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!
Explore The World
Travel the World, experience new cultures and see how God can use you to make a difference!
Explore Your Talents
A lot of opportunities for you to discover and grow in
your talents & passions!
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:
God can speak and I can hear his voice? We discover how real and personal our God is.
Father Heart of God
God is often described as our father. It is powerful to understand what this truly means to us.
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.
Worship & Intercession
Your heart is key. How can God use us to glorify him, and what is the bigger picture of prayer?
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!
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 :-)
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!
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 specific experience in this area and be inspired by their passion and equipped by their skills. The internship will be for one week at a time, in between teaching weeks of the DTS, with an optional internship after you graduate DTS.
During this internship, you get the possibility to inspire and share Jesus with young people in Norway. You get to practice what you learn in lecture and that way it becomes even more your own. We want to activate youth into a life with Jesus and show them what that can look like. You get to travel all over Norway and share the gospel with young people. We believe God will use you a lot in seeing young people get hope in Jesus.
In June 2022 we had The Send in Oslo, Norway. For the first time we gathered in decades we gathered almost 10 000 young people to worship Jesus. We believe it’s momentum on our nations when it comes to seeing young people give their lives to Jesus and go ALL in for him. Because of that, we decided to continue to ride the wave and run the send locals in many cities in Norway. As an intern, you get to travel in Norway to give youth the call to go all in, and join The Send tour in the Spring.
During this internship, you will learn to make amazing cappuccinos, and experience the joy of fresh hand brew. We will travel and visit coffee breweries around in Norway and see, taste, and learn.
At the same time, we will be connected to Blackbird Skien, a café and meeting place that started up in Skien in the fall of 2022. We will witness a business start-up, and get to work behind the coffee bar, in the kitchen, and meet people.
This is a unique chance to join in on the first few months of a café! More about Blackbird: www.blackbirdskien.no.
You don’t need any previous barista experience, but you should enjoy learning and work with coffee and food.
During the internship weeks, you will get a barista course, get work experience at Blackbird, and be part of arranging an event at Blackbird with a focus on coffee and people.
More internships will be launched during the Spring. But here are some of our ideas:
Practical Professions (carpenter, cars, etc), Be a Missionary, Work & Society.
Starts: 5th of October 2023
Ends: 28th of April 2024
With an optional Internship 30th of April – 3rd of June!
82 000 NOK* (Appr. 8000€)
For each friend you bring, each of you gets a 2000 NOK 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.