Are you longing for a deeper relationship with God? Are you willing to travel to the farthest reaches of the earth to communicate God’s love? At YWAM Montana-Lakeside, we are all about knowing God and making Him known. We desire to prepare lives who are serious about making lasting impact in the world for Him.
The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a two-part discipleship course which serves as an introduction to global missions. The first 3 months of your DTS, commonly called the “lecture phase”, will be spent at YWAM Montana learning from speakers we trust on foundational discipleship topics such as Nature and Character of God, Hearing God’s Voice, Relationships, and Missions. The goal of the lecture phase is to allow God to change your life based on what you’re learning and not have it just be head-knowledge. You will also spend time weekly engaging in worship, prayer, and developing a skill or passion (called electives) of your choice to see how it can be used in missions. You will be surrounded by people around the same age who are all running after the same thing – to know God and to make Him known. It’s a great community to learn and grow in!
The second phase of your DTS will be spent on a 2 month outreach in one of our six Target Nations. This phase allows you to put into practice everything you just learned and to share the good news of Jesus Christ cross-culturally. Outreach will provide you with a glimpse of cross-cultural missions as your team serves alongside local believers, existing ministries, and long-term missionaries. You will work and serve in a lot of different ways, but at the end of the day, the goal is to make God known. So, when you choose to do a DTS, you are joining the world-wide movement to make Jesus known in all nations of the world.
Doing a DTS is an incredible opportunity to focus on pursuing God, allowing Him to transform your life and gaining His heart for the nations. If you are ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime, come and join us!
We believe that God has placed skills and passions in your life for a purpose. During your lecture phase, you will spend 4-5 hours a week expanding your skill set in the elective of your choice. Learn how to use your passion for the purpose of making God known in the world.
Check out the Electives section at the bottom of this page for more information about which ones are offered.
*Not every elective is offered during each DTS, so please email or call us if you’d like to find out which electives are offered during your preferred DTS!