Foundational Leadership Course

a place to grow

The Foundational Leadership Course (FLC) at YWAM Asheville is a 6 week program that gives the DTS graduate space to focus and refine their calling as a leader – and put it to practical use! If you want to join our team here at YWAM Asheville, pursue missions elsewhere, or be a missional influence in the spheres of society, the FLC will equip you to carry the light of the Gospel into any leadership role.

Disciples of Jesus

are automatically called to be leaders.

This is not dependent upon personality, charisma, or talent.

It is dependent upon possessing the flame of truth that this blind world is searching for.

Foundational Leadership Course

This school gave me great insight into the individual function God gave me to be a part of his body. The ways I thought about myself, ministry, and leadership were shifted in a way that gives me peace and excitement rather than anxiety. Growth is constant in the YWAM Asheville community, and being in this course was no exception.



I invite you to step into your God given abilities, explore the strengths He has placed within you, and learn to harness your story, your personality, and your identity to expand the Kingdom of God.

Mason Stephens

FLC Leader

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Feb 1st – March 13th 2021


lecture topics

-Biblical Leadership Principles


-Personal Mission & Vision

-DTS Staff Training

& more!


The only requirement is that you have graduated a Discipleship Training School. It is requested that you have seriously considered joining staff with YWAM Asheville upon grauation from FLC, as that is the primary purpose of the program.

room & board

YWAM Asheville has multiple houses that serve as our dorms & homes. As a FLC student, you will live in a house along with other students and staff of your gender. Most often, you’ll eat breakfast & dinner at home, and lunch at the classroom or during ministry times. Meals & transportation to and from class & other base actvities will be provided.

next steps

The application process is simple!

Once you’ve filled out your online application, someone from our team will email you with next steps. All we will need are a few references and a medical exam.

If you did your DTS with us here at YWAM Asheville, all you’ll need to do is fill out the online application.

joining staff

Once you’ve completed your FLC, you are free to pursue a staff position at YWAM Asheville! We require FLC as a prerequisite to staffing with us to give you basic tools and practical training to step into a staffing role with YWAM Asheville. The FLC is an opportunity for you to get to know the culture and DNA of our base, and determine if you want to join us. All the while, you get world class training and leadership experience. This course does not include an overseas outreach. However, should you stay on as staff after graduation, you will be part of staffing the DTS immediately following the FLC, with the potential of staffing the DTS outreach. We ask new staff to commit to a minimum of 2 years of service.



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Still Not Sure?

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