Leadership Development

Bring Lasting Change

You want to be a world changer. You want to use your gifts and talents to transform the world.

Join other developing leaders who long to end poverty, impure water, human trafficking, and more!

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About This Elective

YWAM’s Leadership Development DTS in Madison, Wisconsin will equip and challenge you to worship, know, love, obey, and listen to God. It will impart vision and prepare a new generation of world leaders. Through it, you will learn how to develop a leader’s plan, begin with the end in mind, and bring lasting change.

The Leadership Development DTS is all about transformation, seeing not just our own lives transformed, but also to see God birth a movement that impacts college campuses, governments, businesses and every part of society!

On outreach, we will work with street kids, AIDS orphans, slum communities, sex slaves and refugees, university students, as well as reach out to people of all ages through evangelism.

You WILL Make a Difference

Join YWAM’s Leadership Development DTS to discover how to use your gifts, talents, and natural abilities for God’s dream in your generation. Come learn how a Biblical worldview will provide a framework for learning and serving to accomplish justice. Discover how to apply your area of study to change the world and advance the kingdom of God!

What To Expect?

A YWAM DTS is for people of all ages (17+) who are serious about taking their relationship with God to the next level. You’ll be in situations that challenge you and bring out your strengths and weaknesses as you learn to give your all for Jesus. You’ll learn how to hear God and to obey Him. Your relationship with God will be on the fast track!

When ?

Fall 2020:
Sept. 20 – Feb 27

Fall 2021:
Sept. 19 – Feb 26

How Much?

Tuition covers the cost of meals, lodging, guest speakers, and books. Outreach fees vary from $2500 - $4000, depending on the location and cost of airfare.

plus outreach
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Learn More About DTS


The first three months of DTS prepares your heart and your mind to go. We bring in gifted speakers to teach on topics like God’s father heart, forgiveness, and how to study the Bible.  Learn More.


The DTS outreach will take you to the ends of the world to preach the gospel, to show God’s love to the poor, to pray for the sick, to rescue the enslaved, and to care for those in need.
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Check out our videos from past DTS teams. Hear our students express in their own words what they saw and did and picture yourself in their shoes. Learn More


What is outreach like? What is it really like to be part of the DTS community? Our blog is filled with stories written by DTS students like you. Learn More.