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Engage and Impact 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.


Engage and Impact DTS


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Activate your relationship with God

Before we can set out to engage a lost and broken world, we first have to engage in our own relationship with God. During the Engage and Impact DTS, you'll be challenged to grow in your intimacy with God and build a solid foundation on the truth of the gospel.

From daily devotions to worship and prayer times, you'll have plenty of opportunities to discover more of who God is and what his plans are for your life.


Discover your passions

The Engage and Impact DTS will help you learn how to use your passions to partner with God's work in the nations.

Whether you already know what your passions are, or you're still trying to figure them out, you'll be surrounded by others who can help you discover how God will use what he's placed inside you for his purposes! DallasDallasDallasDallasDallasDallasDallasDallasDallasDallas

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Engage the isolated

Did you know that there are people in the world who've never heard the gospel and have no access to basic resources? It might be hard to believe nowadays that remote tribes and islands still haven't heard the name of Jesus.

These people need someone willing to step out of their comfort zone and go where no one else has gone before—someone like you.


Make an impact

It can feel overwhelming when you see the amount of need in the world, but don't let that discourage you. You were made for greatness!

The Engage and Impact DTS will help equip and enable you to truly make a difference and bring transformation to those who need it most. God will work in and through you to help bring lasting change to everyone you encounter. Your yes can change the world!

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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.


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.



Ocean Adventures

This elective is about raising up passionate people who want to engage in Ocean Adventures in order to impact lives by carrying the gospel message through unique activities like surfing, paddle-boarding, sailing, and kayaking.


You'll learn how to effectively communicate the gospel message through any activity. So, if you're passionate about ocean adventure activities and want to learn how to fuse that passion with the message of Jesus, then this elective is for you!



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

July 2021

June 28 - December 10, 2021

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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Interested? Let's talk.

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