The Doxazo Summer Intensive, also known as DSI, is a nine- to ten-week leadership training experience designed to help primarily high school and college-age students learn how to live out their faith in their daily lives as well as gain valuable practical and spiritual discipleship skills. All DSI students participate in a several day retreat at the start of the summer; weekly large group gatherings called Summer Life, an intensive service experience, and weekly small groups called Family Groups; and Immersion (see above).
During Summer Life, students share a meal together, hear from a speaker on a topic related to our summer theme, worship, engage in small groups, and do an activity together, such as Capture the Flag. During their weekly intensive service experience, students serve at least three days a week working with elementary and middle school youth from both urban and suburban contexts through either a program hosted by one of our partners or through Wynnewood and Fuchsia (see above). During their weekly Family Group meetings, students share a meal, do activities, and process their week with our college-age leaders as a part of their Discipleship Team experience.
While all students participate in the activities outlined above, there are additional opportunities available to students based on their age. Our juniors and seniors in high school age can also participate in our Student Leadership Team where they have an opportunity to help plan and execute aspects of the retreat and Summer Life. Our college age students can also participate in our Discipleship Team. As a part of our Discipleship Team, college-age students serve as our Family Group leaders as well as attend weekly classes that further develop their discipleship skills. All Discipleship Team members are assigned two-four other students in DSI who they are responsible for mentoring during the summer. Our Discipleship Team also must attend an additional week of training, which makes their commitment ten weeks instead of nine like other participants in DSI.
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High School and College Students