Discipleship Training School
A Discipleship Training School is a six month adventure designed to draw you into greater relationship with Jesus through worship, prayer, inductive bible study, lectures, small groups, evangelism, and outreach into our local communities and the nations abroad. Students will spend the first three months on Kauai, living in community and immersed in biblical teaching and fellowship. Each week you will hear from different teachers who will focus on a diverse range of engaging topics. During this time students will be prepared for ministering cross-culturally. Our goal is for you to leave this program in a deep, vibrant, growing relationship with our savior Jesus Christ, to be equipped with the tools and knowledge to share the gospel with every person, and fulfill the command to “Go and make disciples of all nations”.
"I'm surrounded by an incredible group of people who have very quickly become like family, challenging and supporting one another. I'm learning so much; our lectures are both Spirit led and Biblically grounded, as the Christian faith should be. Not only am I learning to see the world through a lens of Biblical truth, but I'm applying it already." - DTS Student
The DTS begins with twelve weeks of intensive discipleship, learning, and growth. Students will hear from a variety of qualified teachers, pastors and missionaries on a variety of topics. Subjects may include Hearing God's voice, Discipleship, Worship and Intercession, Biblical Studies, the Holy Spirit, Relationships, Identity, The Father Heart of God, Apologetics and the Character and Nature of God. Time in the classroom gives our students the opportunity to get to know God like never before as well as lay a biblical foundation for the rest their lives.
Outside the Classroom
Lectures in a classroom are only one way for students to grow. We believe that incredible learning and growth takes place while out serving the community, as well as small group discussion and one-on-on discipleship. These elements are essential to our Discipleship Training School. Outside of lecture times students will be involved in community outreach, inductive bible study, worship, intercession, small groups and more. Students will also be equipped to teach and minister in a cross-cultural setting.
Sample Class Schedule
*All topics are subject to change
Hearing God's Voice
Father Heart of God
The Holy Spirit
Character and Nature of God
“I think the one thing that stood out to me the most was the character of God and how worthy He is. Through lecture phase and through YWAM I have learned so much about the character of God. I am beginning to understand how worthy the LORD is, how he sees me and desires relationship with me. It has given me a passion for studying his word and continuing to learn more.” - DTS Student
Our outreaches focus on three main outlets of missions: mercy ministries, evangelism, and training. In the past our outreach teams have served in China, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, and Tibet. The DTS outreach is an amazing experience where life long friends are made and the Kingdom of God is expanded! You will demonstrate the love of God to people through your life and the unique gifts that God has given to you. Many of our teams regularly partner with local churches and YWAM ministries to strengthen their ministry and encourage them in their long-term mission. At the end of your outreach you will spend your final week back in Kauai, de-briefing and being equipped to move forward with all God has done in your life over the last six months. Come and be apart of the movement!