The Business Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a life-changing 5 month course set in a cross-cultural context in Asia. Participants will experience 13 weeks of lectures and training; followed by 10 weeks of service and outreach. Learn about God, His world, and His plans for business. The Business DTS is designed to take you on a personal journey of growth, to discover God’s purposes for business and you.
What Our Students Are Saying…
I think one thing I loved about the lecture phase was getting to stop and unpack God’s heart for business; it’s not something I’d done before. I’ve never run a business before but the teaching I received in the lecture phase makes me want to start one right now.
The Lord showed this BDTS to me, and I took a step and followed Him to Thailand. The experiences were incredible, but more than that, our lives were blessed by the community of this team. Whether you are intrigued by BAM business or want time spent focused on discipleship, I can’t think of a better investment or blessing than this program.
During lecture phase, we had a variety of experiences with different speakers; it really showed me who is God, how I know Him and how He is real for me. My perspective has really changed since this part of the DTS.
The lecture phase destroyed a lot of the lies I believed about God, and I learned who God is for me, why I should trust Him, why He loves me and why I love Him. It revealed a whole new God to me.
I am so thankful for this DTS and the way it helped reshape my mind, worldview and understanding of God. I will never be the same and I am forever in debt to you for that.
The Business DTS is an experience I would 100% recommend to any Jesus follower that is interested in business. I grew in my relationship with the Lord immensely and discovered God’s purpose for my life. Our team was a blast and I loved experiencing what is like to live in Thailand, Cambodia, and India with them. I truly can’t think of a better investment of your time.
DTS will forever impact my future because of the teaching and experiences we encountered.
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Business DTS Staff
Marcus and Beth Stewart lead the Business DTS
Marcus is from New Zealand, but grew up in Africa until he was 17. Beth is from England. They both completed their DTS’s at Holmsted Manor, England in 1997 and 1998. After their DTS’s they both completed a two year leadership program with YWAM, and led DTS’s for a number of years. They got married in 2003 and pioneered a summer mission training for youth groups called Missions Adventures in England, then moved to Thailand in 2011. They have been leading the Business DTS here in Chiang Mai, for 5 years. Marcus loves sports, is a big fan of Liverpool football club and enjoys coaching soccer too. Beth loves drinking tea, dark chocolate and baking for friends! They have 3 daughters, Ailidh (10), Isabelle (8) and Brienna (4).
Mark and Jo Plummer lead the BAM Resource Team
Mark oversees the Business DTS, and looks after logistical aspects of the school, including legal, financial and food! Mark completed his DTS and leadership training in 1995, just before he and Jo got married in 1996. Mark has worked on DTS’s for half of the past 22 years, the rest of the time running businesses in the UK or leading the BAM Resource Team. Mark’s involvement in the DTS also includes leading worship, leading work projects through the lecture phase and leading the business internship part of the outreach phase. Mark enjoys staying healthy and fit, reading and cooking. Jo is not part of the DTS staff, but she will be around with her family during the lecture phase. Jo and Mark have 3 children, Jack (18), Edward (15) and Evie (10).