• What is A DTS?
  • Photography & Storytelling
  • Children At Risk
  • Construction
  • Coffee & Chai Connection
  • Classic

What is a DTS?

A discipleshsip training school is a wild pursuit of God and His heart for the nations. It is a time of being challenged to deepen your relationship with God and others, as you get to know His character and His ways. The DTS will equip you to discover your place in the Great Commission, and embark on a lifetime adventure with your Heavenly Father. The DTS is Youth With A Mission’s five month entry level program, which is a prerequisite for future ministry with YWAM. This program has two phases; the three month lecture phase and the two month outreach phase. The lecture phase is a time to encounter God, and understand more of His character. It consists of 12 weeks of classroom training, where you will live and learn with your fellow classmates and staff. You’ll have the chance to hear gifted international speakers teach on topics such as: the character and nature of God, the Holy Spirit, healthy relationships, spiritual warfare, Biblical overview, and many more. In addition to classroom time, you will also participate in small groups, times of worship, prayer, and local community outreach.The outreach phase is the opportunity to put into practice everything you have learned during the lecture phase. The two-month DTS outreach will take you to the ends of the earth to share the gospel, to care for the poor, to pray for the sick, to liberate the enslaved, and to show God’s love to the orphans and widows. Outreach is filled with sharing the Gospel, training local individuals, working with mercy ministries and humanitarian aid, and combating injustices such as poverty, human trafficking, and hunger. Do you have a heart to change the world? Join us as we move to change people, families, communities, and nations through a Discipleship Training School.

Choose a DTS 'Track'

God has designed each of us with different skills, passions and callings. To cater to some of these, we’ve developed different “tracks” or focuses for our DTS schools. Each week, you’ll have at least 2 hours of training specific to the track you chose. Click on the tabs to the left to learn more about a track you're passionate about!

Dates

All tracks will be offered during our Fall and Winter DTS'. The Fall 2018 DTS will run from September 23rd 2018 to February 22nd 2019. The Winter School will run from January 14th through June 8th 2018.

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Not Forgotten

The Photography & Storytelling Track has the same core curriculum all DTS tracks share, but with an added focus of learning how to communicate stories from the field through photography and other forms of communication. During the Outreach portion you will use the skills you learn to effectively share the stories of God's work in peoples lives across the nations.

Dates

The Fall 2018 School will run from September 23rd 2018 to February 22nd 2019. The Winter school will run January 14th through June 8th 2018.

Costs

The lecture phase is $3,550.00 USD. There is also a $175.00 USD conference fee. The cost for outreach could range from: $3,000.00 - $4,000.00 (depending on outreach location). We also ask that Photography students bring an entry level DSLR, or mirrorless camera (not a point and shoot).

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Helping the Hurting

The Children at Risk Discipleship Training School has the same core curriculum as the Classic DTS, but with an added focus of reaching the world's most vulnerable. The emphasis of the training is geared toward the heart of God who promises to be a "Father to the fatherless, who sets the lonely in families." (Psalms 68:5-6). This includes a variety of study topics and strategic prayer times for the needs of children around the world. The outreach portion of DTS will focus on touching the lives of children at risk around the world with the love of Christ.

Dates

The Fall 2018 DTS will run from September 23rd 2018 to February 22nd 2019. The Winter school will run from January 14th through June 8th 2018.

Costs

The lecture phase is $3,550.00 USD. There is also a $175.00 USD conference fee. The cost for outreach could range from: $3,000.00 - $4,000.00 (depending on outreach location).

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Building His Kingdom

The Construction DTS also has the same elements of the Classic DTS, with an additional focus of learning to use basic practical skills to minister the love of Christ to those in need. The construction track will include sessions with skilled workers and hands on application during the lecture phase. Track topics include how to properly install rebar and mix and pour concrete by hand, the basics of laying block, and beginner level framing.

Dates

The Fall 2018 DTS will run from September 23rd 2018 to February 22nd 2019. The Winter School will run from January 14th through June 8th 2018.

Costs

The lecture phase is $3,650.00 USD which includes a materials fee. There is also a $175.00 USD conference fee. The cost for outreach could range from: $3,000.00 - $4,000.00 (depending on outreach location).

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Sharing His Truth

The Coffee and Chai Connection Discipleship Training School has the same core curriculum as the Classic DTS, but with an added focus of reaching out with hospitality to people from other nations. The training will include gaining a greater understanding about coffee, brewing techniques, and the core of hospitality including God’s heart for all nations. This DTS focuses on welcoming others and inviting them in to relationship at the table, expressing the heart of God who all throughout scripture challenges us as His people to show hospitality to strangers. The outreach portion of DTS will focus on touching the lives of those who do not know their place at His table.

Dates

The Fall 2018 DTS will run from September 23rd 2018 to February 22nd 2019. The Winter School will run from January 14th through June 8th 2018.

Costs

The lecture phase is $3,650.00 USD which includes a materials fee. There is also a $175.00 USD conference fee. The cost for outreach could range from: $3,000.00 - $4,000.00 (depending on outreach location).

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First Step

The Classic track has the core curriculum all DTS tracks share, but without the bonus material the focus tracks offer. If you don't have a passion for photography, construction, or children at risk this is the track for you.

Dates

The Fall 2018 DTS will run from September 23rd 2018 to February 22nd 2019. The Winter School will run from January 14th through June 8th 2018.

Costs

The lecture phase is $3,450.00 USD. There is also a $175.00 USD conference fee. The cost for outreach could range from: $3,000.00 - $4,000.00 (depending on outreach location).

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