Discipleship Training School


Cambridge is the birthplace of the English Reformation. After centuries of sermons from the same Latin translation, the church was woken up here. The light of the Gospel was rediscovered, and as those in this city caught on fire, hope was transmitted around the world.

How about you? Are you ready to be woken up to burn brightly for Christ?


This September's DTS will have an emphasis on prayer for revival. Are you ready to come alive to the life-transforming work of the Holy Spirit and to release that to others?

Our DTS will have an emphasis on getting to know the Bible as a whole. Do you want to allow the living word of God access to the depths of your soul so that he can shape you through it?


In 1885, seven students left Cambridge for China and a student missions movement was born. Are you ready to let the Gospel define you, to fulfil your destiny as one who bears God's image and carry the Gospel to the ends of the earth?

Each DTS is designed to do five things:


you to worship, listen to and obey God through evangelism, intercession and acts of compassion.


growth in your relationship with God and Christ-like character.


your ability to relate to, learn from and work with people.


you to serve God’s purposes, in or outside of YWAM.


the vision and foundational values of YWAM and share opportunities for service.

Lecture phase

Most mornings during the lecture phase will be spent in the classroom, but with daily prayer and worship and opportunities for weekly evangelism, our DTS will not simply fill your mind with wisdom, it will touch your heart with revelation and empower you to quickly put into practice the things that you learn.

Examples of teaching topics include the person and work of Jesus, hearing God's voice, worship and prayer, evangelism and the Holy Spirit. Many of the members of the YWAM Cambridge team are excellent and inspirational teachers in their own right, but we also invite local ministers and YWAMers from further afield to come and teach.

Outreach phase

Following in the footsteps of the great missionary pioneers, the Cambridge Seven, we love sharing the Good News all around the world. Each DTS spends two months overseas on outreach. International outreach gives you the opportunity to experience a new culture, the strength and support of being on a team and the opportunity to minister to others in a wide variety of situations in love. On outreach you could find yourself preaching and performing dramatic sketches of the gospel in local churches, giving Bibles out on the streets, praying for the sick in a government hospital, or teaching in schools — whatever God calls us to do, we will do!

Dates & Costs

Word + Spirit DTS: 23 September 2022 – 3 March 2023

Cambridge-based lecture phase: 3 months: £2490

International outreach phase: 2 months: £1400 + flights + vaccinations

We encourage DTS trainees to develop a faith-based relational support network so that we can work in partnership with your local sending church and friends. You will need other people to pray and support you as you step out in response to God's missionary call.