DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING SCHOOL
(DTS)

Know God, Make Him Known

DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING SCHOOL
(DTS)

Know God, Make Him Known

What if...

There's More of god?

What if there is more freedom, joy, peace, and depth of relationship with God than you currently have, or even ever experienced? 

What if God is inviting you to encounter more of his heart for you and his world?

We believe that there’s always more of God to experience and encounter and that he is looking, searching, to reward those who would set themselves to seek him in spirit and in truth.

What if...

There's More of god?

What if there is more freedom, joy, peace, and depth of relationship with God than you currently have, or even ever experienced? 

What if God is inviting you to encounter more of his heart for you and his world?

We believe that there’s always more of God to experience and encounter and that he is looking, searching, to reward those who would set themselves to seek him in spirit and in truth.

6 months centered on God

What is a DTS?

A Discipleship Training School, or DTS, is a set apart time to seek after God, to discover what his dreams for your life are and what your true identity is, to find out what it means to be a part of the Church and to realize how you are called to impact the nations.

Video courtesy of YWAM North Cascades

university, work force, missions

what about after dts?

The DTS isn’t just for those “missionary” types. It’s designed to help anyone live in a deep relationship with God and bring his Kingdom wherever he leads next! It doesn’t matter the location, the strategy is always the same: intimacy with God.

Youth with a mission

join A global movement

We’re apart of something much bigger. YWAM (pronounced “Why-Wham”) is a world-wide movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. 

6 months centered on God

What is a DTS?

A Discipleship Training School, or DTS, is a set apart time to seek after God, to discover what his dreams for your life are and what your true identity is, to find out what it means to be a part of the Church and to realize how you are called to impact the nations.

Video courtesy of YWAM North Cascades

university, work force, missions

what about after dts?

The DTS isn’t just for those “missionary” types. It’s designed to help anyone live in a deep relationship with God and bring his Kingdom wherever he leads next! It doesn’t matter the location, the strategy is always the same: intimacy with God.

Youth with a mission

join A global movement

We’re apart of something much bigger. YWAM (pronounced “Why-Wham”) is a world-wide movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. 

6 months | 2 phases

1 life changing experience

Mentorship phase

3 months

Worship

Prayer

Classroom learning

One-on-one mentorship

Small groups

Community Meals

Bible studies

Campus Investments

Local outreaches

Evangelism Training

Outreach
phase

3 months

Travel

Team Building

Cultural Orientation

Evangelism & Ministry

Prayer & Worship

Teaching

Serve local churches

Meet missionaries

Experience local foods

Live alongside locals


6 months | 2 phases

1 life changing experience

Mentorship phase

3 MONTHS

Worship

Prayer

Classroom learning

One-on-one mentorship

Small groups

Community Meals

Bible studies

Campus Investments

Local outreaches

Evangelism Training

Outreach
phase

3 months

Travel

Team Building

Cultural Orientation

Evangelism & Ministry

Prayer & Worship

Teaching

Serve local churches

Meet missionaries

Experience local foods

Live alongside locals


Hear from a past dts student

Hear from a past dts student

Program Details

Dates

Fall DTS: Sept. 21, 2022 –
March 11, 2023
Winter DTS: Jan. 18, 2023 – June 24, 2023
Fall DTS: Sept. 20, 2023 – March 9, 2024

Location

During the mentorship phase, you will stay on our campus in Adams, TN. For outreach phase, you will travel to a foreign nation, TBA. The program ends with a 1 week debrief back at the YWAM Nashville campus.

Cost

Mentorship Phase: $4,000

Outreach Phase: $5,000 

This pricing includes all lodging, meals, school materials, and travel for the entire 6-month program.

Prerequisite

To do a DTS you must be at least 18 years old and have a high school education.

Payment

Four weeks prior to arrival day: a $200 USD non-refundable deposit to secure your place in the DTS is due.
One week prior to arrival day: The full Mentorship Phase tuition amount is due.

Lodging

You will be staying in dorm style housing on our lovely rural campus of 120 acres. We are about 50 minutes from downtown Nashville.

Program Details

Dates

Fall DTS: Sept. 21, 2022 –
March 11, 2023
Winter DTS: Jan. 18, 2023 – June 24, 2023
Fall DTS: Sept. 20, 2023 – March 9, 2024

Location

During the mentorship phase, you will stay on our campus in Adams, TN. For outreach phase, you will travel to a foreign nation, TBA. The program ends with a 1 week debrief back at the YWAM Nashville campus.

Cost

Mentorship Phase : $4,000
Outreach Phase: $5,000
This pricing includes all lodging, meals, school materials, and travel for the entire 6-month program.

Prerequisite

To do a DTS you must be at least 18 years old and have a high school education.

Payment

Four weeks prior to arrival day: a $200 USD non-refundable deposit to secure your place in the DTS is due.
One week prior to arrival day: The full Mentorship Phase tuition amount is due.

Lodging

You will be staying in dorm style housing on our lovely rural campus of 120 acres. We are about 50 minutes from downtown Nashville.

expectations

Our desire is to create a culture within the school that produces life and Kingdom values. If these are not true of you, this season will be awkward for the staff, the other students, and yourself.

What we expect of our students

  • That you are hungry, willing to cast aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily entangles to fix your eyes on Jesus.
  • That you are teachable. Discipleship can only happen if you are willing to be taught, encouraged, corrected, and guided.
  • That you will be honoring of the staff. We are not perfect and should remain teachable ourselves, but you are submitting yourself under the authority of the staff for this season. They are dedicating themselves to see you grow and championed as a passionate lover of Jesus.
  • That you will be honoring of the policies and guidelines. These are put in place so that it remains a set apart place and season.
  • That you will be honoring of the schedule and time-tables laid out. These have been carefully prayed through and considered.
  • That you will be honoring of people. The Lord’s dream is family, and that only works when we are honoring of each other in thoughts, words, and deeds, as ones made in the image of God, whom Jesus died for, and utterly adores.

What you can expect of us

  • That we are here for you.
  • That we are for you.
  • That we believe in what the Lord says about you over what the enemy, the world, your family, your past, or even you yourself say about you.
  • That we are committed to you.
  • That we will encourage you.
  • That we will offer guidance.
  • That we are praying for you.
  • That we will challenge you and call you higher.

expectations

Our desire is to create a culture within the school that produces life and Kingdom values. If these are not true of you, this season will be awkward for the staff, the other students, and yourself.

What we expect of our students

  • That you are hungry, willing to cast aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily entangles to fix your eyes on Jesus.
  • That you are teachable. Discipleship can only happen if you are willing to be taught, encouraged, corrected, and guided.
  • That you will be honoring of the staff. We are not perfect and should remain teachable ourselves, but you are submitting yourself under the authority of the staff for this season. They are dedicating themselves to see you grow and championed as a passionate lover of Jesus.
  • That you will be honoring of the policies and guidelines. These are put in place so that it remains a set apart place and season.
  • That you will be honoring of the schedule and time-tables laid out. These have been carefully prayed through and considered.
  • That you will be honoring of people. The Lord’s dream is family, and that only works when we are honoring of each other in thoughts, words, and deeds, as ones made in the image of God, whom Jesus died for, and utterly adores.

What you can expect of us

  • That we are here for you.
  • That we are for you.
  • That we believe in what the Lord says about you over what the enemy, the world, your family, your past, or even you yourself say about you.
  • That we are committed to you.
  • That we will encourage you.
  • That we will offer guidance.
  • That we are praying for you.
  • That we will challenge you and call you higher.

FAQ's

The accommodations for all single students will be dormitory style. The accommodations for families will be one room or more depending on the housing available and the number of children in the family. Students can expect to share restroom facilities with their roommates. Because of limited  space in the dorms, please limit the number of personal items you bring.

Most of the weekends will be filled with free time although some weekends may be used for ministry or other school functions. Therefore, we ask that you do not make plans for personal holidays or nights away without first clearing it with your school leader or school staff.

We will not have thanksgiving week off. We may continue with the normal DTS schedule or have a fun meal together. For Christmas, you can expect to take a weeklong break before returning to jump right into outreach. 

Your family and friends are welcome to send you mail and packages during you DTS at the address below. Please have them write “DTS” next to your name. Our mailing address is:

Your Name – DTS

5801 Keysburg RD

Adams, TN 37010

All transportation for the school will be covered by the staff. Additional transportation such as weekend free time trips, are not guaranteed, but most of the time arrangements can be made. We encourage students to bring their own cars because we are not in walking distance of any major stores. We also want you to explore Nashville on the weekends! We have a parking area available so your car can stay here while you are on outreach.

Yes! Your schedule will be very busy during the week, but there may be some weekends with no planned activities. We have a limited amount of hospitality rooms available for guests. Those are great for your friends and family to come stay with us! You can check availability by sending an email to hospitality@ywamnashville.org. It is a good idea to book in advance, as these rooms fill up quickly.

Different outreach locations require different attire and gear as the climate of countries varies greatly. We will go over the specifics with you on the country we are going to during one of the outreach prep sessions when you get here. A few things you can count on needing are: 

  • large hiking pack (50-65L)
  • a day pack (20-40L)
  • travel pillow
  • quick dry towel
  • good walking shoes

DTS is one program with two crucial parts. Both lecture and outreach are required if you’re signing up for DTS. If there are any reasons you cannot attend the outreach or do not desire to, we won’t accept you into the DTS program.  

FAQ's

The accommodations for all single students will be dormitory style. The accommodations for families will be one room or more depending on the housing available and the number of children in the family. Students can expect to share restroom facilities with their roommates. Because of limited  space in the dorms, please limit the number of personal items you bring.

Most of the weekends will be filled with free time although some weekends may be used for ministry or other school functions. Therefore, we ask that you do not make plans for personal holidays or nights away without first clearing it with your school leader or school staff.

We will not have thanksgiving week off. We may continue with the normal DTS schedule or have a fun meal together. For Christmas, you can expect to take a weeklong break before returning to jump right into outreach. 

Your family and friends are welcome to send you mail and packages during you DTS at the address below. Please have them write “DTS” next to your name. Our mailing address is:

Your Name – DTS

5801 Keysburg RD

Adams, TN 37010

All transportation for the school will be covered by the staff. Additional transportation such as weekend free time trips, are not guaranteed, but most of the time arrangements can be made. We encourage students to bring their own cars because we are not in walking distance of any major stores. We also want you to explore Nashville on the weekends! We have a parking area available so your car can stay here while you are on outreach.

Yes! Your schedule will be very busy during the week, but there may be some weekends with no planned activities. We have a limited amount of hospitality rooms available for guests. Those are great for your friends and family to come stay with us! You can check availability by sending an email to hospitality@ywamnashville.org. It is a good idea to book in advance, as these rooms fill up quickly.

Different outreach locations require different attire and gear as the climate of countries varies greatly. We will go over the specifics with you on the country we are going to during one of the outreach prep sessions when you get here. A few things you can count on needing are: 

  • large hiking pack (50-65L)
  • a day pack (20-40L)
  • travel pillow
  • quick dry towel
  • good walking shoes

DTS is one program with two crucial parts. Both lecture and outreach are required if you’re signing up for DTS. If there are any reasons you cannot attend the outreach or do not desire to, we won’t accept you into the DTS program.  

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Could dts be right for you?

Have more questions? Not sure if it’s the right season for you? Concerned about finances? 

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Could dts be right for you?

Have more questions? Not sure if it’s the right season for you? Concerned about finances? 

Fill out the fields below and we’ll be happy to talk with you, answer your questions, and pray with you!