Jun 30 2013 - Nov 17 2013
Jan 05 2014 - May 21 2014
CSOE is the second half of your missions training. This school teaches varied aspects of spreading the kingdom of God cross-culturally throughout the earth. It includes a seven-day urban outreach to Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, or Dallas. Gain God's heart for the lost and receive urban missions training through street evangelism and intercession. Like the CDTS, this school recognizes the maturity and unique needs of families and older singles and is specifically designed to equip you for missions service.
This five-month program is broken into a three-month teaching phase and an eight-week outreach phase. The classroom time aims to:
- Teach you about the Bible so you have a good foundation for your life
- Teach you about what God is like and to know Him
- Teach you to hear His voice (yes, He speaks!), to pray, and to obey Him
- Encourage you to become more like Jesus
- Encourage you to care for others who do not know Him
- Train you in evangelism (how to share your testimony and faith with others)
- Expand your view of your life to include how you can help influence different areas of society
The outreach phase allows you to apply the principles you soaked up during class. This is eight weeks of life-changing opportunity! It includes sharing the love of God through friendship evangelism, drama, music, teaching, and just about any other way you can conjure up. You really can't put God in a box. One day you might be feeding homeless people in Houston or sipping overpriced coffee with college students in Prague and 24 hours later you're preaching the gospel from the back of a yak to a Mongolian nomad who is hearing it for the first time. No kidding.
On any given day during your school you can expect:
intense teachings designed to show God's character and desires, taught by powerful Christian leaders and experienced missionaries. Teachings include:
- The nature and character of God
- Hearing God's voice
- Worship, prayer, and intercession
- God's purposes for your life
- Christian and other worldviews
- Urban and international missions
small groups meet once or twice a week to build deeper relationship with staff and students in a smaller setting. Small groups are also designed to create an opportunity for students to ask questions regarding the teaching, to share what God is doing in their lives, and to receive prayer and support from the group.
intercession groups pray that God's work will be multiplied throughout the nations. Intercession is prayer where we put ourselves in the place of identification with existing needs, seeking the Lord's direction on how to pray, and seeking His intervention in that particular situation. During these times we mainly focus on nations of the world, and on needs other than our own.
daily quiet times allow you to pursue your personal relationship with God and to learn how to hear His voice. This time is set aside each day for you to be alone with Dad and is important for personal growth.
required reading is set up to complement the classroom curriculum. The reading list changes from school to school.
work duties are daily two-hour shifts that teach the practical side of missions, serving one another, the value of teamwork, and responsibility (e.g. meal prep, cleaning, and office work). Work duties also significantly keep down the cost of the school. Some adjustments are made for families. There are also work duties on the weekends.
an average day during the lecture phase:
- 7:00am Breakfast
- 8:00am Intercession/Small Groups
- 9:00am Personal Devotions
- 10:00am Teaching
- 12:15pm Lunch
- 1:15pm Work Duty/Teaching
- 3:30pm Teaching/Work Duty
- 5:15pm Dinner
Your school may vary slightly. Evenings are to study and relax, but there will be some school meetings after dinner and on weekends.
Students and staff usually pray together to determine the outreach locations for the school. Whenever possible, teams work alongside an existing fellowship, usually referring new believers to that church. After the outreach the team returns to our base for a time of sharing what God has done.
$3,595 Single Person
$3,695 Single Parent
$7,390 Married couple
*Classroom phase tuition only. Costs increase $50 per person September 1st.
Outreach phase airfare and grounds fees are in addition to the tuition cost.
There is an additional cost for children as follows:
$310 0-1 years
$495 2-5 years
$630 6-12 years
$840 13-16 years
$50 for singles and $70 for couples. Applications should be submitted at least one month prior to the school starting date.
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To pay your application fee online, click here.
After your training there are a variety of opportunities to serve as a full-time staff member with Youth With A Mission. Whether here in Tyler, or at one of over 1,100 YWAM centers around the world, we can help get you where God is calling you to GO! (At YWAM Tyler it is a requirement to have completed both the DTS/CDTS and SOE/CSOE to join staff).