What is a DTS?

A Discipleship Training School is five months of personally experiencing God and living the adventure of taking His message to the nations. Apply the truth of God to life and be further equipped to fulfil your purpose. It’s an intense, full-time program consisting of two parts – lecture phase and outreach phase.


With an emphasis on urban dances, the dance track will equip you to use your gift in this area and go to the next level seeking excellence in your dance style and putting it into practice in the streets.

You will receive workshops and MasterClasses of:

      – Creativity in the FreeStyle
      – Fitness for the dance
      – History of HipHop Culture
      – Hip Hop Choreographic
      – Break dance
      – House Basics
      – Fundamentals of Contemporary Dance

      A special approach to develop your acting gifts (in camera, on stage, in street theater, etc.) and learn how to use them to convey the message of the gospel and express the culture of the kingdom in acting.

      This itinerary will include Workshops such as:

                   – Musical theatre
                   – Facial and body expression
                   – Voice projection
                   – How to create your own pieces



        With a team specialized in communicating and telling stories through the different multimedia platforms, you can learn the basic principles of this art and develop your interest in using photography, videography and design to generate multimedia content, and share what is happening in the mission and the gospel message.

          Enfocando en el desarrollo de tu composición musical, raperos con experiencia te acompañarán para crecer y ser capaz de comunicar desde el escenario, tanto con letras preparadas como en la improvisación.

          (La disponibilidad de este track está sujeta al número de participantes)

            Rap / Music


            If you have an interest in sports and use your gifts and abilities in this area to connect with other young people and to create a space where they can know God, the Sports track is for you.

            In it, you can focus the time on:
                    – Football
                    – Basketball
                    – Street Workout
                    – Sports activities with young people from the neighborhood
                    – Physical conditioning
                    – How to organize tournaments and sports days

            (The availability of this track is subject to the number of participants.


              Phase 1

              The lecture phase

              Start out with 12 weeks of focused, intensive discipleship in our missions community. You and your classmates will explore a range of topics, guided by experienced local and international missions practitioners. Every week will address areas related to following Jesus in life and character, personal relationship with God and missions.


              Encouter God

              Encounter God like never before. This is your time to personally get to know Him more and how He does things.


              Hearing God’s Voice

              Nature and Character of God

              Experience Belonging

              Explore God’s ways in relationships and further find your place in His family.


              Father Heart of God


              Gain Perspective

              See all of life from God’s perspective. As you get to know God, you find out how He feels about the world you live in.


              Authority and Submission

              Fear of the Lord

              Discover Purpose

              Discover more of your calling and start living the life that God created you for.




              Grow in Holiness

              Experience freedom and security through the cross of Jesus Christ. It will change how you live your day to day.


              Repentance & Forgiveness

              Making Jesus Lord

              Build a Foundation

              Your prayer and worship is fueled as you encounter God in new ways.


              Living in Spiritual Authority

              Intercession and Worship


              Activities outside the classroom

              As YWAM, our approach to training is holistic – “live-learn” – recognizing that learning and growth don’t just take place through lectures in a classroom, but also through serving, living in community, one-on-one discipleship, small group discussions and more.

              Other essential elements of your DTS lecture phase experience include:

              Worship 2


              We love meeting with God together! You’ll have regular times of worship with your DTS, as well as with the larger YWAM Madrid community.

              Work Duties

              Everyone, staff and student, lends a hand to keep our community functioning. This could include serving in the kitchen, helping with administration, working on property upkeep, wherever there is need and wherever your skills fit.

              Assignments and Projects

              Book reports, a group research project and weekly journals give you more opportunity to process and apply what you are learning.

              Prayer & Intercesssion

              Connect with God’s heart and intentions for situations, nations, people groups and more as you and your DTS regularly pray and seek Him together.

              International Community

              YWAM Madrid is a multicultural, multigenerational gathering of individuals and families from many church backgrounds, committed to Christ, to the Great Commission and to each other.


              As a community, we regularly set aside time to reach out to the cities of Torrejón & Madrid – the missions field at our doorstep – bringing hope to those in need.

              One-on-one Discipelship

              Regular times to meet with a DTS staff member, giving you opportunity to further process what God is doing, receive prayer and more.

              Small Groups

              You’ll have set-aside times to meet with a smaller group from your DTS to discuss, process, encourage each other and have fun.


              Fun & Adventure

              Events like open mic nights, trivia challenges, camping trips, BBQ’s, sport and games are all part of your DTS experience. Whether it’s exploring Madrid’s coffee culture or enjoying the amazing views of Toledo, we love having fun together!


              Phase 2

              The outreach phase

              You don’t need to wait to make a difference! Go public with the gospel – share truth and meet needs.

              Following three months of lecture phase, your DTS will head off on a two month cross-cultural outreach.

              Outreach teams go and serve the lost wherever they are, and share the hope of Christ in many ways: evangelism, discipleship, sports, drama, youth ministry, teaching, music, practical service, prayer, media – we do it all.

              We demonstrate the love of God to people through our lives and through the gifts that He’s given us.

              Teams regularly partner with local churches and YWAM ministries to strengthen their ministry and provide for follow up discipleship. Your final week will be spent back in Madrid, de-briefing and being equipped to continue with everything that God has done in your life over the five months.

              Cross-Cultural Missions

              Teaching & Preaching

              Acts of Mercy

              Travel & Adventure

              Work in a Team


              DTS is Just the Beginning

              Your final week will be spent back in Madrid, de-briefing and getting ready for all God has for you next. Once you’ve finished DTS, you’ve got an open door into further training and ministry within YWAM both in Madrid and internationally. The opportunities – in YWAM and beyond – are endless. You’ll be amazed at where God can take you! (And we’d love to help you get there)

              The next DTS in Madrid will be from

              September 22, 2019 – February 16, 2020

              For more information about the DTS