Know God.

Make Him Known.

Join the movement


Start growing closer to Jesus and discover your God-given purpose. Living in community, hearing God's voice, and traveling the globe with purpose are just a few of benefits from discipleship training. 

Discipleship Training

Training begins every:

January, July, and October.

When you sign up for discipleship at YWAM, you're opening your heart to hear from God. When He speaks to you, you'll discover a world who need to know they are loved. 

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Your first 12 weeks on campus focuses on “To Know God.” In this phase we emphasize heart transformation and character development. You'll truly deepen your walk with God.

"God has redeemed so much; grown me into more of who He created me to be, and loved me so fiercely over the last ten months with YWAM that I cannot begin to describe it all in words."

~ Christy, DTS/SOE Graduate

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outreach phase

The outreach phase focuses on “To Make Him Known.” You and your team will travel together putting into practice the principles learned in class while on both domestic and cross-cultural field ministry.

Through evangelism, stories, dramas, church ministry, and practical help for the poor and needy, you will be able to see the transforming power of the Gospel.

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what to expect in DTS


Prayer is a vital part of our Christian walk. It is during these times we grab hold of God’s heart. You will engage in rich times of prayer and grow your faith by diving into powerful times of intercession. All campus prayer times lift up, strengthen, and support missionaries from all over the globe.


God wants us all to see worship is a lifestyle. As we worship our Savior and King, we are catapulted into action. We like to say, "Worship is fuel for missions." You'll definitely grow deeper in your intimacy with God by immersing yourself with inspiring times of worship. 

Small Groups

Relationship is an essential part of your discipleship — first with God, then with others. Small groups are a place where lifelong relationships with your classmates begin. As you walk through this eye-opening and inspiring time, grow closer with classmates as you come together to exalt the name of Jesus.

One on One

During your time here at YWAM Tyler, we want to be available to help you process everything He is doing in your life. You'll link up with a mentor who will walk with you through your time here on the campus. Ask the hard questions. Say anything. We want to help you grow.

Choose your training school


The Classic DTS is offered every January, July, and October. The Classic DTS is perfect if you're right out of high school and up to 30 years of age. 

Take the plunge. Grow your faith. Know God.

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Our Crossroads DTS is designed for singles, families, and retirees to carve out space in their lives for discipleship.  

If you are 30 or above, then our Crossroads DTS could be for you.

Renew your vision. Strengthen your faith. Change the world.

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$3,645 - Single person*
$3,745 - Single parent*
$7,490 - Married couple*

add: $100 for elective study


$310 - 0-1 year
$495 - 2-5 years
$630 - 6-12 years
$840 - 13-16 years

*Lecture phase tuition only.  Outreach phase airfare and grounds fees are in addition to the tuition cost.The price of the outreach phase can range from $2,500 to $4,500, depending on location. NOTE: A $100 discount if your tuition is paid in full one month before the start of school.

Applications should be submitted at least one month prior to the start of school.


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DTS STart Dates

Discipleship Training Schools start every January, July, and October. Visit the Calendar Page for a details.




Got questions?  Schedule a call to find out how you can join the movement and carry the love of Jesus to the nations.



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Hartwell Quest and YWAM Tyler have teamed up to create some amazing advantages (and generous scholarships) for dedicated students! 

YWAM Tyler PLUS is the combination of Hartwell Quest "Smart Courses" and "Certificates" with YWAM Tyler’s ministry training, worldwide outreaches, and close-knit community. Hartwell Quest’s classes and certificates are online, affordable, and compliment what students are learning in their YWAM Tyler DTS

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