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YWAM Discipleship Training School

YWAM Nation Builders Pretoria Campus

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 Nation Builders campus is located in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Experience God.

Experience his heart for the city.

Experience his heart for you.


We call on the creatives, the artists, the actors, the photographers, the singers, the dancers, the painters, all who have a desire to express themselves in a creative way.  We believe that artists are uniquely equipped to influence the different subcultures and spheres in the city and that God can use them in a powerful way.

During this DTS, we want to have an experience with God within the unique urban landscapes of Pretoria and Johannesburg in the province of Gauteng. Gauteng means ‘the place of gold’ and is the administrative and economical capital of South Africa. It is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, but still uniquely African megalopolis, with around 15 million people living within its borders.

A unique landscape needs unique methods to bring the good news of Jesus. During the DTS we will explore our creative talents and how God wants us to use them to express our journey with him, and his heart for the city and the world.

The philosophies of our times might come from different places, but it is the artists who spread them!

This course is NOT a South African SAQA accredited qualification.


Arrivals: 30 – 31 July
Lecture Phase: 1 August – 16 October (11 weeks)
Outreach: 17 October – 11 December (8 weeks)
Debrief: 13 – 15 December
Graduation: 16 December
Departures: 17 – 19 December


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 they include tuition, food, and housing.

Lecture Phase (12 weeks long):
South Africans: R14,660
Zone 1 (African countries): R16,360
Zone 2 (Latin America and Asia): R20,060
Zone 3 (North America, Europe, and Oceania): R25,360

Outreach Phase (8 Weeks):
This cost will vary from R12,300 – R30,000 depending on the outreach location and includes airfare, accommodation, transport, and other ministry expenses.

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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