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YWAM DTS & TrainingSavor DTS



God is infinitely creative and generous. Here in Louisville, one of his good gifts to us is a thriving culinary scene. Local coffee roasters receive national recognition, and our modest city frequently makes “Top Food Cities” lists like this one.

The Savor DTS is for those who love to celebrate God’s creation and cultivate community by sharing a good meal (or a really good pourover). This DTS incorporates all the elements of a classic YWAM Discipleship Training School: personal relationship with God, knowing his character, 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 experiencing God’s goodness, celebrating his excellence, and displaying his diversity. We’ll unpack all that with one another over some tasty meals and delicious espresso. We’ll also learn how hospitality opens doors for the Gospel and explore cross-cultural cuisine as we minister overseas.

Come savor who God is and delight in what he’s made! Join our Savor DTS.

Topics include:

  • Building community through food
  • God’s character
  • Our call to cultivate
  • Worship
  • Coffee production and tasting
  • Hospitality and the Gospel
  • Cultural traditions in food
  • Stewardship


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.
  • Discover your giftings in action as you minister with us in our city.
  • Follow Jesus in a way that’s gritty and 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 YWAM DTS Dates & Cost

– Savor DTS


Spring DTS

  • March 31, 2019 – August 24, 2019
  • Tuition: $3390 + $195 fee for a week-long conference
  • Outreach cost: TBA (depends on location)

Fall DTS

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


Savor DTS FAQs

What if I don’t like coffee?  

No judgment here! Coffee is only one part of the Savor DTS content, and you’d be free to order something else to drink.

Is this just an excuse to hang out? 

While we’re all about the social side of things (and we think God is, too), there’s some real teaching content that is part of the Savor DTS. We’ll explore the ways that God is glorified through excellence, celebration, hospitality, and so much more. There’s a ministry component to this elective as well.

How much spending money will I need? 

All official outings that are schedule as a part of the Savor elective will be covered in the elective price.

Will I need to provide my own transportation?

All official outings that are schedule will have provided transportation.

Will there be cooking involved?

There will be at least one meal where we will plan and prepare a meal for others.

Is there an additional cost?

Yes, the elective fee is $190.

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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