Our DTS starts with a 3-month Campus Phase where students discover more about God while surrounded by God's beauty on our 35-acre campus. Located only 15 minutes from downtown Salem and 1 hour from Portland, Oregon, you’ll be fully immersed in God’s creations and have the chance to explore countless new communities.
Exclusive to YWAM DTS are our 6 elective offerings, which you can choose from for a unique opportunity to learn more about your specific passions through God.
When you choose the Spiritual Formations elective, you will participate in weekly, hands-on training sessions that give new meaning to your relationship with God. Spiritual formation practices include community groups, hospitality, listening to prayer, meditating on scripture, healthy mindsets, fasting, worship, silence and solitude, and so much more.
During the campus phase, students will live in a close-knit community where they’ll encourage each other to grow in their walk with the Lord. There is also time to meet in small groups, and the opportunity to be personally mentored, encouraged, and discipled by our YWAM staff.
Our weekly Spiritual Formations topics include:
- Growing in Awareness of God’s Constant Presence
- Jesus as the Intentional Listener
- Jesus and Prayer
- Jesus the Student of Scripture
- Jesus as the Selfless Servant
- Jesus and Resisting Temptation
- Jesus and Fasting/Feasting
- Jesus and Celebrating/Hospitality
- Jesus was the Community Builder