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Children At Risk School

What is DTS About?

The Children at Risk DTS creates a space for those who have a passion for ministering to children to  deepen their relationship with Jesus and to find opportunities to impact the lives of kids with the gospel of Christ.  When you come, you will receive practical missions training in an immersive community so you can build God’s kingdom by modeling Christ’s compassion and effectively sharing your faith wherever God calls you.

Our community values create a culture of daily reliance on the Holy Spirit, development of personal character, and an imparting of God’s love for the Nations. You will learn why God made you so special and how to identify your unique individual gifts and callings in Him.


In order to register for the first time to any missions training course or seminar at YWAM Virginia there is a non-refundable $40 registration fee. If for some reason you attend a different semester the registration fee will transfer.

In addition to the registration fee, the DTS fee structure is broken up in: 

  • Lecture Phase ($3,500 A Nation Students, $3,000 B Nation Students $2,500 for C Nations*), to determine whether your nation is “A, B, or C” go to this link. *Students from B or C Nations who live in A Nations will be billed according to the price for A nations. 
  • Outreach Phase Ground Fees, ($2,500) plus actual airline ticket costs (determined upon purchase of flight). Students who use cash or check to pay their lecture and outreach fees in full by the start of the school will receive $200 off of their outreach fees.

Lecture Phase consists of 13 weeks of learning who God is, has made us to be, and what He wants to do through us in the earth! Students will have the opportunity to hear from seasoned missionaries and international Christian leaders each week who are currently being used by God in the nations. 

Outreach Phase is 9 weeks where we will go into the nations to make Jesus known. Students will have the opportunity to take what they have learned and apply it in the mission field. Our teams will get to be a part of several cross-cultural experiences and ministries as well as opportunities to step out in faith for advancing the Kingdom of Heaven. Our outreach includes evangelism, serving individuals and communities, meeting physical needs and addressing social injustices, youth ministry, sports & music activities and intercession. 

Outreach Location: TBD

Come join us as we work together to pursue the Lord and believe for the transformation of the nations of the earth through His power!

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