A Discipleship Training School is five months of personally experiencing God and living the adventure of taking His message to the nations. Apply the truth of God to life and be further equipped to fulfil your purpose. It’s an intense, full-time program integrated into a live-learn environment consisting of two parts – lecture phase and outreach phase.
The DTS is not just about developing head knowledge, but heart knowledge as you grow closer to God. The DTS is a great opportunity to get away from the noise and distractions of life and set aside time to consider your calling and engage with God’s heart for you and the world around you.
Live and learn in one of the most vibrant and dynamic urban centres of the globe. diverse blend of multiple cultures condensed into one of the busiest port cities of the planet where East meets West. Hong Kong: Gateway to China and the world.
During your DTS you will have the opportunity to feel God’s heart for the lost and be a part of gathering, equipping and mobilizing the church to reach out to them, through strategic Gateway cities. Your DTS outreaches are strategically planned to directly tie in with achieving this mission.
We love meeting with God together! You’ll have regular times of worship with your DTS, as well as with the larger YWAM Gateway community.
Connect with God’s heart and intentions for situations, nations, people groups and more as you and your DTS regularly pray and seek Him together.
Regular times to meet with a DTS staff member, giving you opportunity to further process what God is doing, receive prayer and more.
Everyone, staff and student, lends a hand to keep our community functioning. This could include serving in the kitchen, helping with administration, working on property upkeep, wherever there is need and wherever your skills fit.
You’ll have set-aside times to meet with a smaller group from your DTS to discuss, process, encourage each other and have fun.
YWAM Gateway is a multicultural, multigenerational gathering of individuals and families from many church backgrounds, committed to Christ, to the Great Commission and to each other.
Book reports, group Bible reading and weekly journals give you more opportunity to process and apply what you are learning.
As a community, we regularly set aside time to reach out to the city of Hong Kong - the missions field at our doorstep - bringing hope to those in need.
Outings, sports and games are all part of your DTS experience. Whether it’s playing soccer, exploring Hong Kong's natural trails or getting lost in the busy street markets and malls, we love having fun together!
Following three months of lecture phase, your DTS will head off on a 10 week cross-cultural outreach.
Outreach teams go and serve the lost wherever they are, and share the hope of Christ in many ways: evangelism, discipleship, sports, drama, youth ministry, teaching, music, practical service, prayer, media, healthcare – we do it all.
We demonstrate the love of God to people through our lives and through the gifts that He’s given us.
Teams regularly partner with local churches and YWAM ministries to strengthen their ministry and provide for follow up discipleship. Your final week will be spent back in Hong Kong, de-briefing and being equipped to continue with everything that God has done in your life over the six months.