Entry Level Courses

Discipleship Training


At YWAM Montana Lakeside, we understand that to advance in anything, you have to be prepared. And to be prepared, you must be trained and equipped. It results in being more effective, and that means being empowered. It’s all the reasons why we’re intentional in how we train lives so that they’re equipped and prepared to succeed – to not just change their world, but to prepare the way for generations yet to come.


At YWAM Montana-Lakeside, we are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to know God and to make Him known, together. Our Discipleship Training Schools (DTS) are 5 month, two-part, discipleship courses which serve as an introduction to global missions. At YWAM Montana-Lakeside, we offer two types of DTS programs — A DTS with Electives and an Endurance DTS. Grow in your relationship with God and travel to the farthest reaches of the earth to communicate God’s love…

Discipleship Training School

In a DTS with Electives, you will cover a variety of discipleship topics and focus on a specific skill set for 4-5 hours a week. Use your passions for the purpose of making God known in the world.

Endurance Discipleship Training School

In Endurance DTS, you will cover a variety of discipleship topics and develop your skills in the outdoors. The goal of Endurance DTS is to give you the tools to reach out to others, particularly within the outdoor industry.

lecture Phase.

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!

Outreach Phase.

The second phase of your DTS will be spent on a 2 month outreach. Our 6 target nations are our primary locations, but your options for locations will be revealed during lecture phase. 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!