Awakening Baltics Discipleship Training School aka “Baltic DTS”
This DTS is special, as we will be joining in a huge outreach event called AWAKENING EUROPE that will take place 30th of August - 2nd of September in Riga, Latvia.
Thousands from all over Europe will come to join in seeing many reached for Jesus, and touched with the love of God. The focus for AWAKENING EUROPE this year is the region of the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). We will continue to carry this flame to other towns and cities across the Baltics while we learn more about God, His Word and more. Various small teams will form following this mobile equipping phase and travel to different locations for ongoing outreach and ministry.
We believe 2018 is to be a special year for the Baltic nations as these nations each celebrate 100 years in 2018.
We recognize the Spirit of God is at work to prepare this unique part of the world for His purposes. Our prayer is that many hearts will be awakened to the truth and Jesus’ love that was poured out.
This DTS consist of 11 weeks of equipping and teaching, along with a total of 8 weeks of hands on practical outreach experience. We will take time to listen and learn principles of God, then take action and apply these things in our lives as we live in community and go out to be the hands, feet, ears and voice of the Lord.
Some of the topics covered include:
- How to hear God’s voice
- A lifestyle of worship
- Interceding for the lost
- Character and nature of God
- Father Heart of God
- Healthy relationships
- Holy Spirit
- How to reach out to the lost
- Making disciples
- Walking in Holiness and the reverence of God
- Understanding your calling
- Intimacy with Jesus
- Freedom from the past
- Bible foundation
- Biblical Christian worldview
- Apostolic leadership
A full time course in the University of the Nations:
The DTS Is a full time course, and we will live, study, serve, travel and minister together. This DTS is accredited with University of the Nations, and successful completion of the course will result in 19 credits, as well as the opportunity to continue studies with University of the Nations global university or apply for a YWAM staff opportunity around the world.
Structure of the school:
Lecture phase: We start this journey together at the YWAM base in Valdemarpils Latvia, and after about 2 weeks of team building and teaching we start traveling from hostel to hostel across the Baltic nations. The teaching will be held in different churches or other rooms in the towns and cities we travel to. The lecture phase will take us to 5-6 different places in the Baltics, including Riga for the Awakening Baltics event! Visiting and local teachers will share their stories and knowledge with us for one week each.
Outreach: a 2 months mission’s journey where we continue to practice and share what we have learned. The class will split up into small teams and travel to different places before we re-unite for debrief and graduation in Latvia. The outreach destinations might be almost anywhere on the planet, but most likely focus on Europe (and maybe Asia). Keywords for outreach are adventure and backpacking!
The main language will be English, translation to other languages will depend on the needs.
1850 Euro for lecture phase, and between 1100 and 1700 for the outreach phase depending on the destination of your outreach.
The course fees includes your tuition, housing, food, and transportation during the 5 months.
Travel to and from Latvia, as well as visa fees (lecture and outreach), insurances (health insurance is required), study materials and personal needs are not included.
Students need to be minimum 18 years old by the start of the DTS.
Students should be ready to be on the road, carry their own backpacks or pull their own suitcase (for at least 1-2 kilometers), live in simple “dorm style” housing and adapt to different cultures and foods. Flexibility is a key ability!
Students are expected to be willing to learn new things and challenge their own “comfort zones” as we aim to know God more and make Him known along the way.
Arrival and departure:
Arrival and departure will be from Latvia, but the school will travel to Estonia, Lithuania, and potentially other nations during the outreach phase. There are flights to Riga International Airport (RIX), as well as buses and trains from many European nations. Arrival dates are 4th of August and 5th of August before 02.00PM/14.00 (in Riga).
Graduation is the 19th of December, so departure will be the 20th and 21st (try to avoid super early flights).
The application form will be ready soon, send us an e-mail if you want to be notified when the application form is ready.
Deadline for the application is 20th of June 2018.
For those needing visas to the Baltics, applications must be submitted by 28th of May 2018, to ensure enough time to submit documents.
There will be serval additional studies and internships ready for you in the Baltic nations from January 2019. Including a school to learn more of how to study the Bible, one to learn more about Biblical ways of seeing the world and use Biblical truth to bring transformation, internship with ministries working to stop human trafficking/prostitution and rehabilitate those that has been on the streets, and much more! You can also join us as a staff to work with future DTS’es and other ministries. Applications for these schools, internships and staffing positions will be made available to all our students.
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