VISION


Encounter the heart of the Father
Live like Jesus
Be sent from the Pacific to Asia & beyond

The “aPAC all generations” DTS gives you the opportunity to find your place in what God is doing in the nations.

Our staff team represents several nations and includes leaders with decades of mission experience along with younger generations of leaders all of whom have hearts to know God and make Him known.

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OUR FOCUS


From the Pacific to Asia and beyond…

We are a family who celebrate and value every individual, fighting together for God’s truth and freedom.

Our DTS takes you on a journey to know God and His heart for the world, all in the context of a multi-national and multi-generational community.

We welcome all nations and all generations, singles and families to discover new revelations of the love of the Father and fulfill His call to be a light for the nations (Isaiah 42:5-13)

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PROGRAM INFORMATION


Dates

Lecture: Apr 4th – Jun 26th, 2019 Outreach: Jun 27th – Sep 4th, 2019

Graduation: Sep 5, 2019

Costs

Lecture: $3995

Outreach: $5395

Languages

English

Prerequisites

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

WHAT IS DTS


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

Relationships

Cross-cultural ministry

OUTREACH


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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OUR DTS STORIES


Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift  ⋅  22/09/16

Outreach to France and Spain is very different from what you would expect in many other locations around the world. They are advanced, western societies, just like at home (USA). Our experiences as missionaries would not compare to the teams that were sent to Southeast Asia or the Pacific Islands, at least that's what we thought. On our first day of ministry in France, our team went to a school…
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Outreach to France and Spain is very different from what you would expect in many other locations around the world.…

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Destroying The Divide

Destroying The Divide  ⋅  22/09/16

Before I came to DTS, I was very focused on my professional life. After the first year of working at a company, I decided to exclude God from my professional life. My non-Christian boss and colleagues were being mean because that’s “the way” you had to be in a working environment. After almost two years of doing so, I felt consumed that I wasn’t living for a meaningful purpose. I…
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Before I came to DTS, I was very focused on my professional life. After the first year of working at…

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One Step Further – What Is It…

One Step Further – What Is It Like To Be A Family In DTS?  ⋅  22/09/16

The Unhammers - Norway We are a family of four. We were active in our local church, but still we longed for more of God. As parents, we wanted the kids to experience that Jesus is still alive today, and not only something that they have heard about in Sunday school. We have also been part of family ministry in Norway and have a special heart for families and relationships.…
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The Unhammers - Norway We are a family of four. We were active in our local church, but still we…

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School Leaders: Ben and Ali Nonoa


Love God Love People is our motto.
We love serving in the DTS world and have been involved in this capacity for many years.
We are both from New Zealand, with Ben of Samoan heritage and Ali a ‘Kiwi girl,‘ we have wonderful children who have also completed the DTS program.
We look forward to journey with you all here in UofN, Kona.

Co-Leaders: Kevin and Liz Norris


Kevin and Liz are both from New Zealand and have served for many years in YWAM in a number of countries. They have a heart for training and discipling in the missions context and have had experience in leading Disciple Training Schools involving both youth and the older age group, growing in God together. They see the value of learning God’s ways in the context of multiple nationalities and generations.

Co Leaders: Joe and Judi Portale


Joining YWAM in Europe in 1969, Joe and Judi Portale launched YWAM’s French Ministries in
Switzerland, France and French West Africa. They were involved in the initial stages of
YWAM’s ministry to refugees in Thailand and on the M/V Anastasis. They currently serve with
UofN in Kona, Hawaii.

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