Because of our mandate to “know God and make Him known”, our goal is to disciple and train people with practical and relevant tools to achieve this in all cultures, nations and spheres of society, throughout their whole lives. Our training goes beyond academic and theoretical training and aims to provide people with real experience and practically equip people for their area of service.

Live - Learn

The YWAM model of training and discipleship is “live – learn”, recognising that learning doesn’t just take place in a classroom, but also through serving and living in community. That’s why our lectures go hand in hand with one-on-one discipleship, small group discussions, team work and more.

Training and Sending

As YWAM Furnace NZ we’re called to be a resting place for God, a resting place for people and a center for training and sending, a modern-day Antioch. Through our training schools – whether they are DTS’s, secondary schools or internships – we believe that every student will experience God’s resting place here, as well as a rest amongst the community and in relationships where restoration and freedom will take place, and get an understanding of how to multiply Antioch centers around the world. Every training course leads directly into related ministry opportunities, both in the context of YWAM and further afield.

From the Ends of the Earth

We believe that from the Ends of the Earth, we will touch the nations of the Earth. The Lord has given us a clear mandate to focus on several geographical regions, among which are New Zealand, Fiji, Philippines, Korea, Japan, East Asia, Nepal and Turkey.

Upcoming Courses

Ocean to Mount DTS

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Get ready to go on an adventure experiencing the beauty, adrenaline and fun of New Zealand, connecting your longing for adventure to the One who created it. You’ll learn how to draw people into the heart of God through doing what you love.

Intimacy to Impact DTS

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The more personal your relationship with God is, the more fuel you’ll have to impact and influence others. On Intimacy to Impact DTS you’ll grow in confidence in your prayer life and in how to share Jesus with people.

Musicians & Singers DTS

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We want to see burning hearted worshippers raised up who will awaken worship in every nation and every part of society.

One Thing Internship

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  One month. One thing.   In Psalm 27:4, King David described the central element of the life of a believer as a preoccupation with “one thing”—the glory and beauty of Jesus. In Luke 10, it was said about Mary of Bethany that she had chosen the “one thing necessary” when she gave Jesus her…

Leaders Internship

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This three-month internship is an intro to YWAM Furnace NZ staff in which you will be equipped and trained in the practicals of leadership. During this time you will gain training in many areas that will prepare you for ministry or wherever God is leading you.

School of Communication Foundations

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God is writing the story of humanity, and you have a part to play. How can you express your voice, relate well to others and tell the world about the heart of the Great Story Writer? The School of Communication Foundations (SCF) recognises that good communication is a lifelong learning process that we get to…

Transformational Development School

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Have you wanted to bring transformation into your area of influence, but aren’t sure how? Do you have a heart for the poor and needy and their communities? Have you wondered if it’s actually possible for the Church to bring the kingdom of God on earth? Then come with us on a discovery of God’s heart…

School of Frontier Missions

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The School of Frontier Missions is a three month lecture phase school focused on sending long term missionaries into the field. We believe that God is sending out laborers into the field who have burning hearts for His presence and a longing to see the nations encounter Him.

Bible School for the Nations


Join us for 4 months of deepening your relationship with God through studying His Word, then learn how to communicate His truth to others during the 2 month outreach.

School of Worship

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This is a second level school for those who are passionate about worship, enthusiastic about music, and longing to know God on a deeper level. The heart behind the school is to call forth true worshipers who will minister to God’s heart and be equipped to bring others into His presence.

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