Working With Refugees DTS

Discipleship Training School

Working With Refugees DTS
May 23, 2022 YWAM Admin

YWAM Toowoomba as a mission feels called to justice and missions, and we have built great relationship with some of the refugees in our community, with the goal of building relationship and bringing the hope and love of Jesus to those who have been through injustice and tragedy. On the Working With Refugees DTS you learn how to build relationship with refugees and bring the simple Gospel to them, as well as take action and join us on some house visits with some of the refugee friends we have. 

What is DTS?

DTS is about 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.

As Youth With A Mission, the core of our movement is to KNOW GOD and MAKE GOD KNOWN. Discipleship Training School is a 5 month course where students will gain understanding of God and His ways. Through knowing God firstly, our lives will be set up to make God known most effectively. DTS is an opportunity to say “yes” to these truths.

How does DTS work?

Lecture Phase

Lecture phase of DTS is designed to champion students to KNOW GOD. The first 12 weeks of the course are what makes up the Lecture Phase. Each week is built around a specific lecture topic, where knowledgeable speakers are invited to share and teach from their experience with said topic. You will spend most of the lecture phase in the beautiful city of Toowoomba.

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

Outreach Phase

The 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 during the time you will be ministering in teams, sharing the truth of Jesus with others.

DTS Outreach phase 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


DTS Start Graduation
September 3, 2022 January 20, 2023
January 28, 2023 June 16, 2023
July 2023 December 2023
September 2023 March 2024



Lecture Phase Outreach Phase
$4,200 AUD $2,500-4,000* AUD

*DTS Outreach cost is subject to airfare

Our DTS is open to anyone; from those who have lots of experience working with people, to those who have never done it before!

Our Working With Refugees DTS is right for you if you:

  • Feel called to work with people
  • Want to impact the world through compassion and relationship
  • Love to share the love of God to others
  • Have a heart for refugees
  • Are interested in missions
  • Have a passion for the voiceless to be heard
  • Want to learn more about God’s mercy