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Classic DTS


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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.

Classic DTS



Encounter God

In Classic DTS, we start out together by taking intentional time to know God more intimately, finding first your purpose and identity in Christ. Everything we do must be grounded in the truth of who God is.


Each week you'll be challenged and inspired by teachers to go deeper with God than ever before, hearing his voice and being faithful to obey it.


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Get trained

The Classic DTS gives you the platform to be able to discover and develop your gifts and talents so that they can transmit and multiply the character of God and make it known.


Our Discipleship Training Program is hands-on. Throughout your entire Classic DTS, you'll be continually equipped to walk in the calling God has on your life.



Be part of something bigger

Our Classic DTS is designed to teach, train, and disciple people like you! It’s for the creative, passionate, and adventurous ones who want to be part of something bigger than themselves.


We’re people with a caring, loving, and compassionate hearts with a desire to share the love of Christ with the world.

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We’re looking for people who want to invest and reach the emerging generations, families, and everyone else who needs to hear about Jesus. 


What we learn doesn't just stay in the classroom. We take it to the nations! You're invited to the greatest adventure of your life.

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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.


Emerging Generation

Together with our Kings Kids ministry, you’ll have the chance to explore and discover God’s heart for the next generation. You’ll learn how to know and understand the emerging generation in order to serve and help them. We believe in what God has for the next generation and will learn how to engage them through building relationships and working with their families.


During this elective, you’ll have the opportunity to serve in local breakfast centers in needy neighborhoods. You’ll find new creative ways to give, not only physically, but spiritually to this new generation. The emerging generation needs good examples of people who follow the voice of God. You can be one of them!


Creative Arts

Whether you like acting, dancing, singing, or expressing yourself artistically, this elective is for you. You’ll be able to use creative art as a tool to do creative evangelism, drawing the attention and awakening the interest of a generation that will be able to see something different in you. We carry a message of truth and freedom for everyone!


Creativity will come from the guidance of the Holy Spirit awakening and using the gifts and talents he’s given you and breaking all fear of man by expressing yourself in your original design. Join us and be part of leaving your fears behind and letting God use you through creative art.



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.




Do you have a passion to reach the poor, the needy, and the hurting? You can be the change you're praying for. Come and deepen your understanding of God's compassionate heart and join us as we seek to bring hope and help to those who desperately need it.


You’ll take part in ministries within our city, impacting and restoring hope to the hopeless and showing Christ’s love in a practical way amidst poverty . You’ll learn to respond with God’s heart to the brokenness of the world, as well as how to impact lives with the gifts God has given you.




Upcoming Schools

April 2021

April 5 - September 10



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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