Our world is waiting for a hero generation, brave souls, radical thinkers, men and women of action. We believe God is giving you the dreams and courage to lead the future and transform nations. At YWAM Kona, in partnership with the University of the Nations, we are raising up a generation of activists, full of passion and love for Jesus, to bring his truth, power and love to every area of society.


DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING SCHOOL (YWAM-DTS) is a wild adventure. A 5 month program designed to bring you into a community, tangibly experience God’s love, hear his voice, and discover his plans for your life. 

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Crafted to challenge you, the DTS will inspire your love for the Bible, intercession, reaching the lost and servant hearted leadership. Three months of training in Kona, Hawaii followed by a two month international outreach applying all you have learned.

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Encounter God and see his story unfold as you study the Bible under dynamic teachers and within a passionate community. Observe the chronology of biblical events, better understand each book in its historical context, understand the harmony between the books, know why it was written, and grasp the main ideas. While in DBS you will learn the foundational truths of Christianity.

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For more than two decades, the School of Photography (SOP) has offered high caliber training to use your camera for missions or business. Our guest speakers are rock stars who desire to put Christ first in their industry. Learn more than the tricks and techniques, and go deeper in your use and understanding of camera work and how it can be used to capture the color and beauty of God’s world.

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In place of a field assignment (outreach) after the School of Photography I (SOP I), photo internships are possible for individual students. Internships are 12 week, 12 credit courses, just like the schools they’re linked to. Students build on the foundation of the SOP I by working in hands-on, practical ways, supervised by a professional photographer in businesses or mission groups for 40 hours of work per week. The 12 weeks need not be immediately after the SOP I, but do need to be started no later than 1 year after the student finishes their SOP I. The 12 weeks need to be consecutive, but the dates need not match UofN-Kona quarters.

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The entire universe was created by the power of God’s words.  Through our thoughts, speech, songs, articles, visuals, websites, films, and all creative expression… we see that God’s Spirit resides in us. Our Creator is still creating today. Together as communicators we can see our world changed by creating with Him.

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HUMANITIES is shaped by the knowledge and application of God’s truth. Discover the power of the Bible to transform nations, God’s plan for each sphere of society, and how the revivals and reformations in history have shaped our world today.

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