I was twenty-one when I graduated from university. I had a great job opportunity at a dream spot. Not to mention, I needed to start paying back my student loan, too. Inconveniently, God started reminding me of another dream, the plan I’d dismissed somewhere in the middle of my teaching degree. I wanted to do a Discipleship Training School.

But wasn’t DTS for fresh high school graduates or students doing a gap year?

When I finally took the leap, I discovered five reasons why doing DTS was just what I needed as a college graduate—and what I wanted, too.

1. There really are people your age.

Before I arrived to my DTS, I pictured the puppy-dog eyes of teenagers leaving home for the first time. Was I really going to spend the next six months with people just learning to adult? Suddenly I bumped into all the college graduates. We all had no idea how to pay off our student loan and we knew how to live in dorms. I can’t promise it will be the same on yours, but if not, there’s usually someone around campus went through the same thing—it really is normal to join YWAM after college…

Read all five reasons on YWAM Bethlehem’s Blog


The original post is part of YWAM Bethlehem’s weekly blog where I am an editor and writer. Our heart is to tell the stories of what God is doing in and through our community. You’ll see occasional posts that link back to YWAM Bethlehem––check out more testimonies like this!