Discipleship Training School

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A Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a training program provided by Youth With A Mission (YWAM). The purpose of the YWAM DTS is to help you get to know God, and equip you to make him known. DTS is the entryway into further involvement with YWAM, qualifying you for hundreds of volunteer opportunities.

The first part, a lecture phase, is 13 weeks in Vancouver, learning from amazing men and women of God as they share and teach from the Bible, as well as their own experiences, and invite you to experience God in practical and personal ways.

In Vancouver, a culturally hyper diverse city, our DTS is run smack in the middle of our city and you will be living right there too.

Our classroom is not only in our YWAM center but in the city itself. Over 50% of the people on our planet live in cities! In North America it's closer to 80%! During your time with us we will explore different aspects of what it looks like to be missional in the city through volunteering with different organizations and visiting various influencers in their areas of expertise, from business owners to the community outreach leaders. Doesn't it make sense to go where the action is, where change and trends are begun?

The second part, the outreach phase, is 8-12 weeks on a cross cultural field assignment. The field assignment provides an opportunity to take the gospel to the nations, living out and practically giving away what you have learned. You get to see the transforming power of God's love in the lives of many others around the world.

Basic Information

School Dates

September 23rd, 2019 - February 28, 2020

September 22, 2020 - December 18, 2021


Lecture Phase:
$4500 CAD
(approx. $3450 USD)

Field Assignment:
Up to $5000 CAD
(approx. $3830 USD)

Meet The Leaders

Betty Ann Cyr - DTS Leader

As a francophone hailing from the Maritimes of Canada, Betty Ann will lead your school with a compassionate heart and spunky attitude. She's an incredible snowboarder, and an experienced leader who is lively and passionate.


Flavia Ziller - DTS Leader

Our Brazilian friend comes across as quiet when you first meet her, but don't be fooled, Flavia is full of surprises. She loves the mountains, chihuahuas in sunglasses, and a good cup of coffee. She's a strong leader who's full of wisdom, humility, and gentleness.


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