The 3 Training Phases of The 360 Experience

Phase 1


YWAM’s Discipleship Training School (DTS) was established in 1974. DTS seeks to bring students into an intimate relationship with God while helping them discover their purpose. Students will receive powerful teaching from motivating speakers and missionaries, meant to provoke, challenge, and encourage. Classroom time is a chance to build friendships and dig deeper into the questions we all have.

Phase 2


These courses begin directly following Phase 1. Courses run as week-long intensives and are taught by experienced pastors and speakers from each local church and specific curriculum. This phase focuses on practical ways to live the Christian life. It further explores areas of personal growth and development, Biblical worldview, and basic Christian apologetics.

Phase 3


The outreach phase focuses on applying what you learned in the classroom through an intense, cross-cultural experience. The 360 Experience partners with YWAM Network for Strategic Initiatives in Colorado Springs, CO for our outreach trips. Outreaches will be to one or more of the YWAM-NSI’s Strategic Initiatives.

The 4 Focus Points of 360

The 360 Experience is built upon 4 precepts which we define as our 4 Focus Points.


Biblical Worldview

Understanding Christianity and allowing a Biblical mindset to shape our lives.


Local Church Mindset

Understanding the role of the local church – the role it plays in the life of a Christian, the calling to be a mission’s culture church, the role it plays on a local level.


Global Perspective

Understanding the role and relationship of the mission church and the local church in fulfilling the Great Commission.


Personal Discipleship & Individual Calling

Adjusting everyday life to look more like Jesus in practice and not just theory. Understanding individual gifts and callings and how that affects the students’ future.


Students are immersed in a lifestyle designed to develop personal character, cultivate a living relationship with God, and identify their unique gifts and callings. They will be coached in hearing the voice of God and living a balanced Christian life. These are some of the strategies put into practice during their daily time at the local church:


  • Daily worship or intercession – Each day begins with a time to focus on worship and prayer.
  • One-on-One Discipleship –We focus on modeling the truths that we learn and providing a transformational environment (opposed to transactional).
  • Sectional Discipleship – We build Biblical masculine and feminine identities based on the truth of the Word of God in a small group setting.
  • Biblical Lectures – We bring in speakers from outside and inside the church to impart Biblical truths and philosophies.
  • Church Practicum – Students have hands-on ministry training and experience with seasoned leaders in order to equip the them for future integration within their local church settings.
  • Small Groups – Community is the context in which we will walk out our faith – students will take part in the local church’s small groups ministry.
  • Pastoral One-on-One’s – Students will have the opportunity to learn from and build relationship with experienced local church pastors and leaders.
  • Local Outreach—Local churches, soup pantries, homeless shelters, inner city outreach.
  • World Outreach – Students get a hands-on, cross-cultural experience serving the Body of Christ in other parts of the world.