Discipleship Training School (DTS)
This school is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with a 12-week lecture phase followed by an 8- to 12-week field assignment. It is a prerequisite for all other courses in Youth With A Mission's (YWAM) University of the Nations (UofN), and also serves to orient and prepare all new YWAM staff. The DTS is designed to encourage students in: personal character development; cultivating their relationship with God, and; identifying their unique gifts and callings.
Cross-cultural exposure and global awareness are special emphases throughout the course, preparing the students to evangelize and disciple current and future generations, answering the call to, "go into all the world and make disciples of all nations," per Matthew 28:19.
The curriculum is in the following six major categories: God's nature and character; God's intention for individuals, peoples and nations; seeing all of life from God's perspective; redemption, sin, and the Cross; God's family - the Church; God's world - His call and commission; the ministries of YWAM.