The heart of our Discipleship Training School is focused on cultivating a life of intimacy with God and then sharing His love with the world. Not only will you learn from world class speakers in the classroom, you will also have an opportunity to partner with a long term local outreach every week.
The Compassion in Action DTS offers the unique opportunity to immediately practice what you learn. As God transforms your life, you will be part of the transformation that is happening in the communities.
Lecture Phase: $3190 USD Includes all tuition, food & housing.
(partial scholarships available for students from Latin America)
Outreach Phase: $2500-3500 USD
English & Spanish
Other Outreach Locations may include Europe, Asia & Latin America.
Develop Who You Are and Your Ministry Giftings
The Discipleship Training School is an accredited university level course through the University of the Nations that is five months long. You and your fellow students will take part in a three month lecture phase which includes impacting, life changing teaching, opportunities to serve and a dynamic, international community, located in the beautiful Baja region of Mexico. After the lecture phase you will go with your team on an international outreach to the nations.
We have 6 DTS schools each year that begin every January, April & September and each one runs bilingually in both English & Spanish. The DTS opens with a three month lecture phase where students discover more about God while surrounded by God's beauty in beautiful Baja California, Mexico just south of San Diego. Each week students have a new guest speaker, and each week focuses on a different topic. Throughout the week students will worship and pray together as well as read through the bible together. Students live in a close knit community with one another and encourage one another to grow in their walk with the Lord. There is also time to meet in small groups, and the opportunity to be personally mentored & encouraged and discipled by our YWAM staff. The lecture phase includes food, housing as well as your tuition all for $3,190 USD.
Overarching Themes that we will study :
Weekly Topics will also include :
After the 12-week lecture phase, the students go on an outreach for eight weeks, usually to another country. The outreach phase enables students to apply the concepts they learned during the lecture phase, and to tell the world about the awesome God we serve! The goal of these five months is to see real spiritual transformation take place in every student and at the same time, reach those who have been unreached by the gospel. As the students dive deeper into a vibrant relationship with God, they find that ministering to others is a joy!
Since our base is located in beautiful Baja California, Mexico, our DTS's are bilingual, and there are many diverse ministry opportunities. If you're interested in learning Spanish or English, our translated lectures will be highly beneficial for you. Our variety of local ministries includes home building, feeding the homeless, ministering to orphans, and praying over the red light district.The cost of the outreach varries and will depend mostly on the cost of the airfare that is required. The 2 month outreach can cost anywhere between $2,000 - $3,500 USD. Have more questions about the DTS? Click here to see our DTS FAQ
Create an account and fill out our online application here (ywamsdb.force.com) which also makes it easy to return if you can finish all at once.
After you start your application our registrar team will be in touch with you and walk you through the application process.