Do I need to know ASL or JSL?
Yes. You must be fluent in ASL or JSL. If you are hearing and not sure of your ability, we would be happy to arrange a skype call with one of our staff to screen your signing.
Do I need to be Deaf to do this school?
No. This school is focused on reaching the Deaf Community both hearing and Deaf are accepted, however you must be fluent in ASL or JSL.
Is the DTS full time?
Yes. This is a full immersion discipleship school for maximum impact. Living together in community is part of the school and we will have a full day or sometimes night schedule.
Where will I live?
We have housing on site as well as facilities for classes during the lecture phase. You will share space and have roommates.
What is a DTS?
The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a prerequisite for all YWAM schools and an entry-way for becoming staff anywhere in YWAM. The goal is to form Christian character and establish Biblical relationships while developing a daily walk with God. The DTS is designed to encourage students to develop in personal character, to cultivate a living relationship with God, and to identify their unique, individual gifts and callings in God.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does a DTS involve?
The DTS is a full-time, intensive training course that begins with 12 weeks of falling more deeply in love with Jesus through: worship, intercession, community living, studying the word and by powerful teachings from mothers and fathers of the faith! These 12 weeks are then followed by another 8-12 weeks of outreach where we take our revelation of the past 3 months to everyone we encounter.
Who is the DTS for?
Anyone who’s heart is young and yearns to know the Father more. Typical ages are 18-35.
Do I have to want to be a “missionary” to do the DTS?
How can I raise money for the school?
There are many ways to raise the required finances for your DTS. If you need help raising money, please contact us for fundraising ideas. We can also help you with writing a support letter you can send out to friends, family, pastors, businesses and other locals that explains your need and details how the aid will be used. We believe that whomever God calls he also equips. Let’s trust God together for His faithfulness in provision!
The DTS is not just for “missionaries”. It’s for lovers of Jesus. It’s for people who want to know God more and want a deeper intimacy with Jesus.