YWAM Furnace

Discipleship Training School

A Discipleship Training School is an intensive five-month course that is segmented into a training phase and an outreach phase.  Our desire is that people from every nation would go to all nations.  We believe that God is raising up a generation of men and women who have a burning passion for Jesus that compels them to share this love to all the world.  The purpose of the DTS is:

“to send out thousands of young men and women whose reference points are the Word and Will of God, who has Christ’s love for all peoples, and the skills and passion needed to win people to Jesus and to disciple nations, in His ways.” -Darlene Cunningham

Training Phase

The first three months of your Discipleship Training School will be the training phase where we invite weekly speakers both national and international to impart, teach, and train on biblical topics and principles.

The topics include: Father Heart of God, Prayer & Worship, Character & Nature of God, Missions, Evangelism, Holy Spirit, Lordship of Christ, and more!

Outreach Phase

The last two months of your Discipleship Training School is the outreach portion of your school where we commission outreach teams all around the world!  We are committed to reaching the lost, caring for the poor, and loving the one in front of us.  Our short-term outreaches serve long-term workers and comes alongside existing ministries. Altogether, it will be an unforgettable adventure as you know God and make Him known. 

What makes YWAM Furnace NZ Unique?

What makes YWAM Furnace different is the Furnace Prayer Room. This exists to establish a place where Jesus is the centre of the gathering, and where individuals can unite through music led prayer meetings. The room welcomes both the devotionally inclined and those ready to appeal unto God for a breakthrough of justice. Our goal is to orchestrate the prayer of Jesus, that on earth it would be as it is in heaven where there is never ending prayer and worship around God’s throne. It is from this place of prayer that we are fueled to share God’s love to the nations.

YWAM Furnace NZ has both a national calling as well as an international focus. We are committed to seeing Kiwis revived, trained and sent out.

Upcoming DTS

Hui Mai DTS

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We are joining in with YWAM Matamata and YWAM Zion to do a combined DTS - hosted on the Matamata campus just over the Kaimai's in the Waikato.  We will have two focuses: Family/Crossroads DTS Sports & Fitness DTS

Encounter DTS

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The Encounter DTS is designed to raise up catalytic leaders who will live with great courage and boldness, willing to take the gospel anywhere! Knowing the living God through deep friendship and trust in His Word. A new passion is rising in your generation to make Jesus famous, to blaze trails going to where He is not known, be set free and transformed - calling a generation into radical obedience motivated by a deep love for Jesus. 

Get ready to go on an adventure experiencing the beauty, adrenaline and fun of New Zealand, connecting your longing for adventure to the One who created it. You’ll learn how to draw people into the heart of God through doing what you love.

Awake & Arise Aotearoa DTS

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A theme for this DTS will be on cultural identity and serving the community. During this DTS will be unpacking the significance of knowing who we are, and where we’ve come from. Both personally and as the body of Christ — how does our cultural identity reflect our relationship with God and what is the history of missions in Aotearoa and how does that impact the way the gospel is received today?

Get ready to go on an adventure experiencing the beauty, adrenaline and fun of New Zealand, connecting your longing for adventure to the One who created it. You’ll learn how to draw people into the heart of God through doing what you love.

Upcoming DTS Tracks

Missions Track

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We want to empower people with an interest in Frontier Missions in fulfilling the Great Commission.

Ship Track

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Do you have a passion to bring hope to people through medical aid and sharing the love of Jesus? Have you been interested in medical missions or helping people and not knowing how to get involved? Then doing the ship track might be for you.

Get ready to go on an adventure experiencing the beauty, adrenaline and fun of New Zealand, connecting your longing for adventure to the One who created it. You’ll learn how to draw people into the heart of God through doing what you love.

Prayer & Worship Track

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The more personal your relationship with God is, the more fuel you’ll have to impact and influence others. Throughout the Prayer Track, you’ll grow in confidence in your prayer life and in how to share Jesus with people.

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