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 students experience of last years DTS

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Spring DTS

Spring DTS


Lecture Phase

January – April

Lecture phase is designed for you to grow as a disciple, and we believe this has 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. Check out the themes below! 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, experiencing Norwegian nature and reaching out to youth and other people.

In the middle of lecture phase we will go on an outreach together with our whole community. It will be for a week, to a small yet beautiful country in the south of Europe - Montenegro. 

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


These are the teaching themes we have had the last few years, which can change slightly from year to year:

Hearing God's Voice – This changes everything. God wants to speak to me!

A Heart of Worship – What does giving God glory look like? Honesty, love and real life is key.

God's Big Story – What is the story of the Bible all about, and where do we come into the picture?

Father Heart of God – He created you, loves you and wants you to know Him as a good Father.

Relationships – Friends, family, boyfriend/girlfriend, sexuality... How to deal with it?

Missional Lifestyle – Practical tools to reach your friends and simply following Jesus in everyday life.

Lordship – Surrendering everything to Jesus will cost you, but could it also be the way to most freedom?

Holy Spirit – The helper who wants to be your best friend. Will you let Him?

Jesus – What is actually the Gospel, and the Kingdom? We spend a week admiring and getting to know Jesus better.

Worldview – Deep questions asked about how we look at ourselves and the world we live in.

Identity– In a world of opinions, who labels you? Let yourself be defined by God, and Him only.

Missions – God's heart longs for people of all nations, tribes and tongues to know Him.


A new thing for our DTS is that we travel to Israel, the place where it all began. We will be there for the two last weeks of the lecture phase. We will learn more about Jesus and experience him in the very place where God started his great redemptive plan that eventually would affect all of us. Imagine standing on the very places Jesus himself stood - that's what we will experience together!




April – June

After three months of lecture phase, we are ready to go out on outreach.


Can God use you? The answer is YES!


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.


We travel in teams, and we travel light – we often sleep in guest houses, in churches and similar places. We go on outreach to give people Jesus. But along the way, we also get to meet beautiful people, see spectacular sights and have a lot of fun! 

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.



The DTS will end with YWAM Norways yearly sommer festival, called GOfest. This will be a long weekend of seeking God together with all of YWAM Norway. There will be fun times together, teaching and worship. 

Where we've been


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.

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.

Our Tracks


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!

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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?


Exploring My Bible

Is there a part of you that is curious about the Bible? Or maybe you’d just like to get a better understanding for some of the more interesting parts?
We want to take you through some of the overall story and give you a few tools to explore the more weird, wacky and wonderful parts that you might not know what to do with.


Thirst for Life

We are God’s hands and feet on the earth. Together we will explore how we can be a part of making a difference for the ones around us. Through different ministries locally, and abroad, we will learn to serve the needy in various ways.



Learn to take better pictures from experienced photographers. Loads of practical assignments and time to develop your creativity. Explore how we can use photography as a tool for God’s kingdom! 

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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.

Meet the staff

Vegard Furuskjeg
Julianne Zahl-Olsen
Eva Furuskjeg
Beathe Angeltveit
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Kristi Haavardsholm
Ben Halsall

Photos from the 2021 DTS


 Starts > January 11th  2023

Ends > July 2nd  2023

(These dates can be subject to change)


59 000 NOK (Appr. 5724€)


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

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Visa information

This is a visa free school*


*You most likely won´t need a visa for the Spring DTS, since most nationalities are able to stay in Norway for up to 90 days without a visa. Check if this also applies to you here.


If your nation isn´t on the list adove,  you´ll most likely need a visa to come to the DTS. Please contact us and we´ll help your through the process.  

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