The Music & Worship DTS

About | Music & Worship DTS
April 24, 2015 YWAMtba


The Music & Worship DTS is a 5-month long program created to strengthen students’ relationship with God. This school is designed for singers & musicians at any skill level, as well as those that are interested in music production. Students will be given unique opportunities to lead worship, write and record worship songs, and learn about the connection between music and missions. Also, there is no-prerequisite for this school. In other words, you don’t need to complete a ‘regular’ DTS in order to participate in this one.

Music is a powerful art form and something that helps to shape our culture. Through it, we can reveal God to the world in ways that are unique and creative. We want to raise up an army of musicians and creatives to know God and make Him known through our unique styles and talents.


The core purpose of a Discipleship Training School is to guide students to gain understanding about God and His ways. Our mission as YWAM is “To know God and make Him known”. DTS is an opportunity to say “yes” to these things in a deeper way.

The heart of our Music & Worship DTS is to inspire, champion, and equip those called to create through music. Whether you feel called to minister to the heart of God through worship, or to minister to others by sharing your music with the world, DTS will provide you with a foundation on which to build a life with eternal significance.



The core of our movement is to KNOW GOD AND MAKE HIM KNOWN, and the lecture phase of DTS is designed to champion students to KNOW GOD. Each week is built around a specific lecture topic, where knowledgeable speakers are invited to share and teach from their experience with said topic. Lecture phase is 12 weeks long.

Lecture phase 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, specialised night lectures for music & worship, small groups, mentorship, and fellowship over meals.


During the lecture phase students are assigned to a small group where they will be able to process all that they are learning with their peers and leaders. Students will often make close friends as they share openly, supporting and encouraging one another through discussion and prayer.

Students will also be assigned a DTS staff member to be their mentor while on DTS, giving them access to one-on-one discipling sessions where they can share more personally, receive support, encouragement and prayer.


One of the natural results of living in community with a bunch of zealous Jesus followers, is forming new friendships. The nature of DTS is to be open and honest with one another – the natural outworking of this environment is encouragement, love, support and deep, genuine friendships.


We believe the one of the outcomes of knowing God is MAKING GOD KNOWN. Outreach phase of DTS is an intentional response to what the student has learned during lecture phase. Outreach DTS outreach phase is 8 weeks long, 2 of the weeks being locally in Toowoomba and 6 of the weeks being overseas.

Local outreach may look like:

  • Busking in town
  • Working with youth groups
  • Evangelism in the city
  • Visiting with refugee families
  • Leading worship at churches
  • Helping run the Toowoomba Busking Festival

Overseas outreach may look like:

  • Setting up & performing at music events or festivals
  • 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 orphanages
  • House visits


Aside from ministry times, students will experience a whole new culture, make international friends, sample the local delicacies, experience the local sights and sounds and have a whole lot of fun as they journey with others on an overseas adventure. No matter where you end up going, outreach will be a time filled with memories you will be telling for years to come!








The DATES for our upcoming Music & Worship Discipleship Training Schools are:

School Intake School Graduation
January 23rd, 2021 June 12th, 2021
July 17th, 2021 December 3rd, 2021
October 16th, 2021 March 4th, 2022
January 22nd, 2021 June 10th, 2022

Please contact us to apply for intake dates beyond January 2022


The Cost for our upcoming Music & Worship DTS is:

School Fees (Lecture Phase) $AUD (Australian) $USD (United States)
Tuition, Room, Board & Meals $4,200 $3,192
Outreach Fees (Outreach Phase)
Local & Overseas Fees $2,800-3,500* $2,128-2,660*


All School & Outreach fees are paid in Australia Dollars (AUD). USD has been included below as an estimate only (based on the USD rate 31th March, 2021). Please visit xe.com for the most current exchange rates.

*subject to airfare costs for overseas travel

Does not include travel costs to and from Toowoomba, visa, health insurance and immunisations.

Outreach fees cover the following:

  • Transfers to & from Airports for Overseas Outreach
  • Visa for your stay in your Overseas Outreach location
  • All associated Airfares to your Overseas Outreach location
  • All ground transport for Local & Overseas Outreach Phases
  • Food & Accommodation for Local & Overseas Outreach Phases


The Music & Worship Discipleship Training School is an experience of a lifetime. Make new friends... Travel the world... Encounter God in a new way... And find purpose as you minister with music.

Our DTS is open to anyone; from those who have just picked up a guitar, to seasoned musicians, worship leaders, and music producers!

Our Music & Worship DTS is right for you if you:

  • Feel called to worship ministry
  • Want to impact the world through music
  • Love to minister to the heart of God through music
  • Are a singer
  • Play a musical instrument
  • Are interested in audio production
  • Have a passion for music
  • Want to learn more about God through the lens of music & worship!