The Discipleship Training School (YWAM DTS) seeks to bring you into a more intimate relationship with God. It also gives you an opportunity to discover your passions and your part in God’s purposes for the world. It is for those who long to follow Jesus in new ways with a different perspective.

The course is an intense full-time program and lasts 24 weeks. It consists of two parts: lecture phase and outreach phase. In the lecture phase, you will learn more about God and His world. You’ll learn not only from lectures but also from community living and practical training.  The outreach phase focuses on applying what you learned in the classroom through an intense, cross-cultural experience.

YWAM Derby is committed to equipping, empowering and encouraging the individual in their walk with God with teaching, training and personal input.  Our goal is “To Know God and Make Him Known”.

The Discipleship Training School (YWAM DTS) is a prerequisite for all other courses and is, therefore, the gateway into the seven Colleges/Faculties and various Centres of the University of the Nations. The DTS also serves to orient and prepare all new Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and UofN staff.


We are excited to offer a 16 week DTS lecture phase here in YWAM Derby; a city rich in ethnic diversity, boasting over 180 nationalities.  By providing 3 days of lecture and 2 days of outreach a week the Urban DTS is ideally suited for those who want to encounter God through teaching, prayer and worship and yet want the balance and challenge of reaching out into the inner city mission field.

Lead by a multi-generational staff team with field experience in over 40 nations from around the world we are confident to include an overseas outreach experience where you will be able to further put into practice what you have learned during the lecture phase.   If you have a heart for the marginalized, the homeless and the refugee then this inner-city outreach will impact your life as much as you impacted the location.

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“Year For God” (#YFG) is a 12-month opportunity for Christian mission training and experience in a different culture. Year For God runs out of YWAM Derby, UK, but with the exception of the orientation and debrief weeks the whole year takes place outside the UK. The year consists of a 5-month Discipleship Training School (DTS) followed by a 5-month mission work placement.

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