YWAM Justice DTS

Caution: This DTS is not for the faint hearted!
JUSTICE DTS is for those who really want to make a difference
and are willing to pay the price to do so.

Human trafficking, children living on the streets, poverty, AIDS – these are only a few of the injustices that millions of people face every day. JUSTICE DTS is specifically designed for those who refuse to stand on the sidelines and observe the atrocities of our world.

JUSTICE DTS is for the adventurous in spirit, the compassionate at heart, and those who really want to make a difference!!!

This JUSTICE DTS is more than YWAM’s entry-level course, it is a wild pursuit of discovering God and making Him known in the Nations! We welcome families, couples and singles. 

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Lecture Phase

Your adventure begins with a three-month Lecture Phase at the Port YWAM Campus, located in the heart of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. World renowned speakers, along with devoted staff, will encourage and challenge you to experience the abundant life God has to offer.
Lecture Phase is more than just an education; it is a journey into the very heart of God, discovering His call for your life and how you can use your gifts, skills and education to bring transformation to the nations. Within a community dedicated to prayer, worship, and seeking God, we will challenge you to become the man or woman God desires you to be.
During this time, you will engage and learn about the following:

• God’s Nature and Character
• God’s Intention for Individuals, Peoples, and Creation
• God’s Redemption: Sin and the Cross
• God’s Family: His Children and His Church
• God’s World: His Call and His Commission
• God’s Truth: Biblical Worldview and Foundation



Outreach Phase

Outreach Phase is what makes the YWAM-DTS experience unique. We believe that Discipleship is not complete until you, a disciple, begin to make disciples. God desires that all mankind would know Him and His love (John 3:16). Being His followers, we desire the same! Alongside your Kingdom-minded classmates, experienced staff will guide you in sharing your faith with the nations of the world.

However, we are not content with just sharing the Gospel. We believe that Jesus is the most compassionate man who ever walked the earth. He is deeply concerned with every aspect of life, both practically and spiritually (James 2:17). Our outreaches, although primarily evangelistic, are filled with opportunities to educate local individuals, involve ourselves in mercy ministries, and address injustices such as poverty, children at risk, hunger, and sub-standard healthcare.

Your Outreach Phase will give you the opportunity to travel to a foreign culture as an ambassador of Christ. You will become His hands and feet in bringing hope and compassion to a hurting world in desperate need! It’s an experience that is bound to rock you to the core and it will define the way in which you choose to live in the future.

During the two month outreach phase, you may find yourself sailing to an isolated island in the South Pacific or flying to a developing country to teach in an orphanage in Cambodia, preach the gospel in Panama, construct rain catchment tanks in Haiti, serve and love children exploited by trafficking in Thailand, or work with a remote medical clinic in Togo, West Africa. These are only a few of many possibilities.

If you are searching for the adventure of all adventures, we invite you to join us!


  • January 4, 2018 –  June 2, 2018 (Optional extended outreach options available)
  • January 3, 2019 – June 8, 2019 (Optional extended outreach options available)


Port YWAM in downtown Kona, Hawaii. 1 mile from the YWAM Kona Campus.

Cost for Lecture:

USD $3,995. Includes food, board, and tuition. Does not include airfare.

Cost for Outreach:

Depends on field assignment destination as the majority of the cost is airfare.

Approximately USD $4,500 – $5,000.

Disclaimer: YWAM Ships Kona is an independent and separate 501c3 organization from the University of the Nations, Kona Inc. These two entities are independent and separate in all aspects, legally, financially and operationally. The courses listed above are run at Port YWAM Kona one mile down the road from the University Campus.


Online Application Form

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

Packing List

Click the button to your right to find out what to bring.


Murphy OhanaSean and Jill Murphy have been a part of Youth with a Mission for many years. They have lived in Kona, Hawaii for 15 years. They and their three children Brendan 18, Reid 15, and Grace 12 have led many outreaches to the nations, such as Fiji, Thailand, Haiti, Cambodia, and Vanuatu to name a few.

They have also had the privilege of leading a Discipleship Training School in both Haiti and Samoa. They are passionate about revival and discipleship, and cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for this JUSTICE DTS!