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You are created for something more! 

Do you want to discover it? 

What is a DTS?

Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a 6 month 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.

DTS consists of three months of community living and lectures in our beautiful city of Skien, Norway. After this, you will go for eight weeks of outreach!

Take a look at one of our former student's experience of the DTS

Timeline for Spring DTS 2024

*The dates of the different travels are not exact 

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Lecture Phase

January – April

Lecture phase is designed for you to grow as a disciple, and contains two main ingredients: Getting to know Jesus deeper, and having community around you.


Every week of lecture phase has a specific theme with teachers who live out their message. Look forward to Biblical teaching that brings renewal to our minds and change to our hearts. You will also get to process the teaching in smaller groups and get personal follow-up. Lecture phase is also a time of worship, prayer, being practical, making new friends, talks around the table, fun, experiencing Norwegian nature and reaching out to youth and other people. 

Our base is a charming, old, renovated prison and we are located in the middle of the city. 

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Lecture Phase Tracks

We offer this Discipleship Training School with tracks you can choose between. Every week during the lecture phase there will be three hours with your track. With your track, you will learn more about God and about yourself.

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Music & Arts

We are not made to express worship in the same way, but to be creative in our unique way. God doesn't want us to just copy each other, but to awaken our creativity and passion. That is the exciting journey we want to take you on! Dive deeper into the creative pars that God has put in you.

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Word by Heart

The word of God is powerful and when we speak it life’s will be transformed. The Word brings truth, freedom and life. We want to meet Jesus face-to-face, hide his word in our hearts and share it with others in a unique way. Learn the stories of Jesus like you were an eye-witness!

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What is sisterhood?

In this track, we want to encourage you girls to grow in God’s love. We will spend time in His presence, blessing and encouraging one another . As we bless eachother, we also want to work together, go on the streets of Skien and bless other women.  

We will also have time of sisterhood with fun, good food and coffee.

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Taste and See

The world has so many fun things to offer, but sometimes it's hard to know what we are good at or what we like. If you're one of those, you have chosen the right track. On this track, we will explore different activities  every week, allowing you todiscover new passions. So what exactly are we exploring? Baking, a ski trip, barista and so much more!

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Disciple Journey

Dive deeper. Go further. Explore what it means to really follow Jesus. Study God's word together and test out if his word is really reliable. Jesus said: «You will do greater things than I?», but is that really true? And if, so, how does it look like to live this way?


Sport Track

One of my favorite ways of worshipping God is through being active. I think it's beautiful how we can honor the creator of our bodies by using it! Sport track is for those who like to stay active. We will dive into different sports and activities to use our body in different ways.  We will learn and have fun together! 

*New tracks will be added soon ! 


One week in February


In February of 2024, we in Youth With a Mission Skien are planning to send over than 80 people on a mission trip to Montenegro. The Spring DTS will be joining this exciting time of sharing Jesus to the people of Montenegro. Montenegro is a small country with about 1000 people who knows Jesus. As the majority of Montenegrins are Orthodox christians, most of them don't have a personal relationship with God. What if you could lead someone your own age to Jesus? What if we could be a part of seeing the nation of Montenegro coming one step closer to Him? 


Two and a half weeks in April 

For the two past years, we went to Israel for the two last week of the lecture phase. 

With the conflict becoming more and more intense in the region, we have decided that we will not go to Israel but to Turkey this year !! 

There we will have our two last weeks of teaching, about Jesus and Him being Lord of our lives. We will have possibilities to travel around, discover more of the country and the Turkish culture and explore biblical sites. It will be a time for us to have fun and to spend good time together as a class, before being send to the nations !!  

We believe that the choice we made to go to Turkey instead of Israel was the best choice for us as a school. 

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April – June

After three months of lecture phase, we are ready to go out on outreach. We go on outreach to give people Jesus and to practice what we have learned in the lecture phase.

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.

Outreach will go to one or two nations in a different culture, below on the map you can see where we have been since the start of our DTS.

Where we've been

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Over the last years, we've travelled to many different nations to share God's love!
Exactly where we go for Outreach changes from school to school. In addition to the countries marked on the map, we've also been in the Middle East.

Meet the staff

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Vegard Furuskjeg
DTS Leader

I am staffing the Spring DTS in Skien because I want to be a part of equipping people to live out the part they have in Gods big plan

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Macy Bergford
DTS Co-Leader


John Kugzruk

Abdiel Melgar

I want to help other young people who are lost or confused about the plans for their lives, just as I was. I believe that with the help of God we can figure it out together :)

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I decided to staff because I love to see people grow in their faith, come closer to God and experience him in new ways! 

Oline Markhus


I chose to be a DTS staff because I want to see people grow deeper in their relationship with God and be touch by His unending love !! 

Chloé Leuba

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Emily Schlueter

I decided to become a DTS staff because I am passionate about seeing the Gospel transform people’s lives

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Bennet Seick

I decided to come back as a Staff to seek God together and accompany each other in fellowship on the way

Photos from the 2023 DTS


 Starts: January 22nd  2025

Ends: June 26th  2025

Application for next year's school is open!


79 000 NOK* (Appr. 7000€)

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

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

Not included: 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. 

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