July Discipleship Training School


  • Next Upcoming Dates: (see more)

    4 Jul. - 20 Nov. 2024

  • Lecture Cost

    3990 CHF

  • Estimated Outreach Cost


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Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
John 20:21


Take five months of your life to seek hard after God.

The July DTS keeps the mold of a classic DTS and, at the same time, pushes the boundaries to stay at the front of what God is doing in missions. This DTS consists of great lectures from international speakers and plenty of opportunities for application both locally in Lausanne and internationally during outreach. Students will focus on deepening their intimacy with God through worship and intercession, thus fueling the fire to obey God and bring the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

Take five months of your life to seek hard after God. Through lectures, community life, practical ministries, and outreaches, learn what it means to be a disciple and how to live as one. Not only will you grow as a disciple, you will learn how to make disciples. The world is hungry for God’s truth and transformation – come learn how to feed them.

More about July DTS

Seek after God with everything.

Go deeper. We are interested in holistic growth. True discipleship transforms your heart, intellect, and skills. During the lecture phase of the January DTS, you will have opportunities to grow through formal teaching like lectures and informal teaching like international community living. We are all about giving you opportunities to own your faith and mature.

For 11 weeks during the lecture phase of the July DTS, you will hear speakers from all over the world who live out what they teach. The July DTS exposes students to what is happening at the forefront of world missions and gives them a setting to live their faith out in a challenging yet incredible culture.

Summer is one of the best seasons in Switzerland. With warm weather and long sunny days, you begin to understand why it is considered one of the most beautiful places on earth. After a long day of classes, play some volleyball with friends, go down and jump into picturesque Lake Geneva, or take a bike ride through the forest next to the campus.

Summer in Switzerland

So you want to go deeper in your faith and calling? We have prayerfully chosen supplemental reading, assignments, and projects to expand the understanding and application of what you are learning. Creatively record and process what God is speaking to you through weekly journals. Lessons will root deeper by sharing what you learn through inspiring book and outreach reports and public presentations.

Assignments & Projects

Hear from world-class speakers on topics like:

Character & Nature of God

Who is God, really? What if He is infinitely bigger than we have made Him to be? These are beautifully vast questions that we can explore for the rest of our lives. Come alongside other classmates, staff, and speakers who are passionate about discovering and loving God deeply and truly.

Dig into scripture, read the wisdom of sages, worship, and engage. Bring your heart, your curiosity, your confusion, and your hunger and gain tools to make a lifestyle of getting to know and live with our indescribably wonderful God.

Hearing God’s Voice

The Bible displays how God speaks through spoken (rhema) word and the written (logos) word. God is speaking, what is hindering you from listening?

We desire for you to hear God and be able to follow all that He speaks through the Word, prayer and more. As you learn to know the voice of your Shepherd, you will be able to grow in closer intimacy with Him.

Biblical Worldview

How as Christians are we to veiw the world around us? What approch does the Bible give us for dealing with injustice? How should we apply Biblical principles to our lives in modern times?

All of these questions relate back to our worldview, or the way we relate and live in the world. As we seek to reflect God's image to the world these are important questions that will help you build a strong foundation for your life.

Outreach Phase

But wait, there’s more!

After completing your lecture phase of the July DTS in Lausanne, you will travel to another nation for two months, continuing in your journey to know God and make Him known wherever you go.

Your staff and base leadership spend time seeking God’s direction for where the teams should go, but the locations for the July DTS are not finalized until after the students have arrived in Switzerland. We want to get to know students and see which outreach locations are a good match for their talents, personalities, and passions.

After outreach locations are announced, students have time to pray about the options and seek wise counsel from parents before submitting their choice to the staff. The whole process is covered in prayer as we seek God’s will in this area.

In the past few years, YWAM Lausanne has sent teams to countries in South America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe. These teams have engaged with the nations through activities including prayer, community development projects, evangelism, visiting orphanages, preaching in churches, and seeking to bless the people in ways led by God.


Want to know more?

We urge you to apply and prayerfully consider how this DTS can be the beginning of the rest of your life with God

God is after your yes, are you willing to give Him your everything for the next 5 months? Then apply today and our team will walk with you every step of the way towards a life with the Lord!