What is a DTS?

A Discipleship Training School is six months of personally experiencing God and living the adventure of taking His message to the nations.
Apply the truth of God to life and be further equipped to fulfil your purpose.
It’s an intense, full-time program consisting of two parts – lecture phase and outreach phase.

Lecture

Start out with 12 weeks of focused, intensive discipleship in our missions community. You and your classmates will explore a range of topics, guided by experienced local and international missions practitioners. Every week will address areas related to following Jesus in life and character, personal relationship with God and missions.

Engage

Encounter God like never before. This is your time to personally get to know Him more and how He does things.


Topics

Hearing God's Voice
Nature and Character of God

Perceive

See all of life from God’s perspective. As you get to know God, you find out how He feels about the world you live in.


Topics

Authority and Submission
Fear of the Lord

Grow

Experience freedom and grace through the cross of Jesus Christ.


Topics

Repentance and Forgiveness
Lordship of Jesus

Belong

Explore God's ways in relationships and further find your place in His family


Topics

Father Heart of God
Relationships

Discover

Discover more of your calling and start living the life that God created you for.


Topics

Missions
Evangelism

Build

Your prayer and worship is fueled as you encounter God in new ways.


Topics

Living in Spiritual Authority
Intercession and Worship

Beyond the classroom

Living in a dynamic international missionary community provides a stimulating environment to get to know God more. In the classroom we will focus on a different topic each week, learning from experienced speakers who have lived out the principles they teach. You will also have opportunities to learn outside the classroom through worship, prayer, small groups and one-on-one discipleship.The emphasis is on encountering God and responding to Him, practically applying what you learn, which leads to growth and fulfilment in your relationship with Him. You will also learn about Gods’ love for the lost, and be empowered to share His love with others. You will learn about evangelism, missions and extending God’s hope to the poor and needy.
Share His love

Outreach

Imagine using your gifts and passions to share God’s love with people who need it! Our DTS outreach teams serve people wherever they are, demonstrating the love of God in whatever way we can: sports, drama, music, practical service, praying for needs, healthcare – we do it all. It’s all about bringing the love of Christ to people through our lives and through the gifts that God has given us.

unforgettable

After three months of lectures, your DTS will head off on a two month cross-cultural outreach. Outreach teams go and serve the lost wherever they are, sharing the hope of Christ in many ways: evangelism, discipleship, sports, drama, youth ministry, teaching, music, practical service, prayer, media, healthcare – we do it all. We demonstrate the love of God to people through our lives and through the gifts that He’s given us. Teams regularly partner with local churches and YWAM ministries to strengthen their ministry and provide for follow up discipleship. Your final week will be spent back in Australia, de-briefing and being equipped to continue with everything that God has done in your life over the five months of the DTS.