What is Arts DTS?

The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is your chance to have an experience with God like never before. It is an intense, rewarding and also fun five-month learning experience, with three months of lecture phase and two months of practical experience in the field.

During the DTS you not only study the word of God but alsofind out how to make it real in your own life by learning to hear the voice of God and letting Him change your heart. The DTS is your chance to intensely seek the face of God and know the joy of being intimate with the creator. Each DTS can offer local, national or international practical opportunities.

DTS is a course that gives people the opportunity to have their character and personality strengthened to know God’s purpose for their lives. The main emphasis of the course is to know God in greater depth and to provide the student with favorable circumstances to mature his relationship with the Lord and the people around him.

The bilingual Art DTS offers to you the same curriculum of a conventional DTS with a focus on discipleship and personal growth. Furthmore, with a creative focus, it aim to use your gifts and talents; It provides a wonderful opportunity for you to find a purpose in God as an artist and through sharing the gospel creatively.
We’ll offer workshops focusing on circus, dramas, dance and music. At the end of the lecture phase, the plan is to have a final performance encompassing all the skills that the students had learned throughout the term. During the outreach phase, the students will be challenged to use their acquired skills in a creative way to share the gospel and to serve local churches.

Throughout the DTS all topics and communication will be bilingual, in English and Portuguese.

This is the perfect opportunity to get to know people from different cultures and nationalities

Next School: 23t September  2019


DTS Purpose

  1. GATHERand CHALLENGE people to worship, listen to and obey God, releasing them (in the context of the DTS) to serve through evangelism, intercession, acts of compassion and other expressions of God’s heart for the world, possibly even pioneering new ministries.
  2. To INSPIREand CULTIVATE growth in one’s relationship with God resulting in Christ like character, which is based on a solid Biblical foundation, the work of the Holy Spirit and the personal application of Biblical truth, especially concerning God’s Character, the Cross and empowering Grace.
  3. To SHARPENone’s ability to relate to, learn from and work with people, including those of different cultures, personalities and perspectives.
  4. To further EQUIPeach one to serve God’s purposes either in or outside of YWAM Family of Ministries, strengthening a commitment to reach the lost, especially the unreached, to care for the poor, and to influence all areas of society.
  5. To IMPARTthe vision and foundational values of Youth With A Mission International as well as that of the host operating location and to provide information regarding a variety of opportunities for service.

DTS Curriculum

During the Bilingual Arts DTS we will study the following topics:

I. The Nature and Character of God
II. Meditation, Intimacy with God
III. Crucified Life
IV. The Heart of the Artist
V. Worldview
VI. Missions

The DTS Curriculum is to grow your relationship with God, Christian character and vocational of the student. The student will be personally discipleship by missionaries who will help him in spiritual growth, in the discovery of talents and gifts for Christian service, both in missionary work and in the Christian life. There will be reading books during school.


How It Works?

LECTURE PHASE: In the morning you will have a time alone with God and then class. In the afternoons, depending on the day of the week, you will participate in *workduties, theater rehearsals, group studies, discipleship, intercession, etc. At nights they are usually free for personal study and book reading. During the DTS you will have one day off per week.

OUTREACH: During the two months of practical work, the students are sent as a team for a time of outreach in a mission field in Brazil or abroad. There the emphasis is on applying the principles taught in the first three months, along with active participation in creative evangelism, training, discipleship, mercy, service and arts.

Workduty time is used to give the student the opportunity to serve the community during extra-class times and to teach values of the kingdom of God, such as diligence, service, teamwork, interdependence, and so on.

We understand that serving one another is one of the most basic principles of the Christian faith, and as we live in community, we also look after our place of living, work, and study in our community. The workduty of the base is a daily activity that consists of manual work, clean the kitchen, clean the bathrooms, gardening, construction.



September 2019
Start: 23 September
How long time: 5 months (3 months Lecture Phase + 2 months Outreach)


YWAM Almirante Tamandaré – Av. Wadislau Bugalski, 3826 – Jardim Buenos Aires
Almirante Tamandaré/PR – Metropolitan Region of Curitiba – Zip Code 83511-000



Countries A Category
Application Fee: US$ 130*
School Cost: US$ 1.200** 

Countries B Category
Application Fee: US$ 130*
School Cost: US$ 1.000** 

Countries C Category
Application Fee: US$ 100*
School Cost: US$ 900** 

Financial Category National List according to the University of the Nations – https://uofn.edu/nation-category-list 

* The application fee must be paid as soon as the student receives the school’s acceptance letter. 

** This value includes the school’s lecture phase with food (three daily meals) classes and housing.

IMPORTANT: The field assignment/outreach cost is not included in the costs described above. The outreach cost may vary according to its location and the cost will be informed to the students during the school’s lecture phase.

Extra costs during the lecture phase period:Niko + Strings: US $ 90Niko is a program of YWAM that develops in a practical way the relationship with God and the teamwork, through a camping in the mountains in the south of Brazil.

Optional Costs during the Lecture Phase:

Internet Package: $ 15 for 3 months of theoretical or $ 5 per month for Lecture Phase

Washing machine: $ 15 for 3 months of theoretical or $ 5 per month for Lecture Phase


Who Can Apply?

• Be a Christian with at least one year of conversion,

• be in communion with a church,

• have your pastor / leader’s approval,

• be at least seventeen years old

• and enjoy Arts

Read carefully everything that is written on this site. It is important that you clearly understand what the DTS is about and have a word / confirmation from God to be with us at this school. Before signing up, ask yourself if you want to go deeper into your relationship with God and others and have an interest in evangelism, service, training, and missions.

It is necessary for the student to be with us full time during the entire 5-month DTS period. There is no requirement for training or communication skills.

How to Apply

Registration for the Bilingual DTS Arts 2020 is open!

Be prepared to invest some time and have your hand the email address of your pastor / leader and your friend.

-> Click here to register online.

Upon receipt of your photo, form and document (s), we will send an electronic form via email to your pastor / leader and a friend to fill out. Your selection process will only begin after receipt of your photo, document (s) and the three completed forms.

Rest assured that we will contact you via email during each stage of the selection process.

* If you are accepted into school, we will send along with the letter-answer a complete list of all that is necessary to bring to the base.



More information

Sabrina S. N. Simmel

E-mail: dtsarts@jocumpr.com.br

WhatsApp: +27 (061) 5296803

Business hours (Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.)