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The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with a 12-week lecture/teaching phase and also 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 emphases throughout the course, preparing the students to evangelize and disciple current and future generations, answering the call to "Go into all the word and teach Imakd 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, specially organized teams are sent out for 8 weeks of evangelism in corss-cultural situations. The emphasis is on the application of principles taught in the DTS lecture phase coupled with teahcing 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 in 2 locations a year (Usually in January and July). The next DTSs will both be in English and will start July 1st (At YWAM Shalom Centre) and another one  July 29th (Electronic City DTS). 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/- + Rs. 350/- for Indians and other C nations, 750USD for B nations and 1000USD for A nations. For application forms go to the download page and for further details, please contact us at +91 8050009499 or +91 9845020992 (YWAM Bangalore Shalom Centre) or +91 9952081931 or +91 9611982621 or electroniccitydts@gmail.com (YWAM Bangalore Electronic City DTS)

Interested in Staff Opportunities?

We are praying and looking for the following staff:

  1. Mobile Enrichment Ministry Staff ( DTS graduates with desire to do children's ministry)
  2. Media Person ( DTS graduates, ability to work with graphics and/or videos)
  3. Discipleship Training School Staff ( DTS graduates with leadership potential)
  4. Family Ministrie School Staff ( DTS & FMS graduates)
  5. Sixteen28 Staff ( DTS/UDTS graduates & a desire to work among young people of Bangalore)
  6. Pre-School Staff ( DTS graduates)

Interested person may send enquiry to: registrar_yb@live.com


Youth With A Mission is an international volunteer movement of Christians from many backgrounds, cultures and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced "WHY-wham"), our purpose is simply to know God and to make Him known.

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