Discipleship Training School

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matt 28:19

Discipleship Training School or (DTS) is a 12-16 week missionary training course designed to help you become a true disciple of Jesus. The first part of the DTS, called the Lecture Phase, is based on our Nelson campus. Weekly lectures by different speakers from around the world focus on a range of subjects such as how to hear God’s voice, how to pray and intercede, and how to reach others for Christ. The purpose of this phase is to help you grow in your faith and in the knowledge of God. See below for more information on the curriculum.

The second part of the course is called the Outreach Phase, where we go out and put into practice what we’ve learned in the Lecture Phase. Each school’s Outreach Phase is unique. As we are living in a post-pandemic season, the outreaches will focus on ministering to people here in New Zealand by sharing the love of God for His children, and calling people into relationship with Him.  The goal is simply to share God’s love with people who may have never experienced it.

We believe that it’s equally important to know God, and to make Him known to others. This is the ultimate purpose of a DTS, and it is the ethos by which we continue to live at YWAM. DTS is an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life, and give you a great foundation for your Christian journey going forward.

* This covers transportation costs and fuel to activities during the Lecture
Phase, such as paddle-boarding, sea kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, swimming etc which are all extremely popular in the region and will be offered on weekends.

Apply now for a DTS in 2023 and beyond!

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Sample Curriculum

  • Week 1 - Introduction. How to spend time with God. Worship, Prayer, Evangelism, Hearing God's Voice, etc.
  • Week 2 - Clear Conscience and True Repentance
  • Week 3 - Character and Nature of God
  • Week 4 - Father Heart of God
  • Week 5 - Relationships
  • Week 6 - Lordship of Christ
  • Week 7 - Holy Spirit
  • Week 8 - Apologetics
  • Week 9 - Evangelism
  • Week 10 - Biblical Worldview
  • Week 11 - Missions
  • Week 12 - Debriefing/ReEntry