My time in Charlotte was such a redeeming experience for me. In 2015, I graduated from college with a degree in Religion. Every class in school taught me fact after fact but never focused on the spiritual and what God was doing in my life. Coming to Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Charlotte was like a breath of fresh air! This is where I learned why all these “facts” mattered, where I fit in the story, and more importantly who God was. Hearing lectures on identity, hearing the voice of God, and the Father Heart of God, just to name a few, were eye-opening and allowed me to begin to step out and want to know more about God. Lecture phase was transformable and life-changing, by allowing me to ask questions, helped me seek out answers, and more importantly take things to God. My entire Discipleship Training School experience is centered on Jeremiah 29:13, where it says, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
For me, the main aspect of lecture phase was the understanding that this is more than just head knowledge. It is the understanding that God can transform our lives if we let Him. Week by week, I was learning about who God is and Who is sovereign over my life - ripping out areas in my life that didn’t reflect who God called me to be, and replacing them with solid truths concerning my identity. Lecture phase was full of soul searching, tough questions were answered…no matter how hard it was, and I made it! And the knowledge gained has changed my life for good.
A Discipleship Training School is a five-month adventure with God that will completely transform and renew the way you live and view your life. Here in YWAM Charlotte is where Rachel experienced not just a head knowledge of God, but encountered Him!
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In the picture above Rachel with kids she met in Cambodia during her DTS Outreach.