Upcoming Dates: 17 Oct 2016 - 3 Mar 2017
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Location: Marine Reach Training
Focus: Experience creation. Know the Creator.
Everyone is on some sort of pilgrimage. However, there’s a specific group of people – backpackers – who long for adventure, exploration, and self-discovery. In fact, every summer in New Zealand, there are over 350,000 international backpackers doing just that. Many of the backpackers are young adults from different countries, backgrounds and worldviews, seeking and asking the hard questions about life, about God, and about their futures. The Pilgrimage DTS gives you the opportunity to not only develop relationships with these travelers, but also allows you to combine two passions – backpacking and sharing the love of Jesus. The first 3 months of the Pilgrimage DTS is for YOU. This is your time to go deeper with God. You will have teaching, both inside a classroom and out tramping some epic mountains trails, in order to really KNOW God. All this is in preparation for the 2-month outreach that follows, when you will have the opportunity to spread the fire that God has ignited in your heart. Spreading that passion for Jesus doesn’t have to be hard! In fact, evangelism is meant to be one of the most natural things you can do. It’s amazing how easy conversation happens when you’re talking over dinner at a campsite, playing guitar in a hostel lounge, or hiking along the trails and huts on the mountains. God can use you in ways you never thought possible as you connect with the lives of other travelers you meet along the way. Maybe it’s time for you to go on a pilgrimage with God. Really go after him. Allow him to show himself to you through his creation. Get away from the “norm” for a while, and get in touch with your wild side. You’ve got nothing to lose, and everything to gain.