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Take a Gap year with YWAM


Graduated high school? Unfulfilled with work? Need a break from College?

Come to Kona, Hawaii for a Discipleship Training School (DTS) and grow in your relationship with God. Spend your gap year discovering how He has created you uniquely and with a specific purpose in mind. Learn how to hear God's voice and dream His dreams for you.


So What is DTS?

DTS is six months of passionately seeking God. Every DTS has three months of lectures where you will learn more about God and what it means to be a disciple of Him.

After that Outreach Phase consists of 2-3 months of serving and spreading the kingdom somewhere else in the world.

School Details

Come do your DTS at YWAM Ships Kona in downtown Kailua-Kona, and join one of our Ships locations for outreach!


  • April 4, 2019 to Sept 8, 2019
  • July 5, 2019 to Nov 30, 2019
  • Sept 18, 2019 to March 14, 2019


  • Lecture Phase $3,995. Includes food, accommodation, and tuition. Does not include airfare.
  • Outreach Fee $5000. Includes transportation, housing, and food.


  • The first 3 months will be held at our waterfront property in downtown Kona, Hawaii.
  • Outreach destinations include but not limited to: Papua New guinea, Haiti, Cambodia, Panama, Marshall Islands. etc...

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Discipleship Training School

Take a Gap Year, Find your Purpose