Say YES Now: 5 common questions about YWAM Maui DTS

What is DTS?

Youth With A Mission Discipleship Training School seeks to bring you into a more intimate relationship with God. It also gives you an opportunity to discover your passions and your part in God’s purposes for the world. It is for those who long to follow Jesus in new ways with a different perspective. Our vision is to know God and to make Him known, and this training school is the beginning steps to make this a daily lifestyle. It will train and equip you to take your intimate relationship with Jesus to the places you are called to influence, whether it be a foreign mission field, media, business, education, etc.

How long is DTS?

DTS is a five to six-month training school which is split into two parts – lecture phase and outreach phase. The lecture phase is 12 weeks long, consisting of daily lectures that cover topics such as the Father Heart of God, Identity, Bible Overview, Worldview & Apologetics, and the Holy Spirit. In this time you will have weekly small groups, mentorship, and outreach to the local community on Maui, as well as corporate worship and prayer times. It’s an amazing time to be surrounded by a community of men and women who are chasing after Jesus, as you dive deeper into your personal relationship with Him.

The outreach phase of DTS is between 8 – 12 weeks long and is spent being the hands and feet of Jesus in the nations – bringing the good news of the Gospel, radically loving everyone you meet, and encouraging the local church! It is an amazing adventure, filled with a range of different ministries as well as going even deeper in knowing God. You will get to see His power and love spread through the nations. It’s a time to implement what you learned in lecture phase to your daily life and to impact nations!

Where do you go for outreach?

Our base in Maui primarily focuses on Southeast Asia. We send teams to countries such as Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, and Bangladesh,  as well as other nations. Ministries in these locations can range from slum and children’s ministry to the red light district and woman ministry. We have had teams work in prisons, orphanages, schools, and churches. You will be able to work alongside our contacts that we have built relationships with over the years and be a part of the long-term ministries in these nations! 

Why YWAM Maui?

Why not Maui? That’s the real question! If not only for the beautiful beaches, palm trees, insane sunsets and island culture, then come join us in the call God has given our base. Our vision is to build foundations in the next generation in the Living Word and written Word: to see a generation founded on Biblical truths and walking in the freedom of Christ; to see men and women, just like you, walking in the Truth of the Word and the power of the Spirit. We want our relationship with Christ to affect all areas of our lives every day with every person we encounter. We pray that we would be a generation that is not walking by the standards of what society says but walking in the freedom of what God’s Truth says! Not only will you be able to dig your toes in the sand but you will be able to dig into His word and be transformed by the Living Word, Jesus, and His written word, the Bible.

Why DTS? 

Does your heart long to know Jesus, maybe for the first time or in a new deeper way? Do you desire to know more of who you were created to be and the radical call God has placed on your life? Do you long to see God’s love known in the nations? Do you want to be a part of a generation of young men and women saying YES to Jesus? Come and do a DTS, say YES now, and watch as Jesus transforms your life and the lives of those around you! 



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