The Business Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a life-changing 5 month course set in a cross-cultural context in Asia. Participants will experience 12 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.
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Business DTS Overview
All over the world, business men and women are having their eyes opened to God’s purpose for business as a vital instrument for fulfilling the Great Commission. These men and women are learning that business has power to transform communities and nations in Jesus’ name.
However, transformation begins with us! The DTS is a focused on personal development and spiritual formation as we study together in class, reflect on our spiritual lives, and live in community. We begin by learning about God, looking at his Father’s heart, and His nature and character. Then through every topic during the 12 week lecture phase we think about how the teaching applies in a business context.
This Business DTS is designed for people with any interest in business, including entrepreneurs/owners, business practitioners, business students, or those exploring business as a catalyst for transformational change. It is ideal for participants wanting to set aside time in their lives to know God more deeply and identify how to use your unique gifts to serve Him in the marketplace. The Business DTS will help lay solid foundations for a life of service to God through business, either in your home community, or to the ends of the Earth!
Youth With A Mission (YWAM) has trained hundreds of thousands of people through DTS programs for over 35 years, preparing them to be Christ-followers in all arenas of society. The Business DTS is a fully certified YWAM Discipleship Training School run by an experienced team of YWAM leaders, in partnership with experienced teachers and business mentors.
Lecture Phase – 12 Weeks
This 12 week phase of the course is focused on personal growth through teaching, small groups, worship, prayer, one-on-one discipleship, journal writing and other activities. Weeks are structured around classroom teaching most mornings, with work duties, language learning, group activities and outreach opportunities in the afternoons. Weekends are generally free.
Outreach Phase – 10 weeks
The 10 week Outreach phase is all about putting into practice the lessons you learned in the lecture phase. The Outreach phase is a more intense time of service, focused on ministry in a more rural part of Thailand in a business/missions environment. The 10 weeks of outreach includes time for training and preparation, plus a week of debriefing and final teaching to finish the course.