Because of our mandate to “know God and make Him known”, our goal is to disciple and train people with practical and relevant tools to achieve this in all cultures, nations and spheres of society, throughout their whole lives. Our training goes beyond academic and theoretical training and aims to provide people with real experience and practically equip people for their area of service.

Live - Learn

The YWAM model of training and discipleship is “live - learn”, recognising that learning doesn’t just take place in a classroom, but also through serving and living in community. That's why our lectures go hand in hand with one-on-one discipleship, small group discussions, team work and more.

Training and sending

As YWAM Bethlehem we're called to be a resting place for God, a resting place for people and a center for training and sending, a modern-day Antioch. Through our training schools - whether they are DTS's, second level schools or internships - we believe that every student will experience God's resting place here, as well as a rest amongst the community and in relationships where restoration and freedom will take place, and get an understanding of how to multiply Antioch centers around the world. Every training course leads directly into related ministry opportunities, both in the context of YWAM and further afield. 

From the Ends of the Earth

We believe that from the Ends of the Earth, we will touch the nations of the Earth. The Lord has given us a clear mandate to focus on several geographical regions, among which are New Zealand, Fiji, Philippines, Korea, Japan, East Asia, Nepal and Turkey.


Our Upcoming Schools

Pioneers DTS

Starts Jul 2, 2018

This DTS track is for those who feel called to go where few have gone before and leave a legacy for others to follow. Discover how to engage with unreached people groups and launch into accomplishing the unfinished task of missions.

Media DTS

Starts Jul 2, 2018

With the Media DTS track we want to empower people with an interest in media to creatively use their talents for God's purposes through hands-on training and understanding the role of media in fulfilling the Great Commission.

Musicians & Singers DTS

Starts Jul 2, 2018

We want to see burning hearted worshippers raised up who will awaken worship in every nation and every part of society.

Ocean to Mount DTS

Starts Jul 2, 2018

Get ready to go on an adventure experiencing the beauty, adrenaline and fun of New Zealand, connecting your longing for adventure to the One who created it. You'll learn how to draw people into the heart of God through doing what you love.

Intimacy to Impact DTS

Starts Jul 2, 2018

The more personal your relationship with God is, the more fuel you'll have to impact and influence others. On Intimacy to Impact DTS you'll grow in confidence in your prayer life and in how to share Jesus with people.

Food & Coffee DTS

Starts Apr 15, 2019

Do you have a passion for food, coffee and sharing life together around the table? Come and join us as, alongside the core DTS curriculum, we explore how these things can be used to see the Kingdom of God expanded in our communities and people encounter the love of the…

Leaders Internship

Starts Jul 2, 2018

You have the innate ability to influence those around you. How are you stewarding it? Our goal for YWAM Leaders Internship is to train up leaders in every sphere of society in which they find themselves. This three-month internship is an intro to YWAM Bethlehem staff in which you will…

Transformational Development School

Starts Jul 2, 2018

Have you wanted to bring transformation into your area of influence, but aren't sure how? Do you have a heart for the poor and needy and their communities? Have you wondered if it's actually possible for the church to bring the kingdom of God on earth? Then come with us…

School of Biblical Studies

Starts Sep 24, 2018

The School of Biblical Studies (SBS) is a nine-month course in which students study through each of the incredible 66 books of the Bible 5 times. An inductive approach is taught, in which students observe what the text says and then let it shape their beliefs. In these nine months students study about God's beating heart for the lost, their identity and fullness in Christ, and God’s plan of redemption for mankind.

School of Worship

Starts Oct 1, 2018

This is a second level school for those who are passionate about worship, enthusiastic about music, and longing to know God on a deeper level. The heart behind the school is to call forth true worshipers who will minister to God's heart and be equipped to bring others into His presence.

School of Frontier Missions

Starts Jan 14, 2019

The School of Frontier Missions is a three month lecture phase school focused on sending long term missionaries into the field. We believe that God is sending out laborers into the field who have burning hearts for His presence and a longing to see the nations encounter Him.

Pacific Bible School for the Nations

Starts Apr 15, 2019

Join us for 4 months of deepening your relationship with God through studying His Word, then learn how to communicate His truth to others during the 2 month outreach.