well as on your international outreach phase.
Discovering God’s Purpose for Your Life
Your life does have purpose; You are not here on accident. As you come to your DTS, we are not going to tell you what you should do with your life. No one can do that for you. Instead, we will help you discover your own unique, God-given gifts. While discovering your strengths, networking with others, and hearing God’s voice, we want to empower you to step into the fullness of what God has for you in your day to day callings and your future calling.
Power of the Word
In order to hear how God speaks through logos, you have to actually know how to read His Word. Our goal is to help you learn how to read the scriptures in a new way that not only challenges you but also refreshes and transforms you. Let’s get beyond studying or reading just for the sake of studying or reading. This ancient text contains the timeless love letter of The Maker of the Universe and holds life applicable treasures for those who seek them.
Hearing God’s Voice
The Bible displays how God speaks through the spoken (rhema) word and the written (logos) word. God is speaking, what is hindering you from listening? We desire for you to hear God and be able to follow all that He speaks through the Word, prayer and more. As you learn to know the voice of your Shepherd, you will be able to grow in closer intimacy with Him.
Purpose of God’s Redemption
God has a powerful plan for not just your life, but the lives of your friends, family, and the nations. God’s redemption story has already been set in motion through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. We want you to deeply understand the full meaning of this story so that you can live this plan in your life and to bring it to your communities and to the nations.