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​Come experience what it means to create with our Creator and impact the nations with art. The Creative Discipleship Training School trains and equips artists to use their creative gifts as disciples of Jesus. This five-month school will take you deeper in relationship with God, help you develop your character as an artist and follower of Jesus, and prepare you for missions in all parts of society. 


The Creative DTS was started in 1998 and was the first of its kind. Since the beginning our vision has been to train and equip creatives to grow in their relationship with God and to be a prophetic voice to impact the arts industry for His Kingdom.  

The Creative DTS runs six different tracks: Photography, Dance, Fine Art, Music, Barista, and Writing. See below to find out which tracks are available each year.



During this five-month DTS, we are excited to partner discipleship training with creative tracks that will leave you inspired and empowered in the art form you choose. Tracks vary depending on the available staff and number of applicants


Dive into the world of coffee. Learn how to make speciality coffee, the basics of coffee roasting, cafe hospitality, and so much more.

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"When I came to DTS, I never danced for God. I didn´t dance in worship or infront of people for weeks, because I had so much fear of man. Until one day, God told me He wanted to dance with me. I overcame my fear, piece by piece. Since that moment people tell me they see God dancing with me when I dance."

— Lili from Germany



This is the first three-month segment of the DTS. You'll dive deep into topics like hearing God's voice, intercession, evangelism, healthy relationships, God's character, missions, and more, all taught by teachers from around the world. Students are required to attend these classes each day during lecture weeks.



On Tuesday afternoons and all day Friday during the lecture phase, there will be dedicated time for you to be inspired and activated in your art form.

You'll be in your chosen creative track, where there will be training, projects, and practical application to help you grow as an artist. At the end of the lecture phase, you will have an opportunity to showcase your work in a Exhibition for the community.


Outreach phase is when all DTS students travel to another country for eight weeks after the lecture phase to live and work alongside local initiatives to develop communities. It's an exciting opportunity to learn how to use your art to serve others and glorify God, as well as grow your heart for missions and other cultures. As a base we send to many places, with a main focus on working with YWAM Medical Ships in Papua New Guinea.




September 14, 2023 - February 12, 2024

January 22, 2024 -

June 15, 2024


Barista, Fine Art, Film, Music, Photography, Writing

Barista, Dance, Fine Art, Music, Photography, Writing, Film


1. Lecture phase: 30,000 NOK

2. Outreach phase: 35,000 NOK

These costs also cover food and housing. Outreach cost is a flat rate—it remains the same regardless of the location you head to for outreach.

YWAM Ålesund offers reduced lecture phase fees for B- and C- categorized nations.

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