Encounter DTS


19th September 2024 - 21st February 2025 / Cape Town, South Africa

Do you have a desire to know God and make him known?
Come join us and discover the call of God on your life!

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!

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.

What 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 your DTS experience and reflect on all God has done. 

If you have any questions about this 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: 19th September 2024

End date: 21st February 2025

Length: 5 Months

Language: English

Location: Muizenberg

When finished this program gives you

22 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 and Debrief Phase:
Will cost approximately R40,000.