How to study and communicate God’s Word effectively
The Nature and Character of God
Intercession and spiritual warfare
The Holy Spirit
ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Each week as a campus we come together corporately to praise and worship God. Monday morning worship, at 8am, and Ohana Gathering at 6pm on Thursdays.
Prayer & Bible study
Prayer and studying the Bible are keys to a relationship with God. We are blessed to have a prayer room open 24/7 and a Bible department as a resources for growing and knowing God.
We desire to know God and to make Him known, and invite others to do the same. The campus library, prayer room, or one of the outdoor tables are some places to spend time alone with God.
Having an international community is a highlight of our campus. Weekend soccer matches, meals in our open air cafeteria, or drinks at The Banyan Tree cafe are ways to meet those around you.
Located in the heart of Kona, our campus has many opportunities to serve those in need around us. Whether serving the homeless or tutoring at a local school, we can share Jesus' love.
Fun & Adventure
The Big Island is beautiful, diverse, and makes weekends perfect for discovering a new beach, exploring Volcano National Park, or taking a tour through one of the many Kona coffee farms.
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.
OUR DTS STORIES
Stretched to Irrecoverable Proportions
Stretched to Irrecoverable Proportions ⋅ 04/03/18
Abby Branch is an amazing writer and has done a fantastic job of describing what we did in class for the month of February. ENJOY! The last month has been full of wonderment, joy, challenge, and growth. So full in fact, that I don’t even know how to put it into words. The picture shows how many pages of my notebook I’ve filled up with notes from class and journal…
JANUARY 27, 2018 Hearing God’s Voice -By Abby Branch Hi friends! This past Friday marked the end of my first two weeks of class here at the University of the Nations, and I’m struggling to find a way to catch you up on all that has happened in one short blog post. I wish I had hours to sit down with each one of you, to share story after story…
It rained all day but once the Crossroads picnic got going the skies cleared and the sun actually came out for a bit. It was almost like God smiling on our games and laughter. One young man, who had recently graduated from college with a degree in environmental science and philosophy, came over from another gathering. He wanted to know more about who we were and why were together. It…
This picture shows some of the 500+ students who arrived Thursday for the new quarter. Approximately 50 of them are Crossroaders who will be meeting in the tent just behind the palm tree in the picture. In fact, shortly after this picture was taken the Crossroads class got together in the tent and The Holy Spirit blessed a number of them with healings, both physical and emotional. The faith grew…
The Crossroads outreach to Bad Blankenburg Germany was THE MOST poignant example of a community being transformed I have ever seen. It unfolded like a stage play as we were there that could only have been written by a Sovereign Hand. Scene One: This East German town is occupied by a large number of communists who wish for the good old days before the wall came down. To many…
The last week of lecture phase before we go on outreach Francis Chan will speak to us. If you don’t know Francis, he is a humble servant of God who is anointed to call us all to love the lost and lay our lives down for one another. Francis had his grassroots home gathering grow into a mega church of over 5000. He felt led to leave that church and…
Choosing a YWAM DTS can be pretty confusing, they can all sound similar and there are so many options. To help the process a little bit we asked our students why they are glad they chose Engage DTS. 1. Everyone is fired up for Jesus and they champion one another which helps up go deeper in your relationship with Jesus. - Franzi, age 19 from Germany 2. Amazing…
During our Crossroads in 1990 Mark Virkler gave us some insights into how God uses dreams. I wrestled with questions about why God uses imagery in dreams and how to get His interpretations ever since. Occasionally I’d have a vivid dream and remarkably be able to remember it. Even more remarkably, despite it’s very symbolic nature, I’d get a clear interpretation. Once it even led to a business decision that…