Join us in Australia for a Compassion Discipleship Training School (DTS)!
Are you passionate about seeing your generation rise up? Does your heart long for people to know Jesus personally? Do you feel like God is calling you to establish change in your community, but don’t know where to begin? The Compassion DTS is a great first step as you seek out God’s calling for your life. Draw near to God, be challenged, and step into action. Discover through teaching and scripture how Jesus exemplified compassion in both His words and actions. Discover new opportunities to reach out with Compassion and change the course of humanity. Recognise how you, partnered with God, can rebuild a community and see Jesus transform your generation!
This 6-month course is a full-time, unique, live/learn community experience. It consists of two parts: lecture phase and outreach phase. The lecture phase will offer you a time of deep revelation as well as liberating personal application. Encounter God like never before as you hear from seasoned speakers who live out the principles they teach. The outreach phase will take you to places you have only dreamed about as you take the Gospel into the nations! Grow in confidence as you share your testimony from small to large groups in cross-cultural settings.
Example core curriculum topics include:
As part of the Compassion Elective, you’ll join the October City Transformation, Ships, Arts Evangelism and Barista electives in one combined DTS lecture phase. Each DTS will have a coordinator gathering students around that elective. This may come in forms such as small group activities, excursions, events, or guest speakers.
While you’ll have specific times for your DTS elective, this will not occur every week. It is important to see electives as a way of gathering similar individuals without taking priority over the core purpose of the DTS. Additionally, we cannot guarantee that each DTS elective will have a major representation on the outreach phase. Our hope is to look for how we can incorporate the elective on outreach but factors outside our control such as culture, event coordination, and ministry contact preferences may affect what is possible.
An elective is defined by:
- Gathering similar individuals.
- A leader with an affinity or passion for that elective (but not required).
- Low level, structured inclusion during lecture phase.
- Outreach inclusion of the elective where culturally possible and appropriate.
Example ‘compassion’ sessions include:
- The value of human life through the eyes of the Creator.
- Bringing the promise of hope into a broken world.
- Addressing issues of poverty and injustice
Compassion and authority will fill every step as you participate in an adventure into mercy focused evangelistic missions. Opportunities could include working with children at risk in Asia, evangelising to brothel owners in Eastern Europe, or ministering to the homeless in the West. There are endless opportunities to respond and share God’s heart to people in every corner of the globe. Outreach will take you to the places you have only ever dreamed about! Grow in confidence as you share your testimony to large audiences. Whether you are called to long-term or short-term missions, the benefit of going to a cross-cultural location and seeing the needs of that location and then being part of the solution is life changing!
Each DTS sends teams to unique locations. Here are a few places we have gone: