Discipleship Training School

January to May 2023

Experience God's heart for the nations

Discover and experience this hidden gem tucked away in our beautiful Pacific Northwest! Explore the splendor of the Olympic Peninsula with its lush rain forests and waterfalls, rugged coastline and wild ocean beaches, and magnificent Olympic Mountains, while freshly encountering the Creator in new depths.


In the midst of this outdoor wonderland, you will discover more of God, the world He loves, and your calling in making a difference in reaching the nations with the Good News of the Gospel. Allow God to stir up the passions and dreams you carry and discover and gain the skills needed to fulfill YOUR part in GOD’s  story.




The Lecture Phase is spent at our beautiful campus, located across the Puget Sound from Seattle on a bluff near Port Townsend, overlooking the Olympic Mountains and Discovery Bay.

During this 12-week training period, each week experienced international teachers will speak on a specific foundational topic, mentoring you in knowing God personally, hearing His voice, loving His Word, sharing your faith, relationships, and world evangelism. These weeks also include worship, small groups, local ministry and ongoing outdoor adventures in the surrounding Olympic Peninsula.


The second half of your training will include an overseas outreach of 8-10 weeks, discovering God’s heart for the nations and applying what you've learned. Our main focus is the Asia frontiers, so most of our teams go to those nations, such as Mongolia, China, and India, but other nations are options also.


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The Purpose of the DTS is:

  • To GATHER and INVITE people to worship, listen to and obey God, releasing them (in the context of the DTS) to serve through evangelism, intercession, acts of compassion and other expressions of God’s heart for the world, possibly even pioneering new ministries.


  • To INSPIRE and CULTIVATE growth in one’s relationship with God resulting in Christ-like character by active participation in a missional community who engage in a variety of Christian practices , including encountering God through the Word by the ministry of the Holy Spirit.


  • To SHARPEN one’s ability to relate to, learn from and work with people, including those of different cultures, personalities and perspectives.


  • To further EQUIP each one to serve God’s purposes either in or outside of YWAM Family of Ministries, strengthening a commitment to reach the lost, especially the unreached, to care for the poor, and to influence all areas of society.


  • To IMPART the story, vision and foundational values of Youth With A Mission and the University of the Nations.



"My DTS was a life-changing experience. I found out so much about myself, and experienced the power of God in a way I never thought possible. I'd recommend a DTS to anyone -- young or old."

- Janea


God moved in my Life during DTS! The greatest things God did for me was give me direction for the next season and He showed me how he can take my brokenness and shame use it for his glory. He gave me words I could hold onto in the midst of the darkness and battles, words of identity and calling.

- Stephen