Discipleship Training School

next DTS: Sept 19, 2024 - Feb 14, 2025

You have a high calling…

You are a child of the Most High created to impact this world for His glory. You want to go deeper with Him, to be discipled but, it’s hard to hit pause with so much going on in the world.

At YWAM DC’s Discipleship Training School, we invite you to be disciplined while you impact your generaton.

That’s right. Along with practical, life-changing teaching of a DTS you also become part of David’s Tent community, a 24/7 worship movement in the heart of our nation’s capital. Band with our front-line missions community as we exalt Jesus over America. Are you ready?

What is DTS?

Discipleship Training School is the primary training school for YWAM missionaries and a life-changing 6 months. It consists of 2 phases:


  • Practical Teaching
  • Intense Study
  • Personal Application
  • 1-on-1 mentorship
  • Transformational Community


Put your knowledge into practice and make Him known in places like:

* Middle East* United States
* Uganda* Brazil


Important Dates

Start Date: Sept 19, 2024 – Arrival Day
End Date: Feb 14, 2025 – Graduation
Lecture Cost (covers class, materials, housing, and main meals): $3500
Estimated Outreach Cost (covers airfare, housing, food): $3000-$5000


DTS is offered at most YWAM locations, but YWAM DC is unique.

“YWAM DC DTS was the door that God provided for me to walk through to LIFE. I am so blessed that I said Yes to God and walked through that door!

I found purpose, I found family, and I found that God’s calling is coming alive in my life!”

– Mukunda

“DTS provided me an opportunity to pause, take a step back, and look at the larger picture of our mission. God met me in the midst of relationships and prayer. I gained new relationships and perspectives, that will guide me in the future. He worked through my doubt and sin and yet showed me His faithfulness in provision.
The biggest shift for me was gaining a heart of love and prayer for Israel. I still have yet to find out all that God did during DTS and what it means, I know it’ll all make sense one day.”  

– Michael

“I can confidently say that doing my DTS in Washington DC forever changed my life!  Jesus taught me the joy that is found living an abandoned, laid-down life, and forever wrecked me with a heart of prayer and worship.

The deep healing and spiritual maturity I gleaned should have taken me 2 years to accomplish, but God accelerated all of it in 6 months to launch me into my calling!”

– Taundi

“The combination of YWAM with David’s Tent is one you won’t get at any other YWAM base in the world. The leadership is Christ-like and trustworthy, you will be well cared for in this program.


Leap with faith if you believe God is asking you to! Pray! Sit with God, expecting Him to speak. Remember, His sheep hear His voice. The courage and finances and all you need will follow.”

– Hannah

Ready to Learn More?

Next DTS Start Date: Sept 19, 2023

There is no greater honor than to be a disciple of the living God.

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