Discipleship Training School (DTS) 2017-12-13T14:38:45+00:00

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Know God, Make Him Known

Come encounter Jesus in this five-month Discipleship Training School (DTS) designed as a time set aside for you to seek God’s face, hear His voice, and discover who He has created you to be. 

Our vision is for you to be in an environment where you can be radically transformed by the power of God’s love, from one encounter to the next. It is in God’s presence that you will be established and raised up to be released to follow Jesus into the hardest and darkest places as you gain His heart for the Nations.

During your lecture phase you will receive impartation and teaching from leaders and missionaries in the Body of Christ on life-transforming topics. You’ll discover more about God and His world through lectures on God’s character and nature, worship and intercession, the Father heart of God, the Holy Spirit, evangelism, and more! Our desire is for you to grow in identity and wholeness as you encounter the powerful love of God. Our vision is for you to grow in love and passion for God’s presence through the lectures, conferences, community living, and time in worship, prayer, and outreach to the lost.

Outreach phase gives you an opportunity to apply what you have received and learned from the lecture phase in an intense, cross-cultural experience in the Middle East, North Africa, Southeast Asia, or (select) European countries. Expect God to move powerfully in and through you as you become His hands and feet to reach a lost and dying world with the transforming love and gospel of Jesus Christ. See how God wants to use you creatively and uniquely with the special gifts, passions and talents He has given you, in order to “seek and save that which is lost” (Luke 19:10).


A track is an additional focus within your Encounter DTS designed to connect you with people of similar passions. It is entirely optional. Regardless of track choice all students will remain together for regular weekly lectures. Tracks meet once per week for special activities and teachings, and will take part in a “Track Week” planned by your track leader. If you decide to opt out of tracks you will have this night each week free and will have an alternative schedule during the Track Week.

Click the pictures below to learn more about each track option.

Adventure Track

January. April. July. October.
Adventure Track

Compassion Track

January. April. July. October.
Compassion Track

Heart of Worship

January. April. July. October.
Heart of Worship Track

Ministry to Muslims

January. April. July. October.
Ministry to Muslims Track

Young and Married

January. July.
Young and Married Track


Boarders Track

The explorer’s outreach is designed for those with a heart of adventure. This extended outreach will give you the opportunity to encounter 3-4 uniquely beautiful cultures as you promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the nations.  Get ready for a priceless experience which will allow you to see Christ’s extravagant expression of love to His children throughout the world!

Interested? Applying Is As Easy As 1, 2, 3!


More Information

Lecture Phase Room and Board: $2,665 

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

Tracks are optional and cost an additional $495 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-$3750, so please prepare for this.

Outreach phase is 8 weeks long accompanied by a week long debrief. 




For children under the age of 17 years of age

  • Their living expenses will be $300 per trimester
  • If accompanying you on Outreach, their fees will be $1000

All children between the ages of 0-3 are free of charge as long as they are staying in the same room as their parent/guardian.

We do have childcare available!

  • $2000 per trimester for 2 children
  • $4000 per trimester for 3 or more children
  • If hiring a nanny, housing and food will be provided for them for $900

*Child care will only be provided for during class times. The mother will then look after the kids from 3-5 for her community responsibility. The father will be working on base. 

During other community responsibilities (small groups, meetings etc.) childcare will also be provided.


Quench your thirst for adventure as you travel to up to 4 different nations and experience unique cultures while bringing the gospel and the love of Christ to the lost. The final portion of your Lecture Phase will be spent in the nations for an extended outreach experience.

The outreach will be $6,000:

           $3,000 of this will be due in the second week of your DTS. 



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.
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 options. Our school registrar will inform you of times to book your tickets.
Course Number Date More Info
CHR 211 11 Sep 2017 Click Here!
CHR 211 22 Jan 2018 Click Here!
CHR 211 7 May 2018 Click Here!
CHR 211 10 Sep 2018 Click Here!