YWAM's Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a life-changing five-month program that builds a solid foundation of personal growth and relationship with Jesus. It starts with twelve weeks of biblical teaching, real-life application, and ongoing discipleship, all geared towards helping you know God better at our YWAM Louisville Campus. Then you’ll take your growing love for Jesus and share it with others on an eight-week overseas mission trip.
Know God Better
You’ll not only explore new places with people who feel like family—you’ll also experience the adventure of knowing Him more deeply and seeing Him work through you to reach others.
Be Alongside Like-Minded People
Encounter God’s love for you in deep, personal ways. Learn about your identity in Christ. Discover more of your purpose. Grow alongside others in our missionary community and create lifelong friendships. Gain confidence and real cross-cultural experience as you step out of your comfort zone and introduce others to the life-changing hope of who Jesus is.
What to Expect in a YWAM DTS
A YWAM DTS is full of powerful teaching and in-depth discipleship. Our training takes you deep, rooting you in the truth of God’s Word and helping you grow in His love as you walk more closely with Him. And that’s just the beginning! Here in our missionary community, we’re all learning and growing as we pursue Jesus together.
We believe that scripture is God breathed and important for our relationship with Him. To know God is to know who he is and what he has done.
During DTS you will have weekly one-on-one discipleship that takes you deep, rooting you in the truth of God’s Word and helping you grow in His love.
WORSHIP & PRAYER
Three times a week we come together as a community and praise Him from the overflow of our heart.
DTS Lecture Phase
It’s a chance to broaden your perspective and deepen your understanding of God.
Schedule For Lecture Phase
Wondering what your DTS schedule will look like?
Learn, grow, and build friendships that will last a lifetime through class, homework, group outings, and downtime.
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Aspects of Lecture Phase
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What Others Have Learned
Discipleship Training School is full of opportunities to grow. You’ll discover things that you need to learn and things you didn’t know that you didn’t know before coming to DTS. Here are somethings that previous students learned within the first few weeks:
I didn’t understand the extent of God’s grace before I came. One of the speakers we had opened my eyes to how you don’t have to earn your place at God’s table.
Power of God's Love
I didn’t understand the power of God’s love for me and that I get to choose to accept it and then return it to him.
I Thought I Wasn’t Prideful
That pride can be valuing yourself above or below what you truly are. I thought I wasn’t prideful but thought of myself below who God created me to be, and didn’t realize that was a problem before DTS.
Personalize Your YWAM DTS
At this YWAM location, you have the option of choosing the “flavor” for your DTS experience. Electives maintain the core training of a DTS while adding an emphasis near to your heart. Our upcoming DTS electives include :
How Do I Pay For My YWAM DTS?
Do not know how to raise the funds for tuition? Here are some of the ways you can raise the money to come to DTS.
Pray and Trust God
Ask Friends And Family
Ask Your Church
Get A Job
What Can You Do After YWAM?
Discipleship Training School opens a door to a world of possibilities with YWAM and other organizations. Once you have completed a DTS, you have several options in front of you.
Considered a Gap Year?
Do a full-year of missions by combining your Discipleship Training School with the School of Ministry Development (SOMD) to make a YWAM Gap Year.
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