What is a Discipleship Training School?

A DTS is an intensive five-month course that is segmented into a training phase and an outreach phase.  Our desire is that people from every nation would go to all nations.  We believe that God is raising up a generation of men and women who have a burning heart of love for Jesus that compels them to share this love to all the world.  The purpose of the DTS is:


"to send out thousands of young men and women whose reference points are the Word and Will of God, who has Christ's love for all peoples, and the skills and passion needed to win people to Jesus and to disciple nations, in His ways." -Darlene Cunningham

Training Phase

The first three months of your Discipleship Training School will be the training phase where we invite weekly speakers both national and international to impart, teach, and train on biblical topics and principles.  

The topics include: Father Heart of God, Prayer & Worship, Character & Nature of God, Missions, Evangelism, Holy Spirit, Lordship of Christ, and more!

Outreach Phase

The last two months of your Discipleship Training School is the outreach portion of your school where we commission outreach teams all around the world!  We are committed to reaching the lost, caring for the poor, and loving the one in front of us.  Our short-term outreaches serve long-term workers and comes alongside existing ministries.  


What makes YWAM Bethlehem Unique?

We have a partnership with the Tauranga House of Prayer where we are committed to the priority of His presence.  We believe that our adoration of Jesus is central to our existence.  We believe in the marriage of prayer and missions that is not just at an organizational level, but at a heart level and in how we conduct our lives.  

YWAM Bethlehem has both a national calling as well as an international focus.  We are committed to seeing Kiwi's revived, trained and sent out into the nations.  We believe that God is calling our community to be sent out in communities all around the world to plant centers of revival.  

Upcoming DTS's

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…

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