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YWAM DTS & TrainingMusic & Worship DTS


When we gather to worship God, something special happens: He meets us there. We remind one another of the truth of who He is as we sing (or shout!) it out. He reveals his love to us in a deeper way – and that encounter fuels us to share His love and truth with others.

The Worship DTS incorporates all the elements of our classic Discipleship Training School: personal relationship with God, knowing his character, growing in humility and obedience, discovering who he’s made you to be, living that out in relationship with others, and so much more. It adds an emphasis on honoring God with our musical gifts, building in regular opportunities to hone your skills, work together in teams, and learn about leading others in worship.

Real ministry is the overflow of personal relationship with Jesus. Go deeper in our Worship DTS.

Topics include:

  • Identity as a musician
  • Band dynamics 
  • Humility and leadership
  • Developing a worshiping culture 
  • Leading corporate worship

Real Life Change

The first twelve weeks of a YWAM DTS are saturated with life-changing teaching and discipleship. And that’s just the beginning! Learning extends beyond the classroom as you’re immersed in our missionary community.

  • Kick off each day with personal time with Jesus.
  • Use your musical abilities to minister, and discover other giftings in action as you serve alongside us in our city.
  • Develop skill and teamwork, and learn to lead in humility as you serve in worship.
  • Learn a biblical philosophy for corporate worship and encounter God’s heart as he works both through you and in you.
  • Follow Jesus in a way that’s authentic as you live out the truth you’re learning alongside like-minded people.
  • Forge lasting friendships through a community environment and small group accountability.
  • Expand your concept of who God is as we pursue him together in worship and prayer.

Hands-on Ministry

You’ll take the next eight weeks to engage the nations with the Gospel. You and your team will meet both practical and spiritual needs as you share Jesus in a strategic overseas location. Destinations vary, but recent DTS YWAM teams have ministered in India, South Africa, Ukraine, and a few restricted-access nations that it’s better not to mention here.

Upcoming Music & Worship DTS Dates & Cost


Fall DTS

  • September 22, 2019 – February 29, 2020
  • Tuition: $3390 + $295 fee for a week-long conference + $110 Elective Fee
  • Outreach cost: TBA (depends on location)

 Winter DTS

  • January 05, 2020 – May 30, 2020
  • Tuition: $3390 + $110 Elective Fee
  • Outreach cost: TBA (depends on location)


Music & Worship DTS FAQ

How is the Music & Worship DTS different from other DTS options?

All of our DTS students will come together for regular classtime, as well as worship, intercession, small group, and other elements of training. The Worship DTS offers additional content geared towards developing you as a godly musician, as well as providing opportunities to be involved in worship leading and other creative forms of ministry.

Is there a required skill level?

You can relax – there’s no audition process! Our goal is to honor God with the gifts he’s given us and worship him from our hearts. Our Worship DTS staff are ready to work with you to help you develop your skills.

What if I don’t play an instrument?

Vocalists and sound technicians are welcome, as well as anyone who wants to “make a joyful noise to the Lord.”

Do I need to bring an instrument?

We have keyboards and percussion instruments on hand (including a drum set), but we recommend that if you have instruments such as guitars, amps, or even personal keyboards you bring them.

Is there an additional cost?

Yes, the elective fee is $110.

Learn More About YWAM DTS

Do you want to go deeper in your walk with God? Are you ready to step out and pursue God’s call on your life? Find out more about DTS.

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