Engage and Embrace DTS 2019

YWAM Engage and Embrace DTS!

January – June 2019 / Cape Town, South Africa

A Discipleship Training School is more of an experience than a school. It is a journey where you develop truth, faith and character. During the ENGAGE & EMBRACE DTS you will learn to ENGAGE God and EMBRACE the World!

The Engage and Embrace DTS exists because we have a passion to see the body of Christ Engaging God in a way that is relevant to this generation. When we Engage God we can know His heart for Embracing everyone, especially those who are being oppressed and exploited.

What does God have to say about racism, xenophobia, refugees, etc? These are just some of today’s big topics that we will discuss and gain a greater understanding of. We are called to be the light of the world according to Matthew 5:14, and we will look at how this is possible in the midst of a world that is asking questions and feeling more confused.

We will have teachers from all over the world, from various church and cultural backgrounds, give their input on the school. The topics will cover a wide range from how to Hear the Voice of God to having a Biblical Worldview, all with the intention of knowing God deeper. Outside of the classroom students can enjoy the local life by visiting all the coffee shops, surfing or taking a good book and reading it while overlooking the South Atlantic Ocean.

2019 dts

The first three months of DTS will take place at YWAM Muizenberg on the Southern Peninsula of Cape Town, South Africa. During lectures we will spend time worshipping God together, seeking His heart and searching in His Word for His ways. We will engage in intercession for nations and evangelism in this nation. The DTS is geared to disciple each person by creating a live-learn environment where we rub shoulders with those of different cultures.  As we discover others cultures we see more of how God made us and we can celebrate the diversity. Every part of the DTS is designed with help from the Holy Spirit in order to facilitate growth. You will be challenged to live lives that reflect Christ in all you do. While on outreach, we focus on those that don’t have existing relationships with God yet – reconciling them to their Heavenly Father.

Continuing in a posture of learning and with a vision of “the Beloved Community”, 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 which you will 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 after outreach back in Muizenberg in order to debrief.

If you have any questions about the Engage and Embrace DTS , check out the frequently asked questions page or send us a question below. If you don’t know what to pack, check our packing list as well!

Join us for the January 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 Leaders!


I officially moved to Cape Town in January 2018.  Before YWAM, I worked for a youth ministry called Young Life and therefore have a major heart for discipling youths and young adults.  I have no family here in South Africa but I am really hoping they’ll come down for a visit sometime soon. I enjoy worship and evangelism and am really excited to be able to learn more and grow in those areas throughout this DTS.

My favourite pastime is definitely playing the guitar and singing, and my largest musical influences are probably “City and Colour” and “John Mayer”.  Besides music, I love travelling, getting to know people, and art.

I staffed the Engage and Embrace DTS last January and now I am very excited to take the role of school leader!


I love to serve, especially in missions. I am called to work with people of all ages but my passion is to journey with this younger generation and to raise them up for the Kingdom of God. I believe that as I give input and lead, I am also constantly learning and growing too.

I am a motivating, pursuing, determined young man and I love to teach about different topics, especially the Fear of the Lord. I love to make jokes, hang out and have fun with people.

I am so excited to journey with you in this school as we all discover that there is so much more to God and to enjoy with Him more than we have ever experienced before!


Lecture Phase: Jan 7th, 2019 – Mar 22th, 2018
Outreach Phase: Mar 22th, 2018- May 31th, 2019
Debrief weeks: May 31th, 2019 – June 14th, 2019

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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 | Engage and Embrace DTS

School of Prayer | jun 2019

This particular DTS forms part of a wider ministry called Engage & Embrace. This community will be running a School of Prayer after the Engage & Embrace DTS. This enables you the opportunity to  do a second level school after the successful completion of your DTS with YWAM Muizenberg. It is our hope to deepen the discipleship journey with you after the DTS and provide you with an opportunity to further equip you in the area of prayer, worship and the prophetic. If you would like to know more about the School of Prayer then please click on the link below:

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Come and join us on this epic journey as we learn to ENGAGE God and EMBRACE the world!

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.