Do you long to get off the beaten path? Are you willing to visit some of the most remote villages on earth with a message of hope?
Our Trekking DTS is not for the faint of heart, it is for those that love hiking, are willing to stay in remote communities, and are up for a physical challenge.
In addition to the transformational discipleship you will receive during the training phase of your course, you and your teammates will go through vigorous workouts to prepare you for your epic outreach that awaits in Papua New Guinea, the least explored country on earth!
During your second outreach you will trek to remote villages in Papua New Guinea. Your outreach may include giving eye glasses, raising awareness on domestic violence, or helping to guide communities through what it means to build a healthy village. No matter what you do, your outreach will tie in with our long-term vision and strategy to see communities thriving, no matter how isolated they might be!
Grab your backpack, put on your hiking shoes, and get ready for a journey that will energise your body, soul, and spirit.
26 January – 26 June, 2020
31 January – 2 July, 2021
30 January – 1 July, 2022
Course fee: $6,490AUD*
Outreach travel expenses: $1,000 – $1,800AUD
Your course fee includes 13 weeks of missions training and 9 weeks of outreach. The training includes all of your meals, accommodation, wifi, laundry facilities, airport transfers, an Australian wildlife experience (meet a koala and feed kangaroos!) and use of our campus facilities including library, lecture rooms, computers, chapel, courtyard and cafe – right in the heart of the city, close to the beach, restaurants and shops. Your outreach includes all of your meals, accommodation, outreach shirt, visa (if required) and field supplies..
Your outreach travel expenses will cover variable costs such as flights, ferries, busses, etc.
*Does not include travel costs to and from Townsville, visa, health insurance and immunisations.
“As for the Trekking side of the DTS, all I can say is…wow. Going to reach people who are some of the most unreached people in the world due to their isolation, is the best adventure of a lifetime. If you’re a person who loves experiencing God’s love in the realms of nature, Trekking is for you.”
“If you want to learn how to have a joyful spirit while sweating up a mountain, then Trekking is for you. I really enjoyed the physical challenge Trekking gave me, paired with the privilege of reaching the unreached. When you find yourself stripped of the abundance of comfort and convenience from the world, you really learn in unique ways what it looks like to trust and depend on God, I love it!”
“The morning workouts were no joke, but they created such a bonding experience for me and my teammates. DTS is a great relationship builder with God, yourself, and your teammates.”