Classic DTS (Discipleship Training School)

DTS (Discipleship Training School) will change your life completely. In 6 months you will experience Jesus in a whole new way, get to know him deeper and then go out and make him known. We believe that God has given you many gifts and talents and that young people can change our country and this world. If you are between 18 and 35 years old and desire to explore God’s vocation for your life, your gifts and God, then DTS is for you!

Lecture – to know God

The first three months you will receive input from international guest speakers on a variety of biblical themes which include practical application. These topics include, for example:

  • The Father Heart of God
  • Hearing God’s voice
  • Identity
  • Worship & Prayer
  • Missions
  • Evangelism, etc. ..

Here you will live together with others, laughing and praying and working together. You will grow in a small group, be accompanied personally by a mentor, live out life with God while being a part of YWAM Cologne.

Outreach – make God known

In the second part of DTS you will go with us on an approximately 9 week mission trip. Our previous main mission fields have been in Southeast Asia and the southern part of Africa. During Outreach you will have the opportunity to put into practice what you learned in the first three months of education. Through new experiences, meeting people with God’s love and infectiously sharing the gospel with them, you will experience God in a new way!


The DTS is designed to help you,

  • Better understand God’s character
  • Better hear God’s voice
  • To learn how your faith comes in handy in everyday life
  • To experience God through His Holy Spirit
  • To implement God’s calling for your life


September DTS:

  • Lecture phase from October 2nd, 2022 – December 23rd, 2022
  • Outreach from December 28th, 2022 – March 24th, 2023

How much?

  • Lecture phase: €2000 including food and dorm-like accomodation
  • Outreach phase: €2300–€2800 (including flight tickets, food and dorm-like accomodation), depending on the outreach destination;

If you can’t afford it, just contact us and we will see if there is anything we can do…

To Apply

You can request the application package for our DTS and we will send it to you by e-mail.

Any Questions?

Then just get in touch with us. Here is our contact form. We would be happy to hear from you!