Identity DTS

Bringing you into a more intimate relationship with God.

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.

July DTS

Identity DTS

God’s desire for us is that we will have security and identity in who He has made us to be. He made each and every one of us unique. He delights in how He created us, and how we express our love for Him, for one another and the world around us. He created us for blessings.

His original intent was to lavish His love on His children. However, many times we still live with a sense of inadequacy, inferiority, and fear of not being loved by anyone, let alone God.

Our DTS tour to Cape Coast Castle

AIM OF dts

Personal Development

You’ll grow in grace, relationships, identity and self-awareness. These are keys in your journey to becoming a light to others.

Skill Development

You’ll grow in personal interactions, active listening, Biblical belief renewal, prayer for healing, and intercession. These are the basics of a Biblical counseling ministry!

Cognitive Development

You’d be working on a wider range of topics that is intended to bring out the light of God’s character through counseling etc.

DTS Lecture Phase


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


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

Program Details


Be older than 17 years, willing and ready to go through the whole training and outreach phase

Payment Plan

Deposite of 75% before or on arrival for school. Week 12 100% paid off before outreach. 


You will be staying in dorm style housing which is only 15 minutes drive from town


July – Dec.; The base would host you for a small fee if you choose to arrive earlier than the starting date, no need to book accommodation outside campus


12 weeks for lecture phase with 8 weeks of outreach. Your leaders will determine the location when you arrive.


Category A:$ 2000 (GHS 11,000) Category B:$ 1500 (GHC 8,300) Category C:$ 1000 (GHS 5,500) Cost of outreach outside of Ghana comes at a different charge

All students pay Registration Fee of GHC 50

Category A: countries, such as Western Europe, North America, Australia and South Korea USD 2,000

Category B: countries, such as Eastern Europe, South America, Namibia and South Africa  USD 1,500

Category C: Third world countries, USD 1,000

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

Outreach locations: Ghana, South Africa and Kosovo

The next Identity DTS starts
July 2021