Disciples who make disciples. God is inviting you into a journey beyond your wildest dreams. A time set apart for the Lord, to seek His kingdom. To become a part of a community on fire for the Gospel, diving into the truth, building a foundation on the Lord, our rock and refuge. This is the start of something beautiful.
The vision God has been revealing for the Aspire DTS is that of a deep hunger. People coming from all nations knowing that God has more in store for their walk with Him. A deeper intimacy, growing closer to Jesus as individuals and as a community during this time, being rooted in the Gospel. The question given in preparing this school is “at what point are you satisfied enough in your relationship with God that you stop pursuing Him?”, to which we believe the answer is “never”. We are satisfied in Christ but never stopping in wanting more of the Lord. We aspire to live like Jesus. As we have been praying for this specific DTS God spoke to us through the Italian word ‘Bramoso.’ This word means to have a deep longing, a yearning with all of who we are, a desire of our whole being. Jesus himself is our longing, He is our yearning, our deepest desire.
To seek something of the highest value: Aspire. A latin based word that it’s origins are in the words meaning “to breathe”. We believe that aspiring towards Jesus comes as naturally as it is to breathe, finding Him in every breath. God is preparing this fun and amazing journey for us to go deeper with Him, all He asks for is that we take His hand and trust. Maybe you’ve had this desire for a while or maybe it's just stirring up in you while reading this. This DTS is for people who are longing to know the Lord more, who have been hearing God's gentle voice calling you deeper.
Seeking Him wholeheartedly. DTS is the perfect time to surrender or re-surrender your life to God and listen to the plans and purpose He has for you. This school is so much bigger than us, but God is calling us to be available and to just show up, willing to be open to receive what He has in store.
Matt 13v44 “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again and then in his JOY went and sold all he had and bought that field.”
We believe that Jesus wants to show us this joy He speaks of in Matthew where it's worth giving it all to have this treasure. Where we as believers are so convinced, that we are joyful to give it all to receive the treasure He has for us. Then to go out and share that with others! This generation is so special, I believe this world is ready to receive the Gospel and be changed forever. Let's take these 5 months to be better in touch with God's heart. Knowing God so that we can make Him known!
The start of DTS is known as the “lecture phase” as this is a school. During this time we'll be diving deeper into Knowing God. Equipping ourselves further. We will have classroom times, small groups, and one-on-ones, but we will also have lots of learning through meal times, fun activities, outdoor excursions and so much more. Going into topics such as
Making Him Known
After the lecture phase we will be heading out into the nations following the call of Jesus to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. This is called the “Outreach phase”. This time we will go and serve in other countries. Doing things like evangelism, mercy ministry, and more. To take our time of preparation and make it practical in going out to spread the Gospel. The nation or nations we will be going to are currently undecided.
Debrief & Re-entry
This is the final part of the DTS. A time to reflect and give the glory to God for what He has done during these months. Processing everything we have been learning and how to make it more practical going into the next season of life. Being sent out to wherever God is calling you, having been prepared spiritually, mentally and emotionally during this time.
This DTS is run by YWAM Trentino. We are a pioneering team in Italy and we are passionate to see Italy reached with the Gospel and to see a new movement of young missionaries going from Italy into the nations. Currently this DTS will be running in only English and we are praying about potentially becoming a bilingual DTS in both English and Italian, please join in prayer. Our base is beautifully located just North of Lake Garda, where the Alps meet the Mediterranean climate and the Italian food and culture. We will have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful terrain around us!
We’re excited to pursue the passionate purpose-driven lives Jesus calls us to together on this new adventure!
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