Justice and Compassion Focus

centers on what true Biblical justice is according to the Word of God — from that place, we are compelled to do acts of mercy out of our love for God

2022 Dates

January 7, 2022- June 3, 2022
July 8, 2022- December 2, 2022
September 16, 2022- February 10, 2023
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Become the hands and feet of Jesus

The Justice and Compassion Focus is the mercy ministry focus of YWAM KC’s Discipleship Training School. You will learn what biblical justice is and how to combat different social injustices with the love of Jesus through Holy Spirit-guided compassion.

This focus will involve reaching out to people with God’s perspective of justice and His standards of compassion while sharing the gospel with the lost, the least, and the unloved.

Lecture Phase costs


*Estimate does not include outreach and outreach-related costs. Costs vary by country and significant discounts are available for students from developing nations.

The J and C focus taught me a LOT about how to live life and lead a family according to God's standards and not the world's.

Isaiah WiebeJanuary J&C DTS

I went into this thinking that humanitarian work sprinkled with Jesus was the way to do life. This J&C focus left me crying over people I never met, praying for the oppressed and its oppressors, and touching people society deemed unworthy of attention all through the inside out change motivated by just a glimpse of the Father’s heart for the lost.

Aaron LeeJanuary J&C DTS

I learned how to see the world through God's lens of a loving and broken heart, His standard of justice, and my role in partnering with Him by demonstrating acts of compassion.

Dolan RauenJanuary J&C DTS

Part 1: Training Phase

The training phase of your Discipleship Training School 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

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.


Talk to someone from the YWAM Kansas City Training Team or find out how you can get started on your application today.

Find answers to general DTS questions here.