YWAM Athi River
YWAM Athi River

Discipleship Training School

The DTS is a full-time Christian training school, run by Youth With A Mission (YWAM).
It is designed such that individuals are required to pull away from their jobs, schools, and the everyday cares of life, for a specific time period – giving their undivided attention to being moulded into undeniable Christ-likeness.

Our DTS Is Accredited By YWAM’s UofN

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Our Common Purpose?
“To Know God And To Make Him Known”


University of the Nations is an international training institution with 600 locations on all continents and in 160 nations.

What’s The Purpose Of A DTS?

  • To INSPIRE and CULTIVATE GROWTH in one’s relationship with God resulting in Christ-like character, which is based on a solid Biblical Foundation, the work of the Holy Spirit and the personal application of Biblical truth, especially concerning God’s Character, the Cross and empowering Grace.
  • To GATHER and CHALLENGE PEOPLE to worship, listen to and obey God, releasing them (in the context of the DTS) to serve through evangelism, intercession, acts of compassion and other expressions of God’s heart for the world, possibly even pioneering new ministries.
  • To SHARPEN one’s ability to relate to, learn from and work with people, including those of different cultures, personalities and perspectives.
  • To further EQUIP each one to serve God’s purposes either in or outside of YWAM Family of Ministries, strengthening a commitment to reach the lost, especially the unreached, to care for the poor, and to influence all areas of society.
  • To IMPART the vision and foundational values of Youth With A Mission International as well as that of the host operating location and to provide information regarding a variety of opportunities for service.
About the Justice DTS

What’s The Structure Of The DTS Program?

Revolving around YWAM’s mission – To Know God And Make Him Known, the DTS comprises 11-12 weeks of lecture and 8-10 weeks of outreach.
During the lecture phase, some topics that are covered are; Hearing God’s Voice, Father Heart of God, Missions & Evangelism, Finding Your Destiny, Intercession, Lordship of Christ, Spiritual Warfare, Nature & Character of God, etc.

There are also small groups, work assignments, and many other learning experiences during the DTS.

Who’s A “Successful” DTS Graduate?

  • Those with a growing understanding of the breadth and depth of God’s character and ways
  • Those who are becoming more like Jesus in the way they relate to God and people
  • Those who increasingly cooperate with the empowering presence of the indwelling Holy Spirit
  • Those who listen to and obey God as the result of God’s enabling Grace
  • Those who search the Scripture in such a way that transforms beliefs, values and behaviours
  • Those with strengthened lifestyles of worship, intercession and spiritual warfare
  • Those with a greater ability to work with others, especially those different from themselves
  • Those who can share the Gospel with the lost and have a life-long commitment to do so
  • Those with a commitment to continue to be involved in some way with God’s work among the nations, including unreached people, the poor and needy and in spheres of society
  • Those who understand the calling and values of YWAM and are aware of a variety of opportunities available to them throughout YWAM
  • Those with a clearer understanding of God’s purposes for their life and a sense of their life direction
  • Those who either:
    Go on to serve God in either a context familiar or foreign to them
    Or, pursue further training (in or outside of YWAM) to equip them for further service

Do You Want In?

We usually have two schools a year…