As part of the World Explorer DTS elective, you’ll join the Cultures Theme. The Cultures Theme in July joins the World Explorer, Around The Table and Classic electives in one 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 World Explorer sessions include:
- Understand God’s heart for the Nations
- Expressions of cultural awareness
- Multiple outreach locations
- Experience a variety of cultures
One of the distinctions of the World Explorer DTS is that our teams will travel and experience missions in multiple nations and cultures!
The outreach phase is your opportunity to travel to a foreign culture, bringing the hope of Christ to the Nations. The Great Commission to “go into all the world & make disciples” will be pumping through your veins as you jump into this cross-cultural journey to make God known.
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: