Discipleship Training School
The Discipleship Training School (DTS) in Honolulu is an intense 5 1/2 month course designed to challenge and stretch young people to a deeper relationship with the Lord. We are committed to facilitate the fulfillment of your vision, dreams and ambitions in the Lord. Then take them to the nations of the earth. The school is aimed specifically at 18-30 year olds and runs three times a year. Most say it has radically changed their lives and helped them get to know God in a deep and personal way. The DTS program in Honolulu begins with a 12-week lecture/teaching phase followed by a 10-11 week field assignment or outreach in another nation.
DTS is the gateway into YWAM (Youth With A Mission). YWAM is an inter-denominational, international, mission organization with a heart to reach the nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ, with missionaries and training schools in over 250 locations around the world. (www.ywam.org) DTS is the prerequisite for any other YWAM school and joining the staff at any one of our locations.
The three months of lecture phase are all about personal application of truth, personal character development, and lifestyle of obedience to Jesus Christ. Topics include Character of God, Forgiveness and Repentance, and Evangelism. Every week a different speaker shares on a topic through lectures and application times. Other activities include worship, intercession, sports, work duties and lots of adventures on the island. The lecture phase is followed by two and a half months of outreach, where we head out into the nations to make Jesus known through evangelism, discipleship, church ministry, worship, intercession, and drama/dance.
The DTS lecture phase
Welcome to our Honolulu Ohana! This is your opportunity to step out of the life you’re living, get away from your distractions and set aside 5 1/2 months to cultivate your walk with the Lord. Through small groups, worship, prayer times, and inspiring lectures you will begin to see your life change as you develop a biblical worldview and heart for the nations. Nestled in the Manoa Valley, 3 miles from Waikiki and minutes from the University of Hawaii, we provide many ways for students to put their faith into action around our island. Each week will include work duties, community outreach, and involvement in local churches. The core of the 12 week lecture phase are distinct sessions taught by world-renowned speakers as well as emerging YWAM leaders. They include topics such as:
The Character and Nature of God
How to hear the voice of God
Destiny in Christ
Evangelism and missions
Fear of the Lord
Hear what Jesse had to say about his DTS experience…
The outreach phase
Outreach is all about knowing God and making God known. The school will split into smaller teams and head off to preach the gospel in the nations. Our Honolulu base focuses on Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands. Just think, 6 months from now you could find yourself in a small hut in Calcutta drinking Indian Chai with new friends. You could be reaching out to Buddhist college students in Chiang Mai, Thailand, backpacking through Nepal, or teaching English in Cambodia, all for the glory of God. We believe that eternity begins the moment we commit our lives to Jesus Christ, and living for Him is exciting and full of adventure, an abundant life in Him. It’s all about bringing the kingdom of God to earth, seeing God’s will done on earth as it is in heaven. See the power of God working through you as you obey His command to go into the nations. Preach His word to the broken and needy, pray for the sick and see them healed by the power of the Holy Spirit through you as you step out in faith on your DTS outreach.
YWAM Honolulu’s Korean Ministries also runs two Korean language DTS’s each year. The next KDTS will run from Jul. 02, 2012 – Sep. 10, 2012 For more information click here.
Cost: Lecture Phase $3900
Outreach Phase $1900 plus airfares and visa
* Important Note
All students will be required to have health insurance for the lecture phase and purchase travel insurance for the outreach phase of all schools. If a student does not have health coverage they must purchase a travel / health package for both the lecture and outreach phases of the school.
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EDTS April 13, 2013 – Sept 11, 2013
KDTS July 3, 2013 – Oct. 1, 2014
EDTS Sept. 19, 2013 – Feb. 17, 2014
EDTS Jan. 9, 2014- Jun. 15, 2014
KDTS Jan. 9, 2014- Mar. 31, 2014
EDTS April 10, 2014- Aug. 31, 2014
EDTS Sept. 25, 2014- Mar. 1, 2015