Educational Recognition in Switzerland

The most effective and efficient way to raise up great leaders is if you can use a mix of theory and practical application. Our training plan is rooted in different courses registered by YWAMes educational institution. In Switzerland YWAM Davos is not a registered / accredited educational institution. Depending on the country, university or college credits may be transferable. The student is responsible to figure out if the training you do here in YWAM Davos is a recognized educational course by your country or university and if you can transfer some or all credits.

Discipleship Training School (DTS)

It's about your heart

The Discipleship Training School (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 and lasts five or six months. It consists of two parts: lecture phase and outreach phase. In the lecture phase, you will learn more about God and His world. You’ll learn 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.

DTS is the prerequisite for not only becoming YWAM staff, but also for YWAM’s second-level training.

In Davos, Switzerland we are offering two different DTS. Snowboarders & Freeskiers DTSSummer DTS

SOW - School of Worship

Release your sound. Discover your voice. Worship your Creator.

The School of Worship imparts foundational values and principles to those intending to serve in worship among the nations. Topics include character and lifestyle as a worshiper, understanding the work of the Holy Spirit in worship, applying worship principles within a cross-cultural context, the biblical and historical aspects of worship, leadership and teamwork, the dynamics of worship and intercession, prophetic ministry, spiritual warfare, creativity and musicianship, and worship in missions and evangelism.

School Purpose and Goals

The School of Worship is a 3 month course imparting foundational values and principles to those aiming to serve in worship among the nations. Topics include: character and lifestyle as a worshiper, understanding the work of the Holy Spirit in worship, applying worship principles within a cross-cultural context, the biblical and historical aspects of worship, leadership and teamwork, the dynamics of worship and intercession, prophetic ministry and worship, spiritual warfare, creativity and musicianship, and worship in missions and evangelism

DBS - Discipleship Bible School

DBS teaches you how to eat God’s food and digest it!

DBS stands for Discipleship Bible School! If you have ever wanted to read the whole Bible, or if you have the desire to understand the Bible more and deepen your relationship with Christ in a new way, it’s the best school for you. It provides the unique opportunity to commit 3 months to reading the Bible, while being taught historical content and discussing deep truths. Immersing yourself into this kind of environment gives God a platform to bring deep and raw transformation in you life! DBS provides a space to make your faith your own as you learn to read the Word as an act of worship. How can we abide in His Word if we don’t know His truth? This time will give you a clear overview on God’s redemptive plan, His character and nature and who Jesus really is.

“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32

School Purpose and Goals

The Discipleship Bible School is a perfect option for those who have completed their DTS and are feeling a need for more. This school is a 3 month adventure through the Bible. We read through each book aloud in small groups while discussing questions and concepts, allowing Jesus to move and teach. This is partnered with daily lectures that educate students on historical background and themes that each book holds. All of this provides a perfect platform for truly experiencing the Word for what it truly is. DBS is focused on teaching and equipping students on how to be discipled by the Bible. True transformation comes with a willing heart and a faithful Father. Through this process, students learn the true meaning of repentance and salvation, and will be challenged to practically live out what they are learning through various application. The main goal of DBS is to facilitate a time for students to grow closer to their Creator and to fall in love with His word through being transformed in their minds. Its focus is to bridge spirit and truth with the Word, to inform the overwhelmed and provide a clear understanding on what the Bible actually says. Ultimately, students are able to make there faith their own.

Lecture Phase Description:
Lecture phase will be 3 months in Davos, surrounded by the beautiful Alps. There will be daily lectures on the chronological Biblical timeline, this will be a time to learn historical context and Biblical principles. There will also be small groups that focus on reading the Word book by book, as well as in depth discussion of what is being read. Weekly homework will facilitate the students’ process further. At the end of the lecture phase, the students will present a full Biblical Overview.

Outreach will be 5 weeks in South Africa. Students and staff will go to local churches to teach the overview of the bible, hold small groups and different methods of ministering through the Word. With this, students will teach the locals how to hold a small group and helpful methods to successfully read the Bible. The heart behind outreach is to further disciple and empower the locals through Truth!

Leadership Training Program (LTP)

Discover, Develop and Multiply your Leadership, while growing in Character and Relationship to God!!

A good leader is of good character. During the time here with YWAM Davos our emphasis of leadership training is not necessarily on lots of leadership skills and tools, but it targets your character and challenges you way of thinking. We are all leaders, as we are influencing people around us. We believe that good leadership training happens in an environment, where mistakes are allowed, grace is sufficient, honor amongst each other is valued and truth is spoken. Leadership is not about the right to rule over others but it is the privilege to serve each other for the greater good of the community.

We are exited to help you discover your leadership capability, your talents and gifting, your identity in God, as well as teaching you tools and skills to help you lead others well.

Leadership Building Blocks

Our Leadership Training Program is made out of different blocks, building on each other. There are two starting dates each year, one in Fall the other one in Spring. You can check for exact dates on our website www.ywamdavos.org. The first year is the Basic Leadership Training School (BLS). This school wraps around the DTS starting about three month after you started your leadership training. It is designed to help you discover your leadership, while staffing DTS. The second year builds strongly on the first year with a focus of developing your leadership (SALT). You will be given more responsibilities as a leader towards the DTS students as well as helping to BLS students to see their potential. The third year is all about multiplying your leadership (SPLD). Meanwhile you hopefully discovered more about who you are and what really excites you. We are passionate to help you during this year to develop your next step towards the start of a new ministry, school, YWAM Location or what ever. If you have a dream or a call from God to start something somewhere, we believe that a good preparation time as well as training are not wasted time but an important investment into the future. YWAM Davos is committed to help you out as much as we can.

Forge - Leadership Development Course

Make more out of your gifts and talents

Have you ever wondered what you can do with the very things you learned on your DTS? Maybe you already had the opportunity to put some things in action and live them out. That is great! But maybe you are in need of a tool kit with some practical ideas of how to use your passion to make this earth a better place. Than this is your time! You are about to take your first steps into leadership.

You will learn to take ownership of your strengths and wield the tools God has given you. You will learn to take action and initiative in pursuing your God-given gifts and calling, while studying and practicing leadership qualities such as humility, communication, integrity and project development. 

It's time for you to purse growth and develop a platform of leadership that will propel you forward into the rest of your life.

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