Aspire DTS - Spring 2021

Aspire! To long, to desire and to seek ambitiously something of high value.

Aspire! To long, to desire and to seek ambitiously something of high value. It holds a promise of a worthwhile reward, even when the journey can be hard at times. Our relationship with Jesus is the most valuable gift we have in this life. We believe there is an ever-present longing to aspire the abundant life Jesus speaks about in John 10:10.

The Aspire DTS is a journey that invites you into that. To actively seek God, to rise to new heights of faith, and to reach new depths in our relationship with Him.

April 18, 2021 - September 4, 2021

We invite you to set apart five months, learn more about your Creator and say ‘yes’ to the invitation to grow deeper in relationship with Him. Come join us for this adventure that will both broaden your horizons and launch you into the identity and calling He has designed for you!

We are looking for people who have a hunger to chase after Jesus, leaving behind comforts to become difference makers in the world around them. We are accepting applications for students who want to be part of our pioneering story and who are willing to step out in faith and into the abundance of life Jesus has for us! We believe that when we walk in obedience to God lives are changed and the impact goes far beyond the confines of this school.

“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10

In our preparations for this Spring quarter God has been speaking to us about the themes: "Family" and "Outdoor Adventures," and we believe these are themes that will be increasingly relevant for future Spring DTS's as well.

We believe the beauty of God's creation is an invitation to draw closer to the Creator. We will have lots of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors and this DTS is ideal for people who love being active! There will be time together and individually to explore the surrounding nature and outdoor sports such as rock climbing, bicycling, hiking, and all kinds of activities that allow us to admire God’s workmanship.

This YWAM Discipleship Training School is a training program that will challenge you in the way you see God, yourself, the world around you, and the message you carry that this world needs to hear. We are committed to seeing our staff and students launched into the calling that God has for each of them individually and corporately. Growth happens in the context of community and we want to be a community that passionately pursues life with Jesus, through whom that life and growth is found!


  • Training Phase: April 18, 2021 - June 26, 2021
  • Outreach Phase: June 26, 2021 - August 22, 2021
  • Debrief & Graduation: August 22, 2021 - September 4, 2021

School Fees

  • Training Phase: €2250.-
  • Outreach: between €2000.- and €2500.-
  • Application Fee: €50.-

Training Phase

During the 11 week Training Phase of this DTS we will take time to learn and grow around four big questions: Who is God; who are we in God’s eyes; what is the good news we carry and how do we communicate the good news of Jesus to the world around us?

We will have classroom times, small groups, and one-on-ones, but we will also have lots of learning through meal times, fun activities, outdoor excursions and so much more.

Some of the topics for the DTS are:

  • Father Heart of God
  • Lordship of Jesus
  • Person & Work of the Holy Spirit
  • Hearing God’s Voice
  • Identity & Calling
  • And more…

Outreach Phase

We will send out one or more outreach teams for an 8 week mission trip to a nation that is still to be decided. We feel that God is calling us to be strategic about where we will be sending our outreach teams and we want to build long-term relationships. We believe that we are called to go where others may not yet be going. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it!

Debrief & Re-entry

After the outreach there will be one week of debrief to help you get everything that God is wanting to teach you out of the DTS. Then we will have one more week of lectures to help prepare you for your next step and to live the most fruitful life you can wherever God is calling you next.

Other School Elements

  • Vibrant worship times
  • Dynamic prayer sessions
  • Inspirational teachings
  • Local & international outreach
  • Outdoor adventures
  • Family style mealtimes
  • Radical community
  • Fun times with lots of new friends!
  • Enjoying the beauty of God’s creation in Northern Italy

This DTS is run by YWAM Trentino. We are a pioneering team in Italy and we are passionate to see Italy reached with the Gospel and to see a new movement of young missionaries going from Italy into the nations. Our base is beautifully located just North of Lake Garda, where the Alps meet the Mediterranean climate and the Italian food and culture. We will have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful terrain around us!

We’re excited to pursue the passionate purpose-driven lives Jesus calls us to together on this new adventure!

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Our location

Arco, Italy