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Your next adventure with God, with the Bible and cool young people - build a strong foundation for your life!
No one can teach you a true relationship with Jesus. You have to live it! Otherwise, everything remains just empty theory. That is why "Youth with a Mission" has been offering so-called Discipleship Training Schools (DTS) for many years - so that young people have the opportunity to encounter God in depth and put their faith into practice. DTS is for people who want more. To experience more of God, to know more, to be changed and to touch the world.
Here you will not learn mysteries, but very practical and powerful know-how for your life.
Here in Hainichen in Saxony, the birthplace of the Reformation and the Herrnhut Mission, you will spend six months that will give your life depth. Here you will find everything you need to grow in your relationship with Jesus and to get to know yourself better: experienced speakers and mentors, life in community and many opportunities to put your Christian faith into practice and serve others.
The DTS in Hainichen combines discipleship with the study of God’s Word. Within the course of 6 month we will have 12 deep and inspiring DTS lecture weeks, short-term outreaches into the region and one long-term outreach abroad. Further, we will read through the Bible, from cover to cover. No matter if you are coming with a deep understanding of the Bible or have hardly touched it so far, our group readings and discussions will benefit you and strengthen your faith.
Additionally you will have the chance to apply what you are learning right away in living together as a community and serving people inside and outside our base. In this learning environment, you will grow in maturity, grow in responsibility, and grow in your character. From the very beginning, you will make a difference!
Together we will follow Jesus Christ, to become strong in faith, strong in character and strong in life!
Dates and Costs
Apply now for the next Discipleship Training School! Our places are limited!
Dates: September 21, 2022 - March 31, 2023
Lecture Phase: 2000€ (accommodation, meals, school fees, study materials, school activities)
Mini Outreach: 100€
Outreach Phase: 1800-2500€ (These costs depend on the location, because travel costs as well as accommodation and food costs can be very different, depending on the country)
What’s not included: your transportation to and from Germany/ Hainichen — Visa fees (if applicable up to €150) —Health insurance (to be covered in Germany and outreach nation) — Personal items, free time activities
Are you interested and/or do you have any questions? Then get in touch with us! We would be glad to hear from you.
The best way is via the contact form or directly:
Phone/WhatsApp: +49 1520 310 40 20
The first step to your apllication through our contact form:
What is a Discipleship Training School ?
The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a full-time course of several months that will focus your life on God. It also gives you an opportunity to discover your passions and your part in God’s purposes for the world. It is for those who long to follow Jesus in new ways with a different perspective.
The course consists of two parts: lecture phase and outreach phase. In the lecture phase, you will learn more about God and His world. You’ll learn not only from lectures but also from community living and practical training. The outreach phase focuses on applying what you learned in the classroom through an intense, cross-cultural experience.
DTS is a great way to discover more of God's call and be equipped to walk with God wherever He leads. The DTS is designed to encourage students in personal character development, cultivating their relationship with God and identifying their unique gifts and callings. Cross-cultural exposure and global awareness are special emphases throughout the course, preparing the students to evangelize and disciple current and future generations.
Your DTS consists of two parts:
Part 1: Get to know God
Practical spiritual teaching and opportunities to apply – an intense time for you to wrestle with God and with yourself and to build deep friendships with your class mates.
What DTS participants say after the school is over:
The DTS was certainly one of the most intensive times with God and others that I have ever experienced. I came closer to the things that God has for me. To be a Christian is a journey that we embark on and we must decide over and over again if and how we want to continue. For people like me who have just finished school, it is particularly important to set the course for the future. Would I recommend the DTS? Yes!!! For everybody who calls themselves a Christian. The DTS is a wonderful opportunity to grow in relationship to God and to others.
I have learned to accept myself more as a daughter of the King and that I am good the way I am. I also started to understand God's character better in my heart, not just in my head. I could experience the Holy Spirit a lot more and overcome my fear of approaching strangers. I got a heart for evangelism.
I had worked in the Church in full-time ministry before coming to DTS. Now, six months later, I realise that I had not been living full-time ministry – I was working for the Church and I worked ministry hours. Whatever I will do and wherever we will go from here - it will be different from what we had been doing before we came.
Before DTS I was marked by a fear of man and some statements that I had believed about myself like "I can't do this". I experienced a lot of healing in these areas during DTS. I think I will leave with more freedom then I ever had before.