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 an intensive, residential training course which begins with an 11 or 12 week classroom phase, followed by an 8-12 week outreach. DTS emphasises 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. There is also the Multi-Generational DTS which caters for all ages including families with children, or the Crossroads Discipleship Training School that focuses on the needs and concerns of trainees over age 30, such as second-career people. The Discipleship Training School is a requirement for applying as YWAM staff, and serves as a prerequisite to all other training programmes. The DTS happens at YWAM locations all over England, as well as many other nations. Some schools have a special focus on particular areas of ministry or nations.
Where and when can you do your DTS?
Holmsted Manor: Sept 2017 & Jan 2018
Bristol: Sept 2017, Sept 2018
Cambridge: (Revival & Reformation DTS, 9 months) – Sept 2017, March 2018, Sept 2018, March 2019
London Urban Key: October 2017, January (Sports, Media & Storytelling), April, July, October 2018
London Radiant: March, July 2018 (Arts Revolution)
The Kings Lodge: Sept 2017 (Awaken DTS), Sept 2018 (Awaken DTS, January 2018 (Encounter DTS), April 2018 (Impact DTS)
Carlisle: October 2017, October 2018
York: Sept 2017 (Visual Arts), Sept 2018 (Visual Arts)