The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is designed to help you understand God more deeply, live more like Jesus and identify your unique gifts and purpose to use in missions.
DTS is a full-time, residential training course which begins with an 11 or 12 week classroom phase, followed by an 8-12 week outreach time. The DTS emphasizes cross-cultural exposure and global awareness, preparing students to answer the call to "Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations" Matthew 28:19.
Similar to the DTS is the "All Ages" or "Crossroads" Discipleship Training School (AADTS/CDTS) that is better suited to the needs and concerns of students over age 30, such as second-career people and families with children.
The Discipleship Training School is a requirement for applying as YWAM staff, and serves as a prerequisite to all other training programs. The DTS is offered at YWAM locations all over the world. Some schools have a special focus on particular areas of ministry or nations.
Use our search feature to find a DTS that interests you and then contact that location directly for information about dates, fees and focus. Please be aware that some of our locations are remotely located and do not have easy access to the internet or e-mail – be patient and try again if you don’t hear back right away.