The Messenger Focus specializes in developing strong leaders with training in missions, preaching and teaching while cultivating a heart that reflects the character of Jesus.

Upcoming School Dates

Our next quarter begins:

  • July 10, 2020 – Sept 18, 2020

2020 School Dates:

  • Sept 18, 2020 – Feb 26, 2021

2021 School Dates:

  • Jan 8, 2021 – July 18, 2021
  • April 9, 2021 – Sep 18, 2021
  • July 9, 2021 – Dec 17, 2021
  • Sep 17, 2021 – Feb 25, 2022

Here I am. Send me!

The Messenger (Leadership) Focus is the foundational focus of YWAM KC’s Discipleship Training School. It was birthed out of Isaiah 6:8 where the prophet Isaiah encountered the Lord and cried out, “Here I am… Send me!” His experience with God stirred a desire to be sent out as a messenger, unashamed of His God– and the Messenger focus will train you to be that kind of bold messenger of the gospel.

What’s a Discipleship Training School?
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 Lord took my hesitant 'yes' and recaptured my heart for Him and His people. DTS is a journey that has forever impacted me.

Kevin YunJanuary Messenger DTS 2017

The Arise focus helped me hone in on the leadership skills the Lord had already given me. It was a great season of refining that I never expected. I was able to see God move so powerfully with just my simple 'yes' to Him.

Tiffany YehJuly Messenger DTS 2016

It impacted me in such a way that truly opened my eyes to see and understand how Jesus lived and loved so well. Not only did I have this revelation, but the track allowed me to live it out & truly grow to be a disciple of Christ.

Katie GerardJanuary Messenger DTS 2017

Part 1: Training Phase

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

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.