YWAM Nashville


Where Are You Headed? Hungry For More?

The DTS is an intense discipleship course inviting you to deepen your walk with the Lord and make an impact on this generation; and it is a prerequisite for all future training schools and joining staff with Youth With A Mission (YWAM).

The DTS consists of three months learning at our campus in Adams, TN, and three months of outreach. Cross-cultural exposure and global awareness are special emphases throughout the course. As you grow in your relationship with God and others, you will also be increasingly equipped to reach current and future generations, answering the call to "go into all the world and disciple all nations" (Matthew 28:19).

Get Understanding

For the first three months, you have the opportunity to seek God as you are exposed to insightful teaching from weekly speakers and live in community with other staff and students.
Topics include:
- The Character of God
- Relationship with God and others
- The Power of Forgiveness
- Development of your Christian Character
- Bible study, Prayer and Spiritual Warfare
- Learning God’s Will for Your Life
- Sharing your faith

Gather Your Tools

Through discussion and application, you will be challenged to use what you learn each week. Some of the avenues available for doing this include
-Service projects
-Corporate worship
-Practical steps in relationships
-Daily personal time with the Lord
-Mobilizing others for involvement
-Intercession for others


Three months of outreach will challenge you to trust God’s character, provision, and love in ways unique to your setting and journey.

September 28, 2014 - March 28, 2015
February 1, 2015 - July 25, 2015
September 27, 2015 - March 26, 2016

Lecture Phase: $3,290.00 (Covers tuition, housing and meals)

Outreach: Cost varies with location. Typically these trips are between $4,000 -$5,000 (covers airfare, housing, food and travel in country)

Must be 18 years or older, or high school graduate.

School Leaders

Brooke And Dana Gehman have been full time staff at YWAM Nashville since January of 2006. Since that time, they've been working in the training department as their passion is seeing young men and women truly embracing the fullness of what God has for them. They have six children of their own and are constantly expanding their family as they pour into new students and staff.

Fall 2014 DTS Begins in



"Doing a DTS is like going in for heart surgery. Taking out the bad and replacing it with good. I would recommend this to people because we all need solid foundations, something to grow on and this is it!"
- Brittany Hallett. Alberta, Canada

What People are saying about DTS

"Doing a dts is a life changer! For me, God showed me how real and tangible He is, how I am a child of His and how much more exciting it is to be with him, rather than away. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to have an amazing experience with God!"
- Kendra DeVrou. Michigan

"For me, DTS was more a process of unlearning. I had a lot of religious concepts of God...but He had to strip many of my pre-conceived ideas away to make room for Who He really is. The older I get, the more I realize I don't know. There's so much to learn about who God is. I'm in DTS for the rest of my life!"
- Brooke Gehman

"Take everything you know about yourself, about GOD, about society, about Christianity, about the nations, about love, along with your rights to even breath itself. And there you well find a yielded heart after the cross. Something that I could not have seen until mercy hit me like a freight train. Why do a DTS? You will find the CHRIST centered community you were created for, the knowledge to do more. And the GOD that your soul cries out for. And the love and reality of CHRIST and HIS love for you, that will not leave you unchanged."
- Cody Brewer. Lancaster, PA.

"Next to following Jesus, doing a DTS is one of the most impactful decisions you'll ever make. You learn so much that your heart and mind could explode, all while making the best memories with strangers that become more like family than most of your relatives."
- Marissa Boeckmann. Ohio

"DTS it is a beautiful challenge with constant growth!! Personally, I felt like I was growing constantly in all areas of life. There is so much stretching and expanding that when it is all over you can't even believe how much you've learned. I would recommend it to people because you learn so much about yourself and God even in more ways than you can even imagine."
- Brittany Turner. Murfreesboro, TN.