Engage and Embrace DTS

January - June 2023 / Cape Town, South Africa

During the ENGAGE & EMBRACE DTS you will learn to
ENGAGE God and EMBRACE His people!

Your journey to discover your call in the Great Commission starts here…

The Discipleship Training School (DTS) gives you an opportunity to discover your passion and your part in God’s purpose for the world. It is for those who desire to follow Jesus in deeper and new ways with a unique perspective. We find our purpose as we discover His global purpose!

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What is DTS?

The DTS is a six month program blending classroom learning, small group activities, personal reflection, practical service, and community living. 

The first 3-months will be the training (lecture phase), in which you will be trained by teachers and leaders, living in mission-focused communities & being discipled on living out your faith in Jesus. Followed by approximately 3 months of being sent out (Outreach Phase) into the nations – living out practically what you learned during the lecture phase. Throughout the whole school you will learn more about God, His Word and His people.

We will have teachers from all over the world, from various church and cultural backgrounds. 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.

Our goals

Our goal is to see you grow in intimacy with God. We will equip you to reach the lost, care for the poor and needy, and convey Jesus’ message to a world that needs to know him. We will help disciple you in finding the vision that God has for your life, and how you can be a part of bringing revival that leads to a reformation in missions.

How does a dts look like?

Here you will discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus by discovering Him through His Word, His People and His Ways. You’ll not only learn from teachers but also from community living and practical training. Growth takes place not only in the classroom but in all aspects of life. This is why the DTS Lecture Phase is structured in so that the whole experience is a learning environment and opportunity for growth. Small groups, discussions, community outreach, worship times, and more, are all ways that you will have opportunity to encounter God and be shaped by Him. 

Over 3 billion people have not heard about Jesus and we are going to change that! We believe that discipleship is not complete until you, a disciple, begin to make disciples. Therefore, we will go out into the nations and declare His Good News to His people. You will have a chance to discover your abilities and giftings as you care for people and put into practice what you have learned during the Lecture Phase. You’ll be spending 9 – 10 weeks serving in various locations, locally and internationally, with a team from your DTS. Outreach locations vary depending on the school and/or focus. You will find out your outreach location during the school.

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!

UofN Code: DSP 211/212

Start date: January 5th 2023

End date: June 23rd 2023

Length: 5 Months

Language: English

Location: Muizenberg

When finished this program gives you

23 Credits


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.


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.

*Lecture Fees:
Category A:
Category B:
Category C:
Outreach Phase:
Will cost R35,000.

Meet The School Leader!

Noah Fensome

I moved to Cape Town joined YWAM Muizenberg staff in January 2018. I’m originally from Vancouver, Canada where I was involved with an organization called Young Life. I have a heart for discipleship and to see the body of Christ empowered to live a life lead by the spirit! While I have no family in South Africa, It’s definitely earned a special place in my heart over the past few years!

I love to play guitar, sing, surf, and spend time with people. Some of my favorite artists are “Sleeping at last”, “City and Colour”. I also love traveling (especially by airplane) which is a massive plus when you work with YWAM.

Two years ago, I staffed the “E&E” DTS, Last year I lead it for the first time, and this year I’m unbelievably excited to be leading it again in 2020. Come join me and some of my favorite people in the world (the staff +Jesus) for a program that can change your life!

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ABOUT YWAM Muizenberg

A multi-cultural community who embraces, equips, and launches all people into all nations to reveal Christ and His Kingdom. To know God and to make Him known.

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