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Cultural Encounter Elective

Mar 28, 2021 - Aug 21, 2021
Upcoming: Sep 19, 2021 - Feb 26, 2022
Upcoming: Jan 09, 2022 - Jun 04, 2022
Upcoming: Mar 27, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022
Elective Fee:

Seek to Reach Every Nation

Our Cultural Encounter DTS 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 that with one another over some tasty meals and delicious espresso. We’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 team will meet both practical and spiritual needs as you share Jesus in a strategic overseas location. Recent DTS YWAM teams have ministered in India, South Africa, Ukraine, and Egypt. Locations vary and the possibilities are endless.

YWAM Culture Elective

What Does This Elective Involve?

Understanding Culture

Gain a deeper understanding of culture and how it affects you and the lens through which you see the world

Global Need For The Gospel

What can the Gospel effect 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


Talk about hospitality and what that looks like as it relates to cultures and also the gospel.


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Cultural Encounter FAQs

All of our DTSs will come together for regular classtime, as well as worship, intercession, small group, and other elements of training. The Cultural Encounter DTS offers additional content designed to solidify your understanding of the biblical basis for missions and steps you can take to pursue long-term ministry.

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 gifting 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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