-Pastors Paul & Shelly Militsala, Directors of LIFE DTS
"We exist to develop a passion in young adults, so they live profoundly for Christ no matter where they are."
Facts to consider:
- 59% percent of millennials raised in a church have dropped out.
- 35% of millennials have an anti-church stance, believing the church does more harm than good.
- Millennials are the least likely age group of anyone to attend church (by far).
Together, Paul and Shelly have ministered extensively at Fort Road Victory Church for over 20 years. Their passion and vision for LIFE DTS is to see young adults live profoundly for Christ no matter where they are.
LIFE DTS Edmonton started in 2014, formerly known as Master’s Commission Edmonton. We are thankful for our 3 years known as MC Edmonton that was created under Launch/ MC Chilliwack that gave us a strong foundation.
In 2014, the starting class had two students and two staff. Each class has a theme for their year. The theme for 2014 was “Chosen”.
I went from being hopeless, hurting, and angry to being confident, restored, and patient. I’ve realized my purpose thanks to what God has done in my life through the LIFE program.Quinn GreerLIFE Alumni, Preacher
In LIFE I began to understand that I am a child of God not because I have earned it or deserved it, but because I am loved.Austin HohlbeinLIFE Alumni
LIFE is where I could let go of the person I was pretending to be. By becoming open about my weaknesses, I begun becoming the person God created me to be.Joel DesrochesLIFE Alumni, Preacher
I gained perspective for my life that enables me to grow in who I am in Jesus, and become who He made me to be. I am loved because of who God is and not by what I can do for Him.Trisha DucusinLIFE Alumni
In LIFE I learned that my voice matters and that I am loved. I discovered who I am and gained confidence in Christ.Katie BrownLIFE Alumni
“To empower young adults to live profoundly for Christ anywhere.”Vision Statement
At LIFE DTS we value integrity, humility, authenticity, punctuality, excellence, honesty, consistency and kindness.
In one true and living God externally existing and revealed to us as the Father, creator of all living things; the son, Jesus Christ, God incarnate; and the Holy Spirit.
In the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, death for our sins, bodily resurrection, ascension under God, and imminent return in power and glory.
In the ministry of the Holy Spirit:
a. By the inward witness of salvation to the believer.
b. By daily guidance and growth of Christ-like character.
c. By the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and experience distinct from and following the new birth, evidenced initially by speaking with other tongues, and subsequently by the manifestation of spiritual power in the public testimony and service.
d. By the manifestation of the supernatural gifts of the Spirit as listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10.
That men are saved solely through faith in God’s grace as displayed in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In water baptism as a public declaration that a believer has died with Christ and risen with Him to walk a life of holiness and love.
The scriptures are the inspired and complete revelation of God’s will concerning man’s salvation through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
That Jesus Christ is coming again to gather all His saints unto Himself. Those who have not accepted His redemptive work on their behalf will suffer separation from the Godhead eternally.
In the unity of all true believers as members of the universal body of Christ regardless of denominational affiliation.
In the celebration of the Lord’s Supper as a remembrance of Jesus.
That following His return, Jesus Christ will rule and reign for one thousand years on earth. After this, there will be a new heaven and a new earth.