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DTS Equip

Equip is an intensely effective 6-week leadership development course. It provides a resource-rich environment where DTS leaders and team members are equipped in character, skills and Spirit, so that both DTS students and programs worldwide may benefit and develop according to their individual and corporate callings.

We focus on the core of who we are as disciples first. Identity in Christ, what we believe, who we are as believers and as a mission. This is the core building block for any leader.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

6 weeks of intense lectures, assignments and activities covering the identity, character, personal development, skills, discipleship keys, leadership skills, outreach teaching, preparation, and practical application.

Content is provided via lectures, reading, projects, teaching assignments and personal outreach.

WEEK 1: CORE IDENTITY – “ROOTS”

• Being a Disciple; Identity in Christ
• The Language of God
• The Bible and the Fundamentals of Christianity
• Foundations of YWAM and DTS


WEEK 2: CHARACTER

Focusing on how we think, act, reason, and walk as disciples, which determines who we are as leaders and disciplers. Topics include…
• DTS Curriculum
• Implicational thinking and belief systems
• Servant Leadership and Followership
• Spiritual Authority• Integrity, Character, Conduct and Calling


WEEK 3: INTERPERSONAL & RELATIONAL ISSUES

How do we relate to others? What has made me who I am today, and understanding others? Topics include…
• Communication and Conflict Resolution
• Discipling Difficult Students and Staff


WEEK 4: PRACTICAL SKILLS – “NUTS & BOLTS”

How to get it done. From the classroom to leading people. Topics include…
• Self-awareness
• Leadership styles
• Small groups, one on ones
• Running a classroom
• Mentoring dynamics and models


WEEK 5: OUTREACH UNDERWAY

Whatever we do as followers of Christ, it always comes down to this: outreach. This week we do it. Participants construct and accomplish local outreaches, as well as receive training and lectures.

Lectures include:
• What is outreach?
• What is evangelism?
• Preparing outreaches
• “Fruitful” Outreach Practices
• Cross-Cultural Communication
• Culture Shock

Outreach constitutes the majority of time spent.


WEEK 6: WRAPPING UP OUTREACH

This addresses more issues we need to embrace as leaders of others, especially related to missions, local churches, and working with teams. Topics include…
• Debriefing and Re-entry
• Crisis Management
• Working with the Local Church
• Evaluations

PRE-REQUISITES

If you are planning on working with YWAM completing a DTS is required. If you hope to use this course in a different capacity we wold love to talk with you! Please fill out our contact form or send us an email.


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