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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.