WHAT IS A YWAM DTS?

DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING SCHOOL

DISCIPLESHIP

Be Spoiled for the Ordinary….

A YWAM Discipleship Training School (YWAM DTS) is a five month journey. It is a unique opportunity to set everything
else aside and focus on knowing God and making God known.

During the DTS you will grow in intimacy with God, discover identity and purpose, and strengthen your faith by actively
revealing God’s love to others.

The DTS will lay a foundation of hearing and obeying God for the rest of your life. This
experience will spoil you for the ordinary.

The Details

When are they offered?

DTS’s begin every three months (Jan, April, July, Oct), so it’s easy to find one that works for you.

Where are they?

Here on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. You will spend your lecture phase living in a tropical hostel style setting with the iconic Maroochy river literally across the street and within a 10 minute walk from the epic Sunshine coast Plaza and only 2-3 kilometers away from some of the most beautiful beaches in Oz…and some of the best coffee shops!

The outreach phase will be spent overseas in a cross cultural location. Recent outreach phases have been spent in
India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Cambodia, Africa, Pacific Islands

How long do they last?

A DTS is five months long (20 weeks). The lecture phase lasts 12 weeks and the outreach phase 8 weeks. As an
exception, the Around the World DTS is 6 months long (24 weeks).

The lecture phase is 12 weeks and the outreach phase 12 weeks.

Learn and Grow

Lecture Phase

To Know God

12 weeks of live-learn discipleship as part of our missional community. Make new friends as you grow in intimacy with God, exploring a range of topics presented by experienced missions practitioners.

Each lecture week will develop a foundation for your faith through your character, your actions & your relationships.

The actual lectures consist of approx. 15 hours of class time. But this is not class like you know it. Lectures are living, breathing interaction with experienced missions practitioners who come directly from their ministries to share and discuss in an informal dialog.

The lecture phase is designed to

– Deepen your relationship with God through topics such as Hearing God’s voice, Character and Nature of God,
Father heart of God.
– Discover purpose through topics such as, Identity in Christ, Missions, Evangelism, Worldview.
– Develop perspective perspective through topics such as, Global Missions, Evangelism.
– Build Spiritual disciplines through topics such as, Bible Study Methods, Prayer/Intercession and Worship.
– Grow in holiness through topics such as, Bible Study Methods, Prayer/Intercession and Worship.
– Lay a foundation through topics such as, Biblical Worldview, the Kingdom of God.

Live-Learn Discipleship

– Deepen your relationship with God through topics such as Hearing God’s voice, Character and Nature of God,
Father heart of God.
– Discover purpose through topics such as, Identity in Christ, Missions, Evangelism, Worldview.
– Develop perspective perspective through topics such as, Global Missions, Evangelism.
– Build Spiritual disciplines through topics such as, Bible Study Methods, Prayer/Intercession and Worship.
– Grow in holiness through topics such as, Bible Study Methods, Prayer/Intercession and Worship.
– Lay a foundation through topics such as, Biblical Worldview, the Kingdom of God.

Travel and Adventure

Outreach

To Make God Known

Choose your own adventure as you go into the nations and experience the move of God first hand. This is where the
real adventure begins!

Hacking through the jungle, trekking through deserts, climbing mountains, or surfing epic waves to reach the unreached, plant churches, and bring hope through community development projects that will transform a community and open the way for the gospel.

On outreach, you will be stretched to “live out” the principles learned during the lecture phase, while reaching the lost in practical ways. Team dynamics come alive as people share their gifts, talents, and lives in ministry opportunities.

Outreach is a great opportunity to create friendships with others while having an eternal impact. It is also a great way to test your call to world missions.

Save Your Spot

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where will I stay?
You will be living on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, in Maroochydore. Staff and students live in a tropical beach style
hostel located within 2kms of our icomic beaches and only a few minutes walk to shopping, entertainment, wi-fi, and
more coffee shops than you can imagine! Lectures are held at the YWAM location and transportation to lectures and
YWAM events is provided.

Where will I go on outreach?
Each school carefully considers the outreach location for that school. Usually there are multiple outreach options per
school. Some outreaches will visit multiple locations. Outreaches are facilitated by trained staff. Students then pray to
decide which outreach is right for them. Costs of outreach will differ depending upon location and costs of airfare.

Are there opportunities after DTS?
YES. After completion of DTS you can pursue further training here on the Sunshine Coast or at any YWAM location
globally. After completion of a DTS you can also choose to join YWAM and serve in full time missions.

Is there an age limit?
You must be at least 18 years old to undertake training at YWAM Sunshine Coast.

Are families welcome?
Yes. Accommodation for married couple and families is limited so please contact us to discuss at info@ywamwaves.com

Can I get Austudy?
Yes. As long as you qualify and the course is Austudy approved. Please check to see if the course you are interested in
is accredited. You can refer to the Centrelink website for more information.

Do I need a visa?
Yes, if you are not Australian. But don’t worry, details regarding your visa will be communicated to you upon
acceptance. You don’t need to do anything until we send you the details and information. If you are already in Australia
on a visa, contact us with your visa type and duration and we can check the status.

Do I need to have health insurance?
Yes, all international students and staff are required to have health insurance. For all student visas, the Australian
government requires Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) before granting a visa. Our registrar will communicate
with you regarding OSHC upon enrolment. For more information regarding health insurance please contact the registrar
at info@ywamwaves.com

How do I pay the application fee?
You can pay through our secure web facility Payment

How much does a DTS cost?
See the DTS page for current prices. School prices depend upon the school itself and outreach location.

Is there internet access?
Yes. There is free wireless internet access at the YWAM training location. There is also free wi-fi at the library, and just
about every coffee shop on the coast.

What is the Sunshine Coast like?
Beautiful one day, perfect the next. The Sunshine Coast stretches along the Coral Sea in Australia’s Queensland state.
Beginning about 100km north of Brisbane, it extends up to Rainbow Beach, named for its distinctive multicoloured
sand dunes. The area is known for its beaches, surfing, eco-parks and nature reserves.
Summer temperatures average around 28 – 30 C (86F), evenings are warm with average temps around 20 C (70F).
During the winter skies are clear with daytime average temps around 20 C (70F).

What should I bring?
You will need to provide your own bedding. We can send you a list of things to bring on request. Queensland has a
sunny, sub-tropical, climate so you will want to pack with that in mind.
You will need a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimsuits, and a beach towel for sure. Lifestyle here on the coast is
relaxed and casual. Shorts and T-shirts are perfect for summer, while jeans and a light jacket will be good enough for
winter.

Anything else?
Download and read our STUDENT HANDBOOK: DTS Student Handbook