January 20 - July 28
“Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have confessed so well before many witnesses.”
1 Timothy 6:12
You have a passion for overcoming. Competing is in your DNA. You were born to fight the good fight. You live for that feeling of victory after a hard fought battle. You were created for persevering and growing in strength and determination. God is calling you to use your passions and strengths for His glory! Come experience all that the adventure capital of New Zealand has to offer you and your passion for sports!
During the Sports Discipleship Training School (DTS), you will be doing all of the sports you love while discovering the source of this passion and strength you carry; Jesus Christ. Sports transcend all languages and cultural barriers, and you will discover your dedication, strength, and determination for sports will be used to impact the nations!
During the lecture phase, you will be learning about how to incorporate God into every aspect of life, especially in athletics. YWAM Queenstown is surrounded by fields, courts, gyms, and recreational centres where we will spend a lot of our time. We will be involved with community sports teams as well as various activities around Queenstown that will fuel your love for competition and team. The schedule will be open to many opportunities for fun and creating lifelong friendships.
Off the field, DTS speakers will share relevant and life-changing teaching from the Bible. The schedule includes activities to challenge and strengthen your relationship with God and others, such as small groups, worship, intercession, and serving. We acknowledge your passions and talents that God has gifted you, and we want to champion you to use those gifts for the Kingdom of God! We want to champion YOU to influence the sports culture!
The outreach phase of DTS will include going on a cross-cultural outreach to share the Gospel and connect with people through your talents! Outreach is the perfect opportunity to practically apply everything you’ve learned during the lecture phase! You will be using sport as a tool to connect and share God’s love with people from completely different backgrounds and cultures. Sport brings communities together under the same vision and goal; a perfect picture of God’s heart for His people.
Come join us for the Sports DTS and share the gospel through your passion and gifts!