Crossroads Discipleship Training School

Join YWAM Kansas City’s short term mission program designed for adults 30 years and older to seeking spiritual renewal, vision, or new direction. This school provides a unique opportunity to know God more intimately, to increase in godly character, and to become involved in missions.

Here I am. Send me!

The Crossroads Discipleship Training School is our short term mission program that calls forth a generation to encounter God and be launched into the nations! It is specifically designed for adults ages 30 and older. The prophet Isaiah encountered the Lord and from that place, cried out, “Here I am… Send me!” His experience with God stirred a desire to be sent out as a messenger, and that’s the desire behind this school.

School Dates

Sep 22 – Dec 15, 2017

Lecture Phase costs

Use the generator to get an estimate of how much your lecture phase will cost. Costs vary by country and significant discounts are available for students from developing nations.

*Estimate does not include outreach and outreach-related costs.

DTS is one of the best programs I've ever been in. If you're searching to hear God's voice and to know your original design, come do a DTS. You won't regret it!

Tiffany YehJuly DTS 2016

Training Phase

Length: 12 weeks

The training phase will be a profound time of encountering God as you are equipped to be a missionary to the nations. Speakers from all over the world will come and bring focused training as we seek the Lord together in community. During these 12 weeks, you will be trained as a messenger to hear God’s voice, proclaim the gospel, start discipleship movements, and engage in strategic missions. A typical week will include:

  • Personal devotional time
  • Daily lectures with teachers from all over the world
  • Work duties in which we all serve the base for a couple hours a day
  • Small groups
  • Outreach meetings
  • One-on-one processing times with a staff member
  • Local outreach

What are the costs for this program?

To find your estimated costs (excluding outreach phase), please go to our Discipleship Training School page. Training phase costs includes housing and food. At registration, you will be notified of your remaining balance, which will be due in full at registration. You must inform your school leader prior to arrival if you have incomplete fees. Payments can be made by Visa, Mastercard, cash in person, or a US check addressed to “YWAM” at YWAM KC, Attn: Training Staff PO Box 616 Grandview, MO 64030

How many credits does a DTS apply for the University of the Nations?

U of N Credits: 23. These credits may be applied to a U of N degree program or transferred to other participating colleges or universities.

How do I pay for this program?

You are responsible for covering all of your school fees. To help with fundraising, we recommend “Friends Raising” by Betty Barnett and “Daring to Live on the Edge” by Loren Cunningham, available at YWAM Publishing.

What is your refund policy?

The application fee is non-refundable. Refund policies for are 100% prior to arrival, 95% during 1st week of classes, 85% during 2nd week of classes,70% during 3rd week of classes, 60% during 4th week of classes, 50% during 5th week of classes, and 0% beyond 5th week of classes.

What if I need a visa?

Visa processing times vary according to the nation from which you are applying. Students from Developing Nations should allow 3-6 months for the visa application process. Other nationalities should allow 1-3 months, depending upon US embassy processing times. YWAM KC is not able to process any staff or student visas. We are able to send you an invitation letter that can be used for your visa application process. Please do not book your airline tickets until you have your US visa. YWAM KC will not be liable for any airfares booked that are canceled/missed due to visa denial or cancellation.

What is the housing situation?

YWAM Kansas City is a live/learn community as we value the relational aspects of learning together. This means that we are primarily a residential campus and campus housing is dormitory style. Families and married couples are given their own room. There is limited storage space in the rooms so please bring essential items only. Room assignments will be given to students on Arrival Day. Housing costs are included in your course fees.