BEYOND THE ADVENTURE
Outdoor DTS at YWAM Ålesund is a five-month discipleship training school designed to strengthen your body, spirit, and soul through teaching, community, and opportunities to encounter God in His creation. You’ll venture into Nordic landscapes to hike, climb, camp, and more, alongside a passionate group of young people who will encourage you to go further than you thought possible.
This is the first three-month segment of the DTS. You'll dive deep into topics like hearing God's voice, intercession, evangelism, healthy relationships, God's character, missions, and more, all taught by teachers from around the world. Students are required to attend these classes each day during lecture weeks.
These could be anything from hiking, survival or strength training, running on a track with a view, kayaking, bouldering, climbing, and more. During the lecture phase these normally happen on Tuesday afternoons and all day Friday.
About three weekends of the lecture phase will be spent outdoors. This might mean a trip to a remote cabin, hiking across an island, or going on a boat expedition to the fjords.
Outreach phase is when all DTS students travel to another country for eight weeks after the lecture phase to live and work alongside local initiatives to develop communities. On outreach, opportunities abound to meet practical and spiritual needs that will impact generations. As a base we send to many places, with a main focus on working with YWAM Medical Ships in Papua New Guinea.