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Transformation Info

Transformation DTS

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Transformation Info

Transformation DTS

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Be Transformed into His image


In the Transformation DTS we focus on knowing God, experiencing His presence, and being transformed more into His image! During the Lecture Phase we will dig deep into the character of God and find out how His love transforms our lives. Not only will students passionately seek God to see transformation in their own lives, but they will also seek to change the world around them.


Course details: 


Jan. 9 - May 29, 2020 at our San Antonio Del Mar campus


Lecture Phase: $3390 USD Includes tuition, supplies, food & housing. 
(partial scholarships available for students from Latin America).
Outreach Phase: $2500-3500 USD


English Spanish


Possible outreach locations are the Caribbean, Latin America, & Asia.


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"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."

- Romans 12:1-2


The Lecture Phase is 12 weeks and takes place at our San Antonio Del Mar campus, which is just south of Tijuana, Mexico. Because of our location there are numerous ministry opportunities available. As a student here you will be able to invest into the transformation of the local Mexican community by participating in these ministries.  At YWAM San Diego/Baja, we are called to serve the poor. Here are some of the many ways you will help us be the hands and feet of Jesus:

  • Building homes for the poor

  • Tutoring local children

  • Evangelism to the homeless

  • Serving in local orphanages

  • Discipling local youth while playing soccer

  • Getting involved with local churches


Be part of Homes of Hope during your DTS!


On top of participating in incredible ministries during the Lecture Phase of this DTS, you will learn from some of the best speakers in the world. We fly in different speakers each week who teach on a variety of topics and help you grow spiritually. 

The outreach phase will be 8 weeks in another country. Possible locations are the Caribbean, Central America, South America and Asia. You will learn more about the outreach locations during the first few weeks of the Lecture Phase. The outreach portion of the school gives you the opportunity to apply what you've learned and make disciples of all nations!

Join us for an experience you will never forget!




What is the DTS like?

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Transformation Lecture

Know GOd


Transformation Lecture

Know GOd


The Lecture Phase

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 :

  • God’s Nature & Character: Who God is and What He is Like
  • God’s Intention for Individuals, People, and Creation: Seeing Life From God’s Perspective
  • God’s Redemption: Sin & The Cross: Seeing Jesus as Lord
  • God’s Family: His Children & His Church: Becoming More Like Jesus
  • God’s World: His Call & His Commission: Doing the Works of Jesus
  • Our Response to God: Knowing God, Making Him Known

Weekly Topics will also include :

  • The Father Heart of God
  • Maintaining Godly Relationships
  • Frontier Missions
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Destiny and Identity in Christ
  • Hearing God’s Voice
  • The Fear of the Lord
  • Evangelism
  • Worship
  • How to Study the Word of God

Transform Outreach

Make Him Known


Transform Outreach

Make Him Known


THE Outreach PHASE

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.  Questions about the DTS?  Click here to see the DTS FAQ.

APPLY FOR OUR DTS IN THREE EASY STEPS : AND join us for some incredible SUNSETs

  1. Create an account and fill out our online application (

  2. Fill out the health form

  3. Submit your application fee of $45 U.S. here. 

After you start your application our friendly registrar team will be in touch with you and walk you through the application process.