Discipleship Training School (DTS)
What is a DTS?
A discipleship training school, DTS, is an intense, full-time program consisting of two parts – lecture phase and outreach phase. The DTS was prayerfully designed to be a place of getting to know God and making Him known. It is a time for you to deepen your intimacy with God, take radical steps of faith and be further equipped to use your gifts and passions for building God´s kingdom.
Let God take you on a journey that will leave you and this world changed forever!
The purpose of the DTS is to:
Phase 1 – The lecture phase
The DTS starts with 12 weeks of getting to know God and it is an amazing opportunity for you to go even deeper with Him than you ever thought possible. From life-changing and eye-opening teachings to intimate times of worship, the DTS offers an environment that facilitates for you to grow in character, gifts and calling. In the lecture phase, you and your classmates will get daily lectures taught by experienced local and international missionaries and leaders. Examples of topics that will be covered in the DTS is: Nature and character of God, hearing God´s voice, the lordship of Jesus, the Father heart of God, inner healing, missions, evangelism, worship and team building. By living in our mission community, the DTS is also a time to make friends for life and dedicated school staff are eager to come alongside you to encourage, challenge and lead by example.
Learning beyond the classroom
Big, international family
Other fun activities!
Make Him known
Phase 2 – The outreach phase
During the first part of the school you have been equipped to answer the call to make disciples of all nations and now it is time for the two month of outreach where you will get the chance to practice what you have learnt and let God use you to transform people’s lives. We will all ask God where we are to go and once the outreach locations have been decided and the teams have been formed there will be a time of preparation before we leave. Some examples of countries we have been to are: Israel, Turkey, Colombia, Argentina, France, Namibia, Greece, Finland and Nepal. As YWAM-Linköping we have a big heart for Europe, South America and the Middle East. Once you reach your destination you will need to be prepared for everything from preaching in crowded churches and distribute Bibles to lead kids meetings and wash dirty feet. The focus of the outreach is to reach people with the message of Jesus and we aim to demonstrate the love of God through our lives and through the gifts that He has given us. No matter where in the world you end up, you will never be the same!
Testimonies from past students
During the DTS God gave us a clearer vision as a family.
The DTS gave me a deeper and more living relationship with God.
During my DTS, God gave me a heart for the Roma people.
Beautiful community, beautiful house and AWESOME food!
I loved to be part of the worship at the base, also the creativity in prayer and worship amazed me.
During my DTS, I got to understand that God really loves me.
Already from the beginning I felt so at home and that everyone was my family.