So that Jesus is Glorified

During a Discipleship Training School students travel from all over the world to a particular location to learn that God speaks, that He wants to speak to them, that He has a call on their lives and a purpose for them. They learn about the character and nature of God through scripture and who God says that they are because of what Jesus did on the cross and through His resurrection. It is a time of strengthening identity and foundation in their faith; it is incredible! In every school we see God bring healing and transformation, and we see people gain a better understanding of God’s heart for them and for others. All of this is amazing to watch.

But it was never meant to stop there!

All of the healing and transformation and truth that is heard and believed throughout a DTS is for a purpose: so that Jesus would be glorified in our lives! Youth With a Mission is a missions organization and our mission is “to know God and to make Him known”. You could even say that our mission is to know God so that we can make Him known. As believers, disciples of Jesus, our mission comes from the Great Commission in Matt. 28:18-20 “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age’”.

our mission is to know God so that we can make Him known

For this upcoming Fall DTS, we have been praying for God to highlight a theme for us to focus on. We have felt God reminding us of the purpose of our own personal growth in our relationship with Him: we are called to preach the gospel and make disciples in all the nations, pointing them to Jesus!

This Fall’s theme for DTS is “…so that Jesus is Glorified!” The verse that the Lord gave us is 2 Thess. 1:11-12

“To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, 12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (ESV)

Our prayer is that as God draws us into a deeper relationship with him during this season, we will see our personal growth as unto something greater. May the end result be that through that deeper relationship with God, we understand more of His heart to share with others and seek to pour out all that has been invested in us to the world around us…so that Jesus is glorified!

We want to invite you to be a part of what God is wanting to do both in – and through – all of us this Fall. We anticipate that God is going to do some very profound things and we are incredibly excited about what He continues to share with us. Maybe the Lord is leading you to consider joining us. Please pray about it. Perhaps God wants to meet you in a special way too, “so that…”

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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