Justice & Compassion Discipleship Training School

Join YWAM Kansas City’s 6-month short term mission program that trains you to demonstrate the power of the Holy Spirit to open the door for gospel proclamation.

Proclaim freedom to the captives

The Justice and Compassion Discipleship Training School is a 6-month short term mission program that equips students to impact social injustices through the love of Jesus through Holy Spirit-guided compassion. In the face of injustice, we long to become a helper to the helpless, a father to the fatherless, and a voice to the voiceless. We believe that God calls us to reach out as His hands that feed the hungry, heal the sick and comfort the hurting. We will get HIS perspective on social injustice and learn how he is asking us to respond. We will bring beauty from ashes.

Each DTS is split up into two phases: lecture and outreach. DTS is a remarkable, transformational journey that gives you the opportunity to fully focus on Jesus, hear His voice, and step into the calling He has for your life.

School Dates

January school in session

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.

I came here with no expectations, but I found community who had the same heart to alleviate suffering in the nations.

Aaron Lee J&C DTS 2017 Student

Part 1: Training Phase (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

Part 2: Outreach Phase (10 weeks)

Immediately following the training phase, you will use the tools you were equipped with to impact a specific nation for God’s kingdom. Our outreaches have seen thousands come to Christ in countries all over the globe.

Our DTS outreaches work with long-term initiatives and strategies that God has laid on our hearts. We use YWAM KC’s connections to impact these nations. All outreaches have three components: evangelism, practical ministry and partnership with local churches and ministries.  Our primary outreach locations are Asia, Africa and Central/South America however, your outreach could be anywhere in the world!   Outreaches are announced during the lecture phase.

Students Trained
Heard the Gospel
Salvation Decisions

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.

When is the outreach phase and how much does it cost?

Outreach is scheduled 12 weeks after your arrival date. Exact dates will be established after your arrival. Outreach costs are separate from the Lecture Phase. These costs vary from one school to another.