Burning Lights DTS

Come fan into flame the Passion of Christ.

Learn to live as He lived: wildly in love, wholeheartedly surrendered to the Father, and empowered by Holy Spirit. Live inspired, willing, and able to demonstrate His Light and Love to the ends of the earth.

Burning Ligths DTS at YWAM Kelowna

This little light of mine, I am going to let it shine!

The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a 6 month Kingdom program in which the students not only learn about God and His nature but experience Him one-on-one, leading to deep transformational work. Students are then empowered to go out and make Him known, just as the great commission mandates.

Therefore go out and make disciples of all nations …

Matt 28:19

Through community living, classroom settings, cross cultural missions, times of worship, prayer, and serving, students will be encouraged and challenged in their faith as they learn to step out in a supportive and loving environment.

Reading a bible in Lecture Phase at YWAM Kelowna

Lecture Phase

The Lecture Phase is the first three months of the DTS. This time is focused on knowing God, not only with greater understanding but also in a personal & transforming way. It is a time to learn about His Kingdom, encounter His great love, be set on fire, and be given the necessary tools to maintain the flame far beyond the student’s season with YWAM.

Weekly topics will be taught by a variety of empowered speakers who will also provide times of ministry for the students. Topics like: Hearing the Voice of God, The Nature and Character of God, Holy Spirit, Jesus & The Cross, Evangelism, The Father Heart of God, Spiritual Warfare, Kingdom Culture, Biblical Worldview & World Mission, Relationships, and Identity & Destiny.

In addition to this, students will be provided with one-on-one care, small group sessions and opportunities to serve in areas such as hospitality, worship, prayer, daily chores, and local ministry.

Healing the sick during outreach phase, YWAM Kelowna

Outreach Phase

Following the lecture phase, students and staff will spend 2-3 months in a cross-cultural missions practicum, taking God’s great love and His transforming power to the nations. This is a time to put into practice all that was learned and experienced during the lecture phase.

On the Outreach, students and staff will have the opportunity to stretch their faith as they step out and risk greatly for the sake of His Kingdom.

And as you go, preach this message: ‘Heaven’s kingdom realm is accessible, close enough to touch.’ You must continually bring healing to lepers and to those who are sick, and make it your habit to break off the demonic presence from people, and raise the dead back to life. Freely you have received the power of the kingdom, so freely release it to others.

Matt 10:7-8 TPT

What’s in a name?


“… my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And I cannot endure it.”

Jer 20:9 NASB

“… He was the lamp that was burning and was shining and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.”

John 5:35 NASB

” Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us? ”

Luke 24:32 NASB


” Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. “For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; but the LORD will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you. “Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”

Is 60:1-3 NASB

“… for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light “

Eph 5:8 NASB

DTS Staff

Christina Morris, YWAM Kelowna Base Director

Christina Morris

Base Director

Worshiper. Foodie. Baker. Mom. Wife. Daughter. Pioneer. Revivalist. Traveler. Passionate about building a dwelling place for God in worship.

Kristin Michiel, YWAM Kelowna DTS Leader

Kristen Michiel

DTS Leader

Wife. Mother of boys. Adventurer. Snowboarder. A daring and empowering leader who loves Jesus and longs to see His bride walk in beauty and freedom.

Dayne Klassen, YWAM Kelowna DTS Staff

Dayne Klassen

DTS staff

Jesus follower, carpentry enthusiast, leader through serving, husband, dad, friend, adventurer, board rider, and very hard worker.

Jamie Klassen, YWAM Kelowna DTS Staff

Jamie Klassen

DTS staff

Beloved daughter of the King, wife, mom, coffee lover, creator of cozy spaces. I long to see the voiceless find their voice, to find their worth and authority in Jesus.

Join our staff at YWAM Kelowna

Join our Staff

We are actively recruiting staff.
Join our community eager to learn and experience God together.

2020 Dates, Pricing and Prerequisites


Lecture Phase:
Sep 21 – Dec 18, 2020

Outreach Phase:
Dec 28 2020 – Mar 15, 2021

Mar 26, 2021


Lecture Phase:
$4,500 CAD (approx. $3,450 USD)*

Outreach Phase:
Up to $5,000 CAD (approx. $3,830 USD)**

*Lecture Phase fees include housing, food, and tuition. Flights to and from Kelowna are not included.

**Outreach Phase price includes flights to and from outreach, food, housing, and transportation.


All applicants must be at least 18 years old by enrollment date.


Burning Lights DTS Logo YWAM Kelowna

Join us and make God’s love and power
known all over the earth.