The Discipleship Training School (DTS) takes place in the first semester of the year and lasts for 5 months, divided into two parts: a lecturs phase of 3 months and an outreach phase of 2 months.
During the lecture phase, students attend classes covering various Christian topics, engage in academic activities, receive individual and group support, and also enjoy moments of praise and prayer together.
The practical part of the school occurs in locations where the team engages with the community, performing community service, assisting local churches, and conducting evangelism activities in squares, streets, schools, and even prisons. This practical component can take place both in Brazil and in other countries.
Registration: U$ 350.00 | School fees: U$ 2,450.00*
*This tuition covers accommodations, food, classes, speakers and teaching material during the 5 months of the school (Lecture and Outreach phases).
Give the students information about the functioning of the DTS, such as daily schedule, classes, intercession, etc. Also, it presents the history of GX Brasil, YWAM, and the core values of the mission and the fundamentals of the DTS.
Make the students understand the importance of having a time with God. Also, to help them to develop moments of prayers and collective intercession, communion, fasting, quiet time, contemplation, and to learn to discern the voice of God.
Bring to the students a revelation of God’s character, his sovereignty, omnipotence, holiness and other attributes, showing the importance of relating to a personal God.
Teach the Great Story of God, which consists in understanding the purpose of God, the redemption of humanity, passing by the creation, the fall, the covenants, the cross, the eternity, and how we as disciples are part of this story.
To know who Jesus is, his birth, his humanity, his ministry. Jesus as a living word, His message of salvation, His death and resurrection, and his relationship with the Father.
Bring a biblical answer to the areas of influence without separating the sacred and profane. Thus, we aim to correct the mistakes made by having a worldview that is different from what the bible teaches.
Acknowledge that God is our Father, who created us and that He knows all our pains and He wants us to understand that His purpose is for us to become His children, through Christ.
To know our value in God, to know that He is a personal God, and we are made in his image and likeness. To comprehend the importance of the family as a project that was designed by Him, starting in friendships, dating and marriage.
Understand that God created all nations and they reflect His character, and because of it we should put ourselves available to be an answer to the nations.
Understand that before we discover our calling, we must have to understand who we are in the family of God and what is our place in this great mission He has. Comprehend that the Holy Spirit is the one who makes us able and enhances the gifts given by Himself for the edification of the church and reaching the nations.
Understand how to portrait the Gospel in 5 aspects (creation, fall, the love of God, cross and eternity) to the lost, whether be in mass evangelism or one-o-one.
Unity in the team, resolution of conflicts, communication, behavior in church, practical preparation of how to preach in a church and how to share testimonies.
75% of DTS have the same curriculum, the other 25% are thematic. Therefore, the GX DTS, you will have some classes that will be specifically focused on Urban Culture, which is our focus.
At GX DTS, you will use your talent during the school’s outreach. For example, if you are a dancer, we will use dance as a tool as a method of evangelism, if you are a rapper, rap will be your tool in evangelization.
Of course. We use dance and skateboarding as ways to connect with people, but we welcome everyone, regardless of their skills or interests.
Unfortunately, not. DTS is a face-to-face school, and there is no possibility of doing it remotely.
Let’s start with the lecture phase, while each week may vary as the daily dynamic can look like as follows:
7h30 – Breakfast
8h – Quiet time/ meditation
8h50 – Worship / Intercession
9h30 – Class
12h30 – Lunch
13h30 – Work Duties
14h30 – Ministry (communication, dance, skate, rap, practice, etc.)
18:30h – Dinner
19:15h – Work Duties
20h – Personal Study Time (books reading, weekly journal, studies, english class..etc.)
22h – Silence
Usually, the weekends are dedicated to social activities, discipleship, visits to local churches, and others.
What about the outreach time?
Most days are filled with activities such as evangelism, community ministry, practical work, helping churches, praying for the city, team time and so on. In addition, there will be moments to enjoy where you are.
Both the lecture and the outreach phase costs USD 2,450 and covers accommodation, wi-fi internet access, meals, teachers and teaching materials during the entire period you are at DTS. During the lecture phase, we have a washing machine that can be used, implying an additional cost of USD xxx for the three months.
Personal expenses, such as medicines, toiletries, snacks, among others, are the responsibility of the student.
As you get closer to the DTS start date, we’ll send you a list of items you should bring. But generally speaking, here are some things you need to consider:
The location of DTS’s house is in the center of town, making it easy to shop for anything you may have forgotten or run out of. So you don’t have to stress too much about the organization process!
As part of GX, we attach great importance to creating a family environment. We enjoy living in community and sharing life experiences. Throughout your time at DTS, you will have the chance to form friendships and build lasting memories. During the DTS program, you will share a room with 2 up to 5 people.
Each week on the DTS we explore a different topic, and these topics can slightly vary between different DTSs. Here are some examples of teaching weeks:
Every teaching week incorporates lessons in a learning environment along with hands-on activities, small groups, work projects and other activities.
The predominant languages used in the DTS are Portuguese and English. Additionally, we have team members who are fluent in Spanish. You don’t need to know portuguese to attend DTS, but of course it can be fun to learn a few phrases while you’re here!