What is a Discipleship Training School?


Biblical Foundation

At YWAM Muskoka we build from a solid Biblical foundation. From the beginning God desired to be in relationship with His creation. In an interactive classroom setting students learn and experience the following topics:

  • Hearing the Voice of God
  • Nature and Character of God
  • Evangelism
  • Making Jesus Lord
  • Healing Life's Hurts
  • God's Destiny for you Life
  • Father-heart of God
  • Our Identity through Jesus
  • Biblical Worldview
  • The Person - Jesus
  • Who is Holy Spirit?

Each day we begin with corporate worship and prayer focusing our attention on God.



To GATHER and CHALLENGE people to worship, listen to and obey God, releasing them to serve through evangelism, intercession, acts of compassion and other expressions of God's heart for the world, possibly even pioneering new ministries.
To INSPIRE and CULTIVATE growth in one's relationship with God resulting in Christ like character, which is based on a solid Biblical foundation, the work of the Holy Spirit and the personal application of Biblical truth, especially concerning God's Character, the Cross and empowering Grace.
To SHARPEN one's ability to relate to, learn from and work with people, including those of different cultures, personalities and perspectives.
To further EQUIP each one to serve God's purposes either in or outside of YWAM Family or Ministries.  Strengthening a commitment to reach the lost, especially the unreached, to care for the poor and to influence all areas of society.
To IMPART the vision and foundational values of Youth With A Mission International as well as that of the host operating location and to provide information regarding a variety of opportunities for service.


Aims to graduate students...

  • with a growing understanding of the breadth and depth of God’s character and ways
  • who are becoming more like Jesus in the way they relate to God and people
  • who increasingly cooperate with the empowering presence of the indwelling Holy Spirit
  • who listen to and obey God as the result of God’s enabling Grace
  • who search the Scripture in such a way that transforms beliefs, values and behaviors
  • with strengthened lifestyles of worship, intercession and spiritual warfare
  • with a greater ability to work with others, especially those different to themselves
  • who can share the Gospel with the lost and have a life long commitment to do so
  • with a commitment to continue to be involved in some way with God’s work among the nations, including unreached people, the poor and needy and in spheres of society
  • who understand the calling and values of YWAM and are aware of a variety of opportunities available to them throughout YWAM
  • with a clearer understanding of God’s purposes for their life and a sense of their life direction
    who either:
    • go on to serve God in either a context familiar 
    • or foreign to them
      pursue further training (in or outside of YWAM) to equip them for further service

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DTS Options


Discover God in the beauty of His creation.

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Sons and Daughters

Discovering our identities as sons and daughters of God while exploring the gifts He has given us.


Sports and Outdoors

Using sports and the outdoors as a path to discovering God and reach your potential. 

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Weekly schedules includes, but is not limited to...

-Teaching/Lecture to aid in the understanding and experience of God, His Character and His Ways.
-Local ministry and Evangelism
-Serving on the base through work duties
-Bible teaching and/or study
-Small group processing
-One-on-one Mentoring
-Outdoor & Sport break out sessions that include workshops & activities 
-Outreach Phase Preparation