About Us

We are a family, full of joy, wholeheartedly surrendered to Jesus and wildly in love with his presence!
God’s love inspires and propels us to take the gospel into all the world. From remote mountain villages to Ivy League universities. Our passion is the presence of Jesus. Our goal is revival that leads to reformation.

God created you with unique passion and skills. Fire & Fragrance offers skill tracks as a part of our DTS.
Check out the tracks we offer below. You can choose one or just apply to the general DTS.

Music Track

Music is the language of this generation. For those of us with musical talents, we have a special opportunity to speak to the hearts of the lost and broken in a way that can tear down walls and allow their hearts to hear the Gospel. The Music Track is designed to raise up musicians that are committed to loving God and using their gifts to impact the world. This impact is not limited to a specific style, but rather unified by our commitment to creatively express the heart of God with character and excellence.

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Media Track

The Media Track is for storytellers who want to give our generation permission to wildly follow Jesus with all their heart. We will using our skills in photography, film making, design and storytelling to work on creating social media campaigns, short films and podcasts that highlight God’s story in our lives and in the nations. Bring your cameras, drones and microphones. Come ready to collaborate, develop your skills and be pushed to create real content as a part of the Fire & Fragrance Media Team.

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Respect the Corners Track

Respect the Corners exists to raise up godly mentors and courageous pioneers who will use the the platform of fitness to exalt the name of Jesus in the nations of the earth. Through God’s power, and our obedience, many lives will be transformed. We will equip Functional Fitness trainers to be dynamic, life changing coaches who through their lives will impact the lost, make new disciples and never stop giving their lives for the Gospel. We desire to dethrone safe, self-focused living and we exalt Jesus by laying down our lives for the least, last, and the lost. We will use our fitness to bring the gospel to the hardest places on earth to reach

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Compassion Ablaze Track

Compassion Ablaze demonstrates the love of Jesus through acts of mercy. Our heart is for the margins of society and for issues of injustice – for women and children-at-risk, those caught in the trap of systemic poverty, those without a voice, the homeless, those struggling with life addictions, and those have been sexually abused, trafficked or enslaved. We don’t just want to talk about bringing the joy and freedom of the Gospel to the hard places, we want to actually do it, to do whatever it takes to bring the presence and fragrance of heaven to those too often forgotten.

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Dance Track

What does it mean to be a dancer with a calling from the Lord?  This is the place to dive into that, finding new levels of freedom and creativity.  We will release dancers in Spirit (discipleship/lectures) & Truth (technique/rehearsals/performances).  We know that an artist’s creativity & spiritual authority go together, and we are committed to give dancers a place to walk fully in who God has called them to be as dancers.

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Tekton Trades Track

You will be trained in basic structural trades in this track. That you will use to accomplish projects on your outreach. Some of the skills will include welding, iron working, rough carpentry, finish carpentry and masonry. You will learn to work as a team to accomplish what we could never do alone. We couldn’t be more excited about this tract and what God is going to do through it and we are so stoked to give people permission to co-create with God to see transformation on every level and sphere of society.

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Farm Track

The Farm track is designed to teach you how to teach others about sustainable, natural farming. You will learn principles which can be taken on the mission field, urban areas, rural areas and even your own back yard. You will learn by doing it hands on! Come learn more about how to better steward what our Creator has given us. Our aim is to teach students these things so that they can teach others. What better way to show the love of God than by meeting felt needs which leads to addressing spiritual needs. As you learn these principles you will have opportunities to share them in real situations.

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Messengers Track

Powerful communicators galvanize people towards action. Learn the importance of living your message. Transform communities through disciplship. Get the coaching you need to become a dynamic communicator and help people experience the love and truth of God.

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Prayer Room Track

Worship and intercession are pillars of our the Fire & Fragrance community. Learn the skills to pioneer houses of prayer around the world. Help others connect with Jesus and contend for God’s love to transform society.

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Choose Program Period



Lecture: September 27, 2018 – Dec 19, 2018

Outreach: Dec 20, 2018 – March 22, 2019

Graduation: March 22th, 2019


Lecture: January 3, 2019 – March 27, 2019

Outreach: March 28, 2019 – June 20, 2019

End/Departure Date: July 7th, 2019 in Lima, Peru


Lecture: April 4, 2019 – June 26, 2019

Outreach: June 27 – September 27, 2019

Graduation: September 27th, 2019


Lecture: September 26, 2019 – December 18, 2019

Outreach: December 19, 2019 – March 6, 2020

Graduation: March 6th, 2020


Training Phase: $3,995

Outreach Phase: $4,000–6,000




All applicants must be at least 18 years old by enrollment date

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Our Focus

As Fire & Fragrance our passion is the presence of Jesus. Intimacy with him is our highest goal and the center of everything we do! Our mission is to launch fiery eyed revivalists into the nations—close knit groups of friends—who are dedicated to falling more in love with Jesus and seeing the lost encounter his love. 

As a school we feel super excited to offer training from our heroes like Todd White, Banning Liebscher, Dominic Russo, Jonathan and Melissa Helser, and Ravi Zacharias’ team. We want to offer more than just classroom learning so we have focused on building holistic training that challenges every area of your life. Through serving campus in practical work duties, community outreach, extended times of prayer and worship and our various training tracks you will be challenged and grow into a dynamic leader who carries the Fire & Fragrance DNA. 


The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is YWAM’s six month entry level course, embodying YWAM’s mission to know God and make Him known. DTS provides an environment for students to personally encounter Jesus Christ, learn to hear God’s voice, and respond with joy!

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DTS Teaching Topics

Hearing God’s Voice

The Father heart of God

Identity in Christ

The Cross

How to study and communicate God’s Word effectively

The Nature and Character of God

Biblical worldview

Intercession and spiritual warfare

The Holy Spirit


Cross-cultural ministry


At the completion of the classroom phase, students have the opportunity to ‘make God known’ in the outreach phase. The Gospel comes alive as students step out in faith to preach the good news, baptize new believers and heal the sick (Mark 16:15-18). Outreach is an exhilarating time of risk and adventure, as teams serve with local believers: transforming lives and impacting society with the love of Jesus Christ.

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With the right perspective, raising money for your DTS will be fun! So here are five steps you’ll need to raise the $7,000 due 30 days before you arrive in Kona! Get God’s Perspective. God is your provider, not your rich uncle. Trust God to provide for you, this will take the pressure off the people you ask. You can invite them to donate but you won’t feel bad if…
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Simone Chaisson

I did DTS in 2013 and went to Uganda on my outreach. I staffed two schools went to India and Amsterdam. Then I did Heidi Baker’s Harvest School in Mozambique and the School of Biblical Studies in Kona. I love my Kona community and getting to do life with my best friends. Holding babies, laughing, eating sushi, hanging out at the beach, adventures and deep talks are my favorite.

Email: fireandfragrancemail@gmail.com

Nico Jesse

This is Nico (25) from Germany and he did his DTS in the fall of 2014. He did his outreach in the Himalayas and fell in love with loving on the lost. He is hungry for the presence of God and excited to pursue him with other fiery eyed revivalists. He has a passion for prayer and worship and wants to see a praying and fasting generation being raised up. He enjoys playing and listening to music, fishing, as well as riding his motorcycle.

Email: fireandfragrancemail@gmail.com


Josh Jensen

Josh and his wife Melissa met during DTS and have been serving with YWAM ever since. Josh has a background in digital media. Melissa in primary healthcare. Together they have traveled to over 20 nations. Josh and Melissa have committed their lives to discipleship and seeing a generation understand their identity in Christ, radically pursue the Lord and be mobilized into missions.

Email: fireandfragrancemail@gmail.com


Alyssa Paskaruk

My homeland is the nation of Canada. My birthday is November 20. I did my DTS in January 2007 in Montana. I have been in YWAM since then  I have traveled to many countries, I enjoy living life to the fullest.

email: fireandfragrancemail@gmail.com

Ally Tiglao

I did my DTS with Fire & Fragrance in January 2013. That’s when I discovered the JOY and adventure it is to say “yes” to Jesus, and I haven’t looked back since. I love discipleship, I love love nations, and I love this family that I get to be a part of! I’m so excited to see the ways God will move during this school, and to know more of what He’s really like!

Email: fireandfragrancemail@gmail.com

Jeff Mattheis

My name is Jeff Mattheis. I was born and raised in Tacoma, WA I did my DTS January of 2015. I did my outreach to North East India and I lead a team to Uganda! I have a heart for revival and reformation, to see every believer and non believer awakened to the reality of being in vibrant relationship with their Father! I encountered God 5 years ago and I have never been the same. I have a heart for a life style of evangelism. I have a love the the Bible and a love the Holy Spirit when those two come together there is no telling what could happen!!!!

Email: fireandfragrancemail@gmail.com

Rachel Nyquist

My name is Rachel Nyquist. I am 22 years old. I am from the amazing state of Minnesota. I did my DTS in Maui in 2012. I went on outreach to Bangladesh. I staffed for two years in Maui. I lead a team to Nepal and then served as the DTS Administrator for a year. I hopped islands to Kona in the fall of 2015 to be a part of the Fire & Fragrance community! F&F is an amazing family and I am honored to be a part of it! I am also in school pursuing a bachelor degree with Faith Seminary. I’m so in love with Jesus! I have a passion to see revival happen around the world and to watch the fulfilling of the Great Commission in our lifetime!

Rachel’s email: fireandfragrancemail@gmail.com


Johnny and Jenni Gillespie

There’s not many things we love more than traveling the nations and sharing the love of Jesus. We are so excited about this DTS!

Email: fireandfragrancemail@gmail.com

Paxton LaQua

Hello, I’m Paxton LaQua from South Dakota. I am 21 years young, and I did my DTS in the fall of 2014. In my time with YWAM I have learned what it means to have God as a best friend. God has fathered my heart and thinking about a life without him guiding me seems so lonely and boring. My desire is for others to meet this personal God. I am so expectant for this upcoming DTS. God is doing a new thing in the world, and I can’t wait to see what He does!

Email: fireandfragrancemail@gmail.com

Moriah DelRocini

Moriah DelRocini was born and raised in Lancaster Pennsylvania. She did her DTS with Fire & Fragrance and has been with YWAM since. Seeing breakthrough, going to art museums, and going on adventures are a few of her favorite things. Her heart burns for discipleship- that all would know their identity. She dreams to see the saved revived and the lost found in all the earth. Moriah believes with God for a generation of young people to be sold out, in love with Jesus in all the earth.

Email: fireandfragrancemail@gmail.com


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