What Makes the YDT Unique?



  • High Intensity Training

In many schools, universities and colleges training is often restricted to the classroom where students study for several hours a week. Here at Ellel you will receive input through your trainers, mentors and peers nearly seven days a week, as we use every aspect of the program to grow you. This enables you and your peers not only to bond more with each other but to receive greater depth and healing in your training, because you are constantly being encouraged and challenged. Through that you will also learn to live by Kingdom principles in every aspect of life, rather than just at certain times or in specific situations. Everything you will do – whether it’s studying the Bible, washing dishes, welcoming guests or praying for others – is a vital part in the process of discipleship training.

  • Small Student Numbers

All training happens in small classes in order to foster intimacy amongst you and your peers, encourage openness and acceptance within the class, and ensure content taught is directly applied to your lives. A great deal of growth and development happens when learning to work together as a team, supporting each other in various activities, and opening your hearts to one another in group situations. The small and intimate classes also highlight areas that require greater maturity through your interactions and attitudes toward one another and allows the time to work through them properly.


  • Focus on Mentoring and Character Building

You are getting personally mentored towards maturity in your relationship with God and are encouraged to develop a strong, consistent prayer life and personal devotional habits that will change your heart and affect many lives around you back home. All mentors are highly involved in the training you receive and journey closely with you for the entire year, ensuring that you are always appropriately supported and inspired. This creates an environment where you can be honest, vulnerable and receive truth that leads to breakthroughs in your life, strengthening your character to become more Christ-like.

  • Strong Involvement with Ellel's Ministry Call

You will be immersed in the life, culture and vision of Ellel Ministries. The most unique aspect of the program is that you will both receive personal prayer ministry and get trained to confidently minister God’s love to your fellow peers, as well as guests who attend our weekend courses. After finishing the year, previous students have found it very helpful to use those skills to support family members, friends and other Christian communities in their life.



Questions? Feel free to contact us ... either by emailing ydt.support@ellel.org.au or by phoning +61 (02) 4633 8102