Beyond Borders DTS

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What is the Beyond Borders DTS?

Are you seeking to grow deeper in your relationship with God? Do you long for unreached people groups to have the opportunity to hear the gospel message? If you have answered yes to either of those questions Beyond Borders DTS is for you!

A DTS (Disciple training school) is a time set apart for God to let Him captivate your heart and to give you a new passion for Him and His kingdom. It is an intensive residential training course involving 12 weeks of teaching and 12 weeks of outreach in various locations.

This DTS puts an accent on cultural diversity and the heart of God for the nations, especially those who have never heard the good news. Our goal is to prepare students to respond to the call of God to go into world and make disciples of all nations.

It will also gives you an opportunity to discover your passions and your part in God’s purposes for the world. It is for those who long to follow Jesus in new ways with a different perspective.


“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb…” Rev. 7:9


Lecture Phase

The first part of the school, called the lecture phase, lasts 12 weeks and is based in the picturesque town of Saint-Paul- Trois-Châteaux, France.

Each week, students will have the opportunity to attend classes touching on a specific spiritual subject. The courses are taught by different speakers from different cultural backgrounds who have both knowledge and experience in their specific field of teaching.

Weekly topics include:

  • Intimacy with God
  • The Holy Spirit
  • The Bible
  • Hearing the Voice of God
  • The Father’s heart
  • Mission
  • Evangelization
  • God´s Calling

Lecture phase also includes:

  • Intercession times and worship times throughout the week.
  • Workshops to prepare for evangelism (preaching, song, mime, dance, puppets, etc.).
  • Times of personal study: reading, journaling, research.
  • Practical tasks: cleaning/housework, taking part in some practical activities at the YWAM base.
  • Personal times (one-on- one) with a staff member or with the speaker of the week.
  • Small group to reflect on what God is doing and to learn to minister to each other.
  • Personal times with God

The number of students in a DTS varies from 8 to 25 students. As a general rule, most of the staff, the speakers and the students live in community, sharing meals together and the work duties.

You can find the regular DTS curriculum at

God used this DTS to soften me: He received me in a cocoon full of gentleness and rooted me in His Father's heart; He received me with all my intelligence, my reflection, my reasoning and taught me to seek the voice of the Spirit. He also made me see other facets of His Kingdom and strengthened my motivation to get involved!

Lucie Regard
France YWAM Provence

Outreach Phase

During the DTS outreach phase, you will join with others to take the message and love of God to France and ( or) across the world. You will learn about the diversity of cultures and will participate in God’s purposes for the places you visit. The outreach phase will give you the chance to apply the principles you learned during your lectures. You can put all of your new perspective into action by sharing God’s truth in different places.

Your Outreach Location

In the past in Saint-Paul, the outreach locations have been Burkina faso, Mali, Mongolia, France and other countries. The outreach for the next school has not yet been determined. The staff will be praying and discerning where God is calling this specific DTS to minister.

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YWAM Provence


Includes all training, meals and lodging


11th April, 2021

17th December, 2021

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