What is a DTS?

The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a six month course embodying YWAM’s mission to know God and make Him known. DTS provides an environment for students to personally encounter Jesus Christ, learn to hear God’s voice, and respond in joyful obedience!

Discipleship Training School (DTS) is designed for those who want a complete transformation of the Christian faith. The backbone of DTS is to help you dive deep into the heart of God and get trained to take part in the Great Commission. You’ll learn key components of your identity as a child of God such as learning to hear God’s voice, claiming and practicing gifts of the Holy Spirit, preaching the gospel, sharing your testimony, and participating in impactful discipleship.

Lecture Phase:

You will begin your DTS with 12 weeks of focused, intensive discipleship in our missions community. You and your classmates will explore a range of topics, guided by experienced local and international missions leaders and teachers. Training phase will be a profound time of encountering God as you are equipped and grow in areas such as listening to God’s voice, the nature & character of God, evangelism, intercession and more! Every week will address areas related to following Jesus in life and character, personal relationship with God and missions.

Outreach Phase:

Following three months of lecture phase, your DTS will head off on a ten week cross-cultural outreach to put into practice all the things you have learned. Students have the opportunity to ‘make God known’ in the outreach phase. The Gospel comes alive as students step out in faith to preach the good news, pray for the sick, and disciple new believers. Outreach is an exhilarating time of risk and adventure, as teams serve with local believers: transforming lives and impacting society with the love of Jesus Christ.