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Cultural Encounter

A Discipleship Training School Elective

Sep 18, 2022 - Feb 25, 2023

Next: Jan 08, 2023 - Jun 03, 2023




Sep 18, 2022 - Feb 25, 2023

Next: Jan 08, 2023 - Jun 03, 2023




Sep 18, 2022 - Feb 25, 2023

Next: Jan 08, 2023 - Jun 03, 2023







Seek to Reach Every Nation

Our DTS's Cultural Encounter Elective is for those who love to celebrate diversity and experience cultures outside of their own.


Dive Deep into Other Cultures

You’ll learn the basics of engaging with other cultures and religions, seek the heart of God for the nations He’s made, examine the call to global missions that’s woven throughout the whole Bible, and how to contextualize the Gospel to be able to share it anywhere. We’ll unpack all of that with one another over some tasty meals and snacks. You’ll also learn how hospitality opens doors for the gospel and explore cross-cultural cuisine as we minister overseas.

Discover just how far God’s love can reach, how delightful and diverse creation is, and your personal role to play.

Topics include:

  • Biblical Basis for Missions
  • Learning to Love and Appreciate Other Cultures
  • God’s Call to Missions
  • Understanding the Global Need for The Gospel
  • Hospitality and The Gospel
  • Cultural Traditions in Food

Hands-on Ministry

You’ll take the next eight-weeks to engage the nations with the Gospel. You and your elective will be dispersed amongst teams where you will meet both practical and spiritual needs as you share Jesus in a strategic overseas location. Recent DTS YWAM teams have ministered in Colombia, South Africa, Ukraine, and the Middle East. Locations vary and the possibilities are endless.

YWAM Culture Elective

What Does This Elective Involve?

Understanding Culture

Gain a deeper understanding of culture, it's affect on you, and the lens through which you see the world

Global Need For The Gospel

What can the Gospel affect and what is the church doing to share it?

God's Call To Missions

Learn about the call to missions and why we do mission trips

Biblical Basis For Missions

Look at the story of the Bible and history as a whole to understand more of God's missionary heart and love for all people

Experience Other Cultures

Experience culture through trying different international foods and traditions


Learn about hospitality and what it looks like as it relates to other cultures and the Gospel


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Cultural Encounter FAQs

The Cultural Encounter Elective offers additional content designed to solidify your understanding of the biblical basis for missions and help you be effective in cross-cultural missions. You will also have the opportunity to learn about food, hospitality, and religion from other cultures. 

We typically wait until our whole DTS is assembled before we finalize outreach locations for each quarter. That enables us to know first hand the giftings and interests of our students. But wherever your team goes you will definitely have opportunity to put into practice what you’ve learned.

Yes, the elective fee is $110.

Are You Called to Missions?

Discover God’s goodness and celebrating His excellence through finding where His creativity is displayed around the world.

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