September 23, 2018 - March 1, 2019
Heart of the School
The Climbers DTS is about climbers reaching out to climbers. Climbing of any sort is often described as a passion more than a simple sport, hobby or diversion. As followers of Jesus, we believe that oftentimes the things we are passionate about are placed in our hearts by our Creator in order to bring Him glory. The Climbers DTS is all about taking our passion for climbing and dedicating it back to God. We do this by setting aside six months of our lives to be discipled and set free by God from the things that slow us down so that we can then make Him known in power and love. It’s about carrying through the idea of intentional community and sacrificial service into the rest of our lives. Our attitude needs to be one of willingness to either forgo our climbing goals or overcome our “fear of heights” to reach out to climbers where they are!
This school exists to glorify God by making His name known to a ‘people group’ that doesn’t get much attention – climbers! We want people to leave here with an understanding that missions can be a lifestyle. Ministering to climbers doesn’t have to stop once you finish the school. It’s something you can do whenever you go outside and harness up or climb in the gym. Maintaining a stance of readiness and openness to love others when we’re pursuing our passions helps remind us that those passions don’t exist only to gratify us or give us pleasure only, but can be given back to God for His glory.
WHO IS IT FOR?
This DTS is for anyone who has an interest in climbing and is from age 18 (or has finished High school) up to any age in theory. Most students are younger than 30, however the young at heart are free to apply. Any level of climbing is acceptable so please don’t think you need to be an expert.