What would it look like if a generation of divided, broken, and hurt people came together

and laid their lives down for each other just as Jesus did for us?

What if we valued one another just as Jesus valued us?

What if each others’ dreams became our own dreams?


We think the world would then know who Jesus is.


Together, let’s love Him radically.

Together, let’s dream one another’s dreams.

Together, let’s love the nations.




Awaken DTS aims to awaken people to their identity in the Father and then guide them into their callings. We are unlikely friends who have chosen to be a family centered around the presence of God. At the very core of this family are the first 3 values: to love God, love each other, and love the lost. It is who we long to be and what we long to multiply in all locations and vocations.

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Arrival: January 2nd, 2020

Departure: June 18th, 2020


Lecture Arrival: July 5th – September 20th, 2019

Outreach: September 21st – December 12th, 2019


Lecture: $3995

Refundable room & key deposit: $100

Outreach: $5395

*Prices are subject to change.


Lecture: $3700

Refundable room & key deposit: $100

Outreach: $5395

*Prices are subject to change.




Aged 18 years old by enrollment.

Kaleigh Schrag

Kaleigh is a Kansas girl who came to Hawaii in 2016 for the July Awaken DTS seeking Jesus and adventure. Here she encountered the reality of God and was marked for missions forever! Since then she has been on staff with Awaken and loves to run alongside others as they fall more in love with God. Her desire is to see this generation walk in righteousness and intimacy with Jesus unto wild revival of every heart, every tongue, every tribe, and every nation.

Paul Kang

Paul was a typical second generation Korean-American who grew up in the church but did not really know who Jesus was. He made a mess of his life and he reluctantly came to Kona in 2012 for his DTS where he had a radical love encounter with the living God. Paul was completely changed from the inside out and left his career with PwC to come and staff with Awaken. His passion and heart’s desire is to see people set free by the power of the gospel and to undergo the hard work of discipleship so that all the world will hear, believe, and worship Jesus as the King of all Kings.

Mike + Megan Schein

We are newly married, and have been with Awaken since 2015! Mike is from South Africa and Meg is from Ohio/England. We are so in love with the Father, and are both super passionate about relationship and intentional discipleship. We long to see the hearts of young people simply encaptured by the love of the father, and are called to walk with them, in full freedom, into what he has called them to. Can’t wait to discover more of Him with each of you!

Grant + Taylor Ozment

Grant and Taylor have been in Kona since 2013 and married since 2015. They have a desire to see radical leaders raised up through discipleship and the lost saved through the goodness of the gospel. They are working alongside other leaders to develop leadership training programs that build faith, character, leadership skill, and community.


The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is YWAM’s six month entry level course, embodying YWAM’s mission to know God and make Him known. DTS provides an environment for students to personally encounter Jesus Christ, learn to hear God’s voice, and respond with joy!

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DTS Teaching Topics

Hearing God’s Voice

The Father heart of God

Identity in Christ

The Cross

How to study and communicate God’s Word effectively

The Nature and Character of God

Biblical worldview

Intercession and spiritual warfare

The Holy Spirit


Cross-cultural ministry


At the completion of the classroom phase, students have the opportunity to ‘make God known’ in the outreach phase. The Gospel comes alive as students step out in faith to preach the good news, baptize new believers and heal the sick (Mark 16:15-18). Outreach is an exhilarating time of risk and adventure, as teams serve with local believers: transforming lives and impacting society with the love of Jesus Christ.

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