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Crossroads DTS | JEM Champagne

"Crossroads" Discipleship Training School

The Crossroad Discipleship Training School is a 5-6 month training course, which will bring together a dynamic group of Christians over 30 years old, with a passion for God and a desire to know him better, to share His love to all the nations of the earth.

If you are at a crossroads in your life, if you are seeking God’s will for the future or simply looking for a new relationship with your Creator, then this school will be a great first step towards God’s future for you.


Lecture phase

  • The first part of the school, called the lecture phase, lasts 12 weeks and runs as follows :
  • 3 to 5 hours of lectures a day.
  • Some time, at the beginning of the day, set aside for the personal quiet time,
  • Times for sharing in small groups.
  • Intercession times (3 hours minimum a week) and worship times throughout the week.
  • Workshops to prepare for evangelism (preaching, song, mime, dance, puppets, etc.).
  • Times of personal study: reading, a journal, research.
  • Practical tasks: cleaning/housework, taking part in some practical activities on the YWAM base where the training is running, etc.
  • Personal times (one-on-one) with a staff member or with the speaker of the week.

The visiting speaker is an excellent extra to complement the experience of the DTS staff. The availability and the commitment of the YWAM team members, the fact that they are in the same place, of a similar age and with similar experiences to the students, provides instant opportunities to put the teaching into practice.

The number of students in a DTS varies from 8 to 25 students. As a general rule, the staff, the speakers and the students live in community, sharing meals together and the work duties. The weekends are devoted to rest, Sunday worship in the churches in the region, and occasionally to evangelistic activities or leading youth group activities.


The outreach phase, lasting 10 to 12 weeks, takes place « on the field », generally in a French-speaking country. It consists of an apprenticeship with evangelism of various kinds, practical service alongside the local churches of the country (renovation of buildings, for example), activities of a humanitarian nature or development work ( street children , lepers in large cities, construction of latrines, distribution of grain, etc.). As in the theory phase, times for teaching, small groups for sharing, intercession and praise are organised throughout the stay on outreach.

Living at the heart of a cross-cultural missionary community and being immersed in a life of prayer and of daily worship, based on a life of practical activities and sharing in small groups, all added to biblical teaching, makes for an excellent training experience.

This training course has several objectives:


To learn

Learning how to serve God and others through evangelism , intercession , mercy ministries and other expressions.

To understand

Understand the biblical truth through studying the Bible, the work of the Holy Spirit and personal applications.

Learning to work together

Learning to work together , in spite of our cultural differences, our personalities and our different perspectives.

Find your calling

Find out how God is calling you to reach the lost by touching all the different spheres of society.








UofN Credits

University of the Nations

24 Credits


Contact us for more information, or receive the application form by post.

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FAQ | Questions fréquentes

Is the school only in French ? No, this is a bilingual school, that is to say that everything happens in French and in English. The speakers, the students and the staff are international.

How long does the school last? 3 month of lecture phase (theory) and between 10 and 12 weeks of outreach phase (practical).

Can you just do the lecture phase? No, the outreach phase is just as important as the lecture phase. Without the outreach phase, it is impossible to get the credits for this school.

Do you get a diploma at the end of the school? The University of Nations issues diplomas for those who pass their school. This diploma is the passport for all other training with Youth With A Mission.

How many hours of lectures are there? 16 hours a week, including translation.

What are the criteria for success? This is not limited merely to intellectual success, but your heart attitude is also very important.

What might cause me to fail my school? If you are not teachable and not prepared to accept God’s work in your life.

Are there books I have to read? Yes, that is part of the academic assignments. There are between 3 and 5 set books, according to the school. A written report is requested.

What sort of academic work is required? -A character study of a biblibal character. -A weekly journal (report/diary of the week). -Book reports. -A study on the people you’ll meet on outreach phase: their culture, religions, etc.

Is there any practical work required? Yes, be it during the lecture or the outreach phase, various practical tasks such as preparing breakfast, washing up, gardening, cooking and other tasks are part of the program.

What qualifiacations are needed to do this school? No qualifications are required. Anyone can do this school.

How much teaching is there? About a week is given to each topic. Sometimes a speaker may teach for two weeks covering 1 or 2 different topics.

What are the destinations for the outreach phase? (2017) For the outreach, the Lord has set on our heart to go to Burkina-Faso, Africa. We will have the opportunity to have a missionary experience, and to participate in different projects such as: –apprendre to serve God and others through evangelism , intercession , mutual aid and other expressions ,.

–help with building homes – construction work-

–learn to serve God and others through evangelization, intercession, mercy ministry and other expressions. –learn to work together, despite our cultures, our personalities and our different perspectives

–do pioneering work in the bush,through projections of movies, sermons, testimonies , prayers for the sick, –share through radio broadcasting…

Come join us in this adventure full of surprises … discovery … unforgettable experiences…

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