We of Youth With A Mission believe that the Bible is God's
inspired and authoritative word, revealing that Jesus Christ is God's
son; that people are created in God's image; that He created us to have
eternal life through Jesus Christ; that although all people have sinned
and come short of God's glory, God has made salvation possible through
the death on the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ; that repentance,
faith, love and obedience are fitting responses to God's initiative of
grace towards us; that God desires all people to be saved and to come
to the knowledge of the truth; and that the Holy Spirit's power is demonstrated
in and through us for the accomplishment of Christ's last commandment,
"...Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature"
Discipleship Training Schools (DTS) aim to prepare messengers
of the gospel, helping students to know God in depth. The goal is to form
Christian character and establish Biblical relationships while developing
a daily walk with God. This intensive Christian training course begins
with an 11 or 12 week classroom phase followed by a typically 12 week
The DTS is designed to encourage students to develop in
personal character, to cultivate a living relationship with God, and to
identify their unique individual gifts and callings in God. Cross-cultural
exposure and global awareness are special emphases throughout these courses,
preparing the students to reach current and future generations and answer
the call to "Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations"
Purpose and Outcomes of DTS
To GATHER and CHALLENGE people to worship, listen to and obey God, releasing
them (in the context of the DTS) to serve through evangelism, intercession,
acts of compassion and other expressions of God's heart for the world,
possibly even pioneering new ministries.
To INSPIRE and CULTIVATE growth in one's relationship with God resulting
in Christ like character, which is based on a solid Biblical foundation,
the work of the Holy Spirit and the personal application of Biblical truth,
especially concerning God's Character, the Cross and empowering Grace.
To SHARPEN one's ability to relate to, learn from and work with people,
including those of different cultures, personalities and perspectives.
To further EQUIP each one to serve God's purposes either in or outside
of YWAM Family of Ministries, strengthening a commitment to reach the
lost, especially the unreached, to care for the poor, and to influence
all areas of society.
To IMPART the vision and foundational values of Youth With A Mission International
as well as that of the host operating location and to provide information
regarding a variety of opportunities for service.