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YWAM DTS Lecture Topics

October 19, 2020 - January 1, 2030

YWAM NZ Marine Reach Applied Leadership Track

YWAM DTS Lecture Topics

YWAM DTS Lecture Topics


If you are wondering, “What are the different Lecture Phase topics on a YWAM DTS?” You’ve come to the right place!

Each week during the lecture phase of our DTS’s, we cover a different discipleship topic. This will set the stage for you to encounter God like never before, equipping you with the tools you need to follow Him with all of your heart.

While the list of lecture topics often vary from DTS to DTS (and YWAM base to YWAM base), there are certain topics that are taught in most YWAM locations.

Here’s a list of the most common YWAM DTS lecture topics:

  • Hearing God’s Voice
  • The Character and Nature of God
  • The Father Heart of God
  • Freedom and Deliverance 
  • Relationships
  • Holy Spirit
  • The Lordship of Jesus
  • Fear of the Lord

Keep reading for a description of what is included in the teaching of these lecture topics. And hear some amazing testimonies from some of our staff and students of how each of these topics affected them personally.

Hearing God’s Voice 

Hearing God’s Voice is typically one of the first weeks of the DTS. During this week, you’ll learn from the Bible that God speaks to His children, as well as some of the common ways He does so, which are often unique to the individual. You’ll also get to practice different ways of hearing His voice, which may be challenging, but very rewarding!

The Character and Nature of God

The Character and Nature of God is also typically taught near the beginning of the DTS. This is the week where you’ll learn more about God’s character and nature and the differences between them. You will get to know who He is and how He interacts with His children. This will provide a solid foundation for your walk with God as you discover what God is like, and how you can relate to Him in Truth.

The Father Heart of God

The Father Heart of God is a week where you’ll learn more about God’s role as your heavenly Father. On DTS, you will touch on all members of the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. However, this is a week where you’ll dive deeper into this aspect of His character and experience Him as your Father.

Freedom and Deliverance 

Our God is a God of freedom. No matter how you are coming to DTS, this week will enable you to have a fresh starting block in your faith journey. It is a time where God reveals His mighty power, even over darkness, allowing individuals to step out into newfound freedom in the Lord.


In Relationships week, you’ll learn what the Bible says about healthy relationships, not just romantic ones. You’ll be taught how to love, honor and understand others better by learning one another’s love languages and applying them. Letting go of past hurts, granting forgiveness, and setting healthy boundaries are also topics typically covered in this week.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is not an ‘added extra’ to the Christian’s experience. The Holy Spirit is a week devoted to getting to know the Spirit on new levels, whatever your past experience has been. You’ll explore how present He is in the Word and in your life, and you’ll also dive into spiritual gifts – what they are and how they apply to you today. 

The Lordship of Jesus

Lordship is touched on through other topics during several weeks, but during this week, you’ll really grasp onto what it means to follow Jesus not only as your Saviour but as your Lord. Here you’ll be given so many beautiful opportunities to gain intimacy by surrendering and letting Jesus be the Lord of your entire life.

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October 19, 2020
January 1, 2030
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