Refire Discipleship Training School

an opportunity to those over 50 to have a fresh encounter with the Lord and learn more about how to make a difference in the world.

2021 Dates

APRIL 9, 2021- SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

For the Sake of the Gospel

The Refire Discipleship Training School gives the opportunity to those over 50 to have a fresh encounter with the Lord and learn more about how to make a difference in the world. Whether retired or just taking a break to draw closer to the Lord, this training and outreach is designed specifically for you! Peggy Caden is the leader of the Refire Discipleship Training School. She’s an RN who has been involved in medical missions with YWAM. She did a Crossroads DTS in 1998 and also served as CDTS staff in several other schools. The Refire DTS allows you to learn and minister alongside others who also have a lifetime of experience. Together, you have so much to offer to those on the mission fields of the world. The latter years can be even more productive than the early years!
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.

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.