Mercy DTS

The Mercy DTS is all about engaging and expressing God’s heart of loving kindness to the lost people in the world by pioneering and working in mercy ministries, we have been blessed and will be a blessing to people who need it more than we do.

James 1:27 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

As we go, we will REJOICE IN MERCY and worship JESUS as a big part of our focus! We want to embrace the fact that Jesus ALWAYS acted out of mercy so we want to act out of mercy as well.

The Lecture Phase starts on September 22nd, 2019 and will finish on December 13th, 2019. There will be a break for Christmas vacation between lecture and outreach phase. The Outreach Phase will start on January 2nd, 2020 with staff conference at Grimerud, the main base of YWAM Norway, and the school will end March 20th, 2020 in Sola, Norway.

This school will require more than a 90 day tourist visa to Schengen.


Lecture phase: September 20th - December 14th

Outreach phase: January 2nd - March 22nd



Lecture phase:

Price group A: 28 000 NOK

Price group B: 24 000 NOK

Price group C: 20 000 NOK

Outreach phase:

Mercy for Papua New Guinea

Mercy for North Africa

Mercy for Eastern Europe

Individual prices for each track


Check the following link to see which price group you fall under:

* Price includes all costs for teachings, meals, accommodation and travel expenses during the school (23 weeks). Not included are expenses for the travel to and from the DTS and potential expenses for visas, vaccinations and items for private use (e.g. toiletries).

What is A DTS?

The Discipleship Training School (YWAM DTS) seeks to bring you into a more intimate relationship with God. It also gives you an opportunity to discover your passions and your part in God’s purposes for the world. It is for those who long to follow Jesus in new ways with a different perspective.

The course is a full-time program that lasts five to nine months and is the prerequisite for not only becoming YWAM staff, but also for YWAM’s second-level training schools.

It consists of two parts: lecture phase and outreach phase.

In the lecture phase, you will learn more about God and His world, not only from lectures but also from community living and practical training. The outreach phase focuses on applying what you learned in the classroom through an intense, cross-cultural experience.


The newest of our programs begins at our training center at Sola, in the south west of Norway where living conditions are simple and “koselig”, as we say here.12 amazing weeks of Bible based teaching will help you grow in Christ and become grounded in the foundations of our faith!

Each week will cover a specific topic such as Prayer, Justice and Mercy, Missions, The Bible, Father-Heart of God, Relationships, etc. and each subject will be taught by wonderful teachers from Norway and around the world. Our teachers vary from year to year, but each one will invest in you and inspire you through their lifestyle, faith and wisdom.


We are not people who simply hear; we are people who hear the Word and then do what it says! (James 1:22)

Outreach activities will vary but have previously consisted on working in slums and refugee camps, orphanages and children’s ministries, church planting as well as practical work, etc.

Wherever we go, and whatever we do, we know that God is leading us and we’re ready to “Go!” and do all that He asks.


*This DTS is a University of the Nations registered course. The UofN is part of Youth with a Mission. A successfully completed DTS is a prerequisite to all other UofN training schools, degree programs and to work long term with YWAM.