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Burning Hearts DTS

Offered at our Mazatlan campus

What is a Discipleship Training School?

Discipleship Training School (DTS) is an intensive 5-month discipleship program designed to equip you to Know God and Make God Known.

Start by building a strong relationship with Jesus Christ, get trained to share the gospel in any context, then be sent out to the nations to be part of fulfilling the Great Commission.

*Applicants must be 18 years of age before arrival date.


3-Month Lecture Phase

  • Attend daily classes focused on learning who God is and who He's created you to be
  • Discover God's heart for the nations and find your calling to influence society
  • Live in a thriving community made up of nations all over the world
  • Experience the radiant city of Mazatlan full of cultural beauty and delicious food
  • Get hands-on experience from our local ministries

2-Month Outreach Phase

  • Get sent to the nations to spread the love of Jesus Christ
  • Preach the gospel, feed the poor, heal the sick, and share your testimony
  • Immediately put into practice what you learned in the "Lecture Phase"
  • Travel with your fellow students and staff that have become like family
  • Be pushed outside of your comfort zone as you hear and obey God's voice

What is Burning Hearts DTS?

This DTS is about learning how to reflect a revivalist lifestyle by hungering, thirsting, and being passionate for Jesus at any cost. You’ll be equipped to share your faith with others and be empowered to live a life of radical obedience to Christ.

We believe that we’re called to fulfill the Great Commission, but we know that’s not possible without first cultivating a life of deep intimacy. In this DTS, you’ll learn how to grow your relationship with God and effectively apply truth in all areas of your life.



Our call to holiness is also our call to purity. Living a pure life is not hard—it's a natural response provoked by a deep encounter with a holy God. He's the one who empowers us to live righteously.

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Fire Hunger Passion Sanctification Purity

These are the words we'll be known for. These are the things that will mark our lives.



We've been set ablaze by the power of the Holy Spirit. We have a fire in our hearts that will never go out. Everywhere we go, we burn for the presence of the Holy Spirit and change atmospheres as we walk in obedience to God.

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We walk in one mind and one spirit expectant of what God is going to do. We won't settle for less; We're always going for more. We've tasted his presence and we know his love. Now it's our responsibility to make him known.



We're the first to respond. We are called to live as loving servants and we want to share the gospel message at any cost. We burn for his message and will do whatever it takes to take it to all corners of the earth.



A real encounter with God's love changes everything. Christ's work on the cross enables us to live a life free from the power of sin. We're called to be holy as he is holy and reflect Jesus in all areas of our life.

Why should I do Burning Hearts DTS?

Burning Hearts DTS is the answer for those who long for a deeper relationship with God. It’s for those who’ve had a taste of life with Jesus and want to start walking out what it means to truly live kingdom life, willing to be an extension of heaven on earth.

DTS Promo Videos

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DTS Elective Catalog

See what electives are currently offered alongside this DTS.

Optional DTS Electives

God has planted unique gifts, passions, and desires inside of you! He created you with those and wants to use your gifting to impact the world. 

Depending on the elective, you may have opportunities to participate in activities around the city and learn new skills. Some electives may run throughout the entire duration of your school, while others may only run during the lecture phase or the outreach phase.

Each DTS elective is an optional course add-on. You are not required to choose one to participate in the DTS.


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FAQ's and Resources

Have other questions? Email us at schools@ywammazatlan.com

How fluent do I need to be in Spanish or English?

We are a completely bilingual campus! Meaning, speaking only Spanish or English will be more than enough.  If neither Spanish nor English is your first language, you just need to comprehend and/or speak one.  That being said, we’ve had students in the past that weren’t fluent in either of our languages, and they’ve been willing, amazing people that brought amazing life and culture to our base family. Pray about it! We don't want to hold you back if you're called here.

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