What is DTS?

The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is not just a good experience; it’s a life-changing school of application. DTS is a five month discipleship training program designed to challenge you in character development and cultivate a depth of intimacy with Jesus. As a student in Cambodia you will be immersed in a beautiful new culture, make a difference as you serve people with real needs, and study with participants from all over the globe!

3 Month Lecture Phase

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The core of DTS is to Know God & Make Him Known. Training begins with a lecture phase which is focused on going deeper with Jesus. We are not simply amassing head-knowledge—we are applying truth! We do this through daily classes, community living, discipleship, worship, evangelism, prayer, and service.

2 Month Outreach

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The Lecture Phase is followed by a two month frontier missions outreach where we respond to God’s call to ‘Go into all the world and disciple all nations’ (Matt. 28:19). DTS is the entry-level course to missions with YWAM and provides you with an open door to countless missions opportunities and further training in Youth with a Mission.

Upcoming Schools

Jan DTS 2023: Start Date Jan 8th.

Jul DTS 2023: Start Date July 2nd.

Jan DTS 2024: Start Date Jan 7th.


DTS was one of the highlights of my life. God used DTS to set my life apart for his purposes, to bring him glory. It was one of the best choices I’ve made.

Sara, Australia
God taught me how to forgive people who have hurt me.
Beir, Thailand

In DTS I experienced that God is really looking after me and I developed a very close relationship with God during DTS in Battambang.

Jimmy, Hong Kong

Through the DTS in Battambang God brought me into a deeper friendship and relationship with Him. During DTS, he acted as my Father, Lord, and friend. He is all that I need.

Briana, United States

God has taught me that its ALWAYS worth listening to and obeying Him. I had some awesome experiences in DTS and what God has done in my life is impossible to explain.

Yantsu, India
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Lecture Phase

Contact us for more info on costs as well as any other question you may have.

Outreach Phase

Costs vary depending on the outreach location. Typically anywhere from $500 – $1,200.

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If you have questions about DTS like…

  • What is DTS about?
  • What are the start dates?
  • What is life in Cambodia like?
  • How much does it cost?

Or if you would just like to chat to someone about the possibility of doing a DTS, we’d love to talk. Just fill out the form below and we will get in touch.


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University of the Nations

This YWAM Discipleship Training School (DSP 211 & 212) is a University of the Nations registered course. Twenty (20) semester equivalent credits will be earned upon successful completion of the course. These credits may be applied to a U of N degree program or transferred to other participating colleges or universities. A successfully completed YWAM-DTS is a prerequisite to all other UofN training schools, degree programs and working long-term with YWAM.