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Be the change you want to see

Discipleship Training School
March 11 - July 26 (2024)

Why do a DTS in Kuala Lumpur?

DTS Students in YWAM


Reach the world

Malaysia is the hub of South East Asia. It's safe, easy to travel into South East Asia: Indonesia, Philipians, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, etc.

People in Malaysia


Meet people from all backgrounds in the most multi-cultural nation in South East Asia. 
Amazing food in Malaysia


Malaysia has the most diverse, cheap and tasty food in all of South East Asia. 

What’s a DTS?

Experience life-changing teachings, go deeper in your relationship with God, and explore your purpose in a multi-cultural community.... Do you want to hear God's voice? Do you want to know the Father's heart for you?

...then hit the road, applying what you have learnt as you catch God's heart for the nations. 

- 3 months of lecture phase and training


- 2 months of outreach in different nations

Experience God
Pursue purpose.

Are you looking for an enriching gap year? To immerse yourself in the wonders of Asia, explore new cultures, and unearth your uniqueness and divine calling? Our DTS schools provide an authentic environment where you can deepen your connection with God and grow in the Truth.


So, what is a YWAM DTS? It's a five-month program that blends transformative classes with real life experiences and the joy of living in a vibrant, close-knit community. At YWAM Experience Asia, we commit to running top-tier, affordable DTS programs all year-round.


Our ultimate goal? To equip YOU to know God more and make Him known. 


See how God transformed the lives of our students

DTS outreach in Malaysia

Abigail (19)

With God and my team beside me, I was able to do things i never imagined i could do.

Best DTS in YWAM

Nils (18)

Through the power of Jesus I was able to see God heal people from their pain and to share the love of god with them

DTS Student in YWAM Experience Asia

Brett (20)

Dts was one of the best and most transformative experiences of my life. The greatest testimony of it was being able to really hear Gods voice daily.

Upcoming DTS

YWAM in Malaysia

March DTS

Life-changing experience with Jesus

Asia DTS

Asia DTS

Asia is calling for Jesus


Classic DTS

Know God and make Him known

Your questions answered.

YWAM schools in Malaysia
  • How do I find Godโ€™s calling for my life?
    Discovering Godโ€™s call for your life starts with what Heโ€™s already asked us to doโ€”love God and love others. This starts in community as you serve others. In the process you will discover your gifts and develop a skill set. Sometimes it's about just going forward and moving. Finding God's calling is a process. We believe in you! Here are a few more steps... Prayer: Begin by communing with God. Engage in regular, heartfelt conversations, seeking His guidance, wisdom, and a receptive heart. Scriptural Study: Delve into the Bible, a wellspring of inspiration and wisdom. Explore stories and verses that resonate with your heart and your potential calling. Reflect on Passions: Reflect on your passions and interests. God's calling often aligns with what moves you and where your strengths lie. Listen to the Lord: God wants to speak to you. He wants to help you to hear His voice. Service and Volunteer Work: As you help others, you may discover your calling through the joy and fulfillment it brings. Patience: Understand that discerning your calling can be a gradual process. Trust in God's timing and be patient as you seek clarity. Follow Inner Peace: Look for a profound sense of peace and alignment when considering a potential calling. God's calling often resonates deeply within your spirit. Remember that finding your calling is a lifelong journey. Sometimes when we jump start following Him and obeying, everything fits into place. Keep an open heart and don't be afraid to be a radical follower of Jesus. Is he asking you to GO? Do a DTS? Bless someone? Go for it!๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒŸ
  • What are the ywam DTS requirements?
    Youth With A Mission (YWAM) DTS requirements can vary slightly from one location to another, but here are some general prerequisites and key aspects commonly found in YWAM DTS requirements: Age: DTS is typically open to individuals aged 18 and older. There are some circumstances that we are open to receiving 17 year old participants with parental consent. Application: You'll need to complete an application form provided by us. This application form will include an administration cost of $50 USD, personal information, references, and questions about your motivation and readiness for a DTS. Health: You should be in good physical and mental health.. References: You'll need to provide personal and pastoral references who can speak to your character and faith journey. Interview: After submitting your application, we love to have a short video call, to discuss your motivations and expectations. Fees: YWAM DTS programs have associated fees, which include tuition, accommodation, and outreach fees. It's $1700 USD for the theory phase and $1700 USD for the outreach. Visa and Travel Arrangements: If you are an international student, you will need to make the necessary travel arrangements to enter Malaysia. Commitment: You should be ready and willing to commit to the full duration of the 5 month DTS program, which consists of lecture phase and outreach phase. It's important to be dedicated throughout.
  • How do I choose a DTS?
    This is your choice! We encourage you to prayerfully consider the locations and go forward with confidence. We love our YWAM family of ministries. There are so many great schools! Do you want to stay in your country or go somewhere different? Do you love a certain type of food? Is money a factor in your decision? We love Malaysia because you have a mix of all the nations in one country. Our DTS costs are cheap compared to other countries; it's an international experience in Asia. And no one can beat Malaysian hospitality. We think that Malaysia is a hidden treasure and we want more people to know that God is moving in this country! We encourage you to reach out to different places so that you can get a feel for the location.
  • How much does a DTS cost?
    DTS costs vary according to location. We have an admissions cost of $50 USD. Our DTS lecture phase is 1700 usd and the outreach phase (this includes round trip tickets from Malaysia to the outreach destination and back and costs) is 1700 usd. We want to make this an affordable experience for you!
  • When should I do a DTS?
    That's a fantastic question. Should you dive into a DTS right away, or is it too early? Here's my take: I decided to do my DTS during my university years. My main goal was to deepen my connection with God and fine-tune my ability to hear Him. I can honestly say I don't regret that choice. It set me on the right path, helped me navigate life, and even improved my relationship with my parents. Plus, I genuinely got to know God better. I loved my DTS experience! Now, should you wait until after college to pursue a DTS? There isn't a one-size-fits-all answer to that. Some folks find it beneficial to complete their college journey first and then embark on a DTS to give them more flexibility for what lies ahead. Others opt for a DTS before hitting the university scene, using it as a solid foundation. It ultimately depends on your individual path. Totally ask for God's guidance, He wants to speak to you. And how about working for a while before going for a DTS? My advice is to seek God's wisdom and trust in His plan. You might decide to stick with your job, or you could take a leap and join a DTS even on short notice. Sometimes, when we say "yes" to God, He has a way of working things out. Here's the bottom line: Don't be anxious. It's great to plan and be financially prepared, but remember that God can surprise us with His timing and provision. So, no need to worry, my friend. Go for what you feel God is calling you to do. Why not take a moment right now, wherever you are, to pause and have a heart-to-heart with God? Listen to that inner voice, trust it, and follow His guidance. It's totally worth it. ๐Ÿ™
  • which dts should i do?
    ๐Ÿ™ Hey there, seekers of the Lord's purpose! ๐ŸŒ Ready to embark on a faith-infused journey that's all about getting closer to Jesus? Why should you make Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia your chosen path? Let us inspire you. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พโœ๏ธ 1. Spiritual Oasis: Kuala Lumpur isn't just a city; it's a spiritual oasis. In the heart of this diverse and vibrant metropolis, you'll find a community of believers passionately pursuing a deeper relationship with Jesus. It's a place where your faith will not only grow but thrive. 2. Discipleship: Our DTS program is all about discipleship and walking in the footsteps of Jesus. You'll engage in meaningful study, be inspired and go out to make a difference. We want to follow His presence and be light! 3. Sharing His Love: The city offers numerous outreach opportunities where you can serve those in need, share Jesus' love, and be a beacon of hope in the lives of the less fortunate. You'll see the transformative power of Jesus's love in action. 4. Community of Believers: Join a tight-knit community of believers who are equally passionate about growing in faith. These like-minded individuals will inspire and support you in your journey, forging friendships that will last a lifetime. Kuala Lumpur is more than just a destination; it's a place to get connected to an engaged community and draw you closer to Jesus, ignite your faith, and align your heart with His purpose. Ready to choose this profound journey? We're here to help you turn your spiritual dreams into a reality. Come to Kuala Lumpur, and let your faith in Jesus shine brightly in a place where diverse worship, discipleship, and service are woven into the fabric of daily life. ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒŸ #ChooseKLforDTS There are many options. Come to Malaysia! If you want to join a DTS with YWAM Experience Asia, it's an easy process. You need to separate 5 months of your life to spend knowing God and making Him known. Malaysia is an AMAZING place. You will love it! You can start by first filling out an application. And then send these links to your two references 1) to a mentor/leader and to a friend. DTS Application: Christian Leader: Christian Friend: Once we have all three forms we will prayfully review them and quickly respond back. Thanks!
  • Should I opt for a traditional DTS or one with a specific focus?
    There are many DTS schools. If you want to experience a new culture and new things, come and join us in Malaysia! God is on the move. We try to combine both of these things! You can go for a traditional DTS or one with a specific focus in you have a particular interest. We try to combine adventure, fire and fragrance and traditional DTS into one! Choosing to come to Malaysia for your DTS is a decision you won't regret. This beautiful land offers a unique blend of cultures, spirritual diversity and breathtaking landscapes that will enrich your faith journey. You'll find a wawrm and welcoming community here, ready to walk alongside you in your pursuit of a closer relationship with God. So why wait? Come to Malaysia and let you faith soar in this extraordinary setting. Your adventure of a lifetime awaits! ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Bitesize DTS

Go deeper in God. Be equipped for life

The Bitesize DTS is an online interactive community for people who want to know God and make him known. For 6 weeks on a Monday, we zoom in for fellowship and teaching.


This is a great opportunity to build intimacy and find purpose in God in a vibrant and multicultural cohort. In each online Zoom session, you will learn interactively from amazing, engaging speakers who will cover different topics.


Learn and discuss topics, ask questions alongside others in small group settings, and make new friends! Be developed, supported, and empowered. Come do a DTS online!

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime.

September DTS


Take 5 months to dive into God´s character, explore the nations and pursue purpose.

Zoom DTS online

Online DTS

6 Mondays of interactive discipleship training with a vibrant online community.

Praying for healing


Wherever you are, be the change you want to see. Equipping event!

The world map


Take hold of your God-given identity and
boldly walk like Jesus says you can.

Reach is a two-day equipping event hosted by YWAM Experience Asia in Kuala Lumpur for believers of all ages and backgrounds. Reach will equip you to be who Jesus created you to be, empowered to walk in the gifts of the Holy Spirit as a lifestyle! Live the gospel and join us as we commission sons and daughters to go and make disciples among all nations!

Our courses

We can help you build the skills, character, and knowledge to bring revival and reformation wherever God takes you.
March DTS


Discipleship training school

Faces in South East Asia


Bible worldview school

Studying in Malaysia


Discipleship bible school

Responding to God in Malaysia


Basic leadership school

Loving people in Malaysia


Leadership ministry development

Studying about God in Malaysia


Get credit for learning a language


Transform the world with Jesus

YWAM Experience Asia in Malaysia trains young people to know God so they can transform the world.

What we do

We can help you build the skills, character, and knowledge to bring revival and reformation wherever God takes you.
Downtown Kuala Lumpur
Faces of people in South East Asia


Faces of kids in South East Asia