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YWAM Gold Coast’s vision is to empower people to bring Kingdom transformation wherever they go!

We would love to connect with you. To learn more about our base and ministries you can head over to our website. You can also connect with us via Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Discipleship Training School

What is it?

The ‘DTS’ is a 6-month course designed to enable you to go deeper in your relationship with God and begin to explore how God wants to use you. Our motto is ‘To know God and to make Him known’. The DTS has two parts; a 3-month ‘lecture phase’ packed with amazing teaching about hearing God, forgiveness, worship, one on one discipleship and community living. Then you pack your bags for the ‘outreach phase’ where you will be given the opportunity to travel and experience a variety of different ministries and develop skills as you continue the process of figuring out what plans God has specifically for you to impact this world for Jesus.

Our Gold Coast DTS’s take place in one of the top destinations on the planet! Every year millions of tourists come from around the world to enjoy our gorgeous beaches and surf some of the world’s best waves! Not to mention it feels like summer almost all year long! A 6-month course designed to enable you to go deeper in your relationship with God and begin to explore how God wants to use you and your talents. If you love the beach, surfing, the sand, sun, and Jesus then our DTS programs are for you!

View all of our DTS programs

When does it start?

We have DTS intakes three times a year:
In January we offer a Surf DTS, Adventure DTS, or Worship DTS
In July we offer an Adventure DTS or Worship DTS
In October we offer an Adventure DTS, Worship DTS, Coffee DTS or Surf DTS
We also offer “Aletheia School of the Worshipper” which is an October DTS combined with our SOW (School of Worship)

School of Worship

YWAM Gold Coast offers a 3 month School of Worship (SOW) COURSE where you get the opportunity to gain effective training in worship ministry, respond to world-class teaching, and explore how bringing worship to the world can transform nations. You will spend twelve weeks digging deep into worship, growing in your biblical understanding, equipping your skills, and challenging your heart in worship.  You will also have the opportunity to develop your songwriting skills and potentially professionally record your own songs. In addition, you will get opportunities to practice YOUR GIFTS and skills throughout this course.

You must have completed a Discipleship Training School before you can enroll in this school.

Find out more about SOW here

When does it start?

We have an intake every April

Certificate IV in Christian Missions

What is it?

The Staff Internship – Certificate IV in Christian Missions (C4CM) is a two-year training course that helps you to be trained in the core aspects of being a full-time worker in YWAM. The Staff Internship – C4CM is the general foundational training for all YWAM Gold Coast staff. You must have completed a Discipleship Training School before you can enroll in this school.

You will be equipped with ministry skills and knowledge to be able to work effectively in a team, develop your gifts and skills, and participate in local and international outreach initiatives.

Be a part of our dynamic growing ministry team here at YWAM Gold Coast as we seek to bring transformation to our city and see God’s Kingdom come.

Learn more about C4CM

When does it start?

We have 4 quarterly intakes for students
January, April, July, October

We also offer:
A Volunteers Program for anyone looking to come and be a part of our community for 2 weeks to 3 months.

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