“We believe God is catalysing this generation to fearlessly go to the ends of the earth as bearers of hope.”



“We believe God is catalysing this generation to fearlessly go to the ends of the earth as bearers of hope.”


God’s presence changes everything. As we lean into Him we see His power released. We believe God has made prayer and missions inseparable. Join us as we press into Him and see the nations of the world transformed.



The Discipleship Training School (DTS) was created to help you discover your place in fulfilling the Great Commission (Matt 28:16-20). YWAM DTS is an intense full-time program, lasting 6 months. You will start with 3 months of lectures before being launched out into the nations to share Jesus with the lost, broken and outcast.

Want to know more about DTS? Find out more about the Discipleship Training School here!


Worship and prayer is the engine room to all we do. Through intimacy with Jesus we see Him move radically in our lives and throughout the nations. Expect to be stretched in extended rhythms of corporate worship and prayer within our campus prayer room. From that place burn with a fire inside to do the works of the Kingdom whenever and wherever He calls.



Catalyst DTS includes 4 focused tracks: Frontier Missions, Music, Fitness and Photography. Although you’ll spend most of your time together as a whole school, each week you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and passion within a track of your choice.

Choose a track and develop your skills and passions.

Frontier Missions Track:

In our Frontier Missions Track we will look at what it means to GO to the nations! We will spend time learning from and engaging with those who are reaching some of the least reached here in our community and abroad. This is to prepare you for the people groups, cultures, and beliefs you will encounter on outreach and wherever God calls you to after DTS. You will come away with more of God’s heart for the nations and see the bigger picture of where you fit into the Great Commission!

Music Track:

The Music Track is designed to raise up Christ-centered songwriters, musicians and worship leaders who create new expressions of God’s heart in excellence. Speakers will provide practical applications and explanations of how to cultivate a leader’s role and character. This track will dive into songwriting, providing times for music lessons and opportunities to be in a band and create worship sets. We’ll also spend time learning about music production and the creative process in The Factory Studio. You will be inspired and empowered with your God-given gifts to impact the world around you.

Fitness Track:

At the heart of fitness is to be WHOLE; to be what God intended us to be. Our body is a temple for the Holy Spirit. We might not all be the strongest, the fastest, or the fittest BUT we can do our BEST to steward the body God has given us! In our Fitness Track expect to understand more of God’s value for stewarding your body, challenge yourself to live a life of no compromise, and learn practical skills you can take with you everywhere you go and teach others. This track is run by Shammah, a qualified Level 3 personal trainer with the PCFA.

Photography Track:

In our Photography Track we will be looking at the basic principles of photography and how to be an effective communicator of the gospel through photography. We’ll look at how to operate a camera, know the main functions (ISO, shutter speed, aperture, light and composition) and more! You will learn how to care for the individuals you photograph and how to effectively share a story. Together we’ll be looking at how to apply Biblical principles of communication and how to communicate with integrity in a world dominated by relativism and fake news. Use your skill and passion for photography as a tool to reach the nations!

Culinary Track:

Jesus broke bread with different people as a ministry. It was powerful in reaching people with the gospel. The Culinary Track is an experience in using food to see the kingdom of God advanced. Equipping you with cooking and hospitality skills for a lifetime. Teachers and cooks will share on various topics. Including, but not limited to: food cultures, global cuisine, hospitality, and evangelism. Whether you are an experienced cook or want to learn and grow in a new skill join us. Come and explore how your passion and culinary skills advance the Kingdom of God!

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Recent outreach locations have included Albania, Uganda, Nepal, the Middle East and Greece (refugee crisis).


Nick Holding

Nick Holding


Nick has worked in YWAM for 11 years. For most of that time he worked with the Fire and Fragrance and Circuit Rider ministries in the USA. Nick is passionate about worship, prayer and reaching the lost.
Violet Odnoralov

Violet Odnoralov


Violet is passionate about discipling generations to grow in intimacy with Jesus. She believes that God is raising Catalysts to run and bring Kingdom culture with the Gospel into the nations. She also loves a good documentary, writing music and deep chats with friends over cheeky single origin pour over coffee.


Date: 21th September 2022 – 10th March 2023

Lecture Cost: £2950 + £195 activity fee
*Outreach Cost: £2500 – £3000 (On location costs such as food & accommodation).


NB The cost of flights and visas will be in addition dependent on location


Date: 20th September 2023 – 8th March 2024

Lecture Cost: £2950 + £195 activity fee
*Outreach Cost: £2500 – £3000 (On location costs such as food & accommodation).


NB The cost of flights and visas will be in addition dependent on location


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