Go Pacific DTS
Upcoming Dates: 17 Jul 2017 - 15 Jan 2018
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Location: Marine Reach Training
Focus: Who will go for us?
Picture yourself going into an Island village giving away – for the first time – new Bibles in their local language! …or going to bring the message of hope and good news! Jesus commissioned us to GO and MAKE disciples in all parts of the world. Go Pacific DTS follows that call and goes into the South Pacific to share the love and truth of Jesus Christ, and actively disciple a nation. You will experience the rich Pacific culture and discover God’s love for the people. Will YOU answer the call to “GO”?
The Go Pacific DTS is your opportunity to give your all and go after God’s heart with everything you have. You’ll go deeper with God than you ever thought possible as you explore His very heart for the people of the South Pacific. We’re looking for people who are willing to live an adventurous life with God, going beyond what’s familiar, even when it’s uncomfortable and inconvenient; people who want to joyfully surrender to Him, carrying His heart for the nations; people who are hungry to know God, and to make Him known.
On the first three months of the DTS, you will dig deep into God’s Word, spending time in His presence, exploring who He really is, and how captivating His character is. You will also spend time learning about the rich culture of the South Pacific Islands, learning songs, dances and basic language skills for your upcoming outreach location, and joining in some exciting activities.
The DTS will start off with a pōwhiri, which is a Māori welcoming ceremony involving speeches, singing, and finally the hongi (a traditional Maori greeting in which people press their noses together), which you will be a part of. You will definitely not want to miss out on these activities: CULTURAL NIGHTS which are a fun evening of food, fellowship and dance, an overnight MARAE STAY, reaching out to the LOCAL ISLANDERS in our community. There may also be the opportunity to weekly be involved with a PACIFIC-NATION YOUTH GROUP, and a mid lecture phase outreach trip to South Auckland (known as the Polynesian capital of the world).
You will be MOVED as you see how God’s glory shines through the Islanders, beautifully displaying His nature and character. In order to effectively reach out to Islanders you will also learn more about the different spheres of society, the biblical Christian worldview, and how the message of Christ is applicable to every TRIBE, NATION, and TONGUE.
Following your three-month lecture phase, you will go on a two-month outreach to the South Pacific where the Love that found you will compel you to do anything and everything to preach the message of Christ and Him crucified. Imagine landing on a small grass airstrip with your team, ready to make a lasting impact. You may preach the gospel from a pulpit on a stage, or you may preach the gospel using a saw, hammer, concrete trowel, maybe even a soccer ball, but the message will come across LOUD and clear: the God of heaven SEES, KNOWS, and LOVES!
Get equipped to share the gospel, regardless of the audience, breaking free of fear, shame and doubt. Allow love to motivate all that you do, moving out of passivity and beyond excuses! Do you want to see the world through God’s eyes, watching as His Word and His ways bring true transformation to nations? JOIN US as we answer the call to “GO”!