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Discipleship Training Course

Discipleship Training Course (DTC)

Imagine having an exhilarating “mountaintop experience” with God every week for more than 2 months!  That is how our past students have often described their experience in our annual Discipleship Training Course (DTC).

The DTC is a joint effort between Shepherd Gate Church and Youth With a Mission (YWAM). Each weekend, we bring in dynamic conference speakers from all over the nation for this ministry certification course, accredited by the University of the nations.

Don’t let the course certification fool you, though. The DTC, is not a school, in the traditional sense. There are no tests or requisite homework, and the classes themselves are not so much about knowing about God, as they are a means of knowing God — to walk more intimately with Him, knowing the continual joy of his  presence, learning His voice and walking with Him more fruitfully.

Our fall term includes an 11-week Learning phase followed by a 10 day Outreach to St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Fall 2017:
Learning Phase: Sept 8 through Nov 18.

Outreach: early March 2018

For more info, or to enroll, contact Tom Nusbaum at
NOTE: The DTC does not qualify students for full-time membership in YWAM as a DTS would; however it is recognized by YWAM’s University of the Nations (U of N).