The DTS is an intense discipleship course inviting you to deepen your walk with the Lord and make an impact on this generation and it is a prerequesite for all future training schools and joining staff with Youth With A Mission (YWAM).

The DTS consists of three months learning at our campus in Adams, TN and three months of outreach. Cross-cultural exposure and global awareness are special emphasis throughout the course. As you grow in your relationsihp with God and others, you will also be increasingly equipped to reach current and future generations answering the call to ‘go into all the world and disciple all nations’ (Matthew 28:19).


Get Understanding

For the first three months, you have the opportunity to seek God as you are exposed to insightful teaching from weekly speakers and live in community with other staff and students.

Topics Include:

-The Character of God

-Relationship with God and others

-The Power of Forgiveness

-Development of your christian character

-Bible study, prayer and spiritual warfare

-Learning God’s Will for your Life

-Sharing your faith


Gather Your Tools

Through discussion and application, you will be challenged to use what you learn each week. Some of the avenues available for doing this include –

Service Projects

Corporate Worship

Practical steps in relationships

Daily personal time with the Lord

Mobilizing others for involvement

Intercession for others…



Three months of outreach will challenge you to trust God’s character, provision, and love in ways unique to your setting and journey. The first phase is the Lecture Phase at our base in Adams, TN and the second part is the Outreach, cost varies for outreach based on location of trip. Applicants must be 18 years or older, or high school graduate.

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School Leaders

Brooke and Dana Gehman have been full time staff at YWAM Nashville since January of 2006. Since that time they’ve been working in the training department as their passion is seeing young men and women truly embracing the fullness of what God has for them. They have six children of their own and are constantly expanding their family as they pour into new students and staff.