Discipleship Training School

Pursue God.
Be activated.

Respond to your longing for a more intimate relationship with God

The Discipleship Training School (YWAM DTS) gives you an opportunity to discover your passions and your part in God’s purposes for the world. It is for those who long to follow Jesus in new ways with a different perspective.

Intensive Christian Training

What is a Discipleship Training School?

The DTS is a six month program blending classroom learning, small group activities, personal reflection, practical service, and community living. 

Most often, the training comes in two parts: lecture phase and outreach phase. 

Pursue God.

Lecture Phase

Know God more.

In the lecture phase your focus will be on knowing God, His Word and His world. You will seek transformation, a renewed mind, and personal growth. You’ll learn not only from teachers but also from community living and practical training. 

Be activated

Outreach Phase

Make Him known.

During the outreach phase your class will break up into teams to serve God out in the world. You will have a chance to discover your abilities as you care for people and share the good news of Jesus. 

How to Apply

Pray for God to lead you as you explore.

Take time to find a DTS that fits you.


Apply for the DTS at over 600 YWAM locations all over the world. Find one on this site.

Special kinds of DTS

Many DTSes offer a special focus on a specific interest. The “Crossroads” or “All Ages” DTS meets the needs of students over 30, such as second-career people or families with children. Read about how to choose a DTS.

DTS costs and resources

Most DTSes are registered with YWAM’s University of the Nations. DTS costs vary by location; ask for more information when you apply. Also, check out our DTS Fundraising Guide.

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