YWAM Helsinki Schools & Events

Helsinki DTS /// July 29th, 2019 – December 21st, 2019


The Discipleship Training School is an intensive training program for young adults made up of two parts: the lecture phase in the beautiful city of Helsinki, and an outreach abroad. During the 12 week lecture phase, we will focus on knowing God, His world, and our place in it. We will be hearing from different teachers each week from both Finland & Abroad. We at YWAM value teachers who do first then teach, in other words they walk the walk before they talk the talk. The teaching will be intensive, challenging, as well as Holy Spirit led. In addition to the lectures, we will also be learning from community living, small groups, homework assignments, mentoring times, worship & intercession, weekly outreaches, and practical work duties. Our mornings start with our personal quality time with God, followed by prayer & worship. ,

(NOTE: All teaching will be either conducted or translated into both Finnish & English)

Our afternoons will also be spent together in study sessions, small groups, mentoring times, local outreaches, practical work duties, etc…

After our time in the classroom is over, we will head off on our outreachwhich will focus on making God known by applying what we’ve learned in the classroom through an intense, 8 week cross-cultural mission trip. During the outreach you will get to see and experience what missions work looks as you serve and share the Gospel while ministering with your team.

Truly this will be a hands-on, full-time, and life-changing 5 months!


DTS begins in Helsinki on July 29th 2019 and ends December 21st 2019.

Location: Apollonkatu 5 B 37, 00100 Helsinki

Outreach Location(s): To be announced


– Registration Fee: 200€ – You pay this AFTER being accepted. This fee is non-refundable.

– Lecture Phase Cost: 2300€ Includes housing, food, mini-outreach in Finland, travel within Finland, and of course the teaching.

– Outreach Cost 2000-2500€ Includes flights, accommodation, food, and transportation in the country/s of destination. This does not include possible visas, medications, vaccinations, insurance or spending money.

All in all, DTS costs amount to approximately 1000€ per month or approximately 5000€ for the entire school including both lecture & outreach expenses. Specifics of outreach costs will be released during the lecture phase.

All students coming from abroad are required to pay the registration fee and lecture phase in full before any invitation letter or assistance can be given in acquiring a tourist visa.



For more information or if you have any questions ask us by emailing: helsinki@ywam.fi


Support our young people’s mission trip by enjoying a delicious brunch!

Come and enjoy and slow morning with delectable foods. We will have a variety of international dishes both sweet and salty. You can also bring your children along to brunch as we will have a kids corner reserved for them!

YWAM Helsinki Discipleship Training School Students will organize this brunch on Sunday 6.10 from 10-14
Place: Apollonkatu 5 B 37
Price: 15€ Adults, 5€ children (under 10yrs)

All profits will go directly towards funding the students outreach!

YWAM Nights Fall Season is happening NOW!

YWAM Nights are exciting evenings where we encounter God and each other by worshiping together, hearing the word, sharing fellowship and evening snack! Come join the family!


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Place: YWAM Helsinki Base, Apollonkatu 5 B 37 (upstairs – ring the summer)
Time: 7pm (19)

Check out our YWAM Nights Facebook for the latest info and details about the topic!

YWAM Helsinki

YWAM Helsinki is a community of passionate Jesus-lovers committed to know God and make Him known. Our mission is to ‘Transform society- Reach the Nations’. Our hearts burn for sharing the gospel, spreading the kingdom of God and discipling youth. YWAM Helsinki is a base still being pioneered join us and let’s build it together!

To learn more send us an email or check out our Facebook!

Get Connected

Contact person: Amy Manninen
Email: Manninen.office@gmail.com

Ask More: helsinki@ywam.fi

Get to Know the Team

Amy Manninen
Amy ManninenBase Coordinator, DTS Leader
Born in Maryland but grew up on Sanibel Island, Florida, Amy had been living in Finland since 2011 where she also did her DTS in 2013 and has been working with YWAM Helsinki since 2014. Amy enjoys journeying together with seekers towards God’s intended design for each individual. She is fascinated by peoples’ stories, and longs to build deep and meaningful relationships. She explores creativity in both music and arts, both inside and outside church walls. It is her joy to open her home and make space for God encounters.  She loves 1 God, 1 man, and 1 nation: Jesus, Niki, & Finland. 
Niki Manninen
Niki ManninenBase Coordinator, DTS Leader
Born and raised in Jyväskylä, Finland, Niki did his DTS in 2013 & BCC in 2014, and has been working with YWAM Helsinki since 2015. Niki was radically saved in 2011 when he personally  experienced the transformational power of the Gospel. Niki’s passion is to tell people about Jesus and see the Gospel’s power radically changing people’s lives all over the world, whether that happens in a store, at the gym, or on the streets of Helsinki. Niki jumps at the opportunity to give testimony, encourage, or teach all that God has put on his heart. He loves to work together with his wife Amy, and they are both excited to jump into new adventures with God! 
Sara Tonteri
Sara TonteriDTS Staff
Sara grew up in the countryside where she started to dream about missions and having a great adventure. So she decided to apply for Helsinki DTS and graduated at the beginning of 2018. She loves music, nature, and creating beauty around her. She has a heart for helping people find their gifts, laughing, and rejoicing every day.
Sanna Luodes & Norberto Nunez
Sanna Luodes & Norberto NunezBase Staff
Sanna (Finland) & Beto (Argentina) have been working with YWAM in Argentina for nearly 15yrs and have just moved back to Finland spring of 2018 with their two children Ezekiel and Miika. They have been pioneering several new YWAM bases in Argentina, have a heart for missions, and are skilled in teaching, counseling, and worship.
Tom (& Emma) Pesonen
Tom (& Emma) PesonenBase Staff
Tom & Emma Pesonen and their family are bold heros of faith who have been serving in both YWAM and the church as both pastors and teachers. Tom has done his DTS in Australia and Emma is doing hers this fall in Helsinki after which she will stay to join our staff. Together, they have 4 children.

Want to know more? Email: helsinki@ywam.fi