Develop coaching skills to launch thriving, focused, and impactful DTS students.

DTS students can feel lost after graduation, but that doesn’t have to be the case. As a Student Journey Guide, you will be equipped to help students find their direction, navigate transition, and land in their next environment with focus, and impact.

We know that DTS students can go on to change the world, it hurts when they go home and flounder – or worse. What if each student found where they were called to serve, transitioned well, and created real kingdom impact in their next environment? As a Student Journey Guide, you can help make that happen.

Student Journey Guides play a unique role on a YWAM Campus. Unlike regular one on ones, a Student Journey Guide helps students learn to think for themselves, hear the Holy Spirit, and take responsibility for their lives. Using coaching skills they help students plan, prepare, and get excited about their future after DTS.

What do Student Journey Guides do?

Student Journey Guides meet with DTS students monthly during the DTS Lecture phase, and once a month for three months as the student is transitioning into their next environment.

As a Student Journey Guide, you will help students:

  • Discover their unique giftings
  • Identify the leading of the Holy Spirit
  • Think clearly for themselves
  • Choose a direction
  • Make an actionable plan
  • Take responsibility for their lives
  • Identify their purpose in their next environment
  • Integrate new learning
  • Increase their Kingdom impact in their next environmen

Student Journey Guide Certification is designed around Tony Stoltzfus book, Leadership Coaching, and is aligned with the standards of the International Coach Federation (ICF).

The trining is taught live, via the Zoom video conference platform, and is supplemented with home study and weekly peer coaching practice sessions.

Time Commitment:

  • 2.5 hours of live zoom class weekly
  • 1.5 hours of peer coaching practice weekly
  • 2-3 hours of independent study weekly
  • 8 practicum hours coaching DTS students

Through this certification course you will learn

  • Learn the Biblical basis for coaching
  • Know the 8 core competencies of coaching according to the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Understand the difference between coaching, counseling, mentoring, and consulting
  • Learn how to help students identify the leading of the Holy Spirit
  • Understand how to help students identify their unique gifts and strengths
  • Learn strategies to help students think for themselves and take personal responsibility for their lives
  • Know how to help students make future plans, even if they are hesitant to do so
  • Understand how to turn students’ processing and complaining into motivated action
  • Recognize the common unhealthy mindsets students hold and learn strategies to develop new thought patterns
  • Learn an effective coaching pathway for the DTS lecture phase, outreach, and the debrief week.
  • Know the coaching strategies to use when a student is transitioning into their next environment
  • Learn to spot signs of unhealth as a student transitions home, and learn to give timely and effective support.
  • Learn the practical steps to begin working as a Student Journey Guide on your YWAM base.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Successfully completed a DTS.
  • Previously served as a one-on-one for students in a DTS or Secondary School for at least one quarter.

$450 Total Cost

Upcoming Dates

June 6- August 22, 2024

Thursday, 3pm - 5:30pm PST


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