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what is it?
Do you have a heart for issues of justice? Are you seeking to dive deeper into relationship with your Creator and courageously love your world as He does?
We are calling young people from all walks of life, especially those who have a heart for issues of justice, to come and grow closer to the Father’s heart through this Not For Sale Discipleship Training School (DTS).
Consider this: Australia’s closest neighbour Papua New Guinea (PNG) has gorgeous landscapes, hospitable culture and a people of passionate courage; however, the nation faces many serious challenges especially concerning women, children and families. For example, it is believed to be one of the worst places in the world for gender violence – MSF (Doctors Without Borders) has estimated 70% of women in PNG will be raped or physically assaulted in their lifetime and other reports confirm that young children are being sold for sex.*
YWAM Townsville has a strong, long term strategy in PNG and our heart aches along with God’s for these people. In response to shocking statistics such as those above, the Not For Sale DTS will seek to stand alongside men, women and children suffering oppression, in its many different forms, both in PNG and potentially elsewhere. And all this because we hold firm to the belief that even in the midst of brokenness, beauty and hope are possible.
We are excited to see students come, join our school family, and engage intimately with their God. And then, together, we will go to the nations and serve because we believe people are priceless. Join us if you do too!
* Including an International Labour Organisation study released in 2013 and the US Department of State, Trafficking in Persons Report, 2012.
when does it start?
*January 26th 2014 – June 20th 2014
how to apply
You can apply online or download the application by clicking here.
what does it cost?
Course costs: $4,490 AUD – Enrolment fee, registration fee, course deposit, tuition, camping, food, and accommodation. (Additional $249 AUD Overseas Health Cover for international students). It does not include visa or personal expenses such as toiletries, laundry, snacks, postage, etc. The DTS fees do not include your transportation to and from YWAM Townsville.
Outreach costs: $2000 – $4000 – This fee covers transportation costs within Australia or the cross-cultural outreach. It covers expenses like airfare, overseas outreach insurance, vehicle running costs, bus/train tickets, extra visas, food, accommodation, and administration. The costs can vary greatly in price depending on which outreach location you choose.
*Prices are subject to change.
Austudy, Abstudy & Youth student allowance is available for Australian applicants.