School of Ministry Development

What Is An SOMD?

You’ve experienced God in a radical way during DTS and now you want to help make the same thing happen for others. SOMD will further equip you to make a difference in the world, whether it’s on a university campus, in the work place, or in a remote third-world village. In order to be effective in ministry you need to understand how God designed you, others, and your God given gifts and strengths. SOMD is designed to equip you to do all these things and prepare you for ministry.

SOMD Start Date: March 21st, 2022

LECTURE Equipping Disciples & Leaders

3 Months in Texas, USA

SOMD Lecture Phase is set up similar to DTS, with three months living in a live/learn community. SOMD is designed to individualize the skills and purpose you’ve discovered in DTS, and teach you how to apply them to your own call of God. As well, SOMD will also help equip you with tools in pioneering your own ministry to further God’s kingdom in the world.

Lecture Weekly Life



Community Responsibilities


Worship & Intercession


Individual Quiet Time




Local Outreach



Class time is an opportunity to learn from gifted speakers on topics like... Leadership, Community Development, Living the Life of a Disciple and more!

Live/Learn Community

Our hope at YWAM Wylie is that in our live/learn community setting, you do not only gain knowledge, but you learn how to apply it and reflect the image of Christ.

Community Responsibility

Students will be assigned tasks around base as a way to get plugged in and do their part in our community; whether that be on grounds, in the kitchen, or with housekeeping.

Local Impact

We are very involved in our local community. We spend time each week pouring into those around us through building projects, tutoring local youth, and evangelism.


You will meet with a staff member for one-on-one discipleship throughout Lecture Phase. In small groups, you have the opportunity to share and grow with your classmates and group leaders.​


Students will read the entirety of the Old Testament in addition to reading several other books diving deeper into Gods Word throughout the lecture phase.

Outreach Reaching People, Communities, and Nations

Live Your Purpose

You Pray. You Hear. You Plan. You Go. YWAM staff will guide and assist you as you put together your outreach, whether to an existing ministry we’ve worked with, or something completely new.

DTS Internship: You will participate in the fundamentals of discipleship by joining our YWAM staff team for 3 months of DTS lecture phase and co-leading the 2 months of outreach.

*Outreach is not required for completion of SOMD, but highly encouraged!

Outreach Weekly Life



Team Time


Worship & Intercession


More Info


In order to apply for and attend a School of Ministry Development, successful completion of a Discipleship Training School is required.


SOMD Lecture fees are $3,550. 

Outreach will be anywhere from $3,000 to $4,000 depending on location. The majority of that includes airfare. Those interested in the SOMD internship outreach on campus, will pay $300 each month for living costs.


We belive in families as a whole, pursuing missions together. We have housing and child care available for families. If you are interested in family missions, contact us for more information.


Students will live in dormitory style housing during lecture phase. There are anywhere from 5 to 10 students living in a room at a time.

School Size

On average, schools are between 10-20 students. 

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