Music DTS

Launching musicians into missions

Training Overview

Know God more and get active in cross-cultural missions - integrated with music, worship, band rehearsals, vocal and instrumental workshops, song-writing and performances


Start date: 7 July, 2019
End date: 21 December, 2019.


Lecture:$3,630 AUD
Outreach: $3,000-$5,000 AUD

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Certificate III in Dicipleship (10473NAT)

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There are no prerequisites to join this DTS. It is beneficial if you have an interest in music, if you play or are learning to play an instrument, or if you can sing.

The Lecture Phase

three months of learning biblical truth and ways to apply it into your life

The Music Discipleship Training School (MDTS) is designed to guide you in understanding God more, to help you live more like Jesus and to teach you how you can use your gifts or passion for music as a platform for ministry in a missions context.

The 12 weeks of lectures cover a diverse range of topics to do with personal character growth, understanding of the Bible, and developing musical skill.

The DTS emphasises cross-cultural exposure and global awareness, preparing students to answer the call to "Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19) and to carry that into all aspects of their lives.

This is a school for those interested in becoming a missionary, who want a short-term missions experience, or just want to grow in their relationship with God and love for music.

What you'll experience during the lecture phase.

Playing in a Band

Students will be split into band groups where you will work as a team to develop your musical skill and perform cover songs, as well as write your own songs together.

Song Writing

There will be input to help you understand how to write a song and time to put that input into practice when your band groups have the opportunity to write songs together.

One-on-One Discipleship

You will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a specific staff member, to receive feedback, help, and discipleship in desired areas of personal growth.

Topics & Speakers

Every week of the 12 you will have a different topic from a different speaker

Week 1.

Hearing God's Voice

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Week 2.

Nature and Character of God

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Week 3.

Repentance and Forgiveness

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Week 4.

Intercession and Worship

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Week 5.

Father Heart of God

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Week 6.

Holy Spirit

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Week 7.

Fear of the Lord

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Week 8.


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Week 9.

Making Jesus Lord (Lordship)

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Week 10.

Living in Spiritual Authority

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Week 12.


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Outreach Phase

Taking our love for God to the nations to reach the lost

During outreach, you get to take your love for God and your passion for music into the nations to reach the lost. You will have the opportunity to put into practice everything you've been learning over the weeks in lectures. In YWAM Perth, we focus on reaching the nations that surround the Indian Ocean. This means you will have the opportunity to visit one or more of these exciting countries and be a part of seeing a transformation happen in places that need it the most.

Mission experiences during the outreach phase.

Partner With the Local Church

We have the opportunity to work alongside ministries that have already been established in the countries we will go. As we join the local church, we can bring encouragement and support as well as partner with what they are already doing. Long after we leave, the church will still remain and we have the opportunity to help strengthen them and encourage them to reach the lost and continue in discipleship with the people in their own backyards.

Mercy Ministry

We offer practical help to those who need it the most, Whether that's praying for the sick, visiting slum communities, or other forms of hands-on serving.

Preach the Gospel

Sharing the gospel can present itself in many different ways. Whether you are doing an open-air testimony in front of a large crowd in a busy street, having a one-on-one conversation about the gospel with someone who has never heard it before, or sharing an encouraging word at the local church - you'll have many different opportunities to share the love of God with those who need to hear it.

Meet the Staff

program: Music DTS

ID: 17

Chenaniah M.

About Chenaniah

Cristine W.

About Cristine

John S.

About John

Randy L.

About Randy

Brandon B.

About Brandon

David L.

About David

Josh B.

About Josh

Michelle P.

About Michelle

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