The main focus of the BDTS is “to win men for the Master through the gym”. This is accomplished by playing pick-up games, running camps and tournaments for the purpose of sharing Jesus with others. During the school, you have opportunities to play at inner-city courts as well as some indoor recreation courts throughout the city of Pittsburgh as well as international courts in order to see lives forever changed.
Each week of the 3 month lecture phase is filled with class topics such as Hearing the Voice of God, The Father Heart of God, Inductive Bible Study and Missions. Although the Lecture Phase of the BDTS runs alongside the VAMDTS (Visual Arts and Media DTS), there is a separate focus on basketball used as outreach for the BDTS. Throughout this phase, you get to be instructed on how to set up camps and run drills for the outreach phase.
The outreach phase will be spent playing and teaching Basketball to all ages while using the game to share the love of Christ. Each day will be filled with pick-up games, clinics, and tournaments. The best part comes after when we get to share the good news of Jesus. We have such great responses from these outreaches that we have then been able to continue on in discipleship with these new believers!