What is the Beauty Arise DTS?

The vision of Beauty Arise is to carry the truth about beauty, identity, and value to girls and women in every culture. In Beauty Arise we are passionate about seeing girls and women become who God created them to be and we are looking for students who share that passion. The BADTS is for women who are serious about furthering that vision in the world. Students can expect to be trained as leaders who engage with the women in their lives and boldly minister the love of God to them. There will be exposure to various forms of ministry to women in different cultures such as serving backstage at fashion events in the city to spending time with women living on the streets of Skid Row. There will also be an emphasis on using social media as a tool to communicate truth.

What is a YWAM 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 a remarkable, 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.

Part One: Lecture Phase

The first 12 weeks of DTS, the lecture phase, are spent on the campus at YWAM Los Angeles. Students live, study, worship, pray, and work together in community during the lecture phase. Each week focuses on a different area of discipleship teaching.  Topics may include but are not limited to: The Nature and Character of God, Hearing the Voice of God, Prayer and Intercession, The Father Heart of God, Effective Evangelism.   All topics will be woven into understanding and receiving a revelation of personal identity in Christ.


Personal devotional time
Daily lectures with teachers from all over the world
Work duties in which we all serve the base for a couple hours a day
Small groups
Outreach meetings
One-on-one processing times with a staff member
Local outreach
Bible study
“Family time” with the school

What you will experience during the lecture phase


YWAM LA is an international and multicultural community of staff and students who worship, pray, serve and live life together. In this diversity, a unique classroom and living experience is created where God imparts His heart for the nations to each of us. In this dynamic living and learning environment, a love and appreciation for cultures, races, and peoples of the world will prepare you for a life of service to the nations.


The first phase of your DTS, the lecture phase, is a journey in encountering and knowing God that will forever transform your life.  Speakers from all over the world will bring profound insights into topics such as The Nature and Character of God, Recognizing God’s Voice, The Father Heart of God, Who is the Holy Spirit?, Spiritual Warfare, Intercession, Evangelism, and much more.   

Local Ministry

God has placed our campus at the front door of one of the most diverse and international cities in the world, Los Angeles.   Every nation of the world is represented in this urban metropolis. During your lecture phase, you will be given opportunities to reach into the heart of the city with the love of Christ.  Ministry will range from serving the homeless on Skid Row to evangelism on university campuses. God will use you to make a kingdom impact in this city where the need for Jesus is so great.

Part Two: International Outreach

A YWAM DTS outreach is a 2-3 month journey into the nations where one continues to know God but the emphasis is on making Him known. Each international outreach gives students plenty of opportunities to apply the transformational principles learned during the lecture phase. Our DTS outreaches work with long-term initiatives and strategies that God has laid on our hearts. We use YWAM LA’s connections to impact these nations. All outreaches have three components: evangelism, practical ministry, and partnership with local churches and ministries.

The outreach phase of the BADTS will be focused on strengthening Beauty Arise ministries that exist internationally, while also pioneering new locations for ministry. Current Beauty Arise locations include Switzerland, Spain, Southeast Asia, Mexico, Finland, and Brazil.

Note: The school leaders will choose a location as the Holy Spirit leads.

Apostolic Mandate

Jesus commissioned us as the Body of Christ to disciple the nations. Our call is to train and launch young people into their destinies in every sphere of society in all nations. (Matthew 28:19,20)

More Information:

Tuition must be paid in full on or before the first day of the lecture phase.   Outreach fees are determined at the time the outreach locations have been identified and announced.
In most of our schools, outreach locations are revealed in the first month
University of the Nations Credits: (DSP 211, 212) These credits may be applied to a UofN degree program or transferred to other participating colleges or universities. Learn more about UofN accreditation.
You must have completed high school or be at least 18 years old.

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Meet the Leaders

Lizbeth Espinoza

Hi, my name is Lizbeth Espinoza and I am from Los Angeles. I did my DTS in the fall of 2012 in beautiful Ensenada, Mexico and went on outreach to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Since then I have helped pioneer a Music and Mission DTS and a Compassion DTS in Ensenada. I also pioneered Beauty Arise at YWAM Ensenada and staffed the School of Ministry Development at YWAM LA. I am currently the leader of the Beauty Arise DTS at YWAM LA and co-leader of Beauty Arise International. 

if you have any questions about the school or Beauty Arise ministry feel free to email me at: beautyarise@ywamla.org