Six months that will set you up with the tools to change the world and have a life of intimacy with God.
TO UPCOMING SEMESTER
START DATE: JULY 6, 2023
JULY 1, 2023
World class Bible teaching
We spend 3 months in prayer, Bible study and community. Our model has been transforming lives and equipping young leaders for over 50 years!
Outreach will expand your horizons
The second three months is what we call “outreach phase”. During outreach, you will travel to one of our approved locations to make an impact in some of the most important and disadvantaged areas of the world
Photos from past Messengers schools
Explore a Focus
We believe the Lord has gifted us with specific passions and interests.
When you sign up for Messengers DTS, you will have the opportunity to choose a targeted focus. In it you will receive specific training for select hours in the week.
Justice and Compassion
Worship and Prayer
Sports and Fitness Focus
July DTS 2023
July 7 – Dec 1
September DTS 2023
Sep 15 – Feb 9 (2024)
January DTS 2024
Jan 4 – May 31
Core Outreach Locations
Training Phase Pricing*
Messengers DTS 2023
*Pricing depends on your passport country. See list of Country Categories
Costs for outreach will be announced during the training phase. The cost is between $3,500-$5200 depending on location.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for the Messengers DTS?
Hit the “Apply Now” button and fill out the application (takes about 10 mins). At the end use the link to pay the $35 application fee. Once our team receives the leader/mentor reference they will pray into acceptance. Upon acceptance you will receive confirmation through an email or call. You will also receive the simple steps to help prepare you to come (up-to-date passport, packing list, fundraise coaching if needed, etc).
Where does YWAM KC go for outreach?
Our primary outreach locations are in Asia, Africa, and South America. We also have sent teams to many other places as well.
Q: What is YWAM?
What is YWAM?
YWAM (standing for Youth With A Mission) is one of the largest non-denominational Christian missions organizations in the world! YWAM is a global movement of Christians from different ages, nationalities, and backgrounds dedicated to one thing: to serve Jesus all throughout the world. YWAM was started in the 1960’s by Loren Cunningham, working in a few locations with the focus of getting young people involved with missions. Now, over 50 years later, that’s still the focus of YWAM but now working in more than 1,100 locations in over 180 countries! There are over 200 locations that train young people. YWAM has many ministries going on, but it’s mainly categorized into three categories: evangelism, training and mercy ministry.
What exactly is a Messengers DTS?
DTS stands for Discipleship Training School. DTS is the most successful training school of its kind in church history, and is the core training program for YWAM (Youth With A Mission) Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world have participated in this school. DTS seeks to bring you into a more intimate relationship with God. It also gives you an opportunity to discover your passions and your part in God’s purposes for the world. It’s a 6 month training school that is split into two phases; training phase and outreach phase.
I really want to go and do a DTS, but I don’t have the finances...What should I do?
We strongly encourage you to at least start an application, and go through the process of getting accepted first. If you get accepted, we have resources available to help you overcome obstacles and fundraise. In addition to fundraising before you come, we will also have fundraising classes during the training phase.
What are some of the things I need to have prepared before I arrive?
Some of the important things to make sure you have prepared are:
* Passport: Make sure that your passport isn’t expired and that the expiration date is more than 6 months out from the last day of your DTS.
* Health insurance: You do need to have insurance when you come and do a DTS here. Meaning you need to make sure that you either have personal insurance, or you can actually purchase insurance when you come here! We go through a company called “Talent Trust” and the cost of the insurance is not included in your tuition fee. It will be a separate charge.