A DTS is a 6-month programme that is made up of young people (18+) from all over the world. It consists of two parts; the lecture phase and the outreach phase.
The lecture phase
Last for three months, and includes teaching for 15 hours per week on a wide range of topics. Some of these topics include… The Father Heart of God, Intimacy with God, Intercession, Worship, Spiritual Warfare, Relationships with God, Family & the Opposite Sex, Missions, Evangelism, Servant hood, Sin, Repentance, Restitution, The Character of God, Identity, and Biblical Worldview.
The lectures are given by a multinational group of teachers who mainly work with YWAM or in other local churches. These teachers have years of experience both in ministry and in missions.
We will be land-based with regular sailing trips and sail training sessions, this way, we can have a greater influence in our local community.
Following the lecture phase, there will be a 9-week outreach, which will take place in another country and location. The outreach locations will be decided during the lecture phase.
Sailing is a fantastic tool for discipleship and leadership development. We want to emphasise that God is the focus for all that we do and sailing is just the tool. Sailing creates a more intensive environment pushing us to go deeper, quicker, with each other and with God. Someone once described it as a pressure cooker where issues can’t help but come to the surface and need to be dealt with quickly in order to keep moving.
DTS + Sailing can be awkward, uncomfortable and messy, but we believe it’s totally worth it. Can you handle it? The best bit is, we don’t require any previous sailing experience!
The Adriatic is known for some of the best sailing in the world with Croatia alone having over 1000 Islands. Croatia is part of the Balkans and former Yugoslavia, and is post communist. It is steeped in history and has a rich culture and heritage. The recent war back in the 1990’s still leaves a heavy cloud over parts of this region. We believe God wants to do a new thing here in Croatia; building on strong Christian foundations laid hundreds of years ago.Will you join us?