Grow in your faith and minister out of your relationship with Christ! Our Compassion in Action DTS runs twice a year in Baja California, Mexico. This is the perfect DTS for those who feel called to love and minister to the lost, the poor and needy! This school will also provide you with a great opportunity to develop your passion for ministry and being Jesus's hands and feet to the world.
Since 1990, YWAM San Diego / Baja has been to serving the poor and needy in Northern Mexico. For over 25 years we have been building homes for the poor and to date we have built over 5,000 homes for needy families. We've included a Homes of Hope track into our Compassion in Action DTS (more info below).
The heart of every DTS is focused on cultivating a life of intimacy with God and then going out to express to others how great our God truly is. As a DTS student, you will have the chance to get involved and to serve! During this school, you will get to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the local community while you dive deep into God. Not only do we build homes, but we have a number of other ministries that you will be able to get involved with throughout each week (i.e. orphanages, homeless ministry, at risk youth, bible study amongst deportees, and others).
Each week you’ll have lectures that challenge and provoke you in your relationship with God. There are also daily times for quiet-times, worship, bible reading and fellowship with others. You also will have a YWAM staff member who will be walking along side of you and investing into you and praying for you. In the lecture phase you'll also read through the whole New Testament by simply reading 30 minutes a day with your bible reading group!
Our September DTS will be held at our San Antonio Del Mar campus and the January DTS will be held in Ensenda. All of our schools are bilingual, with translation in English and Spanish. Some possible outreach locations for this school may include Asia, Southern Mexico, Europe, Central and South America, but we are always adding new locations and continually strive to seek Gods guidance in where we lead outreaches to each year.
Outreach Locations may include Europe, Asia & Latin America.
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We have 6 DTS schools each year that begin every January, April & September and each one runs bilingually in both English & Spanish. The DTS opens with a three month lecture phase where students discover more about God while surrounded by God's beauty in beautiful Baja California, Mexico just south of San Diego. Each week students have a new guest speaker, and each week focuses on a different topic. Throughout the week students will worship and pray together as well as read through the bible together. Students live in a close knit community with one another and encourage one another to grow in their walk with the Lord. There is also time to meet in small groups, and the opportunity to be personally mentored & encouraged and discipled by our YWAM staff. The lecture phase includes food, housing as well as your tuition all for $3,190 USD.
Overarching Themes that we will study :
Weekly Topics will also include :
After the 12-week lecture phase, the students go on an outreach for eight weeks, usually to another country. The outreach phase enables students to apply the concepts they learned during the lecture phase, and to tell the world about the awesome God we serve! The goal of these five months is to see real spiritual transformation take place in every student and at the same time, reach those who have been unreached by the gospel. As the students dive deeper into a vibrant relationship with God, they find that ministering to others is a joy!
Since our base is located in beautiful Baja California, Mexico, our DTS's are bilingual, and there are many diverse ministry opportunities. If you're interested in learning Spanish or English, our translated lectures will be highly beneficial for you. Our variety of local ministries includes home building, feeding the homeless, ministering to orphans, and praying over the red light district.The cost of the outreach varries and will depend mostly on the cost of the airfare that is required. The 2 month outreach can cost anywhere between $2,000 - $3,500 USD. Have more questions about the DTS? Scroll down for our DTS FAQ to see what a normal day looks like, how to raise finances, how outreaches are decided, ect.
Fill out our online application form below (don't worry if you can't finish all at once)
After you start your application our friendly registrar team will be in touch with you and walk you through the acceptance process. Aplicar en Español? Rellene el siguiente formulario en español, o haga clic aquí para ver nuestra applicaiton EDE español.