The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is YWAM’s entry-level training program. If you are interested in joining YWAM as a full-time worker, this is where you start. The DTS is also required to attend nearly all of YWAM’s other courses. (Not ready for a DTS? Try one of our seminars first.)
The DTS majors on the two elements of YWAM’s main motto: To Know God and to Make Him Known. It seeks to bring you into a more intimate relationship with God, and it gives you an opportunity to discover your giftings, your passions, and your role in God’s global mission.
Offered all around the world and in many languages and cultural styles, the DTS is a full-time live-in program that lasts five or six months. In the initial three-month “classroom” phase, you’ll learn from gifted teachers and dedicated staff, as well as from community living and practical activities. The two- or three-month “outreach” phase lets you apply what you learned in the classroom through an intensive, hands-on, cross-cultural missions experience.
All of the Discipleship Training Schools featured in the table below have a strong Frontier Missions focus. The classroom phase includes topics like God’s heart for the unreached; the current state of advance of God’s Kingdom on earth; cross-cultural relationships; and practical preparation for full-time service. The outreach phase is usually spent immersed in an unreached people group, sharing the gospel and living out God’s love and truth for those who don’t yet know Him.
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|Country||Program||Starting month||Languages||Learn more...|
|Canada||Ends of the Earth Discipleship Training School||TBA||Eng||YWAM Truro|
|Canada||Discipleship Training School||Jul||Eng||YWAM Turner Valley|
|Canada||Discipleship Training School||Sep, Apr||Eng||YWAM Vancouver|
|USA||Discipleship Training School||Jan, Sep||Eng||YWAM Jacksonville|
|USA||Discipleship Training School||Apr, Jun, Oct||Eng||YWAM Orlando|
|USA||Worship Justly Discipleship Training School||Jan||Eng||YWAM Idaho|
|USA||Backpackers Discipleship Training School||Jun||Eng||YWAM Idaho|
|USA||India/Refugees Discipleship Training School||Sep||Eng||YWAM Idaho|
|USA||Asia Frontiers Discipleship Training School||Sep||Eng||YWAM Discovery Bay|
|USA||Missions Discipleship Training School||Jan, Apr, Sep||Eng||YWAM Strategic Frontiers|
|USA||Discipleship Training School||Sep||Eng||YWAM Cimarron|
|USA||Summer Discipleship Training School||Summer 2017 and 2018||Eng||YWAM Cimarron|
|USA||Discipleship Training School||Jan, May, Sep||Eng||YWAM Redding|
|Thailand||Create International Discipleship Training School||Jan||Eng||Create Thailand|
|Taiwan||Discipleship Training School||Mar, Sep||Man, Eng||YWAM Taipei|
|Sweden||Frontier Discipleship Training School||Sep||Swe, Eng||YWAM Restenas|
|Spain||Discipleship Training School||Jun||Eng||YWAM Torremolinos|
|South Africa||Discipleship Training School||Feb||Eng||E-mail registrar|
|New Zealand||AW80 Discipleship Training School||Mar||Eng||YWAM Oxford NZ|
|Madagascar||Discipleship Training School||Jun||Malagasy, Fre||E-mail registrar|
|India||Discipleship Training School||Nov||Eng||E-mail registrar|
|India||Discipleship Training School||Jul||E-mail registrar|
|India||Media Discipleship Training School||Jul||Eng||Create India|
|India||Discipleship Training School||Jun||Eng||E-mail registrar|
|Colombia||Discipleship Training School||Feb||Spa||E-mail registrar|
|Costa Rica||Groundbreakers Discipleship Training School||Jan 2017||Spa||E-mail contact|