Discipleship Training schools


The 6-month DTS is wonderful way to learn about God, yourself, and how to live a life as a disciple of Jesus Christ in both the practical and the spiritual way. Youth With a Mission offers many secondary schools that go beyond a DTS, and teach you how to fulfill the calling God has on your life in whatever capacity.
Here at YWAM Herrnhut we offer a few, but YWAM is a global movement of young missionaries seeking the Kingdom made known on earth, as it is in heaven.

Pacific & Asia Christian University (PACU) was founded in 1978 in Kona, Hawaii, USA. It was founded to train students in ministering the love of Christ and teaching others according to the command of Christ to make disciples of all nations, in all spheres of society. A development guide was written to create seven colleges and several multidisciplinary centres that would develop schools, seminars, and other training modules in these subject areas. A master plan for the campus was prepared by a team of planners and architects who carefully considered the best environment for implementing the founding principles of the university.

Schools were developed rapidly in many nations and on six continents. Many of these schools were linked with PACU. However, the regional and local names no longer reflected the worldwide scope and unity of the various higher education activities. The Board of Regents unanimously adopted the new name, University of the Nations (UofN), at their meeting in 1988. The name change took place officially on June 2, 1989.

The UofN is unique in its international missionary training scope with school locations in 160 nations and at 600 locations on all continents. Because national accrediting agencies have major differences in their systems, the UofN has not, at present, applied for any one nation’s accreditation.

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What it will look like

Through the first three months, known as Lecture Phase, you learn about the character and nature of God from a purely biblical perspective, about His Father heart for the world He created, and about His vast story of Redemption from the start. Along the way, you will learn about yourself the way God created you and cultivate friendships you will never forget.

The next three months are spent on Outreach with your outreach team, going into the nations, to your neighbors, and putting into practice what the Lord has taught you. Each outreach is unique, catered and designed by God to fit the teams in miraculous and exciting ways, ministering to the people the way Jesus did and living out an adventure with Him.

A day in the life of DTS

Our discipleship training schools are filled with transformative lectures, spirit-driven prayer sets, powerful worship times, and community bonding. Each week is designated to one specific topic that will confront and challenge the way we live our lives with Jesus and those around us. Collectively, we seek God’s desire for us to live a kingdom lifestyle that isn’t founded on the world’s perspective, but a righteous and holistic one.

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At YWAM Herrnhut we do not run training courses to make a profit. All of the money goes towards running costs of the course and food and housing costs.
The different courses vary in price based on their specific requirements and outreach locations. Please see course pages for more details.

Temperatures in Germany vary from -10 to +32 degrees celsius (14-90 F) and rain and snow are common. Please come prepared for the varying weather as we transition from winter to spring. Also, keep in mind that you will be living in community and your clothing and sleepwear should be modest and respectful of other people and varying cultures.

  • Everyday clothing
  • Workout clothing (if applicable)
  • Bathing suit (no bikinis)
  • Good shoes for varying weather
  • House shoes (for the castle)
  • Nice outfit for graduation
  • Toiletries
  • Warm jacket / rain jacket
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