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Sports DTS

Sports DTS is a Christian intensive discipleship course, with a lecture phase of 11 weeks followed by the outreach phase of another 9 weeks on the missionfield. It is a prerequisite for several other missionary training and preparation possibilities within the College of Sports and Fitness at the University of the Nations. Designed to encourage students in personal character development by cultivating their relationship with God and identifying the call to missionary vocation. In this DTS we will have a special emphasis on acting on sports and through it, in a cross-cultural way, preparing students to disciple the present and future generations, responding to the call: “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:19)

What is a YWAM DTS?

A Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a 5 month, hands-on Christian discipleship training program with 3 months of lecture phase followed by 2 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.

3 Months Of Training In Los Angeles


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. 

2 Months Of Outreach Overseas

A YWAM Discipleship Training School outreach is a 2 month journey into the nations where one continues to know God but the emphasis is on making Him known. All outreaches have three components: evangelism, practical ministry, and partnership with local churches and ministries. Each international outreach gives students plenty of opportunities to apply the transformational principles learned during the lecture phase.

More Information:

Tuition must be paid in full on or before the first day of the lecture phase.

You must have completed high school or be at least 18 years old.
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.

In most of our schools, outreach locations are revealed in the first month.