Passions DTS

Passion for Jesus | Passion for Life | Passion for the Great Commission

1 May 2023


Outdoor Adventure

The outdoors adventure track is for those who are passionate about adventure, love to spend time outdoors with God, or just love nature. You will explore the outdoors whether it be through hiking, water sports or adventure, soaking up the Cornish coastline while you journey with God discovering His heart for you and for the nations.

Creative Worship

The creative worship track is for those with a passion for creativity and worship, we believe our creativity flows into our worship of God. Whether you are an artist, writer, musician or dancer, we would love to explore together what it means to use our skills and passions to impact the nations.


The media track is for those with a passion for media, whether you are passionate about photography, love making videos or passionate about christian influence on social media, we want to explore together how we can develop and use media to impact the nations.

In the DTS we believe God wants us to use our passions and skills to impact the nations. We want to help you develop your love for creative worship, the outdoors and media to Transform the nations for God. We will be setting time aside every week to explore the specific tracks, and journey with God together.

The YWAM Immerse Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a 6 1/2 month training program aiming to bring young people into a deeper and more intimate relationship with God, for many it is a transformational season of discovering their identity in Christ. You will dive deeper into knowing the word of God, discovering Gods character and his overwhelming love for you.

The Lecture Phase

The first 3 months of DTS is lecture phase. You will live, work and learn in the heart of Cornwall. You will grow deeper in your relationship with God, gaining a better knowledge and understanding of his word and his character. Every week you will go through different topics; hearing Gods voice, the nature and character of God, missions, the Bible. Not only will you learn more about God through lectures but by; living in community, local outreaches, partnering with local churches, regular worship and intercession and immersing yourself into Cornish culture.

The Outreach Phase

The next 3 months of DTS is the outreach phase, as a team you will go overseas to apply what you have learnt during the lecture phase. You will serve them through evangelism, supporting local churches and intercession. During outreach you will meet both peoples spiritual needs and physical needs, equipping them to know God more but also supporting them through other needs, you will be sharing the heart of Jesus as you minister to people across different cultures.

Costs & Dates

DTS Dates
Arrival Date
29 - 30 Apr 2023
Lecture Phase
1 May - 21 July 2023
Outreach Phase
22 July - 13 Oct 2023
14 - 15 Oct 2023
COST £4750
Lecture Phase
Outreach Phase
* Outreach fee does not include Visa's, vaccinations & Covid travel test (if required for outreach location) and airfares

What is a DTS?

Watch our short film about our Discipleship Training School and how God impacted the lives of those on the school.

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If you do not have a UK passport you will need a visa. Once you apply for the DTS we will contact you regarding any visa requirements or you can send us an email using our contact form to ask any questions. (* Since January 2021 all europeans from outside of the UK now require a visa).

Some important points

  • Do not buy flights before your visa is accepted.
  • Visa application time can take up to 3 months.

The 6 month lecture phase will include weekly teachings where part of the day is devoted to classroom time. You will also have a small group and a personal mentor where you will be able to process what God is doing in your life in the school.

On the DTS we also value a live learn environment. You will have a work duty. You can also expect a lot of fun on the DTS we love living life together so there will be times of worship, prayer and times to socialise together.

As part of the 6 months we will also be having ministry weeks where will be working alongside local churches and ministries to serve in the county.

The YWAM DTS outreach phase will be in an overseas location. Outreaches will typically involve evangelism, mercy ministry and training. Actual ministry involvement will depend on the outreach location and ministry that you work with. The outreach will also involve some of the weekly rhythms established in the lecture phase such as worship and prayer.

It is important to pack light. When you go on your outreach phase you will need to be able to carry everything with you. We also can’t guarantee smooth roads for suitcases so a backpack is essential.

Important items to bring include

  • Bible
  • Notebook for classroom notes
  • Photo of your family, this will be invaluable on outreach as people will love to hear about your family and where you come from.
  • Clothes for both cold and warm weather.
  • Something smart (casual formal) to wear (there will be a graduation at the end of the school).
  • Make sure you don’t forget your passport.

You will be living at the YWAM house in Cornwall where you will be staying in a shared room with other trainees. The YWAM house is a couple of miles outside of Redruth, our closest town which has a few shops and cafés. The city of Truro is a little further away and has a lot more high street shops and a beautiful cathedral.

Though the YWAM house is in a rural setting you can easily get around during your free time on the local bus network. There are also many beautiful places to take walks and explore the country side and the local beaches.

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You can apply fully online. Give yourself about 1 hr to fill in the application form (though you can save it and complete later if you need to).

You will need to have the email address for 3 referees (Pastor/Spiritual Leader, Teacher/Employer and a Mature Christian Friend).

Once you’ve submitted your application and we’ve received all of your references and registration fee we will process your application. You will receive a response within a few days. If you are non-european and require a visa we will issue a visa letter and give you instructions on applying for your visa. Please allow a minimum of 3 months for your visa application process.

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