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Discipleship Training School (aka DTS) is an intense course that will give your faith a power boost! Learn from people who walk with God, enjoy living with other passionate followers of Jesus, grow in your calling and serve people on your short-term mission trip abroad! 

You want to experience more with God, understand yourself better and make international friends?


DTS is not everybody. But if you are hungry for more of God and ready to face a challenge, then DTS is your thing! You will grow in faith over the six months. Live and learn with others directly from the Bible and from expert speakers on topics such as discipleship, identity in Christ, and mission.

Together with your team you will go on an international mission trip and bring help and hope where it is needed. And you get to know people from other countries around the world.

Our discipleship training school is bilingual. Everything is translated into German or English.

By the way: the Discipleship Training School is a study course at the University of the Nations (UofN) and if you participate successfully, you will be credited with one credit per week.

  • Discipleship Training School (DTS)
    Discipleship Training School (DTS)
    Fri, Sep 15
    Sep 15, 2023, 6:00 PM – Mar 01, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Sep 15, 2023, 6:00 PM – Mar 01, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Six months with God, with the Bible and cool young people - become strong in God, discover your future!
  • Discipleship Training School (DTS)
    Discipleship Training School (DTS)
    Fri, Sep 20
    Sep 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – Mar 07, 2025, 6:00 PM
    Sep 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – Mar 07, 2025, 6:00 PM
    Six months with God, with the Bible and cool young people - become strong in God, discover your future!
DTS is multicultural - every person you meet is unique and it is a real enrichment to get to know this diversity in people, cultures or countries.


So what exactly is a DTS?

The Discipleship School or better known as DTS (for Discipleship Training School) is a kind of Bible school followed by a short-term mission outreach. The course lasts about half a year and has been offered by YWAM (Youth with a Mission) for many years in many locations around the world. All DTS follow a similar pattern: a twelve-week block of lectures is followed by a practical short-term outreach in teams, which lasts two to three months and takes place somewhere abroad. All this time the participants live and learn together. Anyone who wants to continue with YWAM must first do a DTS. This means that after the DTS the doors are open to you in YWAM all over the world.

DTS is for...
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Classes, activities, worship times and prayer are all designed to help you grow on different levels.

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You and God
  • Who and how is God anyway?

  • How can I hear God?

  • God – my father?!

  • Who or what is the Holy Spirit?

  • Worship as a lifestyle

  • Deep dive into the Bible

  • Become and stay a follower of Jesus

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You and you
  • My gifts and abilities

  • Finding my calling

  • Relationships – friendships, marriage, sexuality

  • Who am I in Jesus?

  • New ways of thinking

  • Be creative with God

  • Clear the past and start over

You and others
  • God's heart for the world

  • Biblical worldview

  • Learning to explain the gospel

  • Intercultural communication

  • Prayer for the nations

8 Things That Will Happen to You During DTS

Get closer to God in YWAM DTS

DTS is a super exciting and intense time that will shape and empower you in the long term. You will grow in many areas of your life through living together in the community, the teaching topics, the outreach and your times alone with God.


God meets you where you are right now

You don't have to be a hero of faith for God to care about you! Just give him a chance to speak into your life.


You make new friends

You will meet people from other countries and cultures. During DTS many build friendships for life.


You get solid foundations for your life

No matter what you will do after the DTS - this time will give you a huge boost in your personal development.


You see something of the world

Through the outreach abroad you get to know at least one other country, its people and culture first-hand.


You learn to live with God in practical ways

Your relationship with God does not remain a boring theory, but becomes exciting and personal. You'll be surprised!


You will be changed

You will be amazed at how this half year can shape your character, your beliefs and your image of yourself.


You discover more about yourself and your calling

You will have many opportunities in a safe environment to try yourself and discover who you are, what you can do and what you want to live for.


You become part of a huge global network

After DTS you are welcome to join ministry teams all over the world. There are thousands of opportunities waiting for you.

If this all sounds good, what are you waiting for?

Are you ready for the jump?

More questions?

Of course it's not an easy decision if, when and where you want to do your DTS.
If you would like to talk to us directly, you have several options here. You can also the chatbot on the bottom right.

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