learn the skills necessary for leadership in Youth with a Mission schools

The Next DTI starts on August 7th, 2023


prepare to lead

learn to serve

empower others

requires successful completion of discipleship training school and leadership training intensive

you want to lead

But without the right training you won't be equipped to handle the situations leadership will throw at you.

The Discipleship Training Intensive (DTI) is a 6 week course experience that will equip you for leadership in the YWAM DTS - as well as other Youth with a Mission Schools.


dti will help you

  • Learn the skills necessary to lead a Discipleship Training School
  • Get equipped for leadership in other YWAM Schools
  • Learn the goals and values of a DTS
  • Feel prepared to plan a DTS
  • Learn to develop a team of staff
  • Understand how to lead today's generation
  • Prepare to be a well-functioning team member.

*We strongly encourage DTI graduates to seek out an internship to apply the principles from the intensive in a DTS context at a YWAM Campus within a year of completing the intensive.   At YWAM Orlando, we have an invite only accredited internship with limited availability. In this internship you would work alongside a DTS for the Campus and Outreach Phases totaling 5 months.



here's the plan



Apply for free today.  You'll hear from us soon.


Come to the campus near Orlando for 6 weeks of training. Learn how to lead in YWAM.

Lead others

Take what you've learned and lead others.



Summer 2023: August 7 - September 15


*All outreach locations are subject to change, pending different situations within each host location, not limited to but including the following:

Communicable disease risk, US state department advisory against travel to host location, student's inability to obtain a visa to host location, civil unrest within host location, etc.



1,995 USD 


  • 6 weeks of training on our 191 acre campus
  • Dormitory style Housing and family style meals
  • Training from experienced missionaries and lecturers from around the world
  • Credits that can be applied toward a University of the Nations degree

*Campus Phase price includes a $250 non-refundable deposit.

When a participant enrolls, it is expected that the participant will complete the entire program. The following schedule of refunds will be applied after the non-refundable deposit of $250 is deducted from the participant's payment.

If airline tickets and/or other non-refundable purchases have already been made for you, YWAM will subtract those costs and the remainder will be refunded accordingly:

Prior to the first class session              100%

During the first week of classes             75%

During the second week of classes       50%

During the third week of classes            25%

During the fourth week of classes          10%

After the fourth week of classes              0%

Special consideration may be given to a participant when extenuating circumstances have caused their inability to complete the program, in which case exceptions to the above refund policy may be made. Exceptions are determined solely at the discretion of YWAM Orlando. 

Outreach fees will be refunded in a similar fashion. Additionally, any costs to remove the student from the outreach location will be deducted from the fees they have paid. Airfare refunds will be applied as per the airline company policy and procedure.


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