Find your purpose within God's purpose.
You are heading to do a DTS, but want to be as ready as possible. We got you!
This three-month, part-time (20 hours/week) course is designed to best prepare future you for you DTS so that it will be the best it possibly can be!
You will be exposed to introductory-level teachings and readings in discipleship, evangelism, apologetics, biblical studies, world missions, and Thai language (all of which are covered in-depth during our DTS). Perhaps most importantly, you will be immersed in the live-learn environment of discipleship here at YWAM North Idaho through which you will grow in your faith and intimacy with the Lord.
Internship is also a great place to learn about YWAM as a whole organization and see first-hand the values of our base, develop relationships with the staff, and familiarize themselves with Coeur d’Alene, Idaho all before DTS ever begins!
(Discipleship Training School)
You want to go deeper. You want to make a difference with the life God gave you.
DTS is designed to train, equip, and mobilize you so that you can know God and make Him known among all the earth!
DTS is for those seeking to:
in your spiritual maturity through wholistic discipleship
more intimate relationship with God
how to actively and passionately live to make God known among all the nations of the earth.
DTS is divided into two main parts:
"Lecture Phase" and "Outreach Phase."
In lecture phase, students spend 12 weeks growing in intimacy and knowledge of God while being equipped to live out His will for their lives. Students are immersed in a wide range of topics central to Christianity such as The Nature and Character of God, The Gospel, and Biblical Worldview. Unique to our DTS are weekly teachings on apologetics, biblical studies, and Thai language and culture training.
Outreach phase is 10 weeks in Thailand during which staff and students partner with local Christian ministries evangelizing, preaching, and serving the Thai people.
Because the budget is finalized closer to the start of the school, the actual cost can vary slightly, but on average you can expect to need:
-Cost of travel to YWAM North Idaho (not part of the school fee)
-$3,500.00 for Lecture phase, this includes your housing, food, school supplies, books, and pays for the world-class speakers we bring in.
-Cost of travel to and from home (if going home over Christmas)
-$3,000.00 for Outreach phase, this includes your housing, food, outreach supplies, travel within Thailand, and your airfare to and from outreach (however, airline tickets fluctuate and the actual price of tickets may be more or less).
-Cost of travel home from YWAM North Idaho (not part of the school fee)
We recommend saving up a little extra for your costs at home after your DTS to make the process of coming home less stressful.
It can feel like a lot, but only the Lecture phase needs to be paid at the start of the School.
If you have questions about fundraising for your DTS, we would love to connect you to some great resources!