The Discipleship Training School (YWAM DTS) seeks to bring you into a more intimate relationship with God. It also 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.
The course is a full-time program and lasts five and a half months. It consists of two parts: lecture phase (12 weeks) and outreach phase (8 weeks). In the lecture phase, you will learn more about God and His world. You’ll learn not only from lectures but also from community living and practical training. The outreach phase focuses on applying what you learned in the classroom through an intense, cross-cultural experience.
You can apply for the DTS at over 200 YWAM locations all over the world. Many offer a special focus on a specific interest, an area of service, or a nation. The “Crossroads” (YWAM CDTS) or “All Ages” DTS meets the needs of students over 30, such as second-career people or families with children.
DTS is the prerequisite for not only becoming YWAM staff, but also for YWAM’s second-level training. Most DTSes are registered with YWAM’s University of the Nations.
*excerpt from http://www.ywam.org/dts/