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Discipleship Training School

What is a DTS

What is a DTS

What Is A DTS?

Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a fun and exciting opportunity learn more about who God is, who we are as believers and how He wants to partner with us to see the nations impacted and reached for His kingdom. For over 50 years God has been using YWAM to train, equip and mobilise Christ-followers to become fruitful, mission-minded disciples.

Discipleship Training School - God Myself The Nations
A DTS is an intensive training course that combines theory with practical application beginning with a 12 week Lecture Phase and followed by a 12 week Outreach Phase which takes place both locally and overseas. This is YWAM’s entry-level course and can lead to further levels of study if a student should choose to do so.

The DTS is designed to encourage students in personal character development, cultivating a living relationship with God and identifying their unique individual gifts and callings in God. Cross-cultural exposure and global awareness have special emphasis throughout the course, preparing the students to reach current and future generations and answer the call to go into all the world and disciple all nations as it says in Matthew 28:19.

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“My DTS journey with the Sydney Island Breeze family was single-handedly the best experience of my life. My relationship with God and faith in Him grew exponentially!”

Melanie Burciaga, 26, USA

Former Student

Lecture Phase

Lecture Phase

Lectures

Lecture Phase covers a variety of topics over the 12 weeks, taught by both local and international speakers. Students are highly encouraged to use the Bible as the source for their faith and belief. The following topics are covered during Lecture Phase:
  • Encounter God – Hearing God’s Voice; Nature & Character of God; Worship; Prayer & Intercession; Bible
  • See Life From God’s Perspective – Identity; Destiny; Biblical Worldview
  • Recognise Jesus as Lord – Spiritual Warfare; Fear of the Lord; Holiness; Lordship; Sin, Cross & Repentance
  • Become More Like Jesus – Father Heart of God; Relationships; Holy Spirit; Faith in Finances; Laying Down Your Rights
  • Do the Works of Jesus – Missions; Evangelism
  • Orientate to YWAM – History & Vision; Overview of YWAM; Future Opportunities

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Outreach Phase

Outreach Phase

Outreach

Outreach Phase is the practical field assignment, where students are sent out in teams for 12 weeks both locally and overseas. The emphasis is on the application of principles taught during the Lecture Phase, and students will be encouraged to share their faith using a variety of means. It is the heart of the DTS for students to be in cross-cultural situations to gain a wider understanding of God’s heart for the nations. Students are encouraged to express their God-given talents and gifts to help further equip them in their place of ministry. After Outreach Phase is over, students will return to our campus here in Sydney for a week of debriefing and to graduate!
Outreach teams from our campus have hit almost every continent and have visited many countries. Our most recent teams have gone to Fiji, Tonga, Burma, Cambodia, South Africa, India and Thailand. Outreach is an exciting time where students are stretched in their faith and given a chance to understand God on a deeper level.

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Start Dates

Start Dates

DTS Start Dates

Here is a list of the Discipleship Training Schools that will run in each quarter. If you are searching for dates beyond the dates listed below, please inquire through our contact form.

2017

27th January – 14th July Worship |  | Urban Compassion
28th July – 15th December 2017 Performing Arts | Urban Compassion
29th September – 23rd February 2018 Performing Arts | Urban Compassion | Sports

2018

26th January – 22nd June 2018
Worship | Performing Arts | Urban Compassion
27th April – 5th October 2018
Performing Arts | Urban Compassion
20th July – 14th December 2018 Performing Arts | Urban Compassion
21st September – 15th March 2019 Performing Arts | Sports

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DTS Costs

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Costs

Lecture Phase

The cost for the DTS Lecture Phase is divided into country categories as follows:

  • Category A countries, such as Western Europe, North America, Australia and South Korea $3950 AUD
  • Category B countries, such as Eastern Europe, South America and South Africa $2900 AUD
  • Category C countries, such as Zimbabwe, Philippines, Vanuatu and Paraguay $2200 AUD

If you are not sure which category you fit in, feel free to contact our Registrar.

This cost includes tuition, food, accommodation, some recreation and transport.

Please note: This cost does NOT include travel to and from Sydney, a visa into Australia or health insurance for your time in Australia.

Outreach Phase

The cost for Outreach Phase varies between $3000-3500 AUD + flights. This includes travel to and from outreach location, travel insurance, transport, food and accommodation. This does NOT include visas into outreach countries or any vaccinations. Students will need to cover these expenses separately.