Word & Worship DTS 2019-11-21T00:57:59+00:00

Word & Worship DTS

The Word & Worship DTS is a school focused on learning how to worship God and studying the Bible in depth. God is searching for people who will follow Him in Spirit and in truth. During this DTS, students will have the opportunity to worship God in Spirit or be educated in studying, teaching, and preaching the Bible. Workshops in songwriting, singing, and instruments will be provided for those who are passionate about learning who God is through worship. On the other hand, workshops in unpacking the Bible, teaching God’s truth, and preaching His words to many will equip students to walk in truth. The WWDTS is a chance to step out and learn about who God is in Spirit and in truth.

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.

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