Foundational Leadership School

A disciple of Jesus is automatically called to be a leader. 

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.

this is a place to grow

The Foundational Leadership School (FLS) at YWAM Asheville is a 5 month course that gives the DTS graduate a place 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 FLS will equip you to carry the light of the Gospel into any leadership role.

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2020 FLS Dates:

Local Phase: September 24th – December 19th

Christmas Break (you can go home if you want): December 20th-28th

Global Phase: Dec 29th-Feb 20th

lecture topics

Some lecture topics covered are:

-personal mission & vision

-cross cultural communication

-inductive bible study


-prayer & intercession


-biblical leadership principles

-servant leadership

& more


To Be Determined

room & board

YWAM Asheville has multiple houses that serve as our dorms & homes. As a FLS student, you will live in a house along with other students and staff of your gender. Most often, you’ll eat breakfast at home, lunch at the classroom, and dinner at a community space. 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 here at YWAM Asheville, all you’ll need to do is fill out the online application.

joining staff

Once you’ve completed your FLS, you are free to pursue a staff position at YWAM Asheville! We require FLS as a prerequisite to staffing with us as a way to ensure that you feel you are in the right place. The FLS 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. 


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Still Not Sure?

Let’s talk! We’d love to discuss any concerns, hesitations, or questions you might have. Fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page & someone from our team will be in touch!

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

FLS Leader

Fill out the form below if you’d like to begin the applicatoin process! Once this is submitted, someone on our team will reach out to you with next steps.