Discipleship Training School
The DTS is about helping people find God’s purpose in life, developing your personal relationship with Jesus, and fulfilling God’s dream to see people come to know Him. Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to change the world? Do you want to use your gifts and talents to share God’s love with this world?
Step out and be part of transforming nations by sharing the love of God!
The DTS is divided into 2 phases:
The first is the lecture phase where you will grow in your intimacy with God by receiving 12 weeks of teaching from speakers from all over the world. You will have the opportunity to get to know God on a deeper level and experience more of His heart for you and for this world. The DTS is not about just accumulating knowledge about God, but about God’s love and truth transforming your life and finding where you fit in His plan. Therefore we take time to explore how God can work through you, what your gifts and talents are, and what he’s calling you to do with your life. And then we provide lots of opportunities to step out and try it! Through small groups you’ll get the opportunity to process what you’re learning and to work out how to live out the teaching in everyday life.
The second is the outreach phase where the DTS travels internationally to share God’s love with the people there. You will get opportunity to step out in all kinds of different evangelism with the aim to bring people closer to Jesus. It’s all about seeing God’s love break through in people’s lives by using the gifts and skills He’s given you!
The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is the first course on the path to a degree with University of the Nations (U of N) and a prerequisite for all other courses. The Carlisle DTS lasts for 5 ½ months. The goal of the DTS is for the trainees to know God more and to make Him known.
One of the perks of the DTS at YWAM Carlisle is that we give you the opportunity to discover more about your personality and how you work in a team context. Our desire is to empower you to identify your personal strengths & giftings and how to use them in God’s kingdom. Part of how we do this is by offering a range of personality tests. We believe in learning by doing. Therefore, we provide the opportunity to actually apply your skills by joining us in ministry during the lecture phase and especially on outreach.
The DTS focuses on knowing God and making Him known throughout the world. We want to see Jesus change the world and participate in it!
Weekly Outreaches: Apart from cultivating Evangelism as a lifestyle, we reach out on a weekly basis to the people of Carlisle through Pub Evangelism, Coffee Evangelism, Street Evangelism, Children’s ministry, Youth ministry etc.
Midterm Outreaches take place in an English city. DTSes from all over Europe gather for one week to learn about Evangelism and to reach out to the community. It is a time to be united with other YWAMers with one vision: to impact the United Kingdom in a fresh, powerful way for God.
Outreach cross-culturally. After the 3 months of teaching, the DTS embark on an 8 week outreach. The last few years we have sent teams to South Africa, Germany, Sweden, Brazil, Hong Kong and various other countries in South-East Asia.
Every Outreach will be different depending on where God leads us and what He wants us to do with Him. The purpose of every DTS outreach is to share God’s love with people. The DTS outreach includes some of the following ministries: leading youth meetings, leading church services, doing programs for children in schools and outside of school, doing prison ministries, street evangelism, art ministries, sports ministries, and lots lots more! What might that look like? Creating and performing dramas, dances, telling stories, preaching and giving testimonies, playing games and sports, ballooning, talking to practically everyone that we meet!
There also will be plenty of time for you to spend quality time with God, to hear His voice and to step out in faith!
Discipleship Training School (DTS) is the heart and soul of Youth With A Mission International. Through this school many have had the opportunity to see the supernatural and miraculous power of God. And you can be a part of that!