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 5 months. This consists of a 3-month intensive lecture phase, followed by a 2-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 2-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 (Non-refundable)
    a) Singaporean - $120 (Single) & $180 (Married couple)
    b) International - $150* & $240* (Married couple)
  • COURSE FEE: S$6,500* includes ALL expenses during Outreach Phase

Note: **meals not provided during Lecture Phase

  • 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


All DTS fulfil a common curriculum requirement. The differences are found in the way the school is run & the outreach focus.  The theme of the school is to enable those who already have particular inclinations to better choose the appropriate school to meet their expectations.

God has impressed on our hearts that He is calling the nations to gather, to go into the land of Japan that we might proclaim His freedom and life over the peoples. For a long time, many have spoken over Japan as a place that is “hard ground”, but we sense that God is leading us to call out, and to release life and strength over the land. And that a harvest is ripe for the taking. The school’s focus will be on the nation of Japan. God is calling forth the nations to gather to go into the land of Japan, will you be a part of it?

DATES: 01 Apr - 17 Sep 2020 POSTPONED

CONTACT: Jonathan (+65 9385 1010)

EMAIL: [email protected]

The Compassion DTS focuses on God’s heart for those facing social injustices & poverty, and how we can respond as Jesus did - He saw & was moved with compassion to reach out. Ultimately, the DTS serves to draw us into deeper intimacy with God, life transformation evident in character development & a heart for evangelism.

Dates: 01 Apr - 17 Sep 2020 CANCELLED

In the recent years, God has been speaking to us about running a DTS to focus on one of the least evangelised islands in the world. This vision began 6 years ago. In 2012, we were offered the use of an old river barge to bring basic medical services to remote riverine villages - right here in Southeast Asia. The medical ship gave us the perfect platform to get to know and serve these communities, and God has done some amazing things in these 6 years with this vessel.

At the beginning of this year, this medical ship ceased operation, but we believe it is a beginning of something bigger that God is doing in the land.

Come and journey with us in this DTS as we pray and seek the Lord for a new vessel and new strategies to go further into the places where He is not yet known. These 6- months will be just the beginning of your journey of knowing God and making Him!

DATES: 09 Sep 2020 - 16 Feb 2021 POSTPONED


EMAIL: [email protected]

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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: Siong Hung, Training Director

E-mail: [email protected]


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