We believe that God has placed skills and passions in your life for a purpose. You will be choosing a focus track during your lecture phase and you will meet a minimum of 7 hours a week to continue training in certain areas and learn how to use those skills and passions for the purpose of making God known in the world.
Track options include (options vary school by school):
Here we value the passion and skill of musicians. In the music track, we spend three months composing, performing and recording original music. We study music theory, vocal techniques, band dynamics and the heart of worship. Students also have the opportunity to perform in the community, work with our base studio, Studio 501 and to grow in worship and leadership.
Have you ever wondered how to combine your creative passion and skills with your passion for God and missions? Find out in the Creative Media track! We will study graphic design, photography, and video shooting and editing. Our experienced staff will spend time instructing and encouraging you in these various areas and you will get the chance to work on group and individual projects all culminating in an exhibition of your work at the DTS "Cafe Night" at the end of lecture phase. You will learn how to co-create with God and also how to use the visual arts in the mission field.
Together we join to worship God through dance and our entire lives. Our track is designed to lead students to see God's glory through the art of dance. We train in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary dance technique styles. We also study dance in worship, healthy lifestyles, dance in ministry, effective communication as an artist, and dance composition. Although we will increase our ability in dance, that is not the main focus of the track. We take the time to reflect on the DTS experience and use dance as a way to help process through these things.
During cross cultural outreaches we are often called upon to have some knowledge in a variety of fields. Mission's Skills helps give understanding to the principles behind bringing transformation to cultures, the difference between relief and development, the right heart in serving people, as well as giving exposure to several different "tools" that can be used in the nations we reach. There is an emphasis on community outreach and local development through projects and practical service as well as weekly skills development. Some of the skills we focus on are: clean water for communities and your team, sanitation, staying healthy on the field, basic First Aid, TESOL (Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages), basic Construction (concrete, plumbing, framing, electrical, etc…), Hospitality, agriculture, composting, basic vehicle ministry, and others. In our short time we are unable to give thorough coverage to these fields, but the hope is that there would be some skill development and confidence built to be able to serve in some capacity during our outreaches and a desire built to get more training that we are able to provide here at YWAM Montana.
Horseman (Fall DTS)
Come and move cows, break horses and ride in the mountains of beautiful Montana. We believe that God has given you skills and passions for a purpose. In this track you will learn how to apply your passion for riding, training, and basic equine healthcare on the mission field. Learn how you can use your knowledge of horses on outreach as a tool to show God's love to people whose livelihood depend on their livestock.
Sport (Fall/Spring DTS)
Sports and ministry combined make for the sweetest duo. Soccer and Basketball is our primary focus, but we also seek out playing and practicing other sports for your overseas outreach. You will learn how to present devotionals relevant to the sport and culture, coordinate kids athletic camps and improve your coaching technique. In addition you will spend time developing your own skills. Be prepared to have your character challenged and developed.
Adventure (Fall/Spring DTS)
Here in Montana, we are surrounded in endless possibilities of outdoor recreation. In the Adventure track you will get to explore and conquer some of the amazing things God has created. You will learn first aid, camp in Glacier National Park, and see a ton of wildlife. We will also engage in local service projects, break down your shell of comfort, and try new and crazy things that will enable you to face every shock of outreach with ease. All of which are done to seek the creator face to face and advance His kingdom. Come explore with us!
Snowboarding (Winter DTS)
Come and enjoy some of Montana's finest powder! Where reaching out to everyone on the slopes is our main priority. You will have time to shred powder and practice evangelism three times a week. You will also be given the opportunity to take your skills to another level by teaching snowboarding or skiing lessons on the hill. We have the privilege of spending a weekend with Snowboarders For Christ and gleaning from their experience. Check out where we will be riding: blacktailmountain.com, skiwhitefish.com. This track will be an extra $300 to cover travel and ski passes.