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Dive into a time of transformational discipleship that is reflective in a lifestyle of personal intimacy with Jesus and Co-Creating with God. During this DTS there is an intentional engagement in the Bible and co-creating with God to have a practical application during the outreach phase in West Africa & Asia.

With all the focus tracks you can choose from, this creates a huge platform for evangelism and discipleship as we desire to see the Kingdom of God established.

Our Focus


  1. Arts – using your gifts in dance, music, theater, fine arts, etc. to create presentations for outreach.

  2. Sports – using your passion and gifts in sports creating events to reach during outreach.

  3. Evangelism/Preaching – the artistic presentations will be paired with those who would love to learn to preach and share their story to the masses.

  4. UniSkript – In this track, you will learn this revolutionary new symbol-based alphabet that helps illiterate people to read and write. Then teach UniSkript to improve literacy skills and enable others to read the Bible.

  5. Children – Word Alive already has a few “Juniors” and during this track you will learn to develop kids programs and outreach activities for during the outreach phase.

  6. Worship Dance Track – in this track we will learn about prophetic worship dance and have lots of practice as well.

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PROGRAM INFORMATION


Cost

Lecture: $3995

Outreach: $5000-$6000

Languages

English & French

Dates

Arrival Day: April 4, 2019
Lecture Ends: June 15, 2019
Departure Day: September 7, 2019

Prerequisites

Must be 18 years old on Arrival Day

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

Arts Track


The focus of the arts track will be to explore and co-create with God artistic presentations for the masses which can be presented during the Outreach phase. All artistic materials will be original as created by Word Alive staff and students.

Sports Track


During the DTS those passionate for sports will explore together how to reach professional athletes as well as sports enthusiasts in West Africa & Asia. They will work on skills, training programs and outreach ideas.

UniSkript


Discover where UniSkript came from, why it’s so exciting and how it can be used to break the cycle of poverty caused by illiteracy.

Explore together how to teach others UniSkript by combining symbols, pictures, gestures and activities to create a unique learning experience.

Reach the illiterate world by being equipped to train trainers using UniSkript, testimonies and the Bible.

Word Alive Juniors Track


Do you love children, or are you bringing any? Both for those who enjoy setting up children’s programs and for the younger ones among us we want to create programs for outreach so we can engage the whole family. This track will be a mixture of planning and co-creating materials for the children as well as trying it out with them. So Much Fun!

 

Worship Dance Track


In this track we will learn about prophetic worship dance and have lots of practice as well

Outreach


Initially this school was going to focus on Cameroon as host nation for the Africa Nations Cup. However because they could not meet those obligations at this time, the soccer tournament will be elsewhere.

Our outreach will therefore embrace West Africa & Asia as outreach locations. Whether it be Training and Equipping Pastors and Church Leaders, providing medical and clean water solutions or showing the Jesus Film, there are many opportunities to bless these areas and see the Kingdom of God established.

With the Word Alive DTS we will use all the practical training during the track times to develop programs for outreach.

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

2018 Spring Course Leaders


Jackson Ambe Ndecheck


JACKSON AMBE NDECHECK Originally from Cameroon, joined YWAM in Port Harcourt Nigeria since 2002. After serving there for 8 years he came to Kona in 2010 to complete his University of the Nations Bachelor Degree in Biblical Studies and pursue his Masters in Community Development.

His love and passion for the Word of God led him to do the first Word by Heart school at YWAM Kona in 2013. Since then he has been part of the Word by Heart family, running schools, seminars and doing Gospel presentations. In 2017 God gave the vision for Word Alive and in April 2018 staff have been in training with this method of co-creating with God and they have gone on outreach to Ohio where they ministered in prisons, churches, theaters and at community events.

Jackson is married to Anneke (from the Netherlands) and they have 4 lovely children Hope, REJoyce, Kyndness and WARRIOR who are also a part of the Word Alive family as the “Word Alive Juniors.”

Walter & Chris Martens


Walter and Chris have been married for 36 years. Walter’s passions include worship, music, and song writing and he has his own carpentry business. Chris loves writing and directing dramas. Both love missions, acting, camping and generally having fun and laughing. Their home is Canada where their 3 daughters and their families live. They have been active with YWAM for the last two years.

Word Alive Staff Team


The Word Alive Staff team includes:
Jerome & Anna – professional musicians from Belgium
Vanessa from Canada – artists both in music as well as fine arts
Matt from England – part of the team that pioneered Uniskript
Joshua & Emily Smith – pastoral hearts as well as love for children

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