Come join us for DTS!

A Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a 5-6 month, hands-on Christian discipleship training program with  3 months of lecture phase followed by 2-3 months of international, cross-cultural outreach. The DTS is an amazing, transformational journey that gives you the opportunity to fully focus on Jesus, hear His voice, and step into the calling He has for your life. Join us for our upcoming Transformation DTS this September!

Transformation DTS

About Us

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) encompasses thousands of people and hundreds of ministries in almost every country of the world. In every case, our passion is to know God and to make Him known.

We are a mixture of people from all over the world, from 149 countries in fact. In many of our locations, people from a wide variety of nations serve side by side. We come from numerous different Christian denominations and speak hundreds of languages. Nearly half of our staff come from “non-western” countries, such as Brazil, Korea, Indonesia, India and Nepal.

In addition to our full-time staff, many YWAM locations host short-term outreach teams. These teams are made up of individuals, youth groups, families, and churches who get to participate first-hand in “making God known” through both words and actions. We send out over 25,000 short-term missionaries each year.

Upcoming Schools

We run tons of schools throughout the year, but here are some of the ones we have in the upcoming quarters!

September 24, 2016 – March 5, 2017
In our Transformation DTS we focus on gathering and challenging people to worship, to listen and obey God, releasing them (in the context of the DTS) to serve through evangelism, intercession, acts of compassion and other expressions of God’s heart for the world, possibly even pioneering new ministries. Read more

September 24, 2016 – March 5, 2017
The School of Ministry Development is a three-month, training course designed to sharpen leadership skills and equip students for effective personal ministry. After an DTS, this is a great “next step”. Whether you are planning to return home, continue on with YWAM or in missions, start a family or are a family, the SOMD is a great school for you.

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September 24, 2016 – March 5, 2017
In our Justice DTS we focus on a school that equips passionate people with the knowledge and opportunity needed to take a long-term stand against Human Trafficking locally and globally. Our students will have the opportunity to learn about and experience ministry in the areas of trafficking prevention, outreach to victims and recovery for those who have been exploited. This is an incredible opportunity to determine what type of ministry you are called to and how to use your gifts and passions in ministry.

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September 24, 2016 – June 25, 2017
The Chronological School of Biblical Studies is a 9 month course in which students discover, in chronological order, the story of God’s love for His people. Students will dive in deep by studying all 66 books of the Bible. They will learn how to teach and transform nations by going on local outreaches and will have the option to go on an international outreach at the end of their school.

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Come Join Us

So you want to get involved? Sounds great! Check out these great ways to get involved with YWAM Los Angeles.

If you believe in the work of YWAM Los Angeles and our students and staff, visit our giving page and consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us continue our work in Los Angeles and the nations! Click Here.
Mission Builders International recruits short-term volunteers and matches them with global ministry opportunities within Youth With A Mission. Mission Builder volunteers “lift up the arms” of frontline missionaries through practical, hands-on service. To learn more about opportunities for mission building on our campus, click here.
Everything from our kitchen to our Discipleship Training Schools are made possible by the work of our staff. For more information on staffing with us, and current specific staffing needs, click here.
Come do a school with us! We offer DTS’s each quarter of the year, along with a variety of secondary schools as a part of the University of the Nations. To learn more about our schools, look above under “Training”.
Wanna come join us for worship or a community night? To learn more about our community-wide public events, click here.

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