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Sign Language Discipleship Training School


As one of the most unreached people groups in the world, globally speaking, the Deaf community is in great need of training and discipleship in the native sign language. Coming straight from the heart of the Creator, the vision behind this sign language DTS is that Deaf believers from all over the world would be trained and equipped for their calling to make God known to their communities and beyond. 

Romans 10:14 says it perfectly, ‘How will they call on him whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?’ The emphasis here isn’t on a disability, nor on the lack of preachers, but on the need for teaching and preaching the Word in the language they will understand. Our passion is to see Deaf people receiving the Gospel and being discipled in their own language, for only then the Gospel has the power to transform their lives!


It is an intensive 5 month discipleship training school, offering teaching and mentoring, community living, all in an all signing environment, comprising two phases:

SL DTS lecturePhase I: LECTURES

The three-month Lecture Phase takes place at our location in Constanta, Romania. In this phase, you will receive teaching from various Deaf/signing speakers from around the world,  on a different topic each week. Some of the teaching topics are: Hearing God’s Voice, The Father Heart of God, Inner Healing, Biblical Worldview, Cross-Cultural Missions, Evangelism, and many more!  

The DTS is for anyone, Deaf and/or hearing, who is fluent in international sign language and has a good understanding of English. The DTS is a unique experience for those willing to put aside five months of their lives, to go deeper in their relationship with God, with the desire to discover and live out their full potential in Christ and share His love and truth with the Deaf world, but not only.


SL DTS outreachThe Outreach Phase is a two month period of time during which you will be able to apply all that you have learned, on the mission field. The outreach location will be determined closer to the school. In the past, we have hosted and led DTS students in serving with us here in our local ministry with the Deaf community (our ministry is called Connect), and in Bulgaria! The students get to meet Deaf people from other nations and learn to share God’s love through drama, worship, prayer, crafts and hobbies and personal testimony! We may even get to learn a little of the sign language of the countries where we get to go to!


YWAM Constanta Sign Language DTS 2020  

Language International Sign Language (Text in English)

Lecture Phase: 1700 Euros

The Lecture Phase Fees include housing, food, lectures, required books, planned activities, and transportation to local ministries. The Lecture Phase Fees do not include travel to and from Romania.

Immigration: Students are responsible to acquire a visa to enter Romania if needed, and to pay any extra fees associated to their immigration extension or status separately. We will apply for a visa extension during the school for non-Europeans. The cost is approximately $300 USD.

  Outreach Phase: 1500 Euros and includes airfare, visa for outreach locations, food, housing, sight-seeing, and transportation during the outreach.


Both phases must be completed and paid to receive the University of the Nations (UofN) graduate credit.


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The Discipleship Training School is registered with Youth With A Mission’s University of the Nations (UofN). DTS is a prerequisite to many YWAM courses and gains credits towards a University of the Nations degree.  For more information on the University of the Nations visit:

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