(We are still accepting applications to join us in January. It’s not too late! APPLY TODAY)

ENGAGE DTS seeks to give you a deep foundation for your faith and relationship with God, know your identity in Christ, and see you equipped to reach your destiny. We want to be a people who live to “love the lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength … and love your neighbour as you love yourself”.


  • ENGAGE with the fullness of GOD … develop a dynamic life-changing prayer life, dig into his Word, encounter a mighty God through spirit-led worship.
  • ENGAGE with the fullness of what YOU were created for … who and why you are.
  • ENGAGE in radical discipleship COMMUNITY – be part of a wild family, rooted in God’s presence, who sharpen one another in our faith.
  • ENGAGE with God’s heart for the WORLD … gain a global perspective, learn what it takes to reach those who don’t know Jesus, get trained in how to share the simple gospel.

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God is on the move in our generation across the nations … He is calling us to be a people who love Him and have joy in doing what he asks of us. Jesus wants to Engage with you like never before, and take you on an adventure, to show you who He is and what he created you for.

We will journey together into a season of greater intimacy and engagement with a Father who is wild about you and desires to see you become all He created you for.

We are a community who is ‘raw & real’ with God and each other. We desire to be authentic in our dreams, hopes and brokenness, together pursuing community, knowing we are not perfect but that we follow One who is.


We spend 12 weeks in an intense full-time classroom environment, hearing and learning from some of the mothers and fathers of the modern missions movement, as well as people God is using in radical ways around the globe.

We combine teaching lectures, small groups, one-on-ones, prayer and worship, serving the base, practical skills training, gospel proclamation, Bible study and simple assignments with a lot of fun in a unique community.

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Lecture topics include:

  • Communication with God
  • Nature & Character of God
  • The call to missions adventure
  • Intercession & spiritual warfare
  • Sin, forgiveness & freedom
  • Spiritual disciplines

  • Worship and prayer
  • Biblical worldview
  • Evangelism & gospel proclamation
  • Identity in Christ
  • Person & power of Holy Spirit
  • Life in the Kingdom


We head out in small teams on a life-changing and pioneering outreach adventure to the nations. You will spend 10-11 weeks in a cross-cultural environment serving those in need, sharing the gospel, praying for healing, sharing your testimony, developing relationships, extending the Kingdom of God and letting God transform you. You could be teaching English, preaching on a street corner, digging a well, hiking into the mountains, playing with children in orphanages, prophesying over prostitutes or sharing your testimony with a university student.

It will be a time where you discover strengths and gifts you did not know you had.

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Engage sends teams to far flung places … previous locations have included to India, Mongolia, Brazil, Nepal, Guatemala, Cambodia, Palau, Central Asia and North Africa.

Meet some of the staff …

Glimpse of outreach

Check out this video from our pioneering outreach team that went to Palau … they travelled by boat to remote islands, shared the gospel, saw people give their lives to Jesus, taught in schools, built a clean water tank, spear-fished for their dinner, discipled local believers … and laughed a lot!


The adventure is only beginning. There are many YWAM options post-DTS. You could consider joining staff in Kona in our Engage community.  We are part of the Awakening Track that offers further training in leadership, community building, worship, prayer, evangelism and practical training. The Track is a requirement should be interested in staffing Engage DTS in the future. There will also be some amazing seminars in summer 2014 for leadership, pioneering or reaching university students. The UofN offers many second-level training schools, both here in Kona and around the world.



Come and be mobilized into the nations, to the lost and the needy, that you may serve God in radical and exciting ways. Engage DTS is an invitation into a relationship and a great adventure of life with the One who is passionate about YOU. We are a community who simply believes:

  • Prayer is powerful
  • Worship is a joy
  • The Bible is truth
  • Jesus is worth it all
Join Engage DTS and meet with God in a way that leaves you forever ruined for the ordinary

Engage DTS School Leader

Joanna Mutch
Engage School Leader