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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 last two weeks of lecture phase, we will travel to Israel. 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 in the very places Jesus himself stood - that's what we will experience together!
Our time in Israel will include a guided tour around many of the Holy sites in Jerusalem, where we will have teaching about Jesus! We will also celebrate the Sabbath together with Christians living in the city.
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
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
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
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 :)
I decided to staff because I love to see people grow in their faith, come closer to God and experience him in new ways!
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 !!
I decided to become a DTS staff because I am passionate about seeing the Gospel transform people’s lives
I am a staff in DTS because I hope to see many more be equipped to share Him with the broken world around us
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 24th 2024
Ends: June 27th 2024
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.
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.