Our training programs aim to equip believers to Reach, Restore and Release the people and cultures of the world to serve the nations. Our foundational course, the Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a prerequisite for joining our staff or doing any of YWAM’s secondary schools.
YWAM courses, often called “schools,” combine biblical teachings with practical applications. Depending on the school it can last between three to nine months. For many YWAM students, the intensive learning combined with community living makes for a transformational life experience.
Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a two-part discipleship course which serves as an introduction to global missions. The first 3 months of your DTS, commonly called the “lecture phase”, will be spent at YWAM Flathead Reservation Montana learning from speakers The we trust on discipleship topics such as Nature and Character of God, Hearing God’s Voice, Relationships, and Missions. The goal of the lecture phase is to allow God to change your life based on what you’re learning and not have it just be head-knowledge. You will also spend time weekly engaging in worship, prayer, and developing a skill or passion that can be used in missions. You will be surrounded by people around the same age who are all running after the same thing – to know God and to make Him known. It’s a great community to learn and grow in!
The second phase of your DTS will be spent on a 2+ month outreach in a (Target Nation). This phase allows you to put into practice everything you just learned and to share the good news of Jesus Christ cross-culturally. Outreach will provide you with a glimpse of cross-cultural missions as your team serves alongside local believers, existing ministries, and long-term missionaries. You will work and serve in a lot of different ways, but at the end of the day, the goal is to make God known. So, when you choose to do a DTS, you are joining the world-wide movement to make Jesus known in all nations of the world.
We also offer secondary schools such as Leadership Training, Ministry, Equip 21 and Missions schools depending on the season.
If you are interested in attending please download and fill out the DTS application.