VISION


The last story in the book of Acts paints a vivid picture of the Apostle Paul. He’s advanced in age and spends most of his time on house arrest in Rome. Luke tells us he welcomed all who visited him, boldly proclaiming the Kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ. Then the book finishes, and since that time of the early church the Message of Jesus has spread through faithful people around the world.

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OUR FOCUS


We know that the canonization of scriptures is completed, but we still live in the church age of the New Testament authors. The God of the Bible is the God of today. Like Paul, it’s our passion to see communities of friends announce and demonstrate the Kingdom of God and share Jesus. The Awaken DTS is a launching pad, a place to discover and solidify who the Father says you are. Come join the family!

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PROGRAM INFORMATION


Dates

Lecture: January 3rd, 2019 – March 27th, 2019

Outreach: March 28 – TBA

Dates

Lecture: TBA

Outreach: TBA

Dates

Lecture: July 5th, 2018 – September 19th, 2018

Outreach: Sept 19 – TBA

Costs

Lecture: Now $3700

(Was $3995)

Outreach: ~$5500

Refundable room & key deposit: $60

*Prices are subject to change.

Costs

Lecture: $3700
Outreach: TBA

Languages

English

Costs

Lecture: $3995
Outreach: *$4000-$6000 *subject to change

Prerequisites

High school graduation or equivalency, or aged 18 years old by enrollment.

WHAT IS DTS


The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is YWAM’s six month entry level course, embodying YWAM’s mission to know God and make Him known. DTS provides an environment for students to personally encounter Jesus Christ, learn to hear God’s voice, and respond with joy!

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DTS Teaching Topics


Hearing God’s Voice

The Father heart of God

Identity in Christ

The Cross

How to study and communicate God’s Word effectively

The Nature and Character of God

Biblical worldview

Intercession and spiritual warfare

The Holy Spirit

Relationships

Cross-cultural ministry

OUTREACH


At the completion of the classroom phase, students have the opportunity to ‘make God known’ in the outreach phase. The Gospel comes alive as students step out in faith to preach the good news, baptize new believers and heal the sick (Mark 16:15-18). Outreach is an exhilarating time of risk and adventure, as teams serve with local believers: transforming lives and impacting society with the love of Jesus Christ.

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OUR DTS STORIES


Awaken Values

Awaken Values  ⋅  21/09/16

Here are some values we’ve identified that help our community embody this message. As you read them understand that we see these as parts of an integrated ecosystem, not a comprehensive checklist of separate ideas. The first few values are known as "the three loves", everything else is building from their foundation. Presence of God Paramount in our values is our relationship with God, furthermore we can do nothing apart…
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Here are some values we’ve identified that help our community embody this message. As you read them understand that we…

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Beyond DTS

Beyond DTS  ⋅  21/09/16

We the YWAM Kona campus is revamping their associate degree tracks. A two year program that will provide foundational coursework in character development, missions, leadership, biblical studies, humanities, communication and a focus course of your choosing. This comes with the added benefit of a pay as you go discounted tuition rate. To learn more start a conversation with an admissions counselor by emailing degrees@uofnkon.edu The first course to take in…
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We the YWAM Kona campus is revamping their associate degree tracks. A two year program that will provide foundational coursework…

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Debrief

Debrief  ⋅  21/09/16

  After completing the outreach portion of our Awaken schools all our teams will return to Kona for at least a week. We will either be on base or be brought up to the Makapala retreat center on the North Side of the Big Island. The outreach phase is meant to be educational and a big part of that is having space to process and understand what you’ve experienced before…
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  After completing the outreach portion of our Awaken schools all our teams will return to Kona for at least…

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Justin Seo


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Andrew & Terry York


Andrew and Terry have each staffed a number of DTSs in Kona and been a part of the Awaken Community in Kona since the beginning.

 

Andrew’s email: andrewawaken@gmail.com

Terry’s email: terrylee404@gmail.com

Erica Gustafson


Erica has been working with YWAM since 2010 and staffing and co-leading a number of Awaken DTSs. She has also co-lead a DTS in Amsterdam  and works yearly with a leadership development program called DTS Equip, based out of YWAM Lakeside, in Montana. Her heart is to see men and women awakened to their identities in Christ, experiencing God in new ways, and getting to see how the God of the Bible is God of today!! She spent much of her childhood growing up in the Middle East and has a great love for the nations and God’s destiny for each country and people group. Her hope is to see people experience the Love of God, to have their lives transformed by that love, and to see the world around them impacted by an overflow of that love.

Erica’s Email: ericagus@uofnkona.edu


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