Last Summer through Fall, YWAM Turner Valley ran its first Mountain Venture Discipleship Training School. In the lecture phase of the school, students and staff participated in all sorts of great outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and white water rafting, while focusing on lectures themed with the nature and character of God, Bible study, prayer, godly relationships, evangelism, world view and missions. Each week consisted of lectures taught by various speakers, small group discussions, one-on-ones with staff, work duties around the campus, corporate worship and prayer, as well as adventures in the Rocky Mountains. The school was a great success, and Michael and I had such a great time getting to know the DTS students before we headed off on our own adventure with Titus Project in Mexico.
This year, YWAM Turner Valley will be running the Mountain Venture DTS again, and it’s been exciting to see applications come in from various corners of the world, as a new group of students comes together to participate in what God is calling them in to! DTS is a five month program; the first three months are considered the “lecture phase,” while the eight-week outreach phase that follows gives students the opportunity to put what they’ve learned in action, serving in missions in SE Asia.
If you’re wondering what’s next for you, whether you’re graduating high school, taking a university break, or simply want to take a step into missions (whether you’re young or young at heart!), DTS is a great way to grow in God and serve His Kingdom. This year’s school begins July 13th and wraps up December 4th. Check out YWAM Turner Valley’s DTS page for more information on how to apply!