DTS is a unique 5-month course in our live/learn YWAM community. It consists of two parts: lecture phase and outreach phase, designed for you to “Know God and Make Him Known”. During the 12-week lecture phase you’ll hear from qualified speakers who come for a week to impart to you the principles they live by and teach. It’s a time of encountering God, and allowing Him to work deeply in our hearts. During the 8-week outreach phase get ready to take the Gospel to the nations. You’ll learn to step out of your comfort zone, work with your team, and trust God’s leading as you proclaim Christ to hundreds in big cities, or hike miles through rugged terrain just to reach the one.

YWAM Ships DTS Mazatlan

What Makes This DTS Unique

The YWAM Ships DTS is unique because it is fully integrated into the ministry of YWAM Ships Mazatlan. Our vision for YWAM Ships Mazatlan is to use vessels to access 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, as well as how to effectively bring the gospel to these out-of-the-way areas and people groups. 

This DTS is for the adventure-junkies, the ones who aren’t afraid to to go, the ones who are willing to go to the most isolated and least reached people in the world, using ships as tool to get there. This is an opportunity of a lifetime to be a part of ship equipped ministry here YWAM Mazatlan. 

Each DTS we have offers a variety of 'themes'. This could be media, ships, trailblazers, and a few others! What this means is that 2-5 hours a week (sometimes more) you and your group get a chance to focus on whatever area you choose! A time to get passionate, invest, and learn about that certain topic. This could mean going for a hike, learning how to build a campfire, shooting a video, learning how to tie knots or going to feed the hungry. Sometimes these themes also play a role in your outreach, and sometimes not. You'll get a chance to choose your theme once you've arrived for your DTS, so don't fret about it too much now! Just get excited for more adventures, experiences, and learning!