Converge Gap Year Discipleship Training School 



NOTE: The Gap Year DTS set to start Oct. 2018 requires at least two more staff, one male, and one female. If you are a YWAMer and you can be recommended for DTS staff, please contact us. 


Oct 15, 2018 to May 2, 2019 – includes short outreaches in the USA and 8-weeks international outreach.

Oct. 14, 2019 to May 1, 2020 – includes short outreaches in the USA and 8-weeks international outreach.

Join us as we pray for a unique new DTS equipping participants with life-skills for work and life-long witness in every sphere of influence to make a real-world difference. The Gap Year Discipleship Training School in Ocean City, NJ is an experience of a lifetime. Come together with a multicultural group of fellow travelers getting empowered as lifelong global change makers.

A very different kind of DTS. A very different kind of Gap Year.

The typical DTS is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with a 12-week lecture/teaching phase and an 8-12 week practical field assignment. It is a prerequisite for all other courses in the University of the Nations, and also serves to orient and prepare all new Youth With A Mission (YWAM) staff. The DTS is designed to encourage students in personal character development, cultivating their relationship with God and identifying their unique gifts and callings. Cross-cultural exposure and global awareness are special emphases throughout the course, preparing the students to evangelize and disciple current and future generations, answering the call to Go into all the world and teach (make disciples of) all nations. (Matthew 28:19).

This Gap Year DTS is all of that and more. In other words, it’s not for everyone. Gap Year DTS participants will not only receive the immersive DTS teaching, worship, intercession, and outreach to the nations, but they will also learn life-skills including actual work with local business and ministry leaders. Participants will learn personal leadership skills, including budgets, communications, community service, and team work. And participants may also receive professional college guidance from our own on-board guidance counselor, Jessica Kalisa.

Are you qualified to join the DTS Staff?

Our YWAM team is looking for a few more dynamic individuals with a heart for discipleship and a vision for how students can live and learn as active members of the YWAM Ocean City community while benefiting from the teachings of DTS speakers and international outreach. The DTS Staff will participate in the planning and coordination of the Gap Year DTS, including the placement students in small groups, internship assignments, and outreaches during and after the lecture phase. All DTS Staff are expected to go on both the local and the international outreach. If you are a YWAMer called to make disciples, contact us.

The DTS Staff team is forming now! 

Would you pray about joining us?

Would you pray for our next DTS and particularly for the participants who are chosen by God to join us?

Reach Out

Interested in joining finding out more? Reach out here.

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