Welcome to the AWAKENING DTS 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

WHAT does it look like when we pray "Your Kingdom Come, Your Will be Done" in this day and age?!

Life and hope are breathed into broken lives. Restoration and Redemption to the lost. Healing and Recovery to the wounded and diseased. These are the works that Jesus came to do... and that He invites all of us to join Him in doing the same!

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When:  January 17 - June 22nd, 2019
Lecture: €1,800
Outreach: TBD
Where: YWAM Berlin Wedding

When you join the Awakening Discipleship Training School (DTS) in Berlin, Germany, you will have an opportunity to grow deeper in your personal relationship with God. You will learn how to hear (and obey) the voice of God, walk in His Presence, deepen your understanding of the Bible (breathed on by the Holy Spirit) and how it is relevant for your life on a daily basis. You will engage in dynamic worship and gain a compassionate heart for the world through regular opportunities for intercession. You will be challenged and given opportunities to grow in your faith. You will gain perspective on the many ways Christians can live missionally, as influential leaders in the realms of business, government, education, classic "religious" roles, media, sports, arts & entertainment and critically important: understanding your identity in Christ and within family covenants.
“Go into all the world
and preach the gospel to all creation.
Mark 16:15b

Come discover your part in God’s purpose for the world. What you uniquely carry, create and share with others around you. Gain skill, confidence and expand your capacity to correctly handle these "greater things" with excellence (John 14:12). And you'll also have a lot of fun and build friendships while learning to do so!

During the first 12 weeks (aka Lecture Phase), you’ll learn not only in a classroom setting, but also by living in community and hands-on practical experience. You will have opportunities to meet and connect with Refugees/Asylum seekers living in Berlin Germany. Also you'll get to distribute Bibles -- offering the opportunity for people to encounter God through His living Word ~~the Spirit within the living Word of God ~~. During the Practical Phase also 12 weeks (aka Outreach Phase), you’ll apply what you learned in the Lecture Phase through an adventurous, Spirit led and cross-cultural experience.

What makes this Awakening DTS unique:

Awakening Europe 2019: We as YWAMers in our DNA often are called to come alongside other ministries or platforms and serve them -- especially when we see the favour and anointing that are resting on different people or initiatives. The Awakening Europe movement has been gaining momentum over the past years in Nuremberg (2015), Stockholm (2016), Prague (2017) and Riga (2018). Many thousands have received prayer, been healed, and come to salvation in Christ (Praise God)!!!  The cry of our hearts is that we will see new life and unity in the Body of Christ in Europe; spreading from here like a revival wildfire that brings reformation and transformation throughout the world.

In 2019, this DTS will serve YWAM Vienna and the Awakening Europe ( planning and coordinating team as we network with churches, schools and local ministries. We will help prepare the way for this event through focused prayer and worship; promoting Bible engagement, equipping locals in evangelism & discipleship as well as participating in other hands-on, practical projects. We will support the  Flood Vienna and Evangelism events to be held at the Ernst Happel Stadium on June 13-16, 2019.

Other Outreach Options may include Refugee Response and Bible Distribution initiatives both inside and outside of the EU. More

Planned Schedule
  • Staff Training begin Sunday January 6th, 2019 with Supper.

  • Jan 7-16, 2019 staff training & DTS preparation.

  • January 17, 2019 Student Arrival Day

  • January 18, 2019 Orientation to YWAM, Work Duty, Community Life, Assignments, etc. PM Corporate Worship night Celebration event.

  • January 19, 2019 Berlin City Tour (7 Spheres of Influence theme)

  • January 21, 2019 first official day of lecture

  • January 21 - April 12, 2019 = 12 full weeks of lecture.

  • Depart for outreach April 14th - June 16th, 2019 (9 full outreach weeks)

  • June 16, 2019 travel back to Berlin for Debrief

  • June 17-20, 2019 Debrief

  • June 20th pm, 2019 Graduation

  • June 21st/22nd, 2019 Student Departure Day

  • June 24-25th, 2019 Staff Debrief

"The Word gave life to everything that was created, and His life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”

— John 2:4-5
Topics in the DTS will be:
  • Hearing God's Voice
  • Nature and Character of God/the Father Heart of God
  • Making Jesus Lord/Freedom in Christ
  • Worship is Warfare & Intercessory Prayer
  • Your personal Identity and calling
  • Relationships & Conflict Resolution
  • Evangelism as a way of life
  • Communication including Cross-Cultural 
  • Missions & Asylum Seeker/Refugee Engagement
  • Biblical Worldview
  • Pioneering: Co-Creating with God
  • Stewardship/Work is Worship/Marketplace 
  • Disciple Making & Church Planting Movements
  • All Things Bible

Meet the team behind the ADTS

Jeff and Tracy Van Veen enjoy hiking in the mountains, water (pretty much all forms except incessant rain :-)), people (...most of the time) and adventures with God. They are both Canadian, born to European immigrant families. They have been married for 25 years and have partnered with YWAM out of Kona Hawai'i and internationally since 2004.

They believe that the "DNA" of this decentralized missions movement encourages people to experience incredible personal growth, and releases them into far more opportunities than what is possible simply as individuals or small regionally-focused groups. They are excited to see what God will do through this Awakening DTS collaborative, and are strongly embracing this 2 Timothy 2:2 promise for an impartation of wisdom: “You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.” Initially "thrown into the deep end of the pool of faith" when joining YWAM; they have been growing and learning about who God is and how to make Him known. Their desire is to help others learn to journey well along the Way.

Tobi  and Jessy Pfarrkircher together with their 2 children, Noah (7) and Elise (3), live the call "To Know God and To Make Him Known". Tobi is German and Jessy is American.

Tobi likes to start new things and therefore moved to Berlin 10 years ago to start YWAM Berlin. Prior to that he also helped pioneer a YWAM base in Herrnhut (Saxsony) Germany. He  joined YWAM in 2002 because he loved the combination of: advancing the Great Commission, hearing God´s voice and the freedom to act on it, mobilizing youth and the many different nationalities found in the mission, and working together with them. He believes that this is a great season for an Awakening in Europe!  He also believes that Berlin will play a big role in bringing blessing and, in that, will turn around its own history. Tobi loves everything about sports, music, and hanging out with people.

Jessy has two big passions (besides her family): dancing and the Bible. When she joined YWAM in 2007 she started out as a dancer touring the world with the Performing Arts ministry "Heartbridge" based out of Kona, Hawaii. In Berlin she helped to start and facilitate Performing Arts DTSs and dance ministry workshops for kids. In 2016, she felt called to pick up and use her gift of speaking different languages more in ministry. She is currently studying in the first Masters program of the University of the Nations "Applied Linguistics for Bible Translation". With that she joined YWAM's worldwide campaign to "End Bible Poverty Now!".  She is excited about the joint goal of YWAM and other organizations that soon all people groups can hold the Word of God in their own mother tongue!

Together the family loves to live in community in the local setting, but at the same time loves the nations and traveling together.