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Do you want an
experience of a life time?

The Explore Discipleship Training School is an incredible school filled with exciting content. Not only will you get teaching that will impact your life in an amazing way, but you will also be able to travel all over Norway, go to Iceland and Montenegro, AND go on a six week Mission Trip (Outreach) to a country in Europe, Asia, Africa or South-America!!

This DTS is what you could call “the full package”. As the school is a couple of months longer than most other DTS's, you get more time to travel, more time to practice what you learn, and more time to reflect on all the things you experience.


Simply said: More of the good stuff! 

What is a DTS?

Discipleship Training School (DTS) is an adventure diving deeper into what it means to be a disciple as you learn, go and travel to new places – together with new friends from all over the world.

Our greatest desire is that you will experience the love of God in such a way that you will never be the same again, and that you will discover more of His purpose for your life.


Explore Who God Is

Through teaching, prayer, worship, small groups, mentoring, fellowship and more!

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Explore The World

Travel the World, experience new cultures and see how God can use you to make a difference!

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Explore Your Talents

A lot of opportunities for you to discover and grow in

your talents & passions!

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Lecture Phase

October – March

The first few months of the school include a variety of teaching weeks where we invite teachers from all over the world. All of our teachings are focused on taking you deeper in knowing God and equipping you to make Him known. Below are some examples of our teaching topics:

Beautiful Landscape


God's Voice

God can speak and I can hear his voice? We discover how real and personal our God is.

Father and Daughter

Father Heart of God

God is often described as our father. It is powerful to understand what this truly means to us.

Hands Holding a Dove

The Holy Spirit

We unravel the mysteries of the trinity. Who is the Holy Spirit and what is his purpose?


Missions & Evangelism

Learn to share Jesus in a relevant way and get a better understanding of the Great Commission.

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Worship & Intercession

Your heart is key. How can God use us to glorify him, and what is the bigger picture of prayer?

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God's Word:

The Bible

How do you see the Bible? Would you like to discover the life that's in those words? 


A 7 month long DTS with extra much travelling and outreach!


“A few years ago I went to Iceland. One late evening we went on a hike in the majestic mountain areas and ended up in one of the many hot springs at the top. The sky was filled with stars and spontaneously we started singing “How Great is our God”, as we were so in awe of God’s amazing creation. It was one of the most epic experiences ever!”


Jo Yngve, YWAM Skien staff


This could be your experience too! On Explore DTS we will go to Iceland to enjoy the beautiful nature, meet wonderful people, get teaching and practice what we learn. 


Incredible lakes, lagoons, waterfalls, glaciers & hot pools are just some of the things Iceland has to offer. We will experience some of that. And maybe we get to see the Northern lights!

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In February 2023 we traveled as a whole base + more people, on an exciting Mission Trip to Montenegro. We did Mercy Ministry, played sports, built relationships, arranged various events, shared Jesus with many people, and much more! 

We have a big heart for this nation and want to continue to invest in the relationships we made there. We will continue to arrange mission trips to this beautiful country and YOU get to join! This is a unique opportunity to share Jesus and use your giftings to make a difference!


There are so many beautiful places and

fun things to do in Norway!


The first week of January we go to the Norwegian mountains to ski, slide and enjoy the winter!


If you're an experienced skier – you will have fun. If you have never done it before – then you will also have fun. Challenges come on your own level :-)

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March & April

Iceland! Montenegro! Wait, there is more??! 

Oh yes, you actually get to go on a six-week-long mission trip to a country in Africa, Asia, South America, or Europe! In the last years, we have gone to countries like Colombia, Brazil, India, Nepal, and Tanzania.


This will not be the regular tourist experience, but a unique opportunity to go to places most people don’t go to, meet the local people, and experience things that only a few others get the chance to!


But why? 


We go on outreach to show God’s love to people in words and action. 


We have the simple belief that God can use anyone, experienced or inexperienced, to show His heart and be His hands to anyone who needs Him. Our experience is also that in giving we also receive, and in going we keep on growing.


This is a perfect opportunity to continue to practice what you have learned. 


During DTS & optional after

During the lecture phase, we set some weeks aside to dive deeper into something you are passionate about. You can walk closer with people who have experience in this specific area and be inspired by their passion and equipped by their skills. We will have three internship weeks during the lecture phase of the DTS with an optional 7 weeklong internship after you graduate DTS.


We want to activate youth into a life with Jesus and take part in discipling this generation. In this internship, you get the opportunity to inspire and share Jesus with people in Norway.


We believe God will use us to carry the hope of Jesus to young people. This is a great opportunity to practice how to be a disciple and to disciple! 

During the optional internship phase, you will get the chance to join local The Send travelling teams happening in Norway and/or join a mission trip to another nation in Europe.  


More about The Send:

All in Missions & Discipleship


During this internship, we will connect the passion of making coffee with investing in the local community. We will travel and visit coffee breweries around in Norway where we will see, taste, and learn.


At the same time, we will be connected to Blackbird Skien.

A café that focuses on bringing people out of loneliness by creating a safe space where people can meet and have community.More about Blackbird:


You don’t need any previous barista experience, but you should enjoy learning and work with coffee and food.

Barista & Community


Do you like to use your practical skills to serve people? Or just enjoy trying out gardening or renovation? Then this internship is for you!

We believe that God called us to care for each other and steward well the resources that we have and use this to reflect His creativity and love.

In this internship you will be able to use your practical skills and grow in them, or - if you´re new to it – learn how to work with a hammer, a saw, plaster, paint, soil and seeds or other things.


By doing this we want to serve the people in our city and our base. 

Create & Build


Not all of us are called to be a Missionary. Many are called to the business world or to have a normal daily job. We want to learn together how to live out our faith daily and share about Jesus.

In this internship you will get to experience, as an intern in a business, how to share about your faith and serve God through your work.


More information will come.

Faith in Work

Each Internships have limited minimum and maximum size.

Meet the Staff

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Erika Mayara

DTS Leader


Delia Stricker


Erlend Stormo


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Ingrid Nordvoll




Starts: 10th of October 2024

Ends: 20th of April 2025



84 000 NOK* (Appr. 8000€) 

For each friend you bring, each of you get a 2000 NOK discount!

Apply BEFORE April 1st and get a discount!

* Included in the price: All accommodation, food, and travel during the lecture phase and outreach phase, including travels to and from Montenegro, Iceland, and the outreach location.

Not included:
Optional internship after DTS, potential costs for necessary vaccines and visa for outreach. This amount can be anywhere between 0 and 7000 NOK, depending on the outreach location and which vaccines you already have. You need your own travel insurance. Flights to and from Norway at the beginning and the end of DTS are not included. We also recommend that you have spare money to use during DTS.

Visa Information

This is a visa free school*

* Some nationalities might need a visa to come to the DTS. Check if this applies to you here. If your nation isn´t on the list above, you will most likely need a visa to come to the DTS. If you are from one of these nations and you want to apply to our DTS, please contact us.

School is being updated for next year

Current info on the webpage is for the 2023 school. The price and dates are already updated for 2024.

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