Do YWAM staff get paid?
To join YWAM as staff anywhere in the world, you need to have your own financial support. Many YWAM locations help people put together a prayer and financial support team (e.g., friends, home groups, churches, relatives, etc.) before they join as staff, though this isn’t offered at every location. YWAM Wylie requires that each staff raise a minimum amount of monthly support before joining as staff.
Is this mission only for young people?
Youth With A Mission offers programs for people of all ages. While many of our programs and outreaches focus on young people, we have participants of all ages and stages of life, which brings a rich culture to our mission. Some of the young people who joined us in the 1960s are still serving with YWAM today, and so are their grandchildren!
How are applications processed?
In order to be considered for acceptance, you must send in a completed application including all references, medical forms and the non-refundable registration fee. After your completed application is received, we carefully review and pray over your application to see if this is the best time and place for you to participate.
How do I know if I’ve been accepted?
You are welcome to contact us by email or by phone to check on the status of your application. We are not able to process applications until we have the COMPLETE application in hand. Our registrar will contact you once we have received your completed application and once we process it, as well.
What does the YWAM Wylie property look like?
YWAM Wylie has a new campus located in the heart of the downtown area. Our campus includes student and staff housing, a cafeteria & kitchen, a large classroom, offices and a field for outdoor activities. We also have both outdoor and indoor spaces for relaxing, reading and studying, as well as connecting with each other.
What topics are covered during DTS?
The topics include: Hearing the Voice of God, The Holy Spirit, Healthy Relationships, Spiritual Warfare, The Nature and Character of God, Biblical Worldview, Destiny, Evangelism, The Father heart of God and How to study the Bible for yourself.
What is the difference between the Classic DTS and a DTS with an additional interest track (Children at Risk and Construction)?
The Classic DTS is YWAM’s five month entry level program designed to get to know God and to learn to make Him known, and a prerequisite for future ministry within YWAM. The “interest track” DTS offers an additional weekly class that pertains to your area of passion.
What does a day in DTS lecture phase look like?
A typical day during the lecture phase may include personal devotions, times of prayer, worship, lectures, community responsibilities, meals together, local community outreach, small groups, and fun times with your fellow students and staff.
Can participants stay on campus during Thanksgiving & Christmas breaks?
You are welcome to remain on campus during the holidays, but are free to return home over the breaks, as long as you return by the scheduled date in the information packet.
For international applicants, when and how do they apply for visas?
You will apply for your visa after you have been accepted into the program. Our staff will do our best to answer any questions you have along the way.
Are DTS fees tax deductible?
The lecture fees for DTS or secondary school are NOT tax deductible. However, for the outreach portion of our programs, individuals donating to YWAM Wylie can receive a tax deductible receipt.
How are the outreach locations chosen?
The staff spends time in prayer over each outreach, seeking to hear God’s voice and step out into the places He calls us. We desire to build on relationships through the years with people on the field that we come alongside and serve, and together see the Gospel go forward. The outreach locations for each program are presented to you toward the beginning of the program and you will then have time to pray about where the Lord is leading you. Our recent outreaches have gone to India, Uganda, Mexico and El Salvador.