Why I believe in the DTS

The Discipleship Training School is just what it says it is. It not only teaches one how to disciple the nations, it also (perhaps even more importantly) teaches one how to BE DISCIPLED.

Why is this so critical? Isn’t our aim to reach the lost for Christ? Why worry about ourselves?

Indeed, our goal as an organization is to send waves of missionaries into every corner of the world, to see the lost found, the hungry fed, the lonely met. But in order to sustainably do this, we must first learn to be continually molded into vessels capable of delivering His perfect peace.

In order to be effective in the Christian life, let alone missions, we must never overlook our own heart for the sake of the nations. If the gospel isn’t radically real to us, if it’s stunning messages don’t awaken us first, we will fizzle out and be serving from numb hearts. And when this happens, which is sometimes inevitable, we must know how to be discipled, how to be led, and how to be helped.

We aren’t built to carry the Great Commission on our own strength, intellect, skills, or anointing. Through every step of our life, we must depend on the faith family to support us in many ways.

The DTS is a place that allows a young person to look in the mirror, for perhaps the first time, and analyze the scars, the beauty, the design, and the purpose of their being. During the DTS, you are able to ask the deep down questions, seek out the Face of Truth, develop your faith, and receive teaching from those who have gone before you.

In my DTS, I learned that my answers to to my own questions would fall short every time. I need the wisdom of Scripture, the experience of my elders, the insight of my leaders and love of my peers to experience Christ. I learned that in order to grow into the woman I am made to be, I must have people around me speaking truth into my life, even when it isn’t what I want to hear. To lift my face when it has fallen, to breathe life into me when I’ve grown weary. The DTS taught me how to be discipled, how to be loved, and how to sustain a life of discipling others.

Join us for the next Discipleship Training School! You’ll never be the same.

 

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