about dts



Discipleship Training School (DTS) - What is it?

THE DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING SCHOOL (DTS) is an intensive Christian training course. It begins with a three month lecture phase followed by a 8-12 week outreach. The DTS is designed to encourage students in personal character development, to cultivate a living relationship with God and to identify their unique individual gifts and callings in God. Cross-cultural exposure and global awareness are special emphases throughout the course, preparing the students to reach current and future generations and answer the call to...

"Go into all the world and disciple all nations" - Matthew 28:19.

During DTS outreach, teams are sent out on a 8-12 weeks field assignment for a cross-cultural situations. The emphasis is on the application of principles taught in the DTS lecture phase.
The DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING SCHOOL (DTS) is a prerequisite for all other YWAM schools, and is a requirement for becoming staff anywhere in YWAM.
Purpose and Outcomes of DTS

    1. To GATHER and CHALLENGE people to worship, listen to and obey God, releasing them (in the context of the DTS) to serve through evangelism, intercession, acts of compassion and other expressions of God's heart for the world, possibly even pioneering new ministries.

    2. To INSPIRE and CULTIVATE growth in one's relationship with God resulting in Christ like character, which is based on a solid Biblical foundation, the work of the Holy Spirit and the personal application of Biblical truth, especially concerning God's Character, the Cross and empowering Grace.

    3. To SHARPEN one's ability to relate to, learn from and work with people, including those of different cultures, personalities and perspectives.

    4. To further EQUIP each one to serve God's purposes either in or outside of YWAM Family of Ministries, strengthening a commitment to reach the lost, especially the unreached, to care for the poor, and to influence all areas of society.

    5. To IMPART the vision and foundational values of Youth With A Mission International as well as that of the host operating location and to provide information regarding a variety of opportunities for service.