Frontier Ships DTS


The Discipleship Training School 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.

The Frontier Ships DTS is an invitation into a faith journey that is part of a bigger faith journey of pioneering a new work in the least reached parts of Southeast Asia. Just like any DTS, it is an adventure of learning to hear and obeying the call of God in your life, and taking the love of Christ out into the nations.


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.

Frontier Ships Discipleship Training School

Who is this FSDTS for?

Anyone who desires to seek a deeper life-transforming relationship with God and to discover their unique life mission within the Great Commission. The FSDTS is especially for those who desire to pioneer new works in new places, simply by hearing God's call and walking in obedience to Him.

What does 'Frontier' mean?

According to the Joshua Project, this refers to places where there are 0.1% or less Christians, and no evidence of a self-sustaining gospel movement.

Why Frontier Ships?

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 to unfold 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. Thus we are inviting you to be a part of this journey to pioneer new works and see a new medical vessel come into being.

To find out more information on Discipleship Training School, objectives and different aspects of  holistic life in DTS please visit our YWAM Singapore DTS webpage click here

 REGISTRATION FEE (Non-refundable):

a) Singaporean Applicants - $120 (Individual) & $180 (Married couple)
b) International Applicants - $150* (Individual) & $240* (Married couple)
*additional processing fees for Student Pass Application.

COURSE FEE: S$6,500**
**meals not provided during Lecture Phase
**Course fee includes ALL expenses during Outreach Phase




START DATE: 9 September 2020

END DATE: 16 February 2021