A Journey Unlike Any Other.
DTS North Africa
DTS North Africa
A Journey Unlike Any Other.
What's DTS Like
DTS is a 5-month program designed to help you understand more deeply who God is and to equip you to communicate that to others. We have a strong emphasis on the unreached people of North Africa. From the start we prepare you to be effective and fruitful on your DTS outreach and give you opportunities to connect with long-term ministries and workers in the region of North Africa making a simple bridge for DTS graduates to be sent to the mission field among the unreached.
During DTS we engage with God through practical, hands on teaching, centered on equipping you to be an effective messenger of the Gospel. Deepen you relationship with God through 11 weeks of practical training in a discipleship community. Next, we send teams to frontier mission locations, going where the workers are few.
DTS North Africa is a focused DTS and uniquely focuses on the region of North Africa. Frontier Missions is in our community's DNA. Throughout the school, we prepare for outreach with unique teachings on sharing our lives and faith with Muslims and unreached communities.
The first 3 months of DTS North Africa are spent at the North Africa Regional Center in Southern Spain. Students, staff, and speakers live, learn, worship, pray, serve, and build a Kingdom community. Each week consists of a new discipleship topic and a new international speaker. This is a season of growth and understanding more of God's Nature & Character. To accomplish this, students take part in small groups, one-on-ones, classroom sessions, book reports, journals, work duties, and many amazing meals around the table together.
DTS Outreach Phase is all about putting into practice what was learned during Lecture Phase. We prepare and send our outreach teams into frontier areas of North Africa where teams live in Muslim communities. Ministries may look like making relationships through sports, teaching English, language learning, serving a local business, orphan care, expedition style village ministries, cultural learning experiences, prayer walking, university outreach, and practical hands on service in the communities.
The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few...
Details & FAQ
With Spain recovering from the affects to COVID-19, we encourage you to monitor the latest COVID restrictions and guidelines as the DTS approaches
We are located outside of the city of Malaga, Spain. The Malaga International Airport (AGP) is the airport you'll need to fly into. Our training center overlooks the Mediterranean and set along a beautiful hillside of olive trees. We're a 25 minute walk to the beach and 20 minute walk to our towns center.
How Can I Apply?
We have an online application that can be filled out at any time. In order to comply with new European Data laws, you must first fill out a privacy consent form. Once you submit this form, you will receive an automatic email with the online DTS Application. Apply Now
How Will I Pay For DTS?
The first thing you should do is pray! Begin asking God for wisdom and ideas on how to pay for your DTS. Students often finance DTS by saving money and/or relationship based support. Support raising can be intimidating at first, but don't be afraid. Begin talking openly and honestly with your friends and family about your desire to go to DTS and your need to raise financial support. Being vulnerable and honest will lead to great conversations and often inspire people around you to be a part of your DTS. Don't be afraid of sharing your needs. People are often looking for ways to take part in the advance of the Kingdom and discipleship.
Look for creative ways to raise money: bake sales, garage sales, ask a friend to host a fundraising party for you, provide services such as lawn care, photography, hair cuts. Don't let finances stop you from being a part of DTS.
What Will The Schedule Be Like?
DTS is an intensive program meant to serve as a backdrop as you pursue the Lord with all your being. For that reason the DTS weeks are composed of many elements including worship, intercession, lectures, small groups, work duties, and other community activities. Your DTS weeks will be full 50+ hour weeks, with plenty of personal study and devotion time. It is an incredible setting to focus all of your attention on God and His mission.
Do I Need A Visa To Attend DTS?
Students coming from the European Union do not need a visa. Students coming from North America do not need a visa as you will be granted 90 days in the country upon entry. However, as DTS will use almost all of these days, it is important that you do not plan any trips within Europe before or after the DTS. Students coming from other parts of the world may need a visa so please check with us if you are unsure. At this time, we cannot guarantee that we are able to get visas for students in time.
Who Will Be My DTS Staff?
DTS Staff play a special role in the program. We are the ones walking with you day-to-day through DTS. They don't get paid but invest their time for the Kingdom. Staff lead weekly small-groups, one-on-ones, prayer times, worship times, outreach times, meal prep, and our cross-cultural outreach. It's incredibly rewarding and fun- we hope that after your DTS, you'll come back and staff a DTS with us.
Where Will I Go On Outreach?
We will go to North Africa for outreach! This is vague and we need to be sensitive about posting where we go. We plan to go to locations where teams can be safe and effective. Each year, we have a focus nation.
During outreach, we like do ministry in a combination of urban and remote areas working for unreached people groups.
Discipleship Training School (DTS) is an intensive five-month adventure. Deepen your relationship with God. Two month outreach in the 1040 Window. Live in community- travel in teams.
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