The purpose of DTS

Insight into the purpose and meaning of a DTS

Sophia Schleicher, 21, Aspire DTS student in 2021.

“During my DTS, God revealed to me the beautiful perspective of his promises, which is so much greater than what I see in a mere moment. I learned to delight in his ways, to rely on his faithfulness, and to trust that his plans always exceed my doubts and expectations, but also ask for my surrender and obedience; this is stepping into the water to experience his abundance. Now I can choose to be brave by putting into practice the wisdom and revelations I have gained and making known what I have seen.”


The Discipleship Training School is a practical response to the Great Commission Jesus gives us in Matthew 28:19. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”.

The school is formed to help you cultivate a deeper intimacy with God and to empower you to share the Gospel worldwide. The purpose is to;

  • Gather & Invite: People to worship, listen and obey God.
  • Inspire & Cultivate: Growth in one’s relationship with God resulting in Christ-like character.
  • Sharpen: One’s ability to relate to, learn from and work with people, including those of different cultures, personalities and perspectives.
  • Further Equip: Each one to serve God’s purposes either in or outside of YWAM Family of Ministries, strengthening a commitment to reach the lost, especially the unreached, to care for the poor, and to influence all areas of society.
  • Impart: The story, vision and foundational values of Youth With A Mission and the University of the Nations.

To learn more about our upcoming Trailblazers DTS, click here.


Our location

Arco, Italy