Backpacker’s DTS

Reach the Unreached In the Himalayas

Tentative Dates: June 11 – November 17, 2018

Exploration: Lecture Phase

Tuition: $3,200

Backpacking, camping, hiking, climbing, kayaking, travelling…

A time to learn,
A time to seek,
A time to stretch yourself beyond the routine of everyday life.

The ‘Exploration’ lecture phase of the Backpackers DTS is a time of pursuing our Awesome God through both adventurous outdoor activities and classroom learning. We aim to spend half of the exploration phase in the backcountry!

The first eleven weeks of Exploration is purposefully set aside for you to develop and deepen your relationship with our Creator.  You will be challenged in your faith and encouraged to live a life of obedience to God.

The weekly schedule of the Exploration phase will include:

>12 hours of lectures: learning from a variety of speakers teaching on one subject per week covering topics such as Word of God, Hearing God’s voice, Father Heart of God, Nature & Character of God, Holy Spirit, Spiritual Warfare, Strategic Missions, ect. (On trail weeks, the speaker will backpack/kayak/climb/camp along with us and teach in the outdoor classroom)

>8 hours of worship & intercession: experiencing various expressions of worship and crying out together with God’s heart for the lost

>8 hours serving our community in work duties: as followers of Jesus, we want to develop a servant-hearted attitude and lifestyle. Everyone will receive a small daily duty at base or in camp and once a week we will all tackle larger community projects together

>4 hours in outreach preparation: learning about Indian culture, language, and interceding for future ministry

>3 hours in small groups: dividing into same-gender groups to discuss deeper topics and process weekly learning

>1 hour in one-on-ones: processing individual growth and discipleship with a DTS staff or leader

>10+ hours learning outdoor skills or free-time depending on location

Expedition: Outreach Phase

Tution: $3,300

‘How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’ Isaiah 52:7

…From the mountains of Idaho to the Himalayas of Northern India.

Now take all you have learned from the ‘Exploration’ and focus it upon the unreached people of Northern India, in an eleven week ‘Expedition’. Take the knowledge of the love of Jesus and share it among those that have never heard of Him before. Spread the Good News of the Risen Savior to a broken nation.

Share your testimony in mountain villages. Teach basic hygiene in slums, schools and orphanages. Serve local communities in work projects. Preach the truth about the Son of God, in churches and communities. Engage in intercessory prayer for the nation of India.

Prayer walks will take you through the colorful crowded streets of villages, towns and cities where you will be reaching out to the people of Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist faiths. A journey of cultural exchange will expand your world view and open your eyes to a beauty yet unseen.

Watch the power of the Holy Spirit work in you and through you as you step out confidently in faith to complete the Great Commission.

Your life has been transformed… now GO, transform the nations.


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