Each DTS comes together for the official lecture times to hear a range of topics from speakers from all around the world. During other times we will focus on skills such as musicianship, songwriting, leading a team, vocal technique, media presentation, sound, copyright, and a variety of other topics. While hearing about these topics is foundational, actually doing them is vital. The Worship DTS students will be directly involved with our campus worship times from the preparation of worship set lists, to scheduling, to sound, to the stage. Our community worship times are directly mixed with prayer and so the "Harp & Bowl" model will be taught and used (Rev. 5:8) The goal is to teach using a hands-on approach that is beneficial whether you continue in missions or go back to your local church.
While on outreach you will have daily worship and prayer times with your team. These times set the stage for what God is asking your team to do that day. You will take the skills learned in the lecture phase directly to the field as you help facilitate these focused times. There will also be opportunity to see and participate in musical worship in other cultures. The outreach phase months are spent overseas reflecting Jesus’ call to ‘GO’. In teams across the 10/40 window students are given the opportunity to explore and apply all they learned in the lecture phase.
It’s not required but definitely recommended! If you’ve got a guitar, violin, ukulele, etc., bring it on!
No! Worship is done unto the Lord. He has given us all unique gifts, but if that gift isn’t a musical one, no worries. He looks at the posture of the heart and worship done from a place of sincerity is a sweet incense to Him.
Brian and Jaime were worship directors together in a local church in Arkansas for 10 years before joining YWAM. Brian was also an associate worship leader for 3 years prior to that. Both Jaime and Brian had professional jobs in the medical field as well (Jaime in accounting and Brian in the hospital laboratory), but both felt that they were to give their lives to full-time ministry. Their true passion is found in training and raising up young worshippers and to see them released into missions. They have been serving in YWAM since 2011 and have 3 amazing boys.