VISION


Specially designed for people who are 25 and older, Crossroads DTS is a unique opportunity to know God more intimately, increase in godly character, and begin a new adventure in missions. Be renewed, get fresh vision, and find new direction.

 

 

OUR FOCUS


Crossroads DTS is for people who are at a “crossroads” in life. They feel the Lord calling them to step out of their day-to-day life and spend a season of time with Him.

 

 

 

 

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PROGRAM INFORMATION


Dates

Lecture: Jan 5th – Mar 28th 2017

Outreach: TBA

Dates

Lecture: Sep 27 – Dec 19, 2018

Outreach: TBA

Dates

Lecture: Sep 28th – Dec 20th, 2017

Outreach: TBA

Dates

Lecture: January 4 – March 28, 2018

Outreach: March 29 – May 25, 2018

Graduation: June 1, 2018

Dates

Lecture: January 3, 2019 – March 27, 2019

Outreach: March 28, 2019 – May 24, 2019

Graduation: May 31, 2019

Costs

Lecture: $3995

Outreach: $4500 – $5000

Languages

English

Prerequisites

Any children under 4 must have a nanny, those 4 and up can attend Foundation School.  Please confirm child’s admission to Foundation School.

All applicants must be at least 18 years old by enrollment date

WHAT IS DTS


The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is YWAM’s six month entry level course, embodying YWAM’s mission to know God and make Him known. DTS provides an environment for students to personally encounter Jesus Christ, learn to hear God’s voice, and respond with joy!

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DTS Teaching Topics


Hearing God’s Voice

The Father heart of God

Identity in Christ

The Cross

How to study and communicate God’s Word effectively

The Nature and Character of God

Biblical worldview

Intercession and spiritual warfare

The Holy Spirit

Relationships

Cross-cultural ministry

OUTREACH


At the completion of the classroom phase, students have the opportunity to ‘make God known’ in the outreach phase. The Gospel comes alive as students step out in faith to preach the good news, baptize new believers and heal the sick (Mark 16:15-18). Outreach is an exhilarating time of risk and adventure, as teams serve with local believers: transforming lives and impacting society with the love of Jesus Christ.

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OUR DTS STORIES


Stretched to Irrecoverable Proportions

Stretched to Irrecoverable Proportions  ⋅  04/03/18

Abby Branch is an amazing writer and has done a fantastic job of describing what we did in class for the month of February. ENJOY! The last month has been full of wonderment, joy, challenge, and growth. So full in fact, that I don’t even know how to put it into words. The picture shows how many pages of my notebook I’ve filled up with notes from class and journal…
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Abby Branch is an amazing writer and has done a fantastic job of describing what we did in class for…

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Hearing God's Voice

Hearing God's Voice  ⋅  11/02/18

JANUARY 27, 2018 Hearing God’s Voice -By Abby Branch Hi friends! This past Friday marked the end of my first two weeks of class here at the University of the Nations, and I’m struggling to find a way to catch you up on all that has happened in one short blog post. I wish I had hours to sit down with each one of you, to share story after story…
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JANUARY 27, 2018 Hearing God’s Voice -By Abby Branch Hi friends! This past Friday marked the end of my first…

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Class Picnic

Class Picnic  ⋅  28/01/18

It rained all day but once the Crossroads picnic got going the skies cleared and the sun actually came out for a bit.  It was almost like God smiling on our games and laughter.  One young man, who had recently graduated from college with a degree in environmental science and philosophy,  came over from another gathering.  He wanted to know more about who we were and why were together.  It…
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It rained all day but once the Crossroads picnic got going the skies cleared and the sun actually came out…

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Arrival Day!

Arrival Day!  ⋅  07/01/18

This picture shows some of the 500+ students who arrived Thursday for the new quarter.  Approximately 50 of them are Crossroaders who will be meeting in the tent just behind the palm tree in the picture.  In fact, shortly after this picture was taken the Crossroads class got together in the tent and The Holy Spirit blessed a number of them with healings, both physical and emotional.  The faith grew…
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This picture shows some of the 500+ students who arrived Thursday for the new quarter.  Approximately 50 of them are…

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Community Transformation

Community Transformation  ⋅  03/12/17

The Crossroads outreach to Bad Blankenburg Germany was THE MOST poignant example of a community being transformed I have ever seen. It unfolded like a stage play as we were there that could only have been written by a Sovereign Hand.   Scene One: This East German town is occupied by a large number of communists who wish for the good old days before the wall came down. To many…
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The Crossroads outreach to Bad Blankenburg Germany was THE MOST poignant example of a community being transformed I have ever…

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Francis Chan

Francis Chan  ⋅  05/11/17

The last week of lecture phase before we go on outreach Francis Chan will speak to us. If you don’t know Francis, he is a humble servant of God who is anointed to call us all to love the lost and lay our lives down for one another. Francis had his grassroots home gathering grow into a mega church of over 5000. He felt led to leave that church and…
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The last week of lecture phase before we go on outreach Francis Chan will speak to us. If you don’t…

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Dreams

Dreams  ⋅  29/10/17

During our Crossroads in 1990 Mark Virkler gave us some insights into how God uses dreams. I wrestled with questions about why God uses imagery in dreams and how to get His interpretations ever since. Occasionally I’d have a vivid dream and remarkably be able to remember it. Even more remarkably, despite it’s very symbolic nature, I’d get a clear interpretation. Once it even led to a business decision that…
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During our Crossroads in 1990 Mark Virkler gave us some insights into how God uses dreams. I wrestled with questions…

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Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts  ⋅  15/10/17

When asked for their final thoughts during this year’s debriefing in Germany, many students had insightful comments. One of them, Monica Harbes, wrote, “There wasn’t one speaker that didn’t impact me in some way. So for me, I saw fruit every week as a result of the material covered in class. You and Wanda have been an inspiration to me and I hope my life will be bearing as much…
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When asked for their final thoughts during this year’s debriefing in Germany, many students had insightful comments. One of them,…

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TIM AND WANDA MADDEN


Tim and Wanda Madden did their Crossroads in 1990 with their 6 children.  Today those children are married and have blessed Tim and Wanda with 17 grandchildren, many of whom are now in the mission field.  They love working with singles and families and seeing them released into the destinies God has for them.

Phone: 518-209-3811

Email: WandaM@matchless.info

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BOB HOPKINS


Bob and Carolyn Hopkins live in Kona, HI and have been a part of leading over 50 DTSs.

Email: konacdts@gmail.com

Amy Ward


Amy Ward serves on the YWAM Kona University of the Nations core leadership team and has been a part of YWAM for 10 years, leading multiple DTS’s and YWAM ministries. Her husband Phillip Ward serves as the director of Campus Development. This year, Amy is bringing leadership and vision to the Crossroads DTS’s in YWAM Kona.

Contact email: crossroads.september@uofnkona.edu


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