Harvest

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Matthew 9:37-38 “Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Herrnhut is a beautiful small village in Saxony, eastern Germany, with a rich spiritual legacy. In the 1700s, Moravian refugees from what is now Czechia settled here. They experienced revival as they lived in Spirit-led community, and this revival led them to radically dedicate their lives to those who had not yet heard the Gospel – launching the frontrunners of the modern day Protestant missions movement. The Moravians lived under this banner: “Our Lamb has conquered – let us follow Him!”

God has been speaking to us about a new season for our DTS here in Herrnhut. As we ran a school called Revive for many years, it cultivated the culture of our base to one of worship, intercession, and ministry from a place of intimacy. Out of this, just as for the Moravians, we sense Him challenging us to turn outward in a more radical way. 

God is the Lord of the Harvest, who provides seeds and makes them grow. He has made the nations for Himself, to represent Him in all of His multi-faceted beauty. The Harvest DTS is born out of a desire to carry His heart for the nations, to develop the understanding and tools which will make us effective, and to commit to His work wherever He would ask us to go.

Harvest will run as one DTS with 3 different tracks, or regional focuses, that will allow you to go deeper into understanding God’s heart for a region or people group, and foster a long-term commitment to that particular field.
We will have a Middle East track, a Southeast Asia track, and a Central/Eastern Europe track!

The harvest fields of the world are ready – will you go?

Lecture Phase

Lecture phase is a unique time of learning in an interactive group setting. It is formatted through teaching by experienced missionaries and speakers, small group discussions, practical implementation, community lifestyle and serving, times of reflection, personal study, and worship and prayer. The schedule is full-time, but is also created to facilitate space for personal time and building friendships. The teaching is structured to be modular, with a different focus each week. During the lecture phase you will learn about topics such as the Nature and Character of God, Hearing God’s Voice, the Holy Spirit, the Kingdom of God, Worship and Intercession, Identity, Spiritual Warfare, and much more. You will be challenged, stretched, and discipled! Later on in the lecture phase, you will also spend time with your outreach team, praying and preparing for outreach.

Outreach Phase

This is what DTS is all about! To effectively train and equip our trainees, we must obediently respond to the call to the harvest field. We partner with local contacts and long-term workers to serve what God is already doing in the nations. The heart of a DTS outreach is to introduce people to Jesus, and that can happen in many different ways, depending on the location and the team. We also believe it is vital to practically apply everything God teaches us in order to continue growing and maturing, and the outreach phase is an incredible opportunity for this. For the topics and principles learned in the lecture phase to really take root and become established in our lives, they must be lived out. The outreach will be a cross-cultural experience of continued learning and growing, with opportunities to share the love of Jesus with the people of the nations we are guests in. Exact outreach locations will be announced during lecture phase.

Middle East

Isaiah 43:19 “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

God works in the places we don’t expect - in the tents of a refugee camp, on the streets of shining desert cities, and over tea with neighbors. As a base community, we have committed to send teams to the Middle East to continue building bridges and sowing seeds.

This track will focus on the Middle East as well as Muslim and Yazidi people groups. As we walk with God, we will learn to perceive what He is doing - we will see the rivers flowing where there was once a desert.

Central/Eastern Europe

Romans 15:4 “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”

Hope is a seed for people to trust again for things to come. The God of Hope is with us. As His children, we are the hope-bringers - we carry good news!

This track will focus on Central and Eastern Europe; nations full of rich history and storied pasts. Atheist, post-Communist, Catholic/Orthodox Christian, and many other worldviews collide here. Europe faces much uncertainty right now - the heart of God is hope for the present and the future.

Southeast Asia

1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the goodness of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

Identity shapes our lives. We are created to know God as our Father and live as His children. When we don’t know that we are chosen and beloved, it’s like walking blindfolded. The nations of Southeast Asia are meant to know the delight of belonging to God!

This track will focus on Southeast Asia, a beautifully diverse region. Primarily Buddhist and Hindu, it’s also a place known for tourism and backpackers who are seeking a spiritual experience. God wants to meet both locals and tourists alike and draw them near to know Him as a Father!

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"For years God was my enemy. Yet I grew up loving stories - films and novels – and dreamed of more to life. At DTS in Herrnhut, my new friends pointed me back to Christ, towards the story written on my heart. Like I’d read in one of those novels: “When they finally saw him, he wasn’t any of those things. Atticus, he was real nice.” God wasn’t an enemy after all. He was my friend."

- Samuel, Canada
"During my DTS I was confronted with how small my view of God was and how small my worldview was. The world is bigger than what I thought. God is greater than what I had I known. He loves me more than what I felt. And His plan for me and others is bigger than what we could have ever imagined. When I said yes to do a DTS, I was saying yes to a greater knowledge of God and a greater understanding of the mandate I have as a follower of Christ to share The Gospel all over the world"

-Kenny, U.S.A.
"I went into DTS with an open mind and a desire to get to know God. I didn’t know it was going to change the rest of my life in such a drastic way. When you go into 5 months of deep soul searching, new cultures, different worlds and doing that together with God, you can’t expect to be the same person as before. I wanted to see revival and I did get to see it in many ways. Not only did I leave with more knowledge and experiences, I also have gotten to know a lot of wonderful people that are still a big blessing in my life up until today."

-Floortje, The Netherlands
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