School of Strategic Missions

Reach the Unreached.


Start your dream adventure of being a missionary


The School of Strategic Missions is designed to enable you help fulfill Christ’s Great Commission: to make disciples of all nations. Through SOSM, we endeavor to prepare you to successfully target and engage previously untargeted and/or unreached people groups, to recognize strategic “seasons of opportunity” for the evangelization of a people or country, and to approach urban ministry with a frontiers emphasis.

The school includes a three-month teaching phase at YWAM Tyler followed by a three-month outreach. We encourage individuals or mission teams to travel to their target location for this outreach phase.

Your Life Matters

Discover the purpose of why you are here and how your life can make a ripple impact in other nations. 

DTS students from YWAM Tyler interacting with a group of smiling children in bright colors.

Equipping the Called

We believe discipleship is the key to transforming nations. When you say "Yes" to God's calling on your life it's the begin of a wonderful journey activating your faith. 

A young woman is staring at an old globe with a Bible in front of her and a far-off look in her eyes.



– Spiritual warfare, worship, and intercession in pioneering ministry
– Biblical basis of missions
– Biblical worldview of development and culture
– Cross-cultural issues
– Church planting
– Evangelism strategies
– Team development and conflict resolution
– Leadership training
– Practical survival skills for developing nations
– Mission strategies


$3,900      Single Person*
$4,000      Single parent*
$8,000     Married couple*


$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.

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


Spring Quarter:

September 15, 2024 - December 20, 2024

(Outreach Dates: TBD)


 For more information, contact


Apply for Training


Bless Mongolia Outreach

Want a taste of missions? Head out to Mongolia with SOSM leader Ron Moyer on an incredible adventure. Share the Gospel, distribute Bibles and see the world of Mongolia up close and personal. 

Visit BLESS MONGOLIA OUTREACH for more information.

Modern Promotion Business Marketing Agency Facebook Post (2)


Read frontline missions stories, watch inspiring videos, and get helpful how to's about missions and discipleship.

2 min read

Courageous Women

What does it take to become a courageous individual? William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, observed that...

3 min read

Building Foundations

How do you increase your faith? Former student Sarah Horan shares her heart on how God revealed His truth to her during...

2 min read

Missions Changed Me

From as far back as my junior high school, I remember struggling to find happiness. I felt like I didn’t fit in and...