Would you like to strengthen your relationship and deepen your understanding of each other and God?  Would you like to discover your unique identity, gifts and callings both as an individual and as a couple? Would you like to discover how you can build God’s kingdom together as a couple? Then the Couples DTS is for you!


10 reasons to do a Couples DTS:

  • Receive a deeper, personal revelation of who God is.
  • Understand more of God’s purposes and plans for your life.
  • Build a strong foundation for your marriage relationship.
  • Learn together – grow together – do together
  • Gain tools for effective and positive communication.
  • Recognize how your upbringing affects your relationship.
  • Discover more of your identity, gifts and callings.
  • Understand cross-cultural settings.
  • Become equipped to multiply into others.
  • Be inspired by other couples who are daring to live life intentionally.

Your Discipleship Training School is composed of 12 weeks of classroom phase, and followed by 8 week outreach

Classroom Phase

During the 12 week lectures, you will receive teaching from a variety of passionate Christian trainers who have lived out the principles they teach. Each week we will dive into a different biblical topic, you will also participate in times of worship & intercession, local community ministry, and outdoor activities around the YWAM base in Barbados.




During the 8 week outreach you put into practice everything you learned and share the good news of Jesus. Outreach will provide you with a glimpse of cross-cultural missions, the goal is to make God known. When you choose to do a DTS, you are joining the world-wide movement to make Jesus known in all nations of the world.

DATES: February 3 to June 20, 2025

This is the pioneering launch of this DTS in the Caribbean region, and we have space for only 10 couples. Please note that we won’t be able to accomodate families with children.

Physical address of School:                                             

Youth With A Mission Barbados

Thickett Plantation, St. Philip

Barbados, BB18027

(246) 423-7496

Please write us for more information: CDTSBarbados@gmail.com

YWAM Barbados website


PRICE PER PERSON: $8,000 US per person. This covers food, housing and tuition fees for the 5 months of the classroom phase and outreach. Scholarships are available up to 50% off the cost for those from less wealthy nations.

Your travel to and from Barbados as well as to your outreach location is not covered in the price of the DTS.

INSURANCE: every student is required to have health and accident insurance valid for the Caribbean for the entire duration of the school. Consult with an insurance provider in your home nation and purchase this in advance of the school.

IMMIGRATION: Most nations will be granted a minimum 3-month tourist visa for Barbados, and then a two month tourist visa for the Outreach location. For specific questions regarding the requirements for your nationality, consult the Barbados government website here: https://travelform.gov.bb/

Your school will be led by Nancy and David Harper, along with a team of other leaders. The Harpers have been with YWAM for 35 years, training and mentoring leaders in several nations.

They raised their four children on YWAM bases in the Caribbean, and are now Gramma and Grampa to four grandchildren. They have traveled extensively, teaching in YWAM schools and running marriage workshops. After 40 years of marriage, they claim that it just keeps getting better, and they are experiencing more joy and intimacy than ever before.


Use the interest form below and we will provide a link for application and additional information.