Step into your calling inside a community of revivalists that want to see Jesus known, not only in church but outside in the world. Learn about God’s Word, God’s World, and how to communicate God’s message to the lost and the least reached.

YWAM Redding University of the Nations offers you a year and a half experience where you will go on two cross cultural trips and a 9 month Internship that will challenge you to bring God’s Kingdom through a practical craft you have learned. If you haven’t done a DTS, we offer this internship partnered with the DTS!

There are two different types of internship available.

Horsemanship Ministry Internship with Encounter Riding Academy

In this internship, you will learn the basic skills of working with horses and natural Horsemanship methods of training. During the next 9 months of the internship you will be working with Encounter Riding Academy. You will be training children to ride horses and working in every aspect of the academy’s ministry. In addition to specific training and ministry throughout the course, you will get the opportunity to apply your skill son outreach.

Barista Internship with

All Nations Coffee Shop

In this 9 month internship, you will learn the basic art of coffee while working with All Nations Cafe. There will be 3 weeks of specific training and coffee-shop ministry, as well as an outreach at the end where you will apply the skills you have learned.



  • Discipleship Training School (DTS)

  • DTS Outreach

  • School of Supernatural Frontier Missions

  • Transformation Bible School

  • School of Islamic Studies

More Information

Our first Associates Degree Track begins on January 5th, 2020!

DTS Phase:

Lecture Phase Room and Board: $2,995 with a $60 book fee

The $40 application fee is not included in this price.

A $500 deposit will need to be paid prior to the start of your school. This down payment will be taken off the above lecture phase costs once it is paid. Any remaining cost not paid prior to arrival with be due upon arrival to your DTS.

All checks will incur a 5% processing fee.

All online payments incur a 5% processing fee.

Tracks are optional and cost an additional $200 if chosen. See Track Focuses and the seasons in which they run above.

All of your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners will be provided, as well as transportation to and from school related activities. You are responsible for covering personal costs such as laundry, extra activities, and personal snacks. These are not included in the overall cost.

Outreach Phase Cost:

There are many possible nations where we may send an outreach, and locations are prayerfully chosen for each school. Since so much can vary depending on location, final outreach costs will be announced within the Lecture Phase. Typically price ranges from about $2,500-$3,995, so please prepare for this for your outreach.

These fees will cover your flights, housing, food, transportation, and other ministry expenses. We recommend students bring personal spending money for additional snacks, souvenirs, and down-time activities.

9-Month Internship Costs:

$9,995 will cover your School of Supernatural Frontier Missions, Transformation Bible School, and School of Islamic Studies. This will not cover any of your outreach. You can find outreach information right above!

In YWAM we have a strong culture of depending upon the Lord for provision. We are convinced that if God gives the call, He will provide the means for us to move. We encourage you to pray about how to partner with others in raising support, knowing that it is ultimately up to the Lord to provide the way for the mission He is calling you to!

Check out our blog series on the “why” and “how” of fundraising HERE.

If you have any questions or concerns about support raising please feel free to contact us!

We value community living, and we seek to follow the New Testament church, as a family united in heart and purpose. We live, eat, explore, and do life together, on and off-base. Expect lifelong friendships and memories from living life together.

Want to know more information about what living in YWAM Redding community is like? Click HERE to read our blog titled 6 Tips of Living in YWAM Community!

We will provide pickup and transportation when you fly into Redding Municipal Airport. If you are traveling from outside the US and prefer to fly into San Francisco, please contact us about other potential transportation methods. Our school registrar will inform you of times to book your tickets.

Families living off base will pay $2,395 per student for their lecture phase.

For spouses seeking to audit YWAM classes:

$500 plus $325 a month for housing
For parents bringing children under 18 years of age:

  • Children 0-3 will be free as long as they are staying in the same room as their parent/guardian.
  • It will be $1500/quarter for an additional room for children (regardless of the number of children) if they live in a room that is not with their parents.
  • If accompanying you on Outreach, their fees will vary by age.

Ages newborn-2:

  • will be approximately ¼ of the total outreach fees

Ages 3-17:

  • will be approximately ½ of the total outreach fees
    For parents needing childcare during lecture phase

We recommend that you bring a personal nanny, this is the easiest and most effective option. Housing and food for an accompanying nanny will be $900 for the duration of the lecture phase
If that is not a possibility, we do have childcare available for $975 for the duration of lecture phase
If you choose to utilize our child care, we will provide a caring babysitter for class times, as well as during other required community activities (such as small groups, meetings etc.). We ask that mothers look after their children from 3-5pm daily for their community responsibility time while the father serves on base.