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YWAM Discipleship Training School Young People

Young People’s DTS

God loves the energy and passion of youth. He is looking for a generation that will not shrink back in the face of the impossible.

The Young People’s DTS is a place for young adults and/or people who have a heart for youth. You will be immersed in a community full of vision and zeal to see the next generation transformed. Come and meet people from all around the world and be empowered to find your place in God’s story.

You will also have the incredible opportunity to be part of our Mission Adventures team giving you the privilege to go into schools and youth groups in Australia. During your first three months you will be able to put into immediate practice what your learning, as well as bless the local youth groups in our area.

School Dates:

Next School:
16th September 2019 – 7th February 2020

Following Schools:
28th September 2020 – 19th February 2021
27th September 2021 – 18th February 2022

School Fees:

Lecture phase:
AU$ 4000

AU$ 3500 + international airfare

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This Discipleship Training School is offered as an accredited course recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework and is registered as Certificate III in Discipleship (code 10473NAT)

More information on how we facilitate training is available in the Student Handbook.


Before you Apply

Please read the DTS Course Information Handbook to find out more about this school.


The Discipleship Training School is an intensive Christian program with a missions focus. The course encompasses 12 weeks of classroom lectures followed by a 9 week practical field assignment. The school is designed to encourage you in personal character development, in cultivating a living relationship with God and in identifying your unique individual gifts and calling.

Lectures in Australia

The first phase of DTS provides classroom learning, community bonding, and a chance to encounter God in a new way. You will receive powerful teaching from speakers and missionaries to provoke, challenge, and encourage you.

What you'll Experience

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Thought provoking lectures with guest speakers from all around the world
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Personal devotion, one-on-one discipleship and group activities
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Practical ministry, corporate worship and intercession times

Topics covered on DTS

  • Hearing God’s Voice
  • Knowing the Character and Nature of God
  • The Father Heart of God
  • The Characteristics and Role of the Holy Spirit
  • Worship and Intercessory Prayer
  • Mission, Evangelism, and Mercy Ministries
  • Lordship, Repentance and Forgiveness
  • The Bible
  • Calling and Identity
  • Team Dynamics and Relationship Principles
  • Biblical Worldview
  • Spiritual Warfare

Cross-Cultural Outreach Experience

Get Practical

The purpose of the outreach is to apply what you’ve learnt during the lecture phase in a cross-cultural setting. As part of a team you will engage in sharing your faith through evangelism and hands on ministry. Outreach will be a great opportunity to experience firsthand God working through you and giving you a glimpse of what life in missions could look like.

Where you’ll go

Vibrant cultures, crazy traffic, and food that burns your tongue off. Sounds adventurous, right? In the midst of all this are countless people who are ready to hear the Good News of Jesus. Our outreach locations provide an opportunity to share God’s love with those who need it most.

What you’ll do

Depending on the location, opportunities will include: evangelism, prayer walking and intercession, music, sports, drama, church work, teaching English, mercy services and basic health care, youth/kids’ ministry, and more.

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DTS is just the beginning

Check out what you could do after DTS.

Find Out more About The Young People’s DTS