discipleship training school

The Discipleship Training School (YWAM DTS) seeks to bring you into a more intimate relationship with God. It also gives you an opportunity to discover your passions and your part in God’s purposes for the world. It is for those who long to follow Jesus in new ways with a different perspective.

The course is a full-time program and lasts five or six months. It consists of two parts: lecture phase and outreach phase. In the lecture phase, you will learn more about God and His world. You’ll learn not only from lectures but also from community living and practical training. The outreach phase focuses on applying what you learned in the classroom through an intense, cross-cultural experience.

A DTS is the requirement not only for joining the YWAM staff team, but also for YWAM second-level  schools. It is also accredited through the YWAM University of the Nations.

January DTS

Justice and Reconciliation

Give students understanding of the character of God in relation to His justice and how to reconcile humanity to God. Inspire by current trend of social injustice in our societies. This  DTS is also about training young people to impact their communities with the sense of God’s justice also rising up with the voice of social justice, accountability and equity to bring glory to God. We take  the students on a tour to places like the slave castles in Ghana where some human, created in the image of God once experienced injustice and which still cast shadow on our modern day society in every corner of the world.

Our DTS tour to Cape Coast Castle


The Lecture Phase is a time of training to be equipped for the final Outreach Phase. This time of training will consist of teachings given by speakers from all over the world on varying topics to help you grow stronger in your faith in and knowledge of God. Some topics that will be covered include: The father heart of God | Biblical Worldview | Character & Nature of God |Hearing God’s Voice | Cultural Mandate/Kingdom of God | Spiritual Warfare | The value of human life | Relinquishing Rights | Right relationship

Other activities that will help you encounter God & also bring you closer to others:

Worship| Intercession| Small Groups Discussions| One-On-Ones| Work Duties| Local Evangelism| Journal & Book Report


DTS Lecture Phase

THE outreach phase

 After the 3 month lecture phase, teams go out on an evangelistic outreach. On outreach, a student will do street evangelism, serve in churches and participate in other types of ministry. Outreach locations may be in Ghana and/or overseas. 

Through this time of outreach, you will practically serve these vulnerable people via other Justice Ministries and also see the kingdom of God further advanced in the nations. It’s a chance to say “Yes” to God and faithfully step out to experience how He wants to work in and through you to touch the lives of others.

DTS Outreach Phase


  • Category A: countries, such as Western Europe, North America, Australia and South Korea $2,000 USD
  • Category B: countries, such as Eastern Europe, South America, Namibia and South Africa $1,500 USD
  • Category C: Third world countries,  $1,000 USD

It includes:  Lecture phase, Outreach phase, Accommodation and Feeding.

Outreach locations: Ghana, South Africa and Kosovo

Note: The cost for outreach location outside of Ghana is different

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