Encounter DTS

A fully accredited University of the Nations training course

Our Vision for YWAM DTS

The Encounter DTS is calling a generation to encounter God and be launched into the nations! The prophet Isaiah encountered the Lord and from that place, cried out, “Here I am… Send me!”  His experience with God stirred a desire to be sent out as a messenger. This dynamic school is 20 weeks and has two phases:                                           Training Phase and Outreach Phase.  

Training phase: 12 weeks in length

The YWAM DTS training phase will be a profound time of encountering God as you are equipped to be a missionary to the nations. Speakers from all over the world will come and bring focused training as we seek the Lord together in community.  

During these 12 weeks you will be trained as a messenger to hear God’s voice, proclaim the gospel, activate your gifts and skills into unique kingdom influence, start discipleship movements, and engage in strategic missions.

Outreach phase: 8-9 Weeks in length  

Immediately following the DTS training phase, you will use the tools you were equipped with to impact a specific nation for God’s kingdom. DTS outreaches have seen thousands come to Christ in countries all over the globe. This Encounter DTS has outreach focused on indigenous people groups, we have a Native American focus within the USA and then we go to one of many international locations within our target nation groups.    

Come encounter God and make Him famous!

The Encounter DTS has an outdoor track and music and worship track to engage in.

* Ask about special tuition price available for taking Jan DTS & July DBS together!                                    

Program Information

What to expect at YWAM Ventura

The Journey Begins ...


Ventura is a beautiful place to begin a journey of discipleship.  A YWAM DTS will equip you to go out into the world ready to bring the influence of the Kingdom and mission of God into every place  your feet go.

A Surf Community


There is plenty of time to enjoy the beach and catch some waves during your YWAM DTS, to feel the warm sun and ocean breeze on your face... listen to His voice and enjoy the wonder and beauty of encountering God as you prepare for missions outreach.

Pacific Ocean Views


Up at the Cross... A historical landmark, overooking to the city of Ventura and the Channel Islands just offshore. This is a great place to pray! Ventura has a rich history in missions. Our YWAM DTS base housing also has an amazing ocean view!

A Place to Encounter God


Sense the call of God to reach the nations ... Encounter the presence of God and the transforming work of HIs Spirit in your life as you move deeper into personal worship and intercessory prayer. YWAM DTS will get you for the mission!

DTS and the Mission of God

global reach

YWAM DTS prepares you to take the story of God to the nations. We do to indigenous peoples in the unreached regions of the world. This is the primary mission and focus of our DTS outreach phase. 

Local Outreach

Ventura at dusk

While here for YWAM DTS, you will have opportunity for local missions, going out into the community to engage with people, praying for them and serving in practical ways, doing street evangelism, our Kidz Jam program, music outreaches, and ultimately enjoying Ventura.