God’s kingdom comes on earth, as it is in heaven.

The Discipleship Training School 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 five or six months. You will start with 3 months of lectures before stepping out into the nations serving God’s through evangelism, intercession and acts of compassion.

YWAM DTS is a prerequisite for not only becoming YWAM staff but also for YWAM’s second-level training with University of the Nations.

In the first 12 weeks, you will grow in your knowledge and understanding of God, His plan for your life, and His world. You will have a different lecturer each week on topics such as “hearing God’s voice”, the Bible, missions, evangelism, nature and character of God.

A crucial element to the learning experience is our “live/learn” environment. You’ll learn not only from lectures but also from community living, regular rhythms of worship and intercession, local outreach and practical service on our campus.

In the outreach phase, you will travel as a team to another culture and serve through evangelism, intercession and acts of compassion. During outreach, you will discover the beauty and difficulties of serving God in an intense cross-cultural experience.

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

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


Johan Alexandersson

Johan Alexandersson

Johan is originally from Sweden; he is married to Krista and they have 2 daughters together. He did his DTS in 2007 and has stayed with Youth with a Mission ever since. He has worked with YWAM in Sweden, England and India. During his time, he has worked with discipleship and bible study schools. His passion is to see people understand how God has created them and to see God’s kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.


Date: 7 January – 25 June 2019

Lecture Cost: £2,150
Outreach Cost: £1,300 + flights/visas (approximately an additional £500-700)


If you have any questions regarding this school, please email: registrar@ywamharpenden.org

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