Develop coaching skills to launch thriving, focused, and impactful DTS students.

DTS students can feel lost after graduation, but that doesn’t have to be the case. As a Student Journey Guide, you will be equipped to help students find their direction, navigate transition, and land in their next environment with focus, and impact.

We know that DTS students can go on to change the world, it hurts when they go home and flounder – or worse. What if each student found where they were called to serve, transitioned well, and created real kingdom impact in their next environment? As a Student Journey Guide, you can help make that happen.

Student Journey Guides play a unique role on a YWAM Campus. Unlike regular one on ones, a Student Journey Guide helps students learn to think for themselves, hear the Holy Spirit, and take responsibility for their lives. Using coaching skills they help students plan, prepare, and get excited about their future after DTS.


What do Student Journey Guides do?

1. Facilitate Monthly Journey Guide Sessions

    • Three times during Lecture Phase
    • Once during Debrief Week
    • Three times post-graduation

2. Track Progress and Provide Accountability

Log students’ goals, note progress, and track change.

3. Monitor Health

Check students’ mental and emotional health and refer them to additional help when needed.

4. Uncover and Unlock Potential

As a Student Journey Guide you will help students

    • Discover their unique giftings
    • Identify the leading of the Holy Spirit
    • Think clearly for themselves
    • Choose a direction
    • Make an actionable plan
    • Take responsibility for their lives
    • Integrate new learning

Student Journey Guide Certification is designed around Tony Stoltzfus book, Leadership Coaching, and is aligned with the standards of the International Coach Federation (ICF).

The training is taught live, via the Zoom video conference platform, and is supplemented with home study and weekly interactive peer coaching group meetings.

Weekly Time Commitment:

    • 2 hours of live zoom class
    • 1.5 hours of peer coaching practice
    • 1 hour of independent study

Through this certification course you will learn

  • The Biblical basis for coaching
  • Learn the coaching core competencies according to the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Learn the difference between coaching, counseling, mentoring, and consulting
  • Learn how to help students identify the leading of the Holy Spirit
  • Learn how to help students self-identify their unique strengths, gifts, and calling
  • Learn how to help students make future plans, even if they are hesitant to do so
  • Learn how to turn student processing or complaining into motivated action
  • Learn to spot signs of unhealth as a student transitions home and know how to support them best.
  • Learn the practical steps to begin working as a STUDENT JOURNEY GUIDE on your YWAM base

$350 Total Cost

Upcoming Dates

March 17th - June 2nd, 2023

Fridays, 10am - 12pm PST


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