Discipleship Training School

Are YOU wanting a solid foundation in your walk with God? Are YOU hungry for heart knowledge and a life-changing experience? Travel, develop LASTING friendships, experience NEW cultures, make an IMPACT, and truly CONNECT with God? DISCOVER this and more through our 5 month DTSs (Discipleship Training School) which run every January, July, and October (Second Level Schools run every April). See the SCHOOLS tab for more information.

Explore NZ

The perfect place to prepare your heart, mind and soul for missions, Tauranga is only 2½ hours from Auckland, 1 hour from Matamata (Hobbiton!), 45 minutes from Rotorua (a geothermal area) with bubbling mud, geysers, and hot springs, and a few short hours from Cathedral Cove (Chronicles of Narnia) and the world famous Hot Water Beach!

Pick A School

We offer a number of exciting different DTS (Discipleship Training School) programs and Second Level Schools, each with a particular focus. There are schools starting up year-round, so take a look, and pick the school that suits you best!

The heartbeat of YWAM and the DTS (Discipleship Training School) is to KNOW GOD and MAKE HIM KNOWN. DTS consists of 12 transformational weeks of lectures: It’s you getting to KNOW GOD as we cover topics like hearing God’s voice, God’s character and nature, your identity and calling, the Father Heart of God, and much more. The remaining 8 weeks is outreach where you get to MAKE HIM KNOWN as you travel overseas and put it all into practice!

This DTS will change your life for good! So what are you waiting for?? LEARN MORE!



New Zealand

With a population of just over 4 million, New Zealand has had a surprisingly significant impact on the nations. From inventing bungee jumping, to being the set for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, to having once been the number one missionary sending nation in the world, New Zealand is a land of innovation and ingenuity. Don’t take our word for it though, come experience Aotearoa (Land of the Long White Cloud, the Maori name for New Zealand) for yourself! Continue your New Zealand experience and plan a visit to the majestic South Island after your DTS is finished!

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Tauranga and Surroundings

Tauranga is a beautiful and prosperous New Zealand city situated on the Bay of Plenty in the North Island. With an urban population of 120,000 Tauranga is the sixth most populous city in New Zealand. Within a short drive is the beautiful beach at Mount Maunganui (pictured), the Hobbiton movie set, and the bubbling mud, geysers, and hot springs of Rotorua.

A few hours drive will also bring you to the beautiful Cathedral Cove (a set for the Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian film), the world-famous “Hot Water Beach,” where the tide is heated by geothermal springs right on the beach, and the rugged Tongariro National Park, a volcanic zone where Mordor was filmed in the Lord of the Rings movies.


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