Youth Ministry DTS
The Youth Ministry DTS is for those who are passionate about empowering and equipping teenagers to realise their potential and live a life of purpose!
In addition to the personal discipleship you will receive during DTS, you will also have two hours per week dedicated toward empowering you in effective youth ministry. Topics may include: how to lead and empower young people, youth culture, working with schools, public speaking, running small groups, and how to put together an inspiring talk.
The Youth Ministry DTS has outreach opportunities in both Australia and Papua New Guinea. In Australia, suicide is the biggest killer of Australian youth, and depression is on the rise. In Papua New Guinea, over half of the population are under the age of 20, but only 0.7% are receiving a university education. The needs in both of these nations highlight the need for a greater sense of hope and purpose. During your outreach, you will be contributing toward a longer term vision and strategy alongside local schools and youth organisations.
During the Youth Ministry DTS you may have the opportunity to work in high schools, help run mission trips specifically designed for teenagers, and work with other local youth organisations.
If you love a good food fight, and are willing to invest into the lives of teens, the Youth DTS might just be that you’re looking for!
26 January – 26 June, 2020
19 April – 18 September, 2020
14 July – 13 December, 2020
18 October 2020 – 19 March 2021
31 January – 2 July, 2021
25 April – 24 September, 2021
18 July – 17 December, 2021
24 October 2021 – 25 March 2022
30 January – 1 July, 2022
24 April – 23 September, 2022
17 July – 16 December, 2022
23 October 2022 – 24 March 2023
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, computers, lecture rooms, 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.
“The youth elective is so necessary in Townsville and PNG. So thankful that I could play a part in ministering to the youth as they’re the next generation of leaders.”
“It was a great opportunity to grow my relationship with God and to use my experiences to help youth. I also learned a lot from all the teenagers I met. It taught me and showed me that age shouldn’t be anything to hold you back from things you feel like God calls you to, you’re not too young, you’re not too old!”
“Doing the youth elective was such an amazing experience, it helped me grow in my passion for working with young people.”