On July 14th,2014 we will be running YWAM Turner Valley’s first ever Mountain Venture DTS. Although DTS’s have been running here for more than 25 years, never has our DTS had this kind of a focus or intentional interaction with the Rocky Mountains located in our backyard.
Scripture shows how God speaks to his people over and over while they are in the wilderness. He reveals more of his character and builds faithfulness in his people. It’s in considering this that we decided to take the plunge into the wilderness with our DTS as well. Personal challenges in hiking, canoeing, camping, horseback riding, mountain biking, and rafting are a great way for our students to become more confident and step out of their comfort zone. We felt that a deliberate time set apart to know God in his creation, along with themed lectures and one-on-one discipleship would be a great asset to each student’s personal growth, while drawing closer to the person of Jesus. Our desire is that this would become fuel for each student as they step out on outreach, sharing the love of Jesus.
Our Mountain Venture Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a 5 month program consisting of 2 phases, lectures and outreach. The 12 weeks of lectures are themed with the nature and character of God, bible study, prayer, godly relationships, evangelism, world view and missions. Each week will consist of lectures taught by varied speakers, small group discussions, one-on-ones with staff, work duties around the ministry campus, corporate worship and prayer as well as a chance to head into the Rockies.
The 8 week outreach will give each student an opportunity to put into practice some of what they have learned throughout the lecture phase. There will be opportunity to serve the less fortunate and share the love of Jesus through mercy ministries, teaching, running children’s programs, evangelism, and service projects while on outreach.
We are looking for people who have a desire to get to know God in a deeper way, while experiencing more of his heart through his creation, his word, and his people. Know anyone who may be interested in a little adventure and a chance to get to know God more? Please don’t hesitate to contact us.