Revival & Reformation DTS

What is a DTS?
DTS stands for Discipleship Training School. The DTS is the basic training qualification required of all those who would become full-time members of YWAM. It is something of a cross between a gap-year programme and a missionary boot-camp. A typical DTS usually lasts for five or six months – the first half being a 12 week lecture phase and the second half being an international outreach of 8-12 weeks.

But the Revival & Reformation DTS is not a typical DTS! The Revival & Reformation DTS lasts for nine months, running from September 23rd to June 10th. This increased length is to allow us to include a greater emphasis on worship and intercession – plus the opportunity to do significant outreach within Cambridge (as well as the necessary overseas outreach).

How long is it?
The Revival & Reformation DTS lasts for nine months, running from September 23rd to June 10th. This increased length is to allow us to include a greater emphasis on worship and intercession – plus the opportunity to do significant outreach within Cambridge (as well as the necessary overseas outreach).

Like the Cambridge colleges, we will have three terms – two teaching terms, and one term of international outreach. The first term will run from

For those of you somewhat familiar with the different YWAM DTSes, the Revival & Reformation DTS will be something of a cross between the Fire & Fragrance DTS (with its emphasis on prevailing prayer & worship leading to bold evangelism) and the Urban Transformation DTS (an extended DTS with an emphasis on outreach within the host city).

Why the name ‘Revival & Reformation’?
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. We will have a focus on helping to establish a house of prayer in Cambridge as part of our DTS together and will spend two hours each afternoon 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.

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