Discipleship Training School (DTS)
The Discipleship Training School (DTS) seeks to bring you into greater intimacy in your relationship with God. It also gives you an opportunity to discover your passions and your part in God’s purposes for the world. It is for those who long to follow Jesus in the life transforming experience as a fully devoted disciple!
The course is a full-time program and lasts five or six months. It consists of two parts: lecture phase and outreach phase.
In the lecture phase, you will learn more about God and His world. You’ll learn not only from weekly lectures, one on one mentoring, small group sharing, but also from community living and practical training.
The outreach phase focuses on applying what you learned in the classroom through an intense local outreach or cross-cultural international experience.
Many offer a special focus on a specific interest, an area of service, or a nation. The “Crossroads” or “All Ages” DTS meets the needs of students over 30, such as second-career people or families with children.
DTS is the prerequisite for not only becoming Youth With a Mission (YWAM) Missionary Staff, but also for YWAM’s second-level training. Most Discipleship Training Schools (DTS) are registered with YWAM’s University of the Nations.