Medical DTS at Port YWAM in Kona


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The Medical Discipleship Training School (MEDTS) held at Port YWAM Kona provides a great opportunity to extend and expand one’s healthcare training and experience medical missions in some of the most needy and isolated places on earth. There is no better way to accomplish this than to spend five months with a group of dedicated health care workers eager to Know God and Make Him Known. Starting with arrival day on January 5th, 2017, this school will run for 21 weeks ending with graduation on Friday, June 1st, 2017.

Lecture Phase:22370316729_1cc28c1ec4_z

This course is for both the licensed medical professional and non-licensed person. In the morning you will be in a Discipleship Training School classroom in Kona Hawaii and then in the afternoons you select either the primary health care non-professional track or the licensed medical professional track. The level of subject matter is relevant to your chosen track. You will cover topics such as; tropical diseases, midwifery, dental, eye care, malaria, TB, hypertension, diabetes, infection control, wound care, community health education and more. Throughout the course you are up-skilled into taking your medical training into fields where sterile environments do not exist.


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 involve ourselves in mercy ministries and primary 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 onboard one of our medical ships in Papua New Guinea, working in a remote medical clinic in Togo, West Africa or serving in villages in Cambodia. These are only a few of many possibilities.

All outreaches will have an option, to extend for an additional 9 months.

The Leaders:

Craig & Connie Kline

Connie Kline has been involved in medical missions for over 30 years, serving in East Africa and more recently in Papua New Guinea on YWAM’s Medical Ships. Connie and her husband Craig are originally from Washington State, they have six children and three grandchildren. Craig spent his career as a real estate broker, however was very active in overseas missions throughout his professional life.


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

Cost for lecture:

$3,995. Includes food, room and board, and tuition. Does not include airfare or health insurance.

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.

Not Your Average Classroom:

On your YWAM Ships Kona DTS, training happens both outside and inside the classroom. Lectures will open your heart, challenge your mind and inspire you to ships7act.  With lecturers from all around the world, every week will be an adventure of its own. You will rub shoulders with YWAM Ships Kona staff and leaders from around the globe who will encourage you and broaden your understanding of missions.

Contact us:

+1 (808) 757-9150,

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.

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