WORD + SPIRIT

Discipleship Training School

REVIVE | REFORM | REFRAME

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?

Revive
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?
Reform

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?

Reframe

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?

DTS Dates & Costs

Word + Spirit DTS | 23 September 2019 –  21 February 2020

Lecture phase (3 months): £2100

Outreach phase (2 months): £1200 + flights + vaccinations

Optional Leadership + Ministry Development Course | 23 March - 19 June 2020

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.

Each DTS is designed to do five things:

GATHER and CHALLENGE

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

INSPIRE and CULTIVATE

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

SHARPEN

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

EQUIP

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

IMPART

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

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.

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!

 

DTS Dates & Costs

Word + Spirit DTS | 23 September 2019 –  21 February 2020

Lecture phase (3 months): £2100

Outreach phase (2 months): £1200 + flights + vaccinations

Optional Leadership + Ministry Development Course | 23 March - 19 June 2020

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.

The name ‘Revival & Reformation’ comes from our desire to press into the heart of God to see him raise up men and women of a Revival heart to bring Reformation to our world. In partnership with Cambridge House of Prayer, our DTSs spend a couple of hours each day in worship and intercession.

The name also refers to the incredible Christian heritage which Cambridge has, and specifically the student Revival and missionary movement triggered by the Cambridge Seven in the late 19th Century and the 16th Century Reformation that began with a group gathering in a Cambridge pub to discuss Luther’s controversial rediscovery of the simple gospel.

You could say that what we want our DTSs to catalyse a Revival of Cambridge’s Reformation-al calling and anointing.

DTS FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Where will I stay?
All our DTS courses are residential, so food and accommodation is provided.

What visa do I need?
If you are from within the EU then none is needed, outside that (including the USA) please let us know. We will need to help you get the appropriate visa for your stay. Please DO NOT purchase tickets and get a VISA without working with us on this, current UK visa requirements make this very important.

Is there an age-limit? 

DTS is for anyone who loves Jesus, is seeking his Lordship and purpose in life and is at least 18 years old

How much luggage can I bring? 
Be aware some luggage allowances are greater than others. Whatever you bring you need to be able to carry on outreach and be under the European luggage allowance of 19Kg. Probably best to take Jesus’ advice and pack light (cf. Luke 10).

What about health care? 
You will need fly-home medical insurance. If you are from within the EU, please make sure you have a reciprocal health form or health insurance. If you are outside the EU, please ensure you have health insurance with repatriation included to cover your stay in the UK.

Can I bring musical instruments?
Yes! There will definitely be opportunity to use your musical talent during your time with us.

How can I pay?
All fees are to be paid in British Pounds Stirling in 4 parts:
1. a non-refundable room reservation fee of £250 once you’ve been accepted
2. the balance of the lecture phase fees by the end of the first term
3. the cost of flight tickets two months before outreach
4. the outreach phase fee by the end of the lecture phase

You can pay by several methods:

  • Pay cash (UK Stirling) (not through the post, please!)
  • Pay by cheque (payable in UK Stirling and made out to YWAM)
  • Pay by wiring money to us
  • Pay by using the Paypal Facility

For more details email us.

How late can I apply?
Let us know and we will see what we can do in the time… just ask!