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Adventure, Purpose, Transformation

Creative Arts Integration

Cultivating a comprehensive style of worship and communication using creative arts

Spiritual Growth and Discipleship

Growing spiritually through teachings, worship, and living in community

Cross-Cultural Experience

Broaden your perspective, cultural sensitivity, and cross-cultural communication skills

Service and Outreach Opportunities

Engage in service projects, missions, or community outreach

The Troubadour Discipleship Training School (TDTS) blends the core YWAM-DTS curriculum with a unique, creative twist. Our primary goal is discipleship, but we approach it in an innovative and engaging manner.

At TDTS, you receive specialized training in discipleship, learning to communicate the Good News in ways that resonate with your creative strengths. We recognize and nurture each individual's gifts and talents, ensuring a tailored learning experience.

Our school thrives on creative learning, where everyone's unique contributions are valued and celebrated. We offer a variety of creative workshops, adapting to the talents of our available staff, to help students explore and enhance their God-given abilities.

This programme is an incredible chance for anyone seeking personal healing, restoration, and a desire to know God more deeply. It's perfect for those eager to express their faith and share God's love in inventive and impactful ways.

Programme Information


31 January to 20 June 2025


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, including tuition, food, and housing for 11 weeks.

2025 PRICES:

South Africans (subsidised): R23,000
Zone 1 (African countries): R24,400
Zone 2 (Latin America and Asia): R29,600
Zone 3 (North America, Europe, and Oceania): R37,500

*Please note that every year in January the prices are adjusted according to the national inflation, usually around 6-8%). Prices might change without prior notice.
**Outreach is charged separately and typically ranges between R30,000 and R40,000.


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