Discipleship Training School

Is a full-time 6 month intensive training course that seeks to bring you into a deeper relationship with God. It allows you to discover your passions and calling while experiencing another culture and going on the adventure of a lifetime. The course is divided into two parts: a 3-month lecture phase, and a 3-month outreach phase. The course is not only a prerequisite for becoming a YWAM staff member but also for YWAM’s second-level training around the world.

Discipleship Training School

Lecture Phase

During lecture phase, students will live together on the beautiful YWAM Base in Kigali Rwanda experiencing community life. Students will learn about God and his word through lectures, community living, practical application, small groups, one-on-one discipleship, and local outreach. Each week students will hear from motivating speakers and missionaries. Topics include, but are not limited to: Father-heart of God, inner healing, biblical worldview, forgiveness, worship, and hearing God’s voice. Lecture phase is a time to build friendships, learn, and dig deeper into the questions we all have.

Outreach Phase

During outreach phase you will practically apply everything you learned by sharing the love of God on a 3 month long outreach. Outreach gives you a taste for full-time missions by working alongside locals who are changing their communities through Christ’s love. YWAM Kigali usually focuses on East African nations. Outreach locations include, but are not limited to: Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Congo.

Discipleship Training School


Classes are taught in English and Ikiyarwanda


Students must be 18 years old with a hunger to learn new things and share the love of God


We run two schools every year. One from January to June and another school from July to December


1st world countries: $3,000.00 USD      2nd world countries: $2,000.00 USD      3rd world countries: 603,000 RWF

“Since joining YWAM, I’ve seen the sick healed in the Sahara desert, ministered in the slums of Bangkok, Thailand and have stood in awe and wonder looking up at the Himalayas in Nepal. When you say ‘yes’ to God, the journeys He’ll take you on will be beyond your wildest dreams and the things He’ll ask you to do will challenge you on whole new levels.”

– Former DTS Student

“DTS changed my life, ruined me for the ordinary and made me want to share with everyone the wonderful God that I serve.”

–Former DTS Student

Get Involved

Be part of YWAM Rwanda’s DTS! Become a short term DTS Staff member and volunteer with us for one school (a commitment of 8 months) or become a long-term staff member with us here in Rwanda. Interested in speaking in our DTS? Please contact us at: ywamrwandadts@gmail.com

Support Us Financially

We would not be able to do the work that we do without the support of individuals and local churches. Everyone involved in YWAM is a volunteer, staff and students alike live off of support. If you would like to support a DTS Staff member or contribute to the DTS Scholarship fund please contact us


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Discipleship Training School
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Discipleship Training School
Discipleship Training School