YWAM Worcester DTS
YWAM Discipleship Training School

A DTS For Everyone

The Discipleship Training School (YWAM-DTS) seeks to bring you into a more intimate relationship with God. It also gives you an opportunity to discover your passions and your part in God’s purposes for the world. It is for those who long to follow Jesus in new ways with a different perspective.

The course is a full-time program and lasts about five months. It consists of two parts: the Lecture Phase and Outreach Phase. In the lecture phase, you will learn more about God and His world. You’ll learn not only from lectures but also from community living and practical training. The outreach phase focuses on applying what you’ve learned in the classroom through an intense, cross-cultural experience.

The January DTS offers different “tracks” (a focus on a particular type of activity alongside the DTS curriculum. During your school, you will journey with others with the same interest and passion, and also grow together in community and reach out to others in your giftings.

JANUARY DTS TRACKS

Classic Track
At the Table Track 2023
Other tracks

CLASSIC TRACK

The Classic DTS gives you the life-changing impact of a DTS in its original format. It gives space for you to discover your passions and role in God’s world.

Who is Classic DTS for?

Classic DTS is for those with a passion to Know God and Make God Known. It’s for people that desire to invest in and reach the emerging generations, families, and everyone else who needs to hear about Jesus.

Format

DTS is divided up into two phases: Lecture and Outreach
The lecture phase lasts three months, where students learn and glean from inspiring and motivating speakers from all around the world.​ ​Each week, a different topic is studied:

Here is a list of the topics for the Classic DTS 2022:

  • The Story you are in
  • Character and Nature of God/Father heart of God
  • The Word of God
  • Biblical Worldview
  • The Person and Work of Jesus
  • Being a disciple of Jesus
  • Identity in Christ
  • Holy Spirit and God’s church
  • Relationships & Team dynamics
  • Missions & the Great Commission
  • Sharing the Gospel with the Lost

Other topics will be spread throughout the school, like Hearing God’s Voice, Worship, Prayer, Intercession, Spiritual Warfare, and more! You will also take part in small group discussions, outreaches, community life, practical work duties and make friends with people from many cultures, ages, and Christian backgrounds!

The outreach phase is when you go on an 8-week mission trip. The focus is reaching people for Christ, sharing the love of Jesus, and also engaging in different types of ministries. Outreach location will be determined soon after school begins. Usually, we have outreach teams working in South Africa, other parts of Africa, and overseas. However, due to covid, we are not sure if we will be able to send teams across the South African border.

This course is NOT a South African SAQA accredited qualification.

Dates

14 January to 04 June 2022

Cost

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 are in South African Rand and include tuition, food, and housing, but exclude outreach.

Lecture Phase (12 weeks long):
South Africans: R16,800
Zone 1 (African countries): R18,600
Zone 2 (Latin America and Asia): R22,600
Zone 3 (North America, Europe, and Oceania): R28,400

Outreach Phase (8 Weeks):
This cost will vary from R15,000 – R30,000 depending on the outreach location and includes airfare, accommodation, transport, and other ministry expenses.

The At the Table DTS will return in 2023, We will love to see you there!!!

AT THE TABLE TRACK

At The Table Track offers an experience of misfits gathering at the table of Jesus and discovering His heart for all people. We stand in agreement that all are invited and welcomed at His table. This invitation is an expression of the very heart of God! The table is where the process of healing and wholeness begins.

At the Table DTS

At the Table DTS

So, whether you come to the table with hesitation, skepticism, or confidence, know that you are welcomed and loved. If you have wandered, there is beauty in coming back! Even when you have not realized it, you have been pursued by His relentless love.

During the 12 weeks of DTS lectures, you will discover and be your true self, you will learn more about the heart of God. You will also understand that God has been with you all along and you have never been alone, He has never turned away from you. You will know His heart for others to come to the realization that they belong at His table.

After the lecture phase, there’s an outreach period (11 weeks). Here you will have the opportunity to go into the world with the good news, proclaiming that all are invited to the table of Jesus. There’s no nation, tribe or people we will not reach. You will have the opportunity to serve the poor, orphans and widows, to support the local churches and to be the physical extension of this invitation wherever you go.

This course is NOT a South African SAQA accredited qualification.

Dates

13 January to 24 June 2023

Cost

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 are in South African Rand and include tuition, food, and housing, but exclude outreach.

Lecture Phase (12 weeks long):
South Africans: R16,800
Zone 1 (African countries): R18,600
Zone 2 (Latin America and Asia): R22,600
Zone 3 (North America, Europe, and Oceania): R28,400

Outreach Phase (8 Weeks):
This cost will vary from R15,000 – R30,000 depending on the outreach location and includes airfare, accommodation, transport, and other ministry expenses.

More Tracks coming soon!

Testimonials about the DTS

DTS started a journey in me, to be intentional with people around me and explore the bottomless love of God. To know God more clears my identity and creates strong friendships.
- Kabelo Mokoena, Former DTS Student
My DTS was an unforgettable experience! I could know God and go deeper into a relationship with him. Knowing him and who He made me to be opened space for healing and to live in complete freedom. I also had a chance to know new cultures, learn from them, and worship the same God together in many different ways! If you want to know your identity, you need to know the creator.
- Julyana, former Identity DTS student