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Performing Arts Discipleship Training School

Cultivate your passion for God and the Arts.

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But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:16-17

Training Overview


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

Take five months of your life to experience and get to know God more, seeking after him to learn his character and his ways. Through lectures, creative activities, community life, practical ministry, and outreach, learn what it means to live as a disciple. The world is hungry for God’s truth and transformation – come learn how to feed them.

This Performing Arts DTS (PA DTS) has the focus on deepening your relationship with God, and using your creativity and passions for His glory and to make him known. We will follow the heartbeat of the DTS curriculum while exploring and using our passions to reach out to others through the Arts. This DTS consists of superb lectures from international speakers and opportunities for application. Students will focus on deepening their intimacy with God both in and outside of the classroom.

Performing Arts, Seek, & Projects

More about PADTS

Performing Arts

Bring what you have, be it passion, skill, or dream! You might come with skills already or are still looking for yours. From music, theater/drama, different forms of dance, spoken word, improv... let's use our passions and skills for God's glory, co-creating with him to bring His hope to the nations!

God loves the arts and is inviting us to bring joy, celebration, beauty, hope, and perspective to a broken world. He calls us to co-create with him, to share the Gospel across language and cultural barriers. We aim to reach below the surface, to discover open doors to connect and inspire. Let's use the power of the arts for His purposes!

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 PA DTS, you will grow through formal lecture-style teaching and various informal ways including international community living. We are all about helping you own your faith and mature.

For 11 weeks, during the lecture phase of the PA DTS, you will hear speakers from all over the world who live out what they teach. You will get to see what is happening at the forefront of world missions. Give yourself an environment to live out your faith in a vibrant multicultural community.

Assignments & Projects

Assignments & Projects

Dive deeper into your faith and calling. We have prayerfully chosen supplemental reading, assignments, projects, Bible study, and one-on-one discipleship to expand your understanding of what you are learning. Creatively record and process what God is speaking to you through weekly journals.

Weekly Topics

Weekly Topics Include:

  • Character & Nature of God
  • Hearing God’s Voice
  • Biblical Worldview
  • Co-Creating with God
  • ....and MUCH MORE


Outreach Phase

But wait, there’s more!

After completing your 3-month lecture phase, you get to bring His hope to individuals and communities. This outreach phase can take many forms. The desire is to use performing arts to reach out alongside more classical ministry activities. No matter the country you go to for outreach, you will continue in your journey to know God and make Him known wherever you go.

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Where will we go

Outreach Locations

Where will we go?

Your staff and base leadership spend time seeking God’s direction for where the outreach teams should go, but the locations for the PA DTS are not decided 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 the 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.

YWAM Lausanne regularly sends teams to countries in South America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe. These teams engage with the nations through prayer, community development projects, evangelism, visiting orphanages, preaching in churches, and seeking to bless the people in ways led by God.

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Application Process

Want to know more?

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!

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Application Process