YOUR PASSION CAN IMPACT NATIONS

Electives are an opportunity for you to explore how you can use the things you already love to do, in a way that has an impact for the Kingdom of God.

BARISTA
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OFFERED

2019: Spring, Summer, & Fall DTS

2020: Spring & Fall DTS

BARISTA ELECTIVE

Geared toward coffee lovers and those who want to learn how coffee can change the world through missions, the Barista Elective can be taken in addition to the Discipleship Training School.

 

During this Elective, you will spend scheduled afternoons working in our on-campus coffee shop, the Depot, where you'll explore the art and culture of coffee. You will become proficient in making a variety of coffee drinks, learn about coffee bean flavors and regions, and travel to local coffee shops. No former experience is required.

 

Barista Elective Topics Include:

  • Brewing basics (V60, Chemex, Aeropress, espresso)
  • Practical coffee knowledge (history of coffee, growing regions, varietals, etc.)
  • Sensory training (both taste and smell)
  • Espresso bar skills and latte art
  • Roles of barista and hospitality
  • Intro to business management
  • Intro to roasting coffee
WORSHIP
people in worship at ywam orlando in montverde

OFFERED

2019: Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall DTS

2020: Spring & Fall DTS

WORSHIP ELECTIVE

This Elective is for anyone with a heart for worship. In addition to your regular DTS activities, during the Worship Elective participate in times of worship, musical theory teachings, and practical applications. There will be individual and group times of instrument and vocal training, and opportunity for you to grow in your understanding of and heart for worship.

 

Worship Elective Topics Include:

  • Songwriting
  • Band directing
  • Building a set
  • Heart of worship
  • Transparency and vulnerability
  • Spontaneous/prophetic worship

SPORTS & FITNESS
man-leaning-over-a-loaded-barbell

OFFERED

2019: Winter, Spring, Summer, & Fall DTS

2020: Winter, Spring, Summer, & Fall DTS

 

SPORTS & FITNESS ELECTIVE

For anyone with an interest in sports and fitness, or willing to try challenging, new things, this Elective explores how athletics can open doors around the world for the Gospel to be shared. Previous athletics experience is not required.

 

In addition to your regular DTS activities, during this Elective you will participate in relevant teachings, play a variety of sports, and spend time working out in our open-air gym.

 

Sports and Fitness Topics Include:

  • Basketball, soccer, rugby, Ultimate, volleyball, and more
  • Purpose vs. performance
  • Biblical competition
  • Nutrition
  • Anaerobic and aerobic exercise
  • Confidence vs. pride
PHOTO
youth with a mission orlando florida usa raising money for missions

OFFERED

2019: Spring & Fall DTS

2020: Spring & Fall DTS

PHOTOGRAPHY ELECTIVE

This Elective is for new or experienced photographers or videographers who want to improve their abilities or learn to use photo and video for missions and storytelling. You will learn camera basics, participate in a variety of assignments, and practice communicating God's heart and story as it unfolds around.

 

A camera is required to complete the Photography Elective. Former experience in photography or videography is not.

 

Photography Elective Topics Include:

  • DSLR basics (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc.)
  • Portraits and Composition
  • Lighting
  • Storytelling and Photojournalism
  • Co-creating and Producing with God
  • Basic Photo and Video Editing
JUSTICE
growingplant

OFFERED

2019: Spring & Fall DTS

2020: Spring & Fall DTS

JUSTICE ELECTIVE

The Justice Elective is for anyone who desires to better understand God's heart for the vulnerable. In this Elective you will gain a biblical understanding of justice, consider modern global injustices, and look at complex social justice movements through a biblical lens. You will also spend time working in our community garden, producing and selling vegetables to support local social justice causes.

 

Justice Elective students will leave with a personal action plan for caring for a vulnerable people group.

 

Justice Elective Topics Include:

  • Justice in the Old and New Testaments
  • Modern application of biblical justice
  • The Quartet of the Vulnerable
  • Human trafficking and modern slavery
EKBALLO
Discipleship training school students on outreach

OFFERED

2019: Spring & Fall DTS

2020: Spring & Fall DTS

 

EKBALLO ELECTIVE

definition: Greek for "to send out with force, produce, bring forth"

 

This Elective is for anyone interested in learning about long-term missions. In addition to your regular DTS activities, you will explore what looks like to be an overseas missionary.

 

You will participate in teachings from some of our own staff who have served overseas, experience different kinds of food from nations we visit, and travel to places of worship (temples and mosques) in order to develop your understanding of what others believe and prepare to share the Gospel.

Ekballo Topics Include:

  • Least-reached peoples of the 10/40 window
  • World religions
  • Language and cultural adjustment
  • Sharing the gospel across a culture
  • Building a support team

"He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out (ekballo) workers into his harvest field." Luke 10:2

BIBLE

BIBLE ELECTIVE

Have you ever wanted to know more about the bible? How was it constructed? Is it still trustworthy and relevant in today's culture? How has it been translated? Is the Bible even true? Maybe you have always wanted to develop a deeper love for it, and didn't know where to begin?! This elective will answer those questions and more. Get equipped with multiple study tools to help you dig deep in the Word. Then learn techniques for sharing that love through messages, teachings, and studies.

 

 

OFFERED

2020: Spring & Fall DTS

Elective time is added on top of the regular DTS schedule. You will spend an extra 4-6 hours a week learning and practicing under the guidance of your experienced elective leader.

Barista

lavenderlatte-9

OFFERED

2019: Spring, Summer, & Fall DTS

2020: Spring & Fall DTS

BARISTA ELECTIVE

Geared toward coffee lovers and those who want to learn how coffee can change the world through missions, the Barista Elective can be taken in addition to the Discipleship Training School.

 

During this Elective, you will spend scheduled afternoons working in our on-campus coffee shop, the Depot, where you'll explore the art and culture of coffee. You will become proficient in making a variety of coffee drinks, learn about coffee bean flavors and regions, and travel to local coffee shops. No former experience is required.

 

Barista Elective Topics Include:

  • Brewing basics (V60, Chemex, Aeropress, espresso)
  • Practical coffee knowledge (history of coffee, growing regions, varietals, etc.)
  • Sensory training (both taste and smell)
  • Espresso bar skills and latte art
  • Roles of barista and hospitality
  • Intro to business management
  • Intro to roasting coffee

Worship

people in worship at ywam orlando in montverde

OFFERED

2019: Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall DTS

2020: Spring & Fall DTS

WORSHIP ELECTIVE

This Elective is for anyone with a heart for worship. In addition to your regular DTS activities, during the Worship Elective participate in times of worship, musical theory teachings, and practical applications. There will be individual and group times of instrument and vocal training, and opportunity for you to grow in your understanding of and heart for worship.

 

Worship Elective Topics Include:

  • Songwriting
  • Band directing
  • Building a set
  • Heart of worship
  • Transparency and vulnerability
  • Spontaneous/prophetic worship

Sports & Fitness

man-leaning-over-a-loaded-barbell

OFFERED

2019: Winter, Spring, Summer, & Fall DTS

2020: Winter, Spring, Summer, & Fall DTS

 

SPORTS & FITNESS ELECTIVE

For anyone with an interest in sports and fitness, or willing to try challenging, new things, this Elective explores how athletics can open doors around the world for the Gospel to be shared. Previous athletics experience is not required.

 

In addition to your regular DTS activities, during this Elective you will participate in relevant teachings, play a variety of sports, and spend time working out in our open-air gym.

 

Sports and Fitness Topics Include:

  • Basketball, soccer, rugby, Ultimate, volleyball, and more
  • Purpose vs. performance
  • Biblical competition
  • Nutrition
  • Anaerobic and aerobic exercise
  • Confidence vs. pride

Photo

youth with a mission orlando florida usa raising money for missions

OFFERED

2019: Spring & Fall DTS

2020: Spring & Fall DTS

PHOTOGRAPHY ELECTIVE

This Elective is for new or experienced photographers or videographers who want to improve their abilities or learn to use photo and video for missions and storytelling. You will learn camera basics, participate in a variety of assignments, and practice communicating God's heart and story as it unfolds around.

 

A camera is required to complete the Photography Elective. Former experience in photography or videography is not.

 

Photography Elective Topics Include:

  • DSLR basics (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc.)
  • Portraits and Composition
  • Lighting
  • Storytelling and Photojournalism
  • Co-creating and Producing with God
  • Basic Photo and Video Editing

Justice

growingplant

OFFERED

2019: Spring & Fall DTS

2020: Spring & Fall DTS

JUSTICE ELECTIVE

The Justice Elective is for anyone who desires to better understand God's heart for the vulnerable. In this Elective you will gain a biblical understanding of justice, consider modern global injustices, and look at complex social justice movements through a biblical lens. You will also spend time working in our community garden, producing and selling vegetables to support local social justice causes.

 

Justice Elective students will leave with a personal action plan for caring for a vulnerable people group.

 

Justice Elective Topics Include:

  • Justice in the Old and New Testaments
  • Modern application of biblical justice
  • The Quartet of the Vulnerable
  • Human trafficking and modern slavery

Ekballo

Discipleship training school students on outreach

OFFERED

2019: Spring & Fall DTS

2020: Spring & Fall DTS

 

EKBALLO ELECTIVE

definition: Greek for "to send out with force, produce, bring forth"

 

This Elective is for anyone interested in learning about long-term missions. In addition to your regular DTS activities, you will explore what looks like to be an overseas missionary.

 

You will participate in teachings from some of our own staff who have served overseas, experience different kinds of food from nations we visit, and travel to places of worship (temples and mosques) in order to develop your understanding of what others believe and prepare to share the Gospel.

Ekballo Topics Include:

  • Least-reached peoples of the 10/40 window
  • World religions
  • Language and cultural adjustment
  • Sharing the gospel across a culture
  • Building a support team

"He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out (ekballo) workers into his harvest field." Luke 10:2

BIBLE

 

OFFERED

2019: Spring, Summer, & Fall DTS

2020: Spring & Fall DTS

 

BIBLE ELECTIVE

Have you ever wanted to know more about the bible? How was it constructed? Is it still trustworthy and relevant in today's culture? How has it been translated? Is the Bible even true? Maybe you have always wanted to develop a deeper love for it, and didn't know where to begin?! This elective will answer those questions and more. Get equipped with multiple study tools to help you dig deep in the Word. Then learn techniques for sharing that love through messages, teachings, and studies. 

WORSHIP

SPORTS & FITNESS

EKBALLO