Being completely surrounded by the Swiss Alps, living life with people so passionate about loving others and the freestyle culture; I don't know a better setting than this to fall deeply in love with God.
Reto and Judy are one of the finest couples I know. They lead with a true passion for Jesus, their staff and students. They have an amazing vision for impacting the shred culture. On the base they have created an atmosphere of love, freedom and honor. Which is empowering their staff and students to be powerful people. The base in Davos is awesome, they have their own little park in the back yard, and only a few minutes to walk to the closest gondola station. The riding on the different mountains around Davos is rad! Both park and free riding. As far as I am concerned this is a perfect place to serve Jesus, change the world and get some good riding in.
Well, these guys, Reto and Judy, they are just over the top radical and crazy, ha, ha ok, a little bit more serious: Ywam Davos is a base that is still young and a pioneering base for Europan Snowboarding Discipleship-Schools. It is in the middle of the Alps and just right in the heart of the Snowboard-/Mountain-Scene. The staff leaders, Reto and Judy, have been such an example of having a heart for the scene and mountain towns. It's been a joy to watch them, walking out their vision, standing strong in what God called them to do and seeing so many lives being changed going though their schools. They allow the people to be free and dream, catch vision and run. What a joy it has been to pray, worship, fellowship and share meals with them, people who sacrifice life to see others find and walk out their destiny.
After working with Ywam over the last 10 years there are only a handful of bases I will solidly recommend. The main reason for that is the leadership, style and culture which is intentionally created. Reto and Judy are amazing leaders who not only pour their lives into the mission there but have the heart to really connect to the local community and the schools they run. Davos has always been one of my favorite places to teach at for many reasons. These guys are cutting edge and are successfully extracting religion while making true disciples who understand a supernatural culture of honor. Revival starts in the family and the Gubler family is a demonstration of that truth. The students that have spent time there have been radically transformed and many I know personally who are shaking things up with God years later. On top of it all Davos is one of the most beautiful places on earth ! Aloha
When you come to YWAM Davos, you don't just join a school, you join a family. That is exactly the way that Reto and Judy will make you feel the second you meet them. Working and learning beside the two of them has been one of the biggest blessings of my life and I give them some credit in forming who I have become today. Everything about YWAM Davos is special. From the area it is in, the people who go there and to the power that god brings to that place. I won't forget about my time spent there until my time here on this earth is over. And if you do a SDTS here too, I know you will feel the same way I do.
My name is Travis Brummett, and I completed my DTS at YWAM Davos in 2008/2009. I can honestly say that these 6 months were some of the best times of my life. Reto and Judy treat every student and leader that come through their base as if they were their own children. They were so encouraging in guiding me along in my walk with the Lord. They have successfully created a DTS which allows students and leaders the room to grow in relationship with God and new friends. I still have relationships with many of my fellow YWAM-ers, as well as with Reto and Judy, and I plan on visiting them in Switzerland during my honeymoon this coming October. I have been so blessed to watch these two love each other and the Lord so much, and share that love with others. My life was changed during those short 6 months, and I have never been the same since.
In the 3years of knowing and working alongside Reto and Judy, I've had the pleasure to witness and to personally experience their love of Jesus and their love of people. I've also witnessed them as a family living out and being faithful to Gods great commission (Matthew 28:19). A blessed family and a blessing to call them friends!
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This DTS is a time to discover who God created you to be. Your life will be transformed and come alive as you begin to find out what His plan is for you. You will be able to experience God for yourself while you bike, hike, climb and adventure through this time. As you experience God, your life will be changed forever! And what better place to do all of that than in the Swiss Alps?
We keep our schools small (max 15 students) so that your time here can feel like family. We love to journey through the adventure of DTS with you, and share everyday life! The schedule may be full but there’s still time to create relationships that will last a lifetime.
Bottom line — DTS is a time like none other. You will leave transformed. You’ll learn to be confident in hearing God’s voice and sharing it with others. It’s not just another cool experience. It’s a time to take a step back from your busy life to search after God and His plan for your life.
Do you have a passion for snowboarding or freeskiing? Are you interested in pursuing your relationship with God at a deeper level? Do you desire to combine both your passion for snowboarding / skiing and your love for God? Then this is the Discipleship Training School (DTS) for you!
Come to the heart of the Swiss Alps in Davos, where you can experience and discover more of God’s Heart and destiny for you! The Snowboarders and Freeskiers Discipleship Training School (SFDTS) is more than a bible school – it’s the adventure of a lifetime that will transform you! It’s all about embracing the freestyle culture – not about the level of your riding. While the SFDTS includes all the elements of a ‘normal’ DTS, what makes this experience unique is that you will live among the snowboarding culture in a world class ski resort, and be steps from the terrain!
You will not only get to target the slopes, but your heart, your character and your pursuit for God!!
Discover, Develop and Multiply your Leadership while growing in your Character and Relationship with God!
Our Leadership Training Program is made out of three different blocks, each 12 months long, which build on each other.
Fall: Fall 2018
Spring: Spring 2018
Yearly School Fee: CHF 700.-
Food & Accomodation: CHF 1800.-*
Activity Fee: depending on DTS
Outreach: depending on DTS
* per quater while living on Base in the first year, each following year an aditional CHF 225.-
A good leader is of good character. During the time here with YWAM Davos our emphasis of leadership training is not necessarily on lots of leadership skills and tools, but it targets your character and challenges you way of thinking. We are all leaders, as we are influencing people around us.
We believe that good leadership training happens in an environment, where mistakes are allowed, grace is sufficient, honor amongst each other is valued and truth is spoken. Leadership is not about the right to rule over others but it is the privilege to serve each other for the greater good of the community.
We are exited to help you discover your leadership capability, your talents and gifting, your identity in God, as well as teaching you tools and skills to help you lead others well.
The first year is the Basic Leadership Training School. This school wraps around the DTS starting about three month after you started your leadership training. It is designed to help you discover your leadership, while staffing DTS.
The second year builds strongly on the first year with a focus of developing your leadership. You will be given more responsibilities as a leader towards the DTS students as well as helping to BLS students to see their potential.
The third year is all about multiplying your leadership. Meanwhile you hopefully discovered more about who you are and what really excites you. We are passionate to help you during this year to develop your next step towards the start of a new ministry, school, YWAM Location or what ever.
If you have a dream or a call from God to start something somewhere, we believe that a good preparation time, as well as training, are not wasted time but an important investment into the future. YWAM Davos is committed to help you out as much as we can.
Ever wondered what life at a YWAM base is like? Do you have a passion for missions and serving? Or maybe you just finished your DTS but still want some time to figure out what your next step is. Wherever you're at in life, if you have a desire to serve in a positive environment, volunteering at YWAM Davos could be for you! Come spend a month or two (or three!) in a great community and build solid relationships while serving alongside our staff and students. If you're interested in volunteering, send us a message! We'd love to find the perfect spot for you.
Winter: Sun, 6-Jan-2019
Summer: Sun, 29-Jul-2018
1,2 or 3 month
1st month: CHF 25.- per day
2nd month: CHF 22.50 per day
3rd month: CHF 20.- per day
Tourist Tax per day: CHF 5.90 in winter, CHF 4.60 in summer
Possible involment can be in the kitchen team, hospitality team, worship team, media and communication team. For up to about 50% you will be involved with things on the base, the rest of the day you can spend with the running school or enjoy some time by your self.
Please get in contact with us if you would like to join us.
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