Your time to re-engage
After the outreach is finished we spend two weeks processing our experiences, reflecting on the DTS as a whole, and preparing for re-entry. These weeks may be in-country, mixed with travel, or back at the location where we ran your lecture phase.
The DTS has a lot to offer and build upon – we want to help you do that!
Processing the outreach and re-entry
During an outreach we experience all sorts new social interactions and relationships. Debrief helps us sort out those experiences – at times this means letting go of rejection or learning to cherish a memory. We learn to do this throughout outreach, but debrief is a special time for this.
Following our processing of the cross-cultural outreach we help process what it is like to come home. Many of us have experienced this and lean on our experiences and relationship with God to sort out those new and old familiar feelings. We also share about how you can tell others about the experiences you had in a way that makes sense, as well as, how those experiences can be used in work, resumes, and college applications.
Follow-up, graduation, and commissioning
Once we are back in the place where the DTS started we work out a follow-up schedule with you; for the next year we make ourselves available to continue your discipleship process past graduation.
After taking the DTS there are many secondary schools that you can take to further develop your calling in missions or to give a missions context to your work in business, government, education, local church, family, media, and celebration. We will invite folks with these passions to come and present their involvement in these spheres before you head home.
The last conclusion to the DTS is sharing your story at the graduation – parents, friends, and the wider community are welcome to come. You’ll get to demonstrate new skills and give folks a glimpse of a world that they may have never seen before. Following this we all gather for one last ministry time before sending you out with our prayers blessing and newfound friendships!
Don’t take it lightly!
By taking on the challenge of missions you take on a unique roll in the kingdom of God – you’ve experienced another culture and given your heart to God at the same time.
He changes us through this process in so many ways and you may become a resource to your community; for unity and understanding in cross-cultural situations, a spokesman for what it means to be a missionary, and a person to talk to about the wider world. This is an important person in the community of believers – you’ve gone there and seen that what He said is true.
The kingdom needs more people like that!
Ready to apply?
If you feel like you’ve read enough we welcome you to start filling out your application.
God bless you! And we hope to see you here.