Family DTS Mission
Our goal is to strengthen marriages in the Body of Christ so that their marriages and families will bring glory to God in all that they do and so that future generations will be raised to know the Lord. With a Family DTS, where we only take on students who are currently married (whether they have kids or not), we deliver all the course content of a DTS, but focus on marriage and family in a way no other DTS can (or should) do.
The Family Discipleship Training School is about reaching the nations through strengthening the family unit and championing the youth within our families. Once the complete family has received missions training, they are able to effectively go out into the nations, locally or internationally, to make God known and bring glory to Him through their marriage and family unit.
Our vision is to have DTS not only change the parents’ lives, leaving the kids wondering “what in the world has happened to my parents”, but to have the children also experience some of the same things personally. Family DTS & Foundation School is a transformation of the heart school, not focused on worldly aspirations, success, or academics, but on intimate relationship with God and each other. We believe in the importance of, at a young age, giving the children of families the truths that their parents are learning. We desire Family DTS & Foundation School to provide the perfect foundation for marriages and families who want to discover God’s purpose for their family.
The first three months of a DTS, “lecture phase” takes place at our YWAM Chico campus. As a student here, you will attend classes on various topics revolving around the character and nature of God. Your speakers will be comprised of experienced missionaries and Christian leaders whose stories and insights bring not only head knowledge, but life transformation. Our heart is to create a space where people can come and encounter the love of Jesus for themselves and equip them to share that love with the world around them. You will also be spending time growing in hearing God’s voice, worshiping, working and praying for the nations in community with your classmates and other YWAM Chico Missionaries.
In the second two months of a DTS, “Outreach Phase” you will travel to another nation where you will get the chance to
share the Gospel, reach out through practical service for the poor and inspire Believers in these nations with the revelation you received during lecture phase. This is a perfect first step into missions for those who desire to reach the unreached in a short term capacity and those who feel called to missions long term.
Fall quarter: September 12 – January 29
Dates subject to change
Outreach location: TBD
Peter and Shelly Christianson