January Discipleship Training School 2021

The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is YWAM’s foundational course, where you can go deeper with God and then be sent into the nations to make God known.

This January DTS will consist of 12 weeks of lectures and 10-12 weeks of outreach. The DTS is a prerequisite to any other second level YWAM courses or staffing positions with YWAM.

The specific theme of this January DTS is yet to be decided, but the core components of a DTS will stay the same for any DTS course.

The Lecture Phase

The training phase (lecture phase) of the school is focused on knowing God. This phase is located here at The King’s Lodge in the heart of England. We will come to know more of Him through His Word, worship, intercession, serving, and evangelism. It is in the lecture phase that we desire to know God’s love for us in such a way that empowers us to similarly love those we encounter each day. We want to cultivate the lifestyle of Jesus in our own lives by prioritising His presence and allowing that to shape our relationships with others.

Each week of the lecture phase covers a different topic, taught by a different teacher. Our speakers come from different nations and backgrounds in order to give a breadth and depth to the school. This ensures that we are well balanced in our understanding of who God is. During the lecture phase we will cover topics such as:

  • Hearing the voice of God
  • Understanding the character and nature of God
  • Bible Overview (overview of it’s message and history)
  • Evangelism
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Intimacy with God
  • Our Identity in Jesus

The Outreach Phase

The outreach phase is a time where we go out from The King’s Lodge to practically live out and share all that God taught us in the lecture phase. It is here that we want to be the fragrance of Jesus to a world in need.

The book of Romans tells us, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” (Romans 10:13-14)

This is the reason we go on outreach. We go to tell and show people that the God of the Bible is also the God of today. It’s an opportunity to give all people a chance to call upon Jesus’ name and be saved. We hunger to see the blind receive sight, the deaf made to hear, the lame to walk, sick to be healed, and spiritually-dead raised to new life in Jesus Christ. We desire to see the captives set free!

Pricing, Dates, & Details

Arrival Day 7th January 2021
Departure Day** 24th June 2021
Languages English
Lecture Phase* £2345
Outreach Phase Approximately £2,100-£2500 (does not include travel insurance and the cost of any needed visa and vaccinations)
Application Fee £35

*includes meals, accommodation & tuition fees
There is a possibility of fee reductions (lecture phase only) for accepted applicants from certain nations. Applications for fee reductions should be made to the school leader after acceptance and will be considered on an individual basis.

**The departure date is NOT the date of the commissioning. The commissioning will be the day before meaning that the school runs from Arrival date-day before departure date.


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