The Marketplace Discipleship Training School is designed to refresh and enrich your relationship with God, as well as to inspire and equip you to live out your God given calling in your vocation.

Check out the video


Every believer is called by God to witness, disciple, and intercede in whatever situation they find themselves – including their workplace. Believers can be positioned in the workplace to bring justice, righteousness and excellence into everyday life.

This school is both for those starting out in their careers as well as those with lots of life experience.  Staff and students are multi-generational and international.

For the outreach, we work cross-culturally with a Business As Mission project.



Lecture: Jan 5th – Mar 29th, 2017

Outreach: TBA


Lecture: $3995

Outreach: $4500 – 6000




Any children under 4 must have a nanny, those 4 and up can attend Foundation School.  Please confirm child’s admission to Foundation School.


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!

Read More

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.

Read More

Tom and Valerie Skarnas

Prior to YWAM, Tom and Valerie owned a business and had previously spent two years working with a business as mission in Papua New Guinea. In starting new things both in and out of YWAM, they have gained a wealth of experience from living in 10 countries, running businesses in three of them, starting nonprofits in two of them, and starting a business prayer group on Wall Street in New York City. They were leading the YWAM base in Manhattan, New York, when God called them to Kona to pioneer the first Marketplace DTS in 2013.



Learn more