Discipleship Training School (YWAM-DTS)

      The DTS is an intense discipleship course inviting you to deepen your walk with the Lord and make an impact on this generation. It is a prerequisite 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 a special emphases throughout the course. As you grow in your relationship 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
  • And many more…

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
  • And much more…


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 the location of your trip.


Fall 2016: September 25, 2016 – March 25, 2017


  • Lecture Phase: $3590.00 (Covers tuition, housing, conference, and meals.)
  • Outreach: Cost varies with location.  Typically these trips are between $4,000-$5,000 (covers airfare, housing, food and travel in country)

Prerequisite Must be 18 years or older, or a high school graduate.

      Our kitchen staff works really hard to make delicious, healthful meals for our students and staff. We see an increasing number of food allergies, which we will do everything in our power to work with. We have also seen an increasing number of vegetarian/vegan diets on the rise. We cannot guarantee that vegetarians (and especially vegans) will always be able to be accommodated for.

      Please communicate with us any dietary issues when applying for the school so that we can make an honest evaluation of how we might be able to work with your needs.

School Leader



      My Name is Tom Lindstrom, that’s me with my wife Bekah and son Thorin.  I’ve been blessed with another opportunity to lead the DTS this Fall!  I am extremely passionate about seeing people come to know their Creator and Master in such a deep and life changing way that they will never be the same. That’s what DTS and other schools have for me and my hope is you can have the same experience.


      I did my DTS in the Fall of 2007 followed by a School of Ministry Development in the Spring of 2008. Both at YWAM Nashville.  I then went on staff at Nashville where I worked in the Maintenance Department for about a year before I shipped off to YWAM Borgen in Norway to staff a DTS in the Fall of 2009. Then in the spring of 2010, I was staff for another DTS here at YWAM Nashville.


      I am passionate about seeing people grow to their full potential in every way and I believe a DTS will start that process for you. That is why I am leading this DTS and that is why I hope you will sign up for this school.  I desire to be ONE of the vessels God uses to change your life forever. Thanks for taking the time to check out our website and I look forward to hearing from you soon!


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