YWAM Surf & Skate DTS

Join us in Australia for a Surf & Skate Discipleship Training School (DTS)!

This 6-month course is a full-time, unique, live/learn community experience. It consists of two parts: lecture phase and outreach phase. The lecture phase will offer you a time of deep revelation as well as liberating personal application. Encounter God like never before as you hear from seasoned speakers who live out the principles they teach. The outreach phase will take you to places you have only dreamed about as you take the Gospel into the nations! Grow in confidence as you share your testimony from small to large groups in cross-cultural settings.

Example core curriculum topics include:
  • Hearing God’s Voice
  • Character & Nature of God
  • Building and Maintaining Godly Relationships
  • Fatherheart of God

Do you surf or skate? Or maybe you simply have a heart to impact those sub-cultures? Come join us as we pursue making God known to the nations through the use of surfing & skating!

Skateboarding was originally birthed out of the surfing scene and they have been connected ever since. Surfers and skaters are known for being adventurous and fearless. This is just the type of people God is wanting to use to see His great commission fulfilled! Nearly half of the world’s population lives within 200 kilometers of a coastline and here in Australia over 1 in 10 people surf. The Surf & Skate DTS will focus on reaching out to these sub cultures during both lecture and outreach phases. The lecture phase will challenge your thinking and let God teach you more about His character and Kingdom. The Surf & Skate DTS will help make your faith a reality!

You will also get hands-on experience in our thriving youth ministry called Youth Street. Develop your skills in reaching Australian young people, mentor Christians from various walks and be amazed at how deeply you can connect with young locals through the use of your boards during your lecture phase.

Surf & skate features:

  • 10 minutes from world class surfable beaches.
  • Skating distance to multiple parks.
  • Week long Surfest event featuring Burton Toyota Pro (Men’s ASP 6-Star)


The outreach phase is your opportunity to travel to a foreign culture, BRINGING THE HOPE OF CHRIST TO THE NATIONS. The Great Commission to “go into all the world & make disciples” will be pumping through your veins as you jump into this cross cultural journey to make God known.

Outreach will take you to the places you have only ever dreamed about! Grow in confidence as you share your testimony to large audiences. Whether you are called to long-term or short-term missions, the benefit of going to a cross-cultural location and seeing the needs of that location and then being part of the solution is life changing!

Each DTS sends teams to unique locations. Here are a few places we have gone:

Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, New Zealand & around Australia.


Lecture Phase:

$4,200 AUD

Outreach Phase:

approximately $3,500-$5,500 AUD


Start – Finish

8th January 2018 – 16th June 2018

7th January 2019 – 15th June 2019

6th January 2020 – 13th June 2020

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