Upcoming Schools: A Life Together DTS! in September
24 September 2018– 1 March 2019 / Muizenberg, South Africa
“For in Jesus all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him God has reconciled all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross.” – Colossians 1: 19&20 (ESV)
In the wake of war and mass migration, racial tensions and ever widening economic inequality, we often feel that our sense of hope has all but dried up. There are days when we feel that the world has simply lost it’s imagination; and when we look in the mirror, we recognize that same tension within ourselves. This prevailing sense of isolation and insecurity, and a deep ache for honesty, belonging and community. Yet, as we face this ache within us, we are learning to be stubborn and choosing to take our cues from the Good News over and above the nightly news. For in our bones we believe that nother world is not only possible, but that she is already here…and on a quiet day we can hear her breathing.
Do you share our groaning for deeper community?
Our passion to see communities of conflict reconciled?
Our yearning for peace and the presence of justice to take root in nations?
Our longing for The Way of Jesus to be the very fragrance of our lives?
Our desire to know the love of God?
Our hope for the world?
he “A Life Together DTS” is a six month intensive YWAM Discipleship Training School focused on reconciliation, community and discipleship in the Way of Jesus. Throughout DTS participants will be invited into a lifestyle of merciful-missions and equipped to walk as ambassadors of reconciliation (2nd Corinthians 5:20) in the nations and in their communities. At it’s heart, A Life Together is a gathering space where fellow recovering sinners can wander together to widen their imaginations of what is actually possible in this world. We believe, whole heartedly, in a movement of loving God, one another, and the world well. We believe in learning to live justly, honestly and more beautifully so that theKingdom of Jesus can reach into and reconcile the most divisive, most violent and most segregated spaces in our lives and the communities around us.
The DTS will look like this:
The first three months of DTS will take place at YWAM Muizenberg on the Southern Peninsula of Cape Town, South Africa. Sharing life together in community, staff and students alike will submerge themselves into an intentional season of shared learning via lectures, regular rhythms of prayer and worship, manual labor and active service to the community around us. With the Mother City as our backdrop we will engage in a live/learn pursuit of a life shaped by the mercy of God. Our prayer is that this lecture phase will birth a love for Jesus, a lifestyle of active reconciliation and a vision for lifelong learning, in all who participate. Lecture topics include: The Father/Mother Heart of God, World View, Reconciliation & Peacemaking, Holy Spirit, Missions, The Kingdom of God and more.
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Continuing in a posture of learning and a vision of “the Beloved Community”, our final three months of DTS will consist of splitting into smaller focused outreach teams and heading for the Middle East. Carrying the two handed gospel which seeks to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of people, we will continue our communal discipleship journey while serving communities of conflict throughout a region of the world which carries wounds and fractures and yet incredible resilience in the face of violence. The hope for these outreaches is to be students of the people, places and the stories we come into contact with while discovering and sharing the heart of Jesus and supporting various ministries and Kingdom movements along the way.
Join us for A Life Together DTS if you desire to share your life for six months and have a passion for discovering Christ within yourself, within a community of active discipleship, and within a world aching for hope.
“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” – Dorothy Day
Meet The School Leaders!
Steve is an international speaker, activist, musician and avid follower of the Jesus Way. Having traveled to over 60 countries and witnessing along the way the best and worst that humanity is capable of, Steve’s driving passion is to champion and equip the body of Christ for active peacemaking & works of justice through building compassion for the poor and provoking imagination.
Since 2008 Steve, his wife Diane and their four kids (Margot 6, Vera 4, Desmond 3, Fable 2) have been in the pursuit of a life shaped by the mercy of God. Together they work with YWAM promoting works of justice, active peacemaking and compassion for the poor within the global YWAM network, while living in Cape Town, South Africa and help give leadership to A Life Together.
Max and Cambria Melchert, originally from the States, have made Cape Town home since 2013. Working with YWAM Muizenberg and giving leadership to A Life Together, their vision is to train and release young leaders into their God-given passions and into deeper relationship with Christ.
Max and Cambria are parents to Andrew, 1 year, and have another joining the family in September!
Lecture Phase: Sep 24th, 2018 – Dec 7th, 2018
Outreach Phase: Dec 7th, 2018- Feb 15th, 2019
Debrief week: Feb 18th, 2019 – March 1st, 2019
This cost can vary from R25 000 – R35 000
*Prices subject to change depending on team locations and includes airfare.*
In addition to the above all students should allow some money for personal items, laundry, leisure, etc. which are not covered by the school fees.
Cat A: R500
Cat B: R300
Cat C: R250
Come and join us on this epic journey as we go deeper with God and His heart for people and nations.
Note: This school is the entry level course for anything you want to do in YWAM, whether that is becoming a full-time staff member or continuing on in your education through the University of the Nations.