ABOUT PATHFINDERS DTS
Seek the Truth. Find your Path. Change the World.
Embark on a life-changing adventure with your Creator while discovering your destiny.
The Pathfinder DTS is about finding God personally in the midst of a busy world. It is about equipping you to discover your strengths, identity, and passions, and find your calling.
The Pathfinders DTS is a powerful adventure and life changing experience. We go into the wilderness to expose the secrets of our heart. Often, we don't know our own strength and courage until it's been tested and tried. Training phase will take you into the wilderness to explore those things that are covered. Each year, the Pathfinders DTS heads to many renowned Australian hiking destinations to seek after God, to be captivated by Him in His creation.
Outreach is a time to put the lessons learned into practice. We focus on reaching backpackers from all around the globe. Whether it’s visiting well known backpacking towns around Australia, like Byron Bay, or hitting the trail in your outreach location, there is a world searching for truth and looking for direction. We hike to distant villages, reach out to fellow trail hikers, and prayer walk through mountains to unreached villages all to spread the Gospel, and the adventure only starts there.
Lastly, as part of Pathfinders, we also focus on engaging the different spheres in society. We seek to discover God’s design for society in the areas of Business, Media, Education, Family, Religion, Science and Technology, as well as Arts and Entertainment. We meet and interact with leaders in their industries and learn from how they incorporate God into their workplace. We want you to dream, plan, and to chart an exciting path into the future while understanding your gifts, talents, and values. The Pathfinder DTS will equip you with the mission and vision you need to be the world changer God created you to be!
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The Discipleship Training School consists of two phases.
The Training Phase where you hear topics that take you deeper into your relationship with God. You learn things like the character and nature of God, Hearing His voice, God's Father heart for us.
The Outreach Phase takes a more practical approach and applies the principles of loving others all over the world. Teams from the DTS split up and travel to different outreach destinations. In short, you first get to know God, then focus on making Him known.
During the DTS, you'll have teaching on biblical topics such as:
The Character and Nature of God
Hearing the Voice of God
The Father Heart of God
Spiritual Warfare, Worship & Intercession
Cost of Training Phase:
For currency conversion, click here. This includes tuition, accommodation, meals, some local outreach costs. It does not include things like visas, health insurance, personal spending, laundry costs, or outgoing calls.
This is where what you learn is put into practice. The outreach phase is where you take what you've just learned in the classroom and make it practical! You'll be spending 7-8 weeks serving in different locations, locally and internationally with a team from your DTS. Outreach locations vary depending on the school and/or focus. You'll find out your outreach locations during your school. Fees also vary according to the location you're going to.
Cost of Outreach Phase:
$3000 - $5000
Cost varies based on destination. This includes overseas outreach flights, accommodation, meals, transportation. It does not include things like vaccinations, travel insurance, or personal spending.
UPCOMING SCHOOL DATES:
18 August 2021 - 11 February 2022
Currently the Australian international borders remain closed to international travellers due to COVID-19 restrictions. If you are currently overseas, we'd love to receive your application. We will contact you about the timing for your arrival, so please still let us know of your interest! Those from New Zealand are welcome to apply. Receiving your application now means we can process it now and, once the borders open, we can make final arrangements for visas quickly.
Our Discipleship Training Schools are Centrelink Approved, which means Australian citizens could be eligible for AusStudy, AbStudy, or Youth Allowance. Click here to go to the Centrelink homepage. To learn more about YWAM Brisbane qualifications and accreditation, click here.
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A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE
Pathfinders is about finding your path in life just as much as it's about finding your path on a hike. You don't have to be on the mission field to bring the Kingdom of Heaven to earth, here and now! Unique to the Pathfinders DTS is the time we take to look at the 7 Spheres of Influence, which are categories of culture-shaping professions that catalyze powerful transformation when Jesus-lovers are involved. We want to champion individuals in what they're passionate about, helping you discover and step into whatever you think your "path" may be! We want for you to find your path, so let’s take a look from a different perspective.
FROM YOUR SCHOOL LEADER
I am so excited about the Pathfinders DTS! I love that the heart of this school is to know God and make Him known through spending time in God's creation - reaching other backpackers and hikers when we are in the bush, and all people when we are not. I am passionate about people finding Truth and from there developing God-led purpose and vision for their lives; this school creates a space for that to happen. Adventure has a way of growing you and challenging you, so, if you are ready to say yes to this adventure, I would love to journey alongside you in that!