The Music & Worship DTS

Sunshine State DTS
May 31, 2021 YWAM Admin


Drawing close to Jesus for 6 months, with expectation of encountering Jesus, being equipped to know God more, and being sent out to make God known. 

A United Longing for God

The Sunshine State DTS is a joint venture between 4 YWAM bases in Queensland, YWAM Gold Coast, YWAM Sunshine Coast, YWAM Toowoomba, and YWAM Whitsunday. Collectively we’ve felt that God has called us to join together and train up young people in Knowing God and Making God Known. Our desire as a DTS is to raise up young people who are passionate about Jesus and desire to build the Kingdom of God. Since there are 4 YWAM bases involved, the Lecture Phase of the DTS will be spent for a period of time in each of the YWAM locations. So if you have a love for Australia, enjoy travelling, or need something fresh in your life, this DTS is for you!




The core purpose of a Discipleship Training School is to guide students to gain understanding about God and His ways. The core of our movement is to KNOW GOD AND MAKE HIM KNOWN. Through knowing God firstly, our lives will be set up to make God known. DTS is an opportunity to say “yes” to these truths.


Lecture phase of DTS is designed to champion students to KNOW GOD. Lecture Phase consists of the first 12 weeks of DTS. Each week is built around a specific lecture topic, where knowledgeable speakers are invited to share and teach from their experience with said topic. For this DTS, Lecture Phase will be spent at different locations around Queensland.

Teaching topics include:

  • The Nature & Character of God
  • The Father Heart of God
  • Hearing God’s Voice
  • Relationships
  • The Lordship of Jesus
  • Biblical Worldview
  • Missions & Evangelism
  • Holy Spirit and Spiritual Warfare
  • Identity in Christ

Outside of the classroom students will be attending The Prayer Room, community worship sessions, bible study, small groups, mentorship, and fellowship over meals.


Outreach phase of DTS is an intentional response to what God does during lecture phase, by MAKING GOD KNOWN. Outreach phase is 8 weeks long, and for this DTS the Outreach Phase will be focused on Queensland.

Outreach may look like:

  • Visiting with refugee families
  • Leading worship at churches
  • Helping run TBF
  • Leading church services
  • Sharing testimonies
  • Doing practical work projects
  • Street evangelism
  • Prayer walks
  • Serving youth ministries
  • Teaching english classes
  • Partnering with established mercy ministries
  • Ministering to the poor and needy
  • Caring for and playing with kids in need