Endurance Discipleship Training School

An introduction to global missions

Course Description.

It is our privilege to invite disciples of Christ and outdoor enthusiasts to be a part of Endurance DTS (EDTS) in this unique avenue of outdoor ministry. EDTS is a five-month discipleship program committed to doing whatever it takes to know God and make Him known in the outdoor industry and to the ends of the earth.

During the EDTS adventure, students will learn about God’s character and nature, participate in lectures and discipleship small groups, build credible and translatable outdoor skills for both the mission field and for use in the outdoors, and reach out to the outdoor industry on a global scale.

The first three months will be spent living and learning in Montana, both in the classroom and in the backcountry. Our final two months will be spent engaging in a strategic “Endurance style” DTS outreach.

Lecture.

The first 3 months of your DTS, commonly called the “lecture phase”, will be spent at YWAM Montana learning from speakers we trust on foundational discipleship topics such as Nature and Character of God, Hearing God’s Voice, Relationships, and Missions. The goal of the lecture phase is to allow God to change your life based on what you’re learning and not have it just be head-knowledge. In EDTS, we do all of these things through outdoor pursuits and experiential education.

Outreach.

Endurance DTS has a two-month outreach phase with a two-fold focus. Our aim is to reach out directly to those in the outdoor industry in some capacity, by placing ourselves among trekkers, adventurers, campers, and other outdoor ministry enthusiasts. We use our backcountry and outdoor skills to go to the more remote places to share the Gospel.

Vision.

The vision for the Endurance DTS outdoor ministry is to take students deeper into their own discipleship journey with Christ, and give them the tools to reach out to others particularly within the outdoor industry and to the ends of the earth.  We know that people on a trek or great adventure are often seeking deeper spiritual revelation as they journey, and God has given us a desire to reach out and meet these individuals along the way. Endurance DTS equips students to participate in the conversations happening in the outdoor industry, engage with fellow adventures and to testify to Christ’s saving grace and faithfulness with credibility and confidence.

Meet the Endurance Team.

Ready to make the jump.

At YWAM Montana-Lakeside, we are all about doing whatever it takes to know God and to make Him known, together! We’d love to help you make that next step in your global missions education. Apply now!

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The adventure of a lifetime.

EDTS is a five-month discipleship program committed to doing whatever it takes to know God and make Him known in the outdoor industry and to the ends of the earth. EDTS students learn more about God’s character by participating in lectures and discipleship small groups. Students also build credible and translatable outdoor skills for both the mission field and for use in the outdoors industry on a global scale.

YWAM Montana-Lakeside operates under special use permits with the Flathead National Forest, Kootenai National Forest, and Glacier National Park and is an equal opportunity provider.

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