Be a disciple who makes disciples.
We're all called to discipleship -- both being discipled and making disciples. If you feel like God is calling you deeper -- in faith, in character, and maybe even into missions -- this is the place to start.
Here at YWAM Yosemite, we want to equip you for a lifetime of following Jesus. In this six-month Discipleship Training School (DTS), you will learn what it means to practically walk out your faith.
The faith foundation that you build during these six months will be rooted in Scripture, strengthened by community, and infused with adventure.
As you explore the mountains of California, receive Biblical training, engage in discipleship, and serve overseas as a boots-on-the-ground missionary, you will discover that God created you to make Him known on this earth, wherever He calls you.
Our DTS's start every January, June, and September!
Know God Deeper
3 Months in Yosemite, CA
While we call the first 3 months of your DTS "Lecture Phase," you'll be doing a lot more than engaging in lectures to deepen your walk with Jesus. From exploring the trails of Yosemite, to community living, to local outreach, to one-on-one discipleship, these three months will include some of the most transformative moments of your faith. It's all about knowing God deeper, growing as a disciple of Jesus, and taking ownership of your faith.
Weekly Life (Hours)
During your lecture phase, you will...
Learn from missionaries, pastors, and Bible teachers.
Be discipled in living out your faith.
Explore the mountains of Yosemite, CA.
Live in a missions-focused community.
Make Him Known
Weekly Life (Hours)
3 Months of Overseas Missions
Your outreach team will live immersed in a culture different from your own. Responding to Jesus' commandment to, "Go and make disciples of all nations," you will share the Gospel, make disciples, serve local ministries, and so much more.
You will discover that the truth of the Gospel is boundless -- it is the message of salvation for every person, from every culture, speaking every language. Whether hiking to remote regions of the Himalayas, building friendships with bar-girls in the Bangkok red-light district, or drinking tea with a Muslim family in a refugee camp, you will share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and demonstrate God's love in action with those who have had little to no access to the Gospel.
During your outreach, you will...
Live as a boots-on-the-ground missionary.
Gain cross-cultural experience.
Bring the Gospel to those who have never before heard the name of Jesus.
Serve as the hands & feet of Jesus.
Where will you be sent on outreach?
During your DTS, you will...
Gain a Deeper Understanding of God's Character
What we believe about God is foundation for everything else in our faith. Through lecture topics like The Character & Nature of God and The Father Heart of God, you will be grounded in the truth of who God is.
Grow in Holiness
You will become more like Jesus in the way you relate to God and others. You will receive practical Biblical teaching about what it means to walk out your faith in all areas of your life.
Be Rooted in Spiritual Disciplines
Transformative bible study, worship, and intercession will become a regular rhythms in your walk with Jesus.
Be Confident in Hearing God's Voice
You will practice hearing & obeying the voice of God, equipping you for a lifetime of following God's call on your life.
Know & Share the Gospel
You will grow in your understanding of the Gospel and your ability to share it with others.
Understand Your God-Given Purpose
You will be prepared for living as a disciple of Jesus and making disciples, wherever He has called you.