Performing Arts Discipleship Training School

Be transformed and cultivate your passion for God and the Arts!

And we all, with unveiled faces, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:18


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

This Performing Arts DTS (PA DTS) has the focus on deepening your relationship with God and follows the heartbeat of the DTS curriculum while giving opportunities to express and use your talents and passion for the performing arts. From music, theater/drama, different forms of dance, spoken word, improv... we desire to use our skills for God's glory, expressing ourselves, co-creating with him, and also reaching out to bring His hope to the nations!

Take six 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 be a disciple and how to live as one. The world is hungry for God’s truth and transformation – come learn how to feed them.

Engage your gifts!

More about PADTS

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 PA DTS, you will have opportunities to grow through formal teaching like lectures and informal teaching like international community living and expressions of the arts. We are all about giving you opportunities to own your faith and mature. This DTS consists of great lectures from speakers who are from all over the world who live out what they teach. There are many opportunities for application and Students will focus on deepening their intimacy with God both in and outside of the classroom.

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!

During the lecture phase we will be able to create a production that we then take on outreach in order to use the arts in powerful ways to reach out to the lost and brokenhearted - alongside more classical ministry activities as well.
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. Let's use the power of the arts for His purposes!
You get to bring His hope to individuals and communities. 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.

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.


Want to know more?

Are you willing to give Him your everything for the next 6 months?

Then apply today and our team will walk with you every step of the way towards a life with the Lord!