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What is a YWAM DTS?

What is a YWAM DTS?

A Discipleship Training School, or DTS for short, is a six-month program that blends classroom learning with practical service and community living. It's an amazing opportunity to learn about yourself, God, and the world around you. If you're looking for an unforgettable adventure, then a YWAM DTS is the perfect choice for you!

So, what is a YWAM DTS? It's an amazing program that will challenge you and help you grow in your faith and in what it means to get involved in world missions. If you're interested in learning more about the specific DTSs in Nuremberg, be sure to check out our DTS info page for more information.

What is the DTS program like?

Most often, the DTS training comes in two parts: lecture phase and outreach phase.


The lecture phase is usually three months long and takes place in a classroom setting. You'll learn about different topics such as Bible study, theology, cross-cultural studies, and evangelism.

Specific DTS lecture phase teaching topics include:

  • How to hear God's voice
  • Calling & Identity
  • Missions
  • Nature & Character of God
  • Prayer, Worship, & Intercession
  • Holy Spirit
  • Father Heart of God


There is so much more to a DTS than sitting in a classroom, some of the best times are when class is finished! Growing as a Disciple to Jesus happens is when we are drinking coffee together, eating meals, hanging out in the evening. Some other great aspects of the DTS include:

  • Prayer & Worship times
  • Small groups
  • Community times
  • Meal times
  • Hanging out on the weekend
  • Traveling together


Then, the outreach phase is typically three months long and takes you to a new culture where you'll put what you've learned into practice by serving others. You'll have the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with people from all over the world!

Where do we typically go on Outreach? A hand full of places we have been to in the past years include:

  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Hong Kong
  • Nepal
  • India
  • Middle east

Who is a DTS for?

Basically, anyone who wants an amazing adventure and a chance to learn about themselves and God. If you're excited about learning new things and making a difference in the world, then a YWAM DTS is the perfect choice for you!

Should I do a DTS?

Is a DTS worth my time and money? That's up to you to decide. Here is what Jonathan had to say about his DTS…

I never imagined that this time would impact me so much! I got to know God better and myself. In DTS I discovered my calling and stepped more and more into what God has planned for my life.
- Jonathan (Germany), DTS Student


But is DTS right for you?

Our DTS Coaches are ready to answer your questions and can share about their own DTS experience. Let's be real, sometimes a face and a real story are better than a website. 


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