Children At Risk DTS 2019

YWAM Children At Risk DTS!

23rd September 2019 – March 2020 / Cape Town, South Africa

To train and equip young people who are passionate about Christ and willing to make a difference in the lives of children at risk.
This is our vison for this DTS.

What is a Discipleship Training School (DTS)?
The Discipleship Training School is more of an experience than it is a school. An experience where you develop truth, faith, and character. If you’re tired of the normal classroom setting where you sit back in your chair and absorb facts from a talking head then this is the place for you. A place where we mix the classroom with real life and expose you to experiences that leave you and the world changed forever. During your Children at Risk DTS you will journey into the heart of God. This journey involves learning to see God, yourself and others as God does. It is a time that will instil within you a heart for everyone to know Him, and it is a place where you will be given the opportunity to put that heart into action through hands on experience in ministry in Muizenberg as well as on your outreach. At the heart of any DTS is this: to know God and to make Him known.

This Children at Risk school is for Christians who are passionate about reaching out to children at risk: like street children, kids from broken families, children with HIV/AIDS, and many other categories of children at risk. Teaching with this focus will happen one day a week during lecture phase and will be the main focus on the outreach phase of the school.

Every Friday during lecture phase there will be a different speaker and a focus on topics relating to children at risk. All speakers are practitioners in there particular field.

The first three months of DTS will take place at YWAM Muizenberg on the Southern Peninsula of Cape Town, South Africa. Sharing life together in community, staff and students alike will submerge themselves into an intentional season of shared learning via lectures, regular rhythms of prayer and worship, manual labor and active service to the community around us. With the Mother City as our backdrop we will engage in a live-learn pursuit of a life shaped by the mercy of God. Our prayer is that this lecture phase will birth a love for Jesus, a lifestyle of active reconciliation and a vision for lifelong learning, in all who participate. Lecture topics include: The Father/Mother Heart of God, World View, Reconciliation & Peacemaking, Holy Spirit, Missions, The Kingdom of God and more.

Continuing in a posture of learning and with a vision of “Children at Risk”, our final three months of DTS will consist of splitting into smaller focused outreach teams and heading to the nations. Carrying the two handed gospel which seeks to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of people, we will continue our communal discipleship journey while serving communities of conflict throughout the world. The hope for the outreach phase is for you to be students of the people, places, and stories you come into contact with while discovering and sharing the heart of Jesus and supporting various ministries and Kingdom movements along the way.

We will spend around 1-2 weeks back in Muizenberg in order to debrief.

If you have any questions about the Children at Risk DTS , check the frequently asked questions page or send  us a question below. If you don’t know what to pack, check our packing list!

Join us for the Children at Risk DTS if you desire to share your life for six months and have a passion for discovering Christ within yourself, within a community of active discipleship, and within a world aching for hope. APPLY TODAY!

Meet The School Leader!

Lunathi Joubert //

I’m from a small town in the Eastern Cape, South Africa called Engcobo. I came to Muizenberg to do my DTS in April 2014, after my DTS, I did a 6-week ‘Leading by the Spirit’ course. In 2015 I staffed a January DTS, and I have been on staff since then.
I have a big passion for children, young adults and families. I love and enjoy any outdoor activities. I love to do practical things and really enjoy having fun with people. Above all I love Jesus so much and I am passionately dedicated to learn and seek His will for my life and others’. I am really excited for all that He has for us this season.

Lecture Phase: 23rd Sep 2019 – Dec 2019
Outreach Phase: Dec 2019 – Feb 2020
Debrief week: End of Feb 2020 – Beginning of March 2020

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Tuition Cost

YWAM Muizenberg has a category system which aims to enable all students, regardless of social or economic background, to attend our training programmes. The fees below are according to category. You can find out more about our fees, which category you fall in to and financial policies here.

Cat A: R22,500
Cat B: R16,500
Cat C: R14,500
Outreach Phase:
Approximately R25,000 to R35,000 depending on location.
(Although this fee is part of the application process, these fees will be added to your school fee to avoid expensive bank charges for depositing small amounts of money)
Cat A: R500
Cat B: R300
Cat C: R250

Questions | 2019 DTS | Children at Risk

If you have any questions about the Children At Risk School. Please let us know!

Children at Risk DTS – Would you like to be one of those used by God to reach out to children at risk and help in restoring their dignity and transforming their individual lives, families and their community?

Come and join us on this epic journey as we go deeper with God and His heart for people and nations.

Note: This school is the entry level course for anything you want to do in YWAM, whether that is becoming a full-time staff member or continuing on in your education through the University of the Nations.