Word by Heart

Word by Heart

The next Word by Heart school at YWAM DP will be held in the Spring of 2017.

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Lecture Phase

The three month first phase of the YWAM DP Word by Heart school takes place at the YWAM DP campus on the beach in Belize.

Word By Heart has one driving ambition — Jesus. This course will enable you to see Jesus in a unique and personal way. It will also enable you to speak of Him through your own language, humor and personality using the exact words of the Gospels.

Often people who follow Jesus wish they would have been able to literally walk with him. To see the withered hand made whole or walk with him on the water. Although space and time do intervene, Word By Heart enables you to experience Him through your own imagination.

Once you have seen Jesus in this way, your natural memory will be unlocked. These stories will become so personal to you that you will simply remember them and then retell them as if they happened to you — using the exact words of Scripture.

Engaging with Jesus in this way will change you. Jesus lived the most impacting life ever lived. As you draw close to him, he will start to transform you. You will experience a surge of energy for him that will empower you to spread his good news everywhere.

This course is not about acting. It is not about learning skits or drama. It is not about textual study of the Bible. This course is about knowing Jesus personally and sharing him in a unique way through the prism of your personality, humor and language.

Our students have ranged in age from 14 to 70, and from the whole spectrum of language and culture. That diversity deepens the work in an interactive community where we learn about six minutes of text per week. At the end of the course that will equate to a full 90 minute word by word presentation of a Gospel.

Word By Heart has rippled around the world. So far Word by Heart has trained over 2,000 people in 35 languages in every continent (except Antarctica). Now, Word by Heart is coming to YWAM DP in Belize.  Apply today!

Outreach Phase

More info coming soon

YWAM DP Outreach

Word by Heart Tuition Fees

Lecture Phase


Fee includes all room and board, lectures, required books and materials, planned activities and recreation, and ministry-related travel and expenses. Lecture Phase fee does not include travel to and from the YWAM DP campus.

Outreach Phase

$3,350 – $5,950

Fee includes travel to and from Belize to outreach location, room and board, and ministry-related expenses. Outreach locations (and associated fees) are determined and announced during the lecture phase. Each school will offer at least two outreach location options and could be anywhere in the world.

**Your YWAM DP school fee includes sailing on our hobie cats, kayaking and snorkeling. And for a super low price you can get your PADI dive certification (Open Water through Divemaster and many specialties) and participate in dive trips. School fees do not include personal items, vaccinations, toiletries or health insurance. All fees are in US dollars. Please note that neither student fees nor contributions toward student fees are tax deductible in the USA or Canada.

Payment Schedule

  • Deposit:
  • Lecture payment 1:
  • Lecture payment 2:
  • Outreach payment 1:
  • Outreach payment 2:
  • $500 due within ten days of acceptance
  • $1,500 due 30 days prior to the start of lecture phase
  • $1,500 due seven days prior to the start of lecture phase
  • 50% of total outreach fees due by end of week 3 of lecture phase
  • All remaining outreach fees due by end of week 6 of lecture phase