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So, you're on the fence about DTS...

So, you're on the fence about DTS...

DTS is a risky decision, with so many unknowns and ‘what if’s?’ It’s a difficult decision to make, but life with God is full of opportunities to take risks.

Why This Blog Post Is So Hard For Me To Write

Why This Blog Post Is So Hard For Me To Write

"I want to properly convey the goodness and faithfulness of the God who drew me here when I had no idea what I wanted; I want to tell you how He continued to show up day, after day, after day, to gently and powerfully walk me into a more full picture of what it looks like to be..."

I Am Not Overlooked

I Am Not Overlooked

I used to think that God had stopped speaking, I thought that was something that was only in Bible times. In the first few weeks of DTS when we had a teaching on Hearing the Voice of God I was blown away that He...

Why I've Done my DTS 7 Times

Why I've Done my DTS 7 Times

5 years ago, I decided to fly 22 hours over my home country and the Pacific Ocean before reaching Brisbane, Australia. I figured a 6-month commitment of a Discipleship Training School (DTS) was short enough that I could easily back out if...

Never Fighting Alone

Never Fighting Alone

Not surprisingly, I have never been in a real-life battle of any capacity or magnitude. Thinking about war, my mind wanders to less of the modern day artillery-based warfare, and more on the ‘Lord of the Rings’ open battles consisting...

When Outreach Isn't What You'd Thought It Would Be

When Outreach Isn't What You'd Thought It Would Be

It's so easy to be on a mission. It's so easy to follow the Lord’s leading somewhere and get carried away with the idea. It's so easy to get caught up in what the most efficient, radical, and world changing thing can be. It's so easy, that sometimes...

Why a safe return after DTS is doubtful

Why a safe return after DTS is doubtful

While on paper the DTS can be described as a 6 month course; 3 months of lectures, followed by 2 months of overseas missions work. It’s much more than this in real life. It’s like the difference between watching The Lord of the Rings and...

Creating a picture

Creating a picture

Usually the start is the hardest. You find yourself thinking very carefully where and how to draw the first line of a picture. How to write down the first sentence. The first chord, the first word, the first step. Many things are dependent on the first...

The Power in Taking a Step

The Power in Taking a Step

“It’s too hard. I’m not good at it. Why me? Why now?” I’m sure these words have gone through your mind a time or two. I want to tell you a story about a time I had these thoughts, and the power that came from taking the next...

Back Roads and Endless Possibility

Back Roads and Endless Possibility

I was driving a tiny lime green car with four of my team in the back. As we followed our hosts' white four-seater down a long and desperately beautiful road, passing turquoise and yellow homes, banana trees and cows tied-up to the...