[ DTS ] Discipleship Training School

Classic DTS


Do you want to gain a solid foundation in your relationship with God? Do you want to know Him better? If you said “yes” to either question, then a DTS is for you. Join us for a 5 month experience that will change your life.

Want to add an elective feature to your DTS study? Medical and Disaster Relief, Performing Arts, Information Tech, Agriculture, Lives at Risk, Bible. These *electives are offered at various times throughout the year. Choose your interest on the application.

Take the plunge. Grow your faith. Know God.

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Family DTS


Is God calling your family into missions? Are you wondering if you can actually do something like this? Are you looking for a place where your children can grow in the Lord, too? Join other families as we pursue the heart of God together.  At YWAM Tyler, we consider it an honor to come alongside you as you pursue the plans and purposes of the Lord for your family.

Trust God. Strengthen your family. Impact the world.

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Urban DTS


Do you have a heart for urban areas and large cities? Do you have a gift for relating in the post ­Christian culture that is rising? The YWAM Tyler satellite ministries of Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, and Chicago join together to bring you the unique experience of our Urban DTS. Lecture phase rotates between Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, and Chicago annually. Outreach is to major cities in the US and abroad.

Engage. Inspire. Change a city.

Crossroads DTS


Is God calling you to go deeper? Are you at a crossroads in life? Our Crossroads DTS is designed for individuals and families who are looking to alter the course of life. 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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Korean Bilingual DTS


Do you have a heart for Asia? Are you a part of the great Korean Missionary Sending Movement? We welcome both Korean and English speaking students to join our Korean focused DTS. Korean speakers must be able to understand and speak English.

Come and grow. Expand your worldview. Touch Asia.

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Multicultural DTS


The Multicultural DTS begins with a Latin flair, but is open to anyone from anywhere. If you speak English or another language and love building close relationships with people from other cultures, then the MDTS is just for you. Classes are translated, but a good grasp of English is very beneficial.

Build community. Cross borders. Go global.

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Lecture Phase

The 12-week lecture phase focuses on – “To Know God.”  It is an intense, 7 day a week program that emphasizes heart transformation and character development.  It is a journey to discover the heart of God and learn His ways.

In DTS, knowing God personally and intimately is the bottom line.

Outreach Phase

How will they know unless you tell them?

The outreach phase focuses on the practical application of – “To Make Him Known”. This phase provides an immediate opportunity for the students to put into practice the principles they have just learned in both domestic and cross-cultural field ministry.

Students will be able to deliver God’s message of love, life and hope through Christ that brings healing to the nations!  Through evangelism, stories, dramas, church ministry and practical help for the poor and needy, students will be able to see the transforming power of the Gospel.  Whenever possible, teams will work alongside existing ministries or community organizations to meet the needs of the people in that location.

Prayer is a vital part of our Christian walk. It is during these times that we grab hold of God’s heart. Engage in rich times of prayer and grow your faith by diving into powerful times of intercession as you seek to hear and see the world through God’s eyes. Join YWAM Tyler staff in weekly corporate prayer times to lift up, strengthen, and support missionaries from all over the globe as well as intercede for people groups and nations that desperately need Jesus.
God wants us all to see that worship is a way of life. As we worship our Savior and King, we are then catapulted into action. As we focus on the greatness, victory, and beauty of Yahweh, we are captivated by His love. Grow deeper in your intimacy with God by immersing yourself in wonderful times of worship. From that place joy, faithfulness, and ministry spring forth.
Relationship is the essential message of YWAM. 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, join others to discuss what God is showing you. Grow closer with classmates as you come together to exalt the name of Jesus.
God does many things in and through your time here at YWAM Tyler and we want to be available to help you process everything He is doing in your life. Link up with a mentor who walks with you through your time here on the ranch. Ask the hard questions. Say anything. We are ready.


$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 $1,500 to $3,500, 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.