1. Outdoor Adventure DTS

    Imagine yourself conquering a rock face that had at first looked like an impossible climb. Imagine being part of an authentic community of people who are seeking the same goal: to experience God's character and love in a radical way. Imagine volunteering six months of your life to forge a deeper relationship with God and develop your potential as a world-changer. Imagine yourself here: YWAM Ozarks.
Three to four weeks of the Lecture Phase will be spent traversing through deep valleys, over mountain trails and down scenic rivers. You will connect with fellow students as you work together to achieve physical and spiritual goals. As you go hiking, backpacking, camping, canoeing, rock-climbing, and caving, God will reveal Himself to you in ways that you have never before experienced. Prepare to be stretched. Prepare to be changed.
The Lecture Phase of our Outdoor DTS is transformational—but the focus is not on amassing a notebook full of facts about God. Rather, the focus is to know Jesus, grow in character, and catch God’s heart for the world.
The Nature & Character of God | Repentance & Forgiveness | Study of the Bible | How God  Speaks to Us | Godly Relationships | Character Development | Prayer & Spiritual Warfare |  Evangelism & World Missions | Justice & Mercy For The Poor | And Much More
Your journey begins as you gather with other young people from around the world, forming a diverse community of people from many backgrounds. Guest speakers with equally diverse stories have committed to come and teach you more of God's ways. Time is set aside for seeking God's heart for the nations and worshiping Him. You will meet in large groups, small groups and have one-on-one processing time with staff. And serving the local Ozark community ensures that not only will you learn, you will do!
The sun is beating down on you as you continually ascend the mountain ahead. One and a half miles behind and over 1,000 feet below is the village that you left this morning. The next village is at least three miles ahead with still quite a bit to climb.

Two things keep you going: First, a burning desire to bring the love of Jesus to this remote mountain village, and second, the skills and experience you’ve already attained from the first three months of the school.  This is your chance to put into practice what you have learned in Lecture Phase. Whether in Africa, Asia, or the Amazon, you can be part of the transforming power of God’s love in the lives of people you meet. As you take part in this beautiful redemption, your own life will be forever changed.
“I’d recommend DTS to anyone who loves adventure. You get to know God more while having fun. God becomes so much more real, and He becomes much more personal when you’re out in His creation.” 
2017-18 DTS Schedule
  1. Lecture Phase
    Phase 1
    Lecture Phase
    Sept 24- Dec 22 $3,375
  2. Outreach Phase
    Phase 2
    Outreach Phase
    Jan 1- Mar 16 $2,000 + Airfare
Completion of YWAM Ozarks' DTS with a 11 week outreach earns a student 27 credit hours towards a degree through YWAM's University of the Nations. Learn how you can get an associates degree through YWAM Ozarks.
Associates Degree Program

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