DTS with YWAM Ships Kona

Outreaches to Micronesia, Amazon, Panama, Mediterranean, Papua New Guinea!

Choose exciting locations like these while studying, sailing and serving with YWAM Ships DTS!  After the 12-week lecture phase in Kona in Hawaii has been completed you will board a vessel heading out to sea as part of your outreach.

Imagine your Outreach on board!


s/y EL ENCUENTRO  (s/y identifies the vessel as a sailing yacht) on the Caribbean Sea side of Panama and the s/y HAWAI’I ALOHA in Micronesia. You will be given a basic sailing course as part of your DTS to get you ready. If you don’t feel comfortable at sea we have many land-based outreach options as well.

What Makes This DTS Different?

Like all YWAM DTS’s, we are about developing a close and personal relationship with God, understanding what it means to take the Great Commission to the nations.  YWAM Ships is unique because our vessels enable us to reach isolated communities rarely visited due to their remote ocean locations.  You will be challenged to become leaders of this generation fulfilling God’s call on your life with your peers!


YWAM Ships Kona DTS (Discipleship Training School) is a five month course that can be used as your gateway to service in YWAM in over 1,400 locations throughout the world.


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Lecture phase – Port YWAM Kona

Cost for lecture:

$4,250. Includes food, room and board, and tuition. Does not include airfare.

Cost for Outreach:

Outreach cost is estimated at $4,500–$5,000. The actual cost will depend on your field assignment destination as most of the outreach cost is airfare.


Online Application Form

Or contact us: registrar@ywamships.net. +1 (808) 757-9150 Extension 103

For the fastest response please use our preferred method which is the Online Application Form hot button above. If you must complete your DTS Application off-line, please download and fax the completed form to: +1(949)271-4909. Thank you.

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