The DTS is the foundational course of 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 an invitation to those who long to follow Jesus in new ways with a different perspective.

The course is a full-time program and lasts 6 months. This consists of a 3-month intensive lecture phase, followed by a 3-month outreach to various nations throughout Asia. Students will hear from international and local speakers and be guided by dedicated school staff in a loving, discipling community.


During the 3-month lecture phase, you will delve into topics including:
•    God's Nature and Character
•    God's Intention for Individuals, peoples and Creation
•    God's Redemption: Sin & The Cross
•    God’s Family: His Children & His Church
•    God’s World: His Call & His Commission
•    YWAM: A response to God

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 3-month outreach phase focuses on applying what you learned in the classroom through an intense, cross-cultural experience. It is an adventure with God and an opportunity to practice hearing the voice of God and walking that out.

The outreach phase allows you to immerse yourself in God’s heart for the nations in Asia; and to be His hands and feet. We believe that the fuel for missions is intimacy with God; to know God first, then to make Him known.

  • To GATHER and CHALLENGE people to worship, listen to and obey God, releasing them
  • INSPIRE and CULTIVATE growth
  • SHARPEN one's ability to relate to, learn from and work with people
  • To further EQUIP each one to serve God's purposes
  • REGISTRATION FEE*: S$120 (Single) & $180 (Married couple)
    Note: For International applicants there is an additional Visa processing fee ($45)
    *Registration is non-refundable
  • COURSE FEE: SGD$3,500 (Lecture phase) + $2,500-$6,500 (Outreach - depending on location)
  • 18+ years
  • Proficient in English
  • ALL Students are required to live in YWAM housing during the school
  • REGISTRATION is due 1 month before school commencement date for Singaporeans and 2 months for International Applicants


Pioneering into the Frontiers

Frontier DTS has a special focus on pioneering into the frontiers. We want to encounter the radical love of Jesus, and walk out in simple obedience to all that He calls us to, even the hardest and darkest, and the forgotten and persecuted. Our mission is to send out passionate tenacious young people, into unreached people groups and closed access nations, to share this love, see the lost saved, and lives, families and nations transformed.

Will you answer the call? Will you say, “YES”? (Isa. 40:3-5)


SCHOOL DATES:  7 Jul - 21 Dec, 2024

SCHOOL FEES: SGD$3,500 (Lecture phase) + $2,500-$6,500 (Outreach - depending on location)

CONTACT: Elaine Teo (DTS Director)

Email: julydts@ywam.org.sg

(Deadline for international applicants: 1 May 2024)


SCHOOL DATES:  12 Jan - 28 June, 2025

SCHOOL FEES: SGD$3,500 (Lecture phase) + $2,500-$6,500 (Outreach - depending on location)

CONTACT: Elaine Teo (DTS Director)

Email: dts@ywam.org.sg

(Deadline for international applicants: 1 Nov 2024)

What is Discipleship Training School?


The DTS embraces the different aspects of holistic life change. This includes classroom learning, intentional discipleship by leaders, as well as connecting in small groups. It also gives students many opportunities for practical service and to experience life in a discipling community.


YWAM is dedicated to worship Jesus and engage in intercessory prayer as integral aspects of daily life.. You’ll have regular times of worship with your DTS, as well as with the larger YWAM Singapore community. 


One-on-ones are usually held with a DTS staff member, someone who is with you throughout the entire lecture phase. These times will allow you to process what you’re learning about God in a safe environment. It is their goal to help you grow through mentorship and counsel.


Small groups are held with your classmates. With vivid discussions and personal input into what you’re learning, these are not only times to get to know your classmates better, but also a time to experience the change in others.


Everyone, staff and student, lends a hand to keep our community functioning. This could include serving in the kitchen, helping with administration, working on property upkeep, wherever there is need and wherever your skills fit.


Lecture phase engages the mind. You will receive powerful teaching from motivating speakers and missionaries, meant to provoke, challenge, and encourage. Classroom time is a chance to build friendships and dig deeper into the questions we all have.


You will have assignments for which you are responsible to see through. These assignments are part of every DTS and are requirements of the course. Book reports, and weekly journals give you more opportunity to process and apply what you are learning.


Students live together in dormitories, study together and work together. This family-style approach implies a sharing of meals, resources, ideas and talents in a spirit of love and unity. This community learning concept embodies the New Testament model of Christians who live and learn together and work toward common objectives.


You will have a chance to make a difference in the surrounding society through ministry and mini-outreaches. Whether it’s teaching the gospel, working on a community project, or praying for the town or city, your DTS staff will guide you, equipping you to impact a neighborhood.

Contact: Elaine Teo, DTS Director

E-mail: dts@ywam.org.sg


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