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 fulfill your purpose. It’s an intense, full-time program consisting of two parts – lecture phase and outreach phase.

Why do a DTS in Tasmania?

Tasmania might just be the perfect fit for you!

Watch this video to find out what some of our previous students have to say about our DTS programs.


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.


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


Hearing God's Voice
Nature and Character of God


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.


Authority and Submission
Fear of the Lord


Experience freedom and grace through the cross of Jesus Christ.


Repentance and Forgiveness
Lordship of Jesus


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


Father Heart of God


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




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


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


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.


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.

Youth With A Mission Southlands Tasmania. Part of the family of Youth With A Mission International. In Training Partnership with YWAM Training Australia. (RTO #0449)(CRICOS #02026C)