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Burning Hearts DTS

Fire. Hunger. Passion. Sanctification. Purity.

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Are you ready to Know God and Make Him Known?


The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a 6 month long course; a designated time to truly learn how to follow Jesus. Just as Jesus called his disciples out of their everyday life to follow him, we invite you to answer that call and start a life of radical pursuit of God.

Come and learn how to cultivate a living relationship with God, get hands-on experience in ministry, and then be sent out to the nations. More than just an experience, the DTS is training that will challenge you to take steps in your faith- and be equipped for a life-long journey of living in relationship with God.

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You're invited to join our family and live alongside people from all walks of life, that have come here for the same reason: to know God and make Him known. Come spend 3 months on our campus, learning and growing in your relationship with God and partaking in missionary training. Then, hit the road for 3 more months traveling around other parts of the world or Mexico to put your training into practice. 

Click here to learn more about how you can get a degree with the University of the Nations.


 Burning Hearts DTS 

 Fire. Hunger. Passion. Sanctification. Purity. 

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

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.


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.

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 Burning Hearts DTS, you’ll learn how to grow your relationship with God and effectively apply truth in all areas of your life.

We’re here to challenge you to live radically in every area of your life.

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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.

So what are you waiting for? Come be transformed by the eternal love of Jesus. Join us as we seek to encounter Christ every day, burning with passion for his message, and working to carry it out to all the corners of the earth.

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 Part 1. Lecture Phase

Know God.

  • Live in a thriving community made up of nations all over the world
  • Attend daily classes, focused on learning who God is, and who He's created you to be, from a wide range of teachers doing missions globally
  • Be part of a bilingual atmosphere, helping you to pursue speaking a new language
  • Experiencing the radiant city of Mazatlan, jam-packed full with cultural beauty, coffee shops, street tacos, breath-taking sunsets, and enjoying the salty water and beach days 
  • Get hands-on experience from our local ministries

Part 2. Outreach Phase

Make God Known.

  • Take what you learn in Lecture Phase and begin to apply it in real life.
  • Go to the nations. Live in jungles, big cities, mountains, deserts, small towns, or alongside unreached people groups!
  • Come with a heart to serve, minister, and love how Jesus does, in whatever way we can
  • Travel with students and staff that have become your family by this point - and learn to work as a team in any circumstance
  • Be pushed outside of your comfort zone as you take steps of faith, share your testimony, and show God's love to the world
  • Discover God's heart for the nations and find your calling to influence society



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. Our DTS electives are designed to give you a taste of what it looks like to use your passions and gifts to serve the Kingdom of God. During your school, you’ll have the chance to spend time pursuing one of your interests or trying your hand at something new.

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.



This elective is born out of the Burning Hearts DTS and is designed for those who want to grow  deeper understanding of what it means to live a life of complete dependence on the Holy Spirit. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to recognize his voice and respond to his guidance with radical obedience? 


A revivalist is someone who’s foundation is grounded in an intimate relationship with Jesus, infused with a desire to know God’s presence more and more, changing atmospheres and bringing transformation wherever they go.


Join us as we learn how to effectively communicate the gospel message and be led by the Holy Spirit in all that we do. We’ll be living out what we believe, worshiping, evangelizing, and prophesying. However, there’s no formula to this—some days we might worship for hours while other days the Holy Spirit might lead us to the streets to express his generosity to the needy.


Whatever it is, you’re invited to come and learn how to host the presence of God all while living daily with a heart surrendered in love and service to Christ.


Worship and Presence

This elective is for those who desire to invite the presence of God into all areas of life through worship. Each week we’ll learn more what it looks like to live a lifestyle of worship, discovering the freedom to worship as God leads as we overcome fear. We’ll look for opportunities to take worship to the streets by joining up with local ministries run by other staff on campus.


Musicians and singers will also have the chance to try out for our worship team and sign up for one-on-one coaching (if available).


Not a musician? Don’t worry—musical ability is not a requirement to join this elective. Bring your gifts, whatever they may be, and see how God wants to use you to bring him glory and honor wherever you go.



YWAM Ships

Our vision for YWAM Ships Mazatlan is to use vessels to access and bring healthcare to isolated people both on the coastlands of Mexico and the Pacific Rim. During the lecture phase of this DTS, you will learn about God’s heart for the isolated and unreached.


This one is for the adventure-junkies and those passionate about medical care, the ones who aren’t afraid to go, the ones who are willing to go to the most isolated and least reached people in the world, using healthcare partnered with ships as a tool to get there.



Creators and Innovators
God wants to use your creativity to co-create with him! The Creators and Innovators elective is designed to train you to use media and digital communications to tell the stories of what God is doing in the nations. Come and discover how to use digital platforms to effectively engage a broad audience and create a lasting impact wherever God calls you to.
You’ll also learn how to use photography, videography, social media, and writing as powerful tools to share the gospel and mobilize others to join the global missions movement.




Upcoming Schools

January 2021

January 4 - June 18

July 2021

June 28 - December 10

September 2021

September 27, 2021 - March 4, 2022



Lecture Phase

$3,500 USD 

To be paid in full by the 3rd week of lectures.

Outreach Phase

$1,500 - $4,250 USD


We currently offer a scholarship program as part of our effort to include students from nations that face greater economic challenges. 

Click here to see if your nation qualifies for a scholarship

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