DTS Outcomes

The DTS Outcomes describe characteristics of students we aim to graduate from the DTS. For each outcome, we have identified desires we aim to cultivate and suggest practices that facilitate the work of the Holy Spirit and the formation of the disciple’s heart. These practices are built into both Lecture and Outreach Phase design.

As you include Christian practices in the design of the DTS, consider how you will help each disciple make connections between what they are doing and learning and the Scriptures. The practices should become meaningful in light of the biblical narrative and as they are woven into the stories of our lives.

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Click the Outcome # to reveal suggested Desire/Attitude, Corporate Practice, and Individual Practice

Desire/Attitude

  • For God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit 
  • A deeper sense of security, knowing I am loved and pursued by God 
  • To honor and adore the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit with a heart of gratitude 
  • To joyfully participate in fellowship with God and others 
  • To delight in and recognize the voice and will of God 
  • To walk in the ‘fear of the Lord’: an attitude of respect for God that guides my choices
  • To wake up to the presence of God with me in all situations 

Corporate Practice

  • Instruction/Teaching: see ‘Key Themes’
  • Worship: including prayer, Scripture, engagement with one another and more
  • Practicing God’s presence together, inviting the Holy Spirit into our midst
  • Intercession in response to things on God’s heart 
  • Relating to one another in the way God relates to us (creating a sense of welcome/inclusion)
  • Testimony: sharing how God has/is meeting us in our personal life
  • Opportunities for celebrations with gratitude and joy
  • Waiting on God together, discerning his word to us

Individual Practice

Aim to build lifelong habits as you engage the corporate practices of the DTS:

  • Worship: picture yourself adopted into God’s fellowship, united to Jesus by the Holy Spirit. Respond in worship
  • Breath Prayer: to pray a short simple phrase of heartfelt desire to God that can be repeated in one breath
  • Centering Prayer: to quiet the heart and rest in God alone
  • Contemplation: to wake up to the presence of God in all things
  • Conversational Prayer: to talk naturally with God
  • Discernment: hearing God’s voice
  • Journaling: pay attention to what is going on in my life with awareness that God is with me in it
  • Silence: to move away from noise in order to be totally present to God without words

Desire/Attitude

  • To get to know Jesus and follow him more faithfully
  • To experience the unconditional love of the Father in ways that deepen trust and obedience
  • To receive and cooperate more fully with Holy Spirit who is helping me live more like Jesus
  • To introduce others to the person of Jesus

Corporate Practice

  • Instruction/Teaching: see ‘Key Themes’
  • Worship: include communion. Pay attention to seasons such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Ascension
  • Spend time exploring the Gospels together
  • Learn the Beatitudes, possibly putting them to music or drama
  • Learn the name of a homeless person, wait staff or those who are often ignored. Listen and engage them in conversation
  • Recite the Lord’s prayer. Pray a Psalm out loud together
  • Ask the Lord how we have sinned. Practice confession, repentance and forgiveness
  • Make restitution after discussing the story of Zacchaeus
  • Welcome and make space for children, valuing them as Jesus did
  • Share personal stories, especially about people and events that have shaped your understanding of God
  • Pray for one another to be filled with the Holy Spirit
  • Opportunities to serve through the gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Share special meals together, perhaps including communion (Love Feast). Invite your neighbors, suppliers, local teachers or public servants
  • Outreach: introduce others to Jesus

Individual Practice

Aim to build lifelong habits as you engage the corporate practices of the DTS:

  • Worship: picture yourself united to Jesus and his body, the Church) by the Holy Spirit. Respond in worship
  • Bible Study: explore the Gospels to get to know Jesus. Reflect on his relationship with the Father and the Holy Spirit. How does he relate to others? Reflect on his humanity 
  • Breath Prayer: “Jesus, you love us. Help us love each other”
  • Seek to have conversations with others about Jesus 
  • Respond to the needs of others as God leads (Christian Magna Carta)
  • Do your work duty with joy and diligence serving Jesus
  • Intercede for your friends or family to come to know Jesus
  • Blessing: to pray blessings on and/or do something kind for someone you find difficult
  • Practice relinquishing rights like Jesus did

Desire/Attitude

  • For God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit 
  • To wake up to the presence of God with me in all situations
  • To honor and adore the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit with a heart of gratitude 
  • To joyfully participate in fellowship with God and others 
  • To delight in and recognize the voice and will of God 
  • To draw on the empowering presence of Holy Spirit to cultivate the ‘muscles’ to say no to sin and yes to God

Corporate Practice

  • Instruction/Teaching: see ‘Key Themes’
  • Worship: inviting Holy Spirit into our midst and follow his leading to both worship God and build one another up through gifts and ministry of the Spirit
  • Practicing God’s presence together, inviting the Holy Spirit into our midst
  • Opportunities to pray for one another to be filled with the Spirit
  • Opportunities to serve through the gifts of the Spirit
  • Waiting on God together, discerning his word to us and obeying it
  • Practice the One Another Passages and fruit of the Spirit

Individual Practice

Aim to build lifelong habits as you engage the corporate practices of the DTS:

  • Worship: picture yourself adopted into God’s fellowship, united to Jesus by the Holy Spirit who is ministering sonship/daughter-ship to you. Respond in worship
  • Breath Prayer: to pray a short simple phrase of heartfelt desire to God that can be repeated in one breath: “Holy Spirit, give me strength”
  • Contemplation: to wake up to the presence of God
  • Journaling: pay attention to places you feel stuck in your growth. Write out a prayer asking Holy Spirit to empower change in this area. Ask if there are any action steps you need to take and take them with awareness of his strength and presence with you

Desire/Attitude

  • For God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • To honor and adore the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit with a heart of gratitude
  • For genuine communication with God
  • To receive and cooperate more fully with the Holy Spirit who is helping me live more like Jesus
  • To encounter the living God through his Word and live the truth, not just know it
  • To delight in and recognize the voice and will of God
  • To walk in the ‘fear of the Lord’: an attitude of respect for God that guides my choices
  • To live in ways that bring joy to God
  • To have my desires, priorities and actions shaped by engaging God’s heart and kingdom
  • To bear kingdom fruit in all of life

Corporate Practice

  • Instruction/Teaching: see ‘Key Themes’
  • Worship: include some time of declaring the goodness of God’s ways, possibly reading a Psalm. Worship God for his gift of grace to us in Jesus
  • Opportunities to give to one another as God leads
  • Engaging in outreach in the neighbourhood or city as God leads
  • Opportunities to serve through the gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Waiting on God together, discerning his word to us, then doing what he has asked us to do
  • Bible Study: engage with stories such as Hezekiah (2 Kings 18 and 19) and hear what God highlights

Individual Practice

Aim to build lifelong habits as you engage the corporate practices of the DTS:

  • Worship: picture yourself adopted into God’s fellowship, united to Jesus by the Holy Spirit. Respond in worship
  • Prayer: Ask God what he wants to talk to you about
  • Discernment: hearing God’s voice and doing what he asks
  • Journaling: pay attention to what is going on in my life with awareness that God is with me in it
  • Bible Study: explore the Gospels, paying attention to how Jesus listened to and obeyed his Father
  • Ask God to highlight someone for you to talk to at the shops

Desire/Attitude

  • To encounter the living God through his Word
  • To live as Jesus lived
  • To see and relate to God, people and the world from God’s perspective
  • To live as a learner open to new insight from God and others
  • To live the truth not just know it
  • To understand and apply the Bible in my life
  • To gaze more deeply on God through his Word and works

Corporate Practice

  • Instruction/Teaching
  • Opportunities to engage the main themes of the Bible as a story from beginning to end
  • Consider having students engage with Scripture by telling Bible stories to one another, and/or gathering groups during outreach for storytelling from Scripture
  • Consider having the School create a Story Timeline as a visual for the classroom. Have the school add to the timeline throughout the DTS as speakers share about people or events from the big story of the Bible
  • Use Scripture in worship: reading and praying Scripture from both the Old and New Testament, including the Psalms 
  • Bible Study: engage in a book of the Bible together
  • Read several of Jesus’ parables about the kingdom of God. Share the pressures we face and discuss how we can live in joy and peace and overflow with hope (Romans 15:13) as citizens in God’s kingdom
  • Bible Meditation: spend time reflecting on a key Scripture together to hear what God highlights

Individual Practice

Aim to build lifelong habits as you engage the corporate practices of the DTS:

Desire/Attitude

  • To talk naturally with God in prayer times with others 
  • For genuine communication with God
  • To delight in and recognize the voice and will of God 
  • To walk in the ‘fear of the Lord’: an attitude of respect for God that guides my choices
  • To understand and apply the Bible in my life
  • To be more discerning of the enemy’s strategies and ways
  • To cultivate the ‘muscles’ to say no to sin and yes to God
  • To own my ‘broken’ ways in which I fall short, confessing sin to God and trusted others. To make things right (restitution) when possible
  • To relinquish unhealthy control in relationships, circumstances and future plans
  • To enter God’s heart for the world and respond with worship, intercession and/or spiritual warfare

Corporate Practice

  • Instruction/Teaching: see ‘Key Themes’
  • Worship: including prayer, Scripture, engagement with one another and more
  • Intercession for cities, issues, people groups, environmental concerns etc.
  • Read and discuss Ephesians 6 together. Practice praying with the spiritual weapons listed in this passage
  • Opportunities to discern and resist the enemy and his ways, and also proclaim what Jesus has done and continues to do
  • Opportunities to reflect and confess sin and relinquish rights to God
  • Opportunities to make right our relationships with one another

Individual Practice

Aim to build lifelong habits as you engage the corporate practices of the DTS:

  • Worship: picture yourself seated with Christ in the heavenly realms. Worship God for what he has done, is doing and will do in and through Jesus, and for the victory and authority we participate in, in him through Holy Spirit
  • Discernment: hearing God’s voice
  • Intercession: choose a city, people group or issue and intercede every day for it for a week
  • Journaling: Write three ways God has significantly revealed himself to you as good, faithful, healer etc. Worship him for those attributes
  • Respond to a difficult situation in the opposite spirit

Desire/Attitude

  • A deeper understanding of the relationships between Father, Son and Holy Spirit and how they love, uphold, respect and mutually submit to one another
  • To see and relate to God and others from God’s perspective
  • A deeper security in knowing I am loved and pursued by God 
  • To joyfully participate in fellowship with God and others 
  • To experience a deeper sense of belonging and being valued by God and others
  • To relate to others in ways that honor and include them
  • To reflect the self-giving love of the Trinity by investing in others

Corporate Practice

  • Instruction/Teaching: see ‘Key Themes’
  • Practice serving in teams where everyone has a part
  • Practice the One Another Passages
  • Discussion on cultural and theological differences
  • Opportunities to make right our relationships with one another
  • Team work duties
  • Share personal stories as a way to understand each other more
  • Share a special meal together perhaps including communion
  • Celebrate the unity and diversity of God and the Body of Christ
  • Serve a civic event or another organisation, church or ministry
  • Have outreach/ministry teams research the culture, beliefs, history and practices of the people you interact with. Learn some of the language
  • Opportunities for celebrations, fun nights and cultural meals
  • Team Building: relating to each other as God relates to us (including the fruit of the Spirit and the One Another Passages)

Individual Practice

Aim to build lifelong habits as you engage the corporate practices of the DTS:

  • Worship: picture yourself adopted into God’s fellowship, united to Jesus and his body, the Church, by the Holy Spirit. Respond in worship
  • Look for opportunities to learn how to resolve conflict and engage in peace-making
  • Daily Examen: where have I done well in working with and relating to others today? Where did I not do well?​
  • Journaling: ask Holy Spirit if there are any areas of judgment or other hindrances in your life to working with people different to yourself. What is God asking you to do?
  • Reflection: pay attention to your influence on others. Seek to be a more positive influence
  • Choose someone you don’t normally partner with during an activity or sharing time in class

Desire/Attitude

  • To enter God’s heart for the world and respond by sharing the Gospel with the lost
  • To wake up to the presence of God with me in all situations and pay attention to his leading to share the Gospel with others
  • To delight in and recognize the voice and will of God 
  • To live the truth and not just know it
  • To live as Jesus lived
  • To see and relate to others from God’s perspective 

Corporate Practice

  • Instruction/Teaching: see ‘Key Themes’
  • Opportunities to engage the main themes of the Bible as a story from beginning to end. Consider having students engage with Scripture by telling Bible stories to one another, and/or gathering groups during outreach for storytelling from Scripture
  • Opportunities to introduce others to the person of Jesus
  • Testimony: times of sharing stories from outreach/ministry times
  • Research an unreached people group in small groups
  • Engaging in outreach in the city or neighbourhood as God leads
  • Testimony: sharing how God has/is meeting us in our personal life
  • Opportunities to share the Gospel message through testimony, drama or dance
  • Waiting on God together, discerning his word to us of where to go for ministry and who to speak to

Individual Practice

Aim to build lifelong habits as you engage the corporate practices of the DTS:

  • Introduce others to Jesus
  • Memorize portions of Scripture
  • Bible Study: on the theme of the Gospel message or God’s heart for the lost
  • Search the Gospels and list all the questions that Jesus asks people
  • Read Jesus’ parables of the Lost Coin, Lost Sheep and Lost Son and consider what you can do to join Jesus’ ministry to seek and save the lost. Who are you seeking out to know Jesus as Lord?

Desire/Attitude

  • To see and relate to the nations, unreached, poor and needy from God’s perspective
  • To bear kingdom fruit in all of life
  • To relate to others in ways that honor them
  • To relate with compassion to those who suffer
  • To enter God’s heart for the world and respond in prayer and action
  • To reflect the self-giving love of the Trinity by investing in others
  • To be a safe person who offers the grace and shelter of Jesus to others

Corporate Practice

  • Instruction/Teaching: see ‘Key Themes’
  • Worship: including prayer, Scripture, songs from different cultures, engagement with one another and more
  • Intercession for cities, issues, people groups, spheres of society etc.
  • Practice caring for the environment (care of the earth)
  • Outreach: responding to the needs of others (Christian Magna Carta)
  • Cultural celebrations
  • Make a special meal and invite someone who works amongst the unreached, poor and needy, or in a sphere of society to share their heart and passion. Pray for them and bless them

Individual Practice

Aim to build lifelong habits as you engage the corporate practices of the DTS:

  • Worship: praise God for his love for all people and nations
  • Research someone who is involved in a sphere of society you are interested in
  • Journal: make a pie graph and divide it into sections for each sphere of society you are involved in and label them. List three  simple ways you can bear kingdom fruit in each section
  • Bible Study: look at themes such as God’s heart for the nations, the lost, the poor, the spheres of society
  • Service: responding to the needs of others as God leads (Christian Magna Carta)
  • Brainstorm and list practical possibilities to be involved in God’s mission after your DTS ends. Ask God if he would have you make a commitment to join in

Desire/Attitude

  • To enter God’s heart for the world and respond in prayer and action
  • To worship God
  • For genuine communication with God 
  • To joyfully participate in fellowship with God and others 
  • To delight in and recognize the voice and will of God 
  • To walk in the ‘fear of the Lord’: an attitude of respect for God that guides my choices
  • To introduce others to the person of Jesus
  • To relate to others in ways that honor and include them

Corporate Practice

  • Instruction/Teaching: see ‘Key Themes’
  • Worship: including prayer, Scripture, engagement with one another and more
  • Opportunities to introduce others to Jesus
  • Intercession in response to things on God’s heart 
  • Discern God’s voice together
  • Learn the preamble and 18 values of YWAM using actions
  • Practice telling one story from a YWAM book like, ‘Is that really you, God?’
  • Seek God in order to pioneer something new
  • Cultural celebrations or meals
  • Bible Study: themes such as Christian Worldview
  • Opportunities to serve one another
  • Waiting on God together, discerning his word to us
  • Meditate on the One Another Passages
  • Opportunities to practice hospitality
  • Ask Holy Spirit to lead you and search for news or social media from a YWAM location that is small and less well known. Share it with the group

Individual Practice

Aim to build lifelong habits as you engage the corporate practices of the DTS:

  • Pray over a map of the world and consider exploring opportunities where you could use your gifts and grow
  • Read/research YWAM books that tell the history and values of YWAM
  • Intercede for YWAM staff and the ministries of YWAM

Desire/Attitude

  • To see and relate to the world from God’s perspective
  • To relinquish unhealthy control over my future plans
  • To bear kingdom fruit in all of life
  • To value myself (personality, gender, ethnicity etc.) and that of others as God does
  • To have my desires, priorities and actions shaped by engaging God’s heart for the world
  • To receive and cooperate more fully with the Holy Spirit who is helping me live more like Jesus

Corporate Practice

  • Instruction/Teaching: see ‘Key Themes’
  • Intercession for different spheres of society
  • Opportunities during outreach to try many things, including new things
  • Opportunities to serve through gifts of the Spirit
  • Waiting on God together, discerning his word to us
  • Times of praying and prophesying over one another concerning each individual’s purpose and life direction

Individual Practice

Aim to build lifelong habits as you engage the corporate practices of the DTS:

  • Worship: Worship God for making you a son or daughter who he loves very much. Thank him for his plans for your life
  • Centering Prayer: to quiet the heart and rest in God alone
  • Discernment: to delight in and recognise the voice and will of God
  • To explore aspects of God’s world with curiosity, asking him to highlight my interests and abilities
  • Gather the prophetic words you have received, what others have said you are good at, and your own sense of calling and gifting. Lay them out before the Lord, sit in his presence and listen
  • List the strengths and talents you have and consider how you might invest time and money in developing them for God’s purposes in your life
  • Journaling: ask 5 people who know you well (from family, school, DTS etc.) to tell you what they see your talents and abilities to be. What are themes? Is there anything God wants to speak to you about these? Or, if you could gather a group of people to do something good for the world, who would you gather? What would you do?
  • Keep track of all your income and expenses for three months. Sit down with someone to seek advice on budgeting and managing your money

Desire/Attitude

  • To see and relate to the world from God’s perspective
  • To come out of hiding, living with more vulnerability and transparency
  • To relinquish unhealthy control over my future plans
  • To bear kingdom fruit in all of life
  • To have my desires, priorities and actions shaped by engaging God’s heart for the world
  • To receive and cooperate more fully with the Holy Spirit who is helping me live more like Jesus

Corporate Practice

  • Instruction/Teaching: see ‘Key Themes’
  • Intercession for different spheres of society
  • Opportunities to serve through gifts of the Spirit
  • Waiting on God together, discerning his word to us
  • Times of praying and prophesying over one another concerning each person’s purpose and life direction
  • Look through the UofN training manual as a DTS and consider how a degree track could equip people for service
  • Hear testimonies from graduates of a UofN degree or training in YWAM and how that impacted what they are doing now
  • Arrange discussions or Q&A times around meal tables to understand how the Lord has led and equipped them to serve

Individual Practice

Aim to build lifelong habits as you engage the corporate practices of the DTS:

  • Set aside a day to fast and seek God’s guidance for your next steps. Lay down your rights and make yourself available to serve wherever he leads you
  • Make a list of training and educational opportunities and gather more information and advice. Consider which ones might be for you, and begin to pursue them
  • Learn from the lives of those who have remained faithful in service to the Lord. Read books or ask them personally what has helped them persevere and serve faithfully
  • Ask those who have served faithfully to pray with you and for you as you seek to know and follow God’s will for your life