The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with a 12-week lecture/teaching phase followed by an 8 week practical field assignment. It is a prerequisite for all other courses in the University of the Nations, and also serves to orient and prepare all new Youth With A Mission (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 emphasis throughout the course, preparing the students to evangelize and disciple current and future generations, answering the call to “Go into all the world and teach (make disciples of) all nations.” (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.

In the second phase of the DTS or the outreach phase, specially organized teams are sent out for 8 weeks of evangelism in cross-cultural situations. The emphasis is on the application of principles taught during the DTS lecture phase coupled with teaching on evangelism concepts and practices, equipping students to share their faith in a variety of ways and contexts.

In YWAM Bangalore, we run 2 English  Discipleship Training Schools a year (one around January and two around July). Both DTSs will have outreaches going different parts of India and at likely one team into a neighboring nation.  The cost is Rs 35,000 for Indians and other C nations, Rs 45,000 for B nations and Rs 60,000 for A nations.  For an application forms go to the download page of this site and for further details please contact us.

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