Discipleship Training School

at YWAM Asheville


The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a 5 month journey that aims to uncover design and purpose, train, equip, send, and champion those who long to see and serve the world around them. This is an opportunity to discover your passions, to dream with God, to realize your identity in Christ, and to find your part in God’s purposes for the world.


Here at YWAM Asheville, we offer the NO•MAD DTS. What is it? This is a school for those who want to follow Jesus in new ways with a deeper perspective. The NO•MAD DTS has a focus on loving the travelling hippies, gypsies, nomads and vagabonds. This DTS is for those that are not afraid to go to the ends of the earth in order to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to these modern day untouchables.

The school consists of 2 phases: lecture and outreach.


Lecture phase is 12 weeks long and will take place here in Asheville, North Carolina. It is designed for students to learn one topic per week in a classroom style setting, learning from world renowned teachers.

During your DTS lecture phase, you will experience:

-Classroom Lectures (topics like; Father Heart of God, Evangelism, Spiritual Warfare, Relationships and more)

-Worship & Intercession

-One-on-One Discipleship and Small Group Discussions

-Community Living

-Local Evangelism & Ministry

-Enjoying the beautiful city of Asheville!

The foundations of your faith will be strengthened as you learn more about God, His character, His love for the world, and His heart for you. You’ll learn not only from lectures but also from community living and practical training. The live-learn environment of the Discipleship Training School provides an intentional atmosphere for life-long transformation and friendships to be born.


During the outreach phase you will get to apply what you’ve learned through lecture phase in an intense, cross-cultural experience. The NO•MAD DTS outreach will be to the Himalayas of India, where we will focus on ministering to the nomads who travel through, as well as the locals. There will be opportunities to share your faith through prayer, worship, creativity and evangelism. We will reach out on both physical and spiritual levels to share the love of Christ with those we meet.


2020 dates TBA  

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Are you ready to leave the ordinary behind and change the world? Join us for the NO•MAD DTS; you’ll never be the same.

Interested in joining us?

Fill in your information below to start the registration and application process for the 2018 DTS.


PHONE: +1 (828) 417-7777

ADDRESS: PO Box 25, Asheville, NC 28802