Discipleship Training School (DTS)




The DTS is divided into two parts: a twelve-week lecture phase, followed by a nine-week outreach phase. In order to graduate from the DTS, both phases must be successfully completed.

Classroom & Training

The lecture phase consists of: Classroom curriculum, required reading, small groups, intercession groups, personal devotions, work duties, and various ministry opportunities. All of these activities are aimed at helping students learn more about God and to deepen their relationship with him.

Topics we cover

  • The character of God
  • Personal character development
  • How to hear God’s voice
  • Developing healthy relationships with others
  • Developing a strong devotional life
  • Sharing your faith
  • Missions

Barista Professional Pathway Training

The SCA is the coffee industry’s most respected trade guild, and completion of the Barista Professional Pathway is the ideal way to hone your experience and learn the techniques and information crucial to thriving as a professional barista, managing or owning your own shop. The SCA describes the Barista Pathway as “dynamic content presented as a series of classes designed to accelerate a student’s professional trajectory with world-recognized instruction in espresso and espresso drink preparation, equipment operation and customer service. Upon completion, graduates have established a set of skills that are immediately relevant and ready to enhance the workforce in any coffee bar operation with a focus on high-quality execution to the standards and best practices of the Specialty Coffee Association of America.”  Email for more details.


The goal of the DTS outreach is reaching people who have never heard about Jesus while growing in our personal passion for the lost. Each school’s outreaches travel to work among the unreached peoples of the 10/40 window.


For eight weeks the teams will have the incredible privilege of impacting nations with the Good News of Jesus. Ministry opportunities usually include one-on-one evangelism, research of specific unreached people groups, intercession and worship, encouraging fellow believers and various types of mercy ministries. Teams normally visit more than one nation and focus on specific people groups in each of the nations.

YWAM Jacksonville DTS

UofN Accreditation

The Discipleship Training School at YWAM Jacksonville is affiliated with the University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii. The school offers 21 college credit hours.

School Details

Starting Date
March 25, 2018

Coffee with a Mission                  This DTS will offer the opportunity to obtain your certification as a Barista by the SCA if you choose.

$100 Application fee              $3,400 Lecture Phase             (all students)

$1,700 Barista certification    *this is an additional fee to the lecture phase if you choose to add this to your training   

 $4,500+/- Outreach Phase

Possible Outreach Locations          China, Mongolia, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam or Malaysia   

To know God & make Him known

(904) 372-0161



Ready to join us on our mission? Apply online now.