In our Photo-Storytelling DTS you will be equipped to use photography and storytelling to communicate,
to advocate on behalf of others and to use social media as a tool for His kingdom. Come grow and deepen your passion for the lost as you gain a greater understanding of who God is and who you are in Him. This DTS is run at our beautiful San Antonio Del Mar campus, just south of the U.S border in Mexico. We're looking for students who are passionate about God and photography!
The DTS is a 5-month course that will challenge and sharpen your walk with God! The heart of this DTS is to cultivate a life of intimacy with Christ while being equipped for effective and powerful communication. We want to be a voice of what God is doing in the nations through photography and writing!
The first 3 months are spent in a learning atmosphere, and are followed by 2 months of outreach where students will head out into the nations to share the gospel and daily walk like Jesus. During both the lecture and outreach phase of the DTS, our students will be using photography and writing as tools to impact others with the love of Christ.
The Photo-Storytelling DTS runs bilingually in both English & Spanish. The DTS opens with a three month lecture phase where students discover more about who God is while surrounded by His beauty in Baja California, Mexico just south of San Diego. Each week students have a new guest speaker, and each week focuses on a different topic. In addition there will be times each week where the students have classes and training to sharpen your skills of writing and photography. Students also get to serve a long side some of our weekly local ministries, building relationships and using their media gifts. 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.
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!
As a part of the Outreach Phase students will be using their gifts to impact people, to serve communities and to use their talents to communicate God's love. Photography can be used as an evangelism tool and we are passionate about seeing people impacted and gain deeper revelation about their identity and value through photography.
The cost of the outreach varies and will depend mostly on the cost of the airfare that is required. The 2 month outreach can cost anywhere between $2,500 - $3,500 USD.
Create an account and fill out our online application (ywamsdb.force.com)
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After you start your application our registrar team will be in touch with you and walk you through the acceptance process.