The heart behind the Songwriting & Scripture DTS is to explore the power of the scripture in songwriting and the spoken word. The scripture has inspired millions of believers around the world for generations to write Spirit-filled poems and songs that continue to inspire believers around the world. The goal of the school is to awaken creative abilities in individual callings and spiritual gifts. Through the power of the Spirit, many will be able to find their true potential and shine the light God places in them long before they were created. Just as God called and anointed Bezalel with gifts of creative art and design (Exodus 30:1-6), many whose gifts have been lying dormant will find their purpose again and bring glory to the Father. Come join us on this great adventure of a lifetime!
Songwriting & Scripture DTS
This course is NOT a South African, SAQA accredited qualification.
Lectures: 16 June – 16 August 2022
Outreach: 17 August – 18 October 2022
Venue: Gordon’s Bay campus
Our fees are based on the nationality of the applicant. This fee structure (want to know more about it?) allows students from less privileged backgrounds to join our training. The fees include tuition, food, and housing, but exclude outreach.
Lecture Phase (12 weeks long):
South Africans: R15,800
Zone 1 (African countries): R17,600
Zone 2 (Latin America and Asia): R21,600
Zone 3 (North America, Europe, and Oceania): R27,400
Outreach Phase – Asia focus (8 Weeks):
This cost will cost around R28,000 and includes airfare, accommodation, transport, and other ministry expenses.
Registration fee (Payable if accepted into the program)
Students from within South Africa shall pay R300.
Students from abroad shall pay R500.
Prices might change without prior notice.
Meet the Songwriting & Scripture DTS Leaders
Phil Adewumi from Nigeria is married to Shireen Adewumi from South Africa. They have two kids, Joshua and Jada. Shireen did her DTS in 2007 and Phil did his in 2012. They both joined the staff of YWAM Worcester in 2012 and served the base until August 2021 when they moved to Gordon’s Bay to pioneer a new YWAM Base. Before joining YWAM, Phil graduated from the Polytechnic Ibadan, Nigeria, where he studied Music Technology. His vision is to see worship leaders fulfil their calling and ministry. Phil and Shireen also love working with young people. Their vision is to help young people discover and fulfil their God-given potential.
What' our students say about the Passion & Pursuit DTS
Our Frequently Asked Questions
Father Heart of God
The Divine Plumb line
Renewing the mind
Sharing the Gospel with the Lost
Worship and Intercessory prayer
Biblical World View
The Person and Work of Jesus
Sin, Repentance and Restitution
Identity in Christ
Person and work of the Holy Spirit
The Great Commission Mandate
Also, credits from UofN courses are transferable to a number of respected Christian colleges in the United States, and in South Africa, it's transferable to the South African Theological Seminary. Please, get in touch with the specific institution you are interested in continue with your studies to find out their policy.
However, many people join YWAM as a second career or after retirement. Some of YWAM’s Discipleship Training Schools (DTS) specifically focus on providing mission training for families or older students.
If you’re passionate for God and are ready to be challenged by Him, then you are ready for a DTS!
Additionally, YWAM’s University of the Nations offers hundreds of training programs at campuses around the world. The DTS is a prerequisite for other YWAM training. The goal of these courses is to further equip you to accomplish the mission God has given you. They can also lead to a degree from the UofN. We’ll share more with you about further training opportunities once you’ve arrived for DTS.