Course Number: DSP 211
The Discipleship Training School was developed by Youth With a Mission International over 40 years ago to fast track you into the mission field. This unique 5 month training experience contains two parts; a Lecture Phase and an Outreach Phase.

Your DTS begins with 3 months of training at YWAM Orlando’s training campus. Each week an experienced Missionary Professor teaches a different topic such as: Hearing the Voice of God, the Father Heart of God, Intimacy with Christ and Spiritual Warfare. Your week is also saturated with one-on-one time with God, worship, prayer, small groups, intercession for the Nations, and spending time with the YWAM Orlando community.

The last two months of the DTS, your YWAM Orlando DTS staff take you on a cross-cultural outreach that will change your life and those you minister to! For two months you get to put into practice what you learned in lecture phase and you can expect God to use you in incredible ways to reach the lost! You will share the Gospel through one-on-one evangelism, experience the power of prayer, develop your ability to hear the voice of God, and gain a heart for the unreached! 

“If more must hear the Gospel then more must be trained to tell them”

What are you waiting for? Sign up now for a YWAM Orlando Discipleship Training School!



Have you ever wanted to live in a missions community with other young people who are passionate about pursuing God and taking the Gospel to the Nations? We believe that a major part of your stateside learning experience takes place outside the classroom, and inside your dorm rooms.  Click here for more information about Campus Life at YWAM Orlando. 



  • Nature and Character of God
  • Hearing the Voice of God
  • Biblical Restoration
  • Maturity in Christ
  • Evangelism
  • Prayer/ Intercession
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Building and Maintaining Godly Relationships
  • Completing the Great Commission



Costs for the twelve-week lecture phase are as follows:
$3,445 USD for singles
$7,090 USD for married couples
$3,745 USD for single parents

This cost includes tuition, food, and housing and resources. There is an additional cost for conferences, outreach, airfare, personal care, laundry money, extra activities and personal snacks. Please keep in mind that the tuition and outreach costs for the Discipleship Training School are not tax-deductible.
**Discipleship Training Schools with Tracks have differing costs. See Interest Tracks below for more information**
**Lecture Fees and Outreach Fees for Fall 2015 schools TBA**



$1,900.00 USD + airfare; other costs depending on outreach location and possible conference fees.

This school’s outreach is approximately 2 months. There are a variety of possible outreach locations. Check out our outreach page to see where we've been! Explore some of our target locations and read about our 20/20 Vision!




Fall: September 25, 2014 - February 27, 2015
Classic (DTS without specialized track)
Sports and Fitness
Resound (Worship focus)
Outreach location: South Asia, Central Asia or East Asia
Justice Track
Outreach location: South Africa
**Each Fall DTS track will have an additional $250 conference fee**


Winter: January 5, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Classic (DTS without specialized track)
Photography Track
    - Lecture Fees for this track differ from other tracks and are as follows:
    $3,745 USD for singles
    $7,690 USD for married couples
    $4,045 USD for single parents
Outreach location: East Asia/Middle East

Spring: March 30, 2015 - August 15, 2015
Classic (DTS without specialized track)
Performing Arts Track
- Lecture Fees for this track differ from other tracks and are as follows:
    $3,745 USD for singles
    $7,690 USD for married couples
    $4,045 USD for single parents
Outreach Location: East Asia/TBA
**Each Spring DTS track will include an additional $150 conference fee**

Summer: June 22, 2015 - November 20, 2015
Classic (DTS without specialized track)
Outreach location: Dominican Republic/Haiti
**Each Summer DTS will include an additional $250 conference fee**

Fall: September 24, 2015 - February 26, 2016
Classic (DTS without specialized track)
Sports and Fitness track
Outreach location: South Asia, Central Asia or East Asia
Compassion/Justice track
Outreach location: Indonesia
**Each Fall DTS track will include an additional $250 conference fee**



YWAM Orlando also offers Interest Track options for your DTS. These Interest Tracks seek to equip students with training, practical skills, and a biblical foundation to be most effective within their areas of interest. If you have a passion that lines up with one of our Interest Tracks, it might just be your place to turn a passion into action.

These Interest Tracks are not “better” or “less than” a classic DTS - you'll get a full DTS experience in any one of them. In most cases, your daily schedule will be longer to not only cover the classic DTS teaching, but also training in the focused area. Your outreach will also be tailored to work within your focus area. 

Check below to see our Interest Tracks!








Justice Track

“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.” (Is 1:17)


YWAM Orlando seeks to do justly in the areas of hunger, clean water, human trafficking, health, equality, poverty, and children at risk. The DTS Justice Track will give you an opportunity to combat these issues through learning about the holistic Gospel in class, and through prayer, projects, and local and overseas outreaches that are focused on areas of injustice. 


“The poor do not need our sympathy and our pity. The poor need our love and compassion.” - Mother Teresa



Lecture Phase: $3,745.00

Outreach Phase: $1,900.00


Photography Track

Learn to use photography to further God’s kingdom! Our goal as photographers is to not only capture stories, but to capture them with a kingdom perspective. There is hope and beauty in every situation, even within the real-life injustices happening in our world everyday. Your involvement with the subject of your photo should not simply be the push of a button, but it should become a birthing moment of prayer and intercession.

Assignments and teachings for the photography DTS students will include afternoon class several times a week; for example some photography basics (exposure, aperture, shutter, composition), story-telling/photojournalism basics, weekly photo assignments, and creative journaling.


Requirements: Bringing your own Digitial SLR camera (Nikon or Canon preferrably)with standard zoom lens, camera bag, battery charger, extra battery, memory cards. It is not required, but highly recommended to bring your own laptop (for editing and storing photos), and a couple other lenses (i.e. 50mm 1.8 or 1.4 would be a good place to start, or a telephoto 70-200mm). If you have questions regarding what type of equipment, please email us! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Lecture Phase:   $3,745.00 
Outreach Phase:   $1,900.00

Sports and Fitness

You will also become a leader in emphasizing that as followers of Jesus we are triune beings in spirit, soul and body. This Interest Track focuses on serving people by helping them restore and maximize their vitality in the goal of ordaining their destinies and furthering the cause of Christ.


This Interest Track embraces and utilizes the medium of playing sports while engaging in physical conditioning as the overall theme in becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. Students will have opportunities to participate in sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. Students and staff will also participate in fitness conditioning activities such as power walking/hiking, bicycling, swimming, running, sprinting, and resistance training.



Lecture Phase: $3,745.00 
Outreach Phase: $1,900.00 


Our desire is to make the Glory of God RESOUND in our hearts and out of us to the nations of the Earth - to make his praise RESOUND and fill the whole earth.


"Sing to God a brand-new song, sing His praises all over the world...

...Make God’s glory RESOUND; echo His praises from coast to coast."

                                                            Isaiah 42:10,12 MSG

By joining the RESOUND DTS, you will be given the opportunity to grow as a worship leader or band member, and to learn to partner with Holy Spirit, not only in preparation, but in the midst of worship, to see His purposes accomplished. We will then use worship in the nations we go to on outreach to see God's presence change us and the Spiritual Atmosphere. Look forward to times of worship, instruction on worship leadership, teachings, and so much more.



Lecture Phase: $3,745.00

Outreach Phase: $1,900.00


Campus Address:
15411 County Road 455
Montverde, FL, USA 34756
Phone:               Office: (407) 273-1667Fax: (407) 273-3243


Youth With A Mission Orlando is well known for our dedication to equipping everyday men and women and launching them into the mission field! Our dynamic family atmosphere, reputable leadership team, and 90+ dedicated Staff members long to see you thrive in missions!


Since the beginning of Youth With A Mission Orlando in 1995, we have been a dynamic family with a clear purpose of taking the light of the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Teams involved in evangelism, training, and mercy ministries see lives changed all over the world.