The Compassion Track combines regular DTS rhythms with voluntary work. You will get the chance to make a difference in the lives of people who have lost almost everything and now live on the margins of society.
We live in community together while worshipping, praying, going on outreaches and being taught by international teachers.
Warning! This DTS is not for wimps. The work we do is challenging and the schedule will at times be tough. But we believe true discipleship takes place, right there, where you feel stretched.
About the ministries
As a response to the wave of refugees coming to Europe YWAM Oslo has been reaching out to refugees in the centers where they are placed. We invite them over for meals, language practice, and other events.
This spring we have started our homeless ministry. We run a cafe for homeless in the mornings and work together with existing ministries in the city that are involved with offering shelter, food and work.
The DTS starts in the beginning of August and ends in the last week of June. In addition to the regular schedule which includes working as volunteers there are two outreaches abroad with a focus on compassion, lasting four weeks each.
We typically do weekday mornings together, having breakfast and some corporate prayer time between 7:00 and 8:30. Monday includes a larger morning gathering with the broader YWAM Oslo family, going until 10:00.
The main part of the day is for the voluntary work in and around Oslo.
On Monday nights we have a family dinner from 16:30 to 18:00. There’s a small group dinner on Thursdays in the same time frame. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday have dinners where attendance is optional.
We have our “Bibelkveld” event on Monday evenings from 18:30 to 21:00. Visit bibelkveld.no for more information. On Thursday evenings in the same time frame we have a teaching for the DTS from one of our many speakers.
Weekends are generally free, except for teaching weekends which occur about one weekend each month. These weekend events usually go from 16:00 on Friday to 16:00 on Sunday.
Unless otherwise mentioned, students are generally expected to be at all of the above functions, although there’s flexibility in the morning routines for those who need to be in classes or at work.
This track costs 92 000 NOK. This includes food and rent for 10.5 months, lectures with teachers from all over the world and expenses for both of the two outreaches.